Home charging stations offer far more advantages than public charging stations. Overall, they’re less expensive, handier, and entirely safe (if properly placed). If you’re still undecided, consider the following three advantages of installing a home charging station.
Rather than purchasing battery power from a third party as needed, you can pay a one-time cost for a domestic charging station and get unlimited energy from the same source that keeps your house warm and your refrigerator cool. Even if your power bill increases somewhat, you’ll still save money by avoiding trips to public charging stations.
It’s simple to set up your own low-cost home charging station. The cost will range from $1200 to $2300 depending on the type of charger you choose. It’s crucial to remember that the cost of your charger is separate from the cost of installation. When you buy an electric vehicle, it usually comes with a Type 1 charger, but charging speeds are slow.
To install your home charger, you’ll need to hire an EV-certified electrician, especially if you buy a Type 2 charger. Because the cost of a residential charger installation service varies, do your homework ahead of time. These costs will pay for themselves over time because you won’t need to utilise as much battery power from public charging stations.
It takes roughly four to six hours to fully charge your EV with a Type 2 charger on average. Assume you have to get up early the next day to drive 80km to see your grandparents. Your electric vehicle’s battery is getting low, and you don’t have a charger installed at home, therefore you’ll need to use a public charging station. Will you actually wait six hours in your car at a public charging station? What if there’s a line and you have to wait even longer to get your car plugged in?
With a residential charging station, the same circumstance is considerably more manageable. All you have to do now is drive home, plug in the car, and retire for the night. When you wake up the next morning, your car will be fully charged and ready to go. A public charging station clearly cannot equal the convenience of a home charging station.
For a multitude of reasons, charging at home is safer than charging in public. To begin with, public locations are inherently riskier than residential settings. When you charge your electric vehicle in public (which, as previously stated, might take a long time), you’re taking the same dangers as if you parked your car on the street or in a garage. Natural disasters such as floods, hail storms, lightning storms, and fires can all cause it to be vandalised, stolen, or damaged. You’ll keep your EV and yourself safer if you charge it at home.
The procedure of charging your electric vehicle at home is extremely safe as long as you have the proper equipment and the assistance of a competent residential charger installation provider. Your EV-certified electrician will examine your home’s electrical wiring and solve any faults that may obstruct the installation.
For unique EV charging options, contact Black Fox Electrical now. We have a solution for you, whether you need a public charger for your business or a simple home charger. Our experts will be pleased to answer any additional questions you may have concerning electric vehicle charging.