Stafford EV Charging Station Installation
Call Aces Electric to Learn More Today!
As electric vehicle technology has continued to grow, progress, and advance
to allow better range, more power, and better performance, more and more
people are choosing to ditch the gas pump and switch to an all-electric
vehicle or plug-in hybrid. Electric vehicle technology is fantastic because
most vehicles can be easily charged from any outlet, however this type
of charging takes a tremendously long time. In fact, from fully-drained,
an electric vehicle battery can take up to 12 to 18 hours to fully charge,
and that’s not a time period the average person has time for. The
solution: a high-voltage, specialized charging station that shrinks the
charge time down from more than half a day to as little as a couple of
hours or so.
At Aces Electric, we can outfit your home with an EV charging station so
you can get the most out of your new electric vehicle. Installing these
systems is often complex and requires extensive testing and preparation
in order to make sure charging is safe and stable. Our team has years
of experience and training in working with EV charging and other high-voltage
features, and we know how to properly set these devices up so they provide
you with the power you need. We even offer outstanding customer service
and friendly financing so you can make this investment without breaking
the bank. We stand by the work we do, and we’ll do whatever it takes
to make things right if you aren’t satisfied with how your new EV
charging station is operating.
Are you interested in learning more about installing an EV charging station
in your home? Call Aces Electric at (540) 773-2228 today to request your
new install consultation.
What Is an EV Charging Station?
EV charging stations perform two vital functions that are pivotal to faster
charging times. First, they are
inverters, which means they convert the power from alternating current (the type
of power that comes from the sockets in your walls) to direct current
(the type of power found in your car’s batteries). Because EV charging
stations do not have the size and weight limitations that an onboard inverter
would, home EV charging stations can have much larger inverters, meaning
they can handle more power at once. That decreases charging times.
EV charging stations also have an all-important charging circuit: a specialized
electrical device that synchronizes the voltage between the battery and
the charger itself in order to slowly and safely increase it. When a battery
and its power source have different voltages, the battery may overcharge,
and that could be extremely dangerous. In this way, EV charging stations
make charging safer for your home. They also make it faster, as many EV
charging stations run off of 220 volts rather than 110, meaning they can
supply more power than your average outlet without the risk of losing
power in the form of heat due to the added current.
These are just a few of the reasons people invest in EV charging stations
for their home:
Improved battery life: The battery is by far the most expensive component in an electric car,
often making up over half of its overall price. EV charging stations help
batteries last longer and get more cycles with smoother and safer charging.
Better control: EV charging stations are often loaded with outstanding features, including
Wi-Fi connectivity that can tell you how much energy your charger is using,
your battery’s status, and plenty more!
Reduced energy bills: EV charging stations are generally more efficient than regular wall charging,
and that means they can bring down the overall cost of charging in addition
to making it faster.
Peace of mind: If you have ever jumped in the car only to realize that you desperately
need fuel, you know how annoying it is to have to stop. With an EV charging
station, you can be confident that your car will be charged up and ready
to go when you need it!
No more depending on public chargers: For those without an EV charging station, public chargers might be the
most reliable way of quick charging. However, they are not convenient,
and their cost can add up. Say goodbye to this worry by charging at home!
EV Charger Installation
EV chargers can be installed in both indoor and outdoor applications, depending
on where you park your car on a regular basis. Weatherproof models exist
that are safe for use during inclement weather, meaning EV charging is
more convenient than ever. However, you will want to make sure you have
the right cord length for your needs, and the right EV charging outlet.
Our crew will work with you to make sure your EV charger is set up to
meet your needs, whatever they may be.
Learn more about bringing the power of an EV charging station home!
Contact Metro Energy Savers today.