The Benefits of a Smart Home Charging Station
Thankfully, you can charge your EV almost anywhere you need a boost, but most electric vehicle owners do the bulk of their charging at home. Of course, owning a home charging station is incredibly convenient. Still, there are even more benefits to taking advantage of when you install an EV charging station with Pacific Coast Home Services. When you charge at home, with your own station, you can always take off in the morning with a full charge. Charging at home also gives you more control over your vehicle. Never wait in line or pay variable rates again! Plus, charging your electric vehicle at home is five times cheaper on average than charging at a public station. Add a home charging station for your electric vehicle to your smart home technology today.
Get to Know the Differences Between L1 and L2
In the U.S., you can charge your electric vehicle at home in one of two ways. Below we explain the difference between Level 1 (L1) and Level 2 (L2) charging methods:
Level 1: L1 charging describes the cable that comes with plug-in electric cars. It can be plugged into an ordinary household outlet for charging. L1 charging is slow and steady. It takes longer to charge than the L2 option, but the cable is easily transported and installed for maximum flexibility.
Level 2: L2 charging utilizes a charging station mounted to the wall rather than a single cable. The charging station allows for higher power and faster charging. Many manufacturers recommend L2 charging stations because they are better for your car’s battery health and help prevent power sockets from overheating from excessive L1 usage. The electricians at Pacific Coast Home Services can help you install your L2 EV charging station, so you can get back on the road!
How Long It Takes to Charge an Electric Vehicle
The length of time it takes for your EV to charge fully will depend on a host of different factors, including:
- State of the battery
- Battery size
- Battery temperature
- Maximum charging power
- Type of charging station
Ultimately, the length of charging will be limited either by the maximum of the charging station or the maximum charging power of the vehicle. Each vehicle will differ in the length of time it takes to charge depending on the station on which it is charged and the current state of the battery. No car can charge faster than its maximum charging power will allow, and the same is true of charging station. Our professional technicians can discuss your vehicle and charging station to help determine charging times when you get an EV charging station installed with Pacific Coast Home Services.
Reach Out to Learn More About Our Home Charging Stations
If you are interested in installing a home charging station for your electric vehicle, contact Pacific Coast Home Services. We can help you find the home charging solution best suited to your vehicle, needs, and habits. As TESLA Powerwall Certified Installers, you can trust we provide expert service for TESLA drivers and those with EVs from other manufacturers. Whatever EV you drive, we’re here to help get you back on the road.