Home EV Chargers – What You Need to Know Part 1

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Owning an electric vehicle (EV) not only offers environmental benefits but also opens doors to the convenience of home charging. Imagine plugging in your nearly depleted EV at night and waking up to a fully charged battery the next morning—all without a visit to the gas station. This luxury is made possible by Level 2 (240-volt) home EV chargers, transforming the way we power our vehicles and reshaping our perception of traditional refueling methods.

Cost Considerations

While the allure of home charging is undeniable, some homeowners may encounter sticker shock when exploring the cost to install a home EV charger. Quotes exceeding $5,000, and occasionally surpassing $10,000, are not uncommon. Several factors contribute to these estimates, including outdated electrical panels, insufficient amperage capacity, and the need for utility involvement in upgrading service wires. Understanding these potential expenses is crucial for informed decision-making.

Apogee Charging Solutions offers a customizable home charging solution that wont break your wallet. With our level 2 home charger’s competitive pricing, coupled with our national electrician coverage, we can offer you one of the most cost-effective purchasing and installation process’ on the market today.

Home EV Charger Features

Selecting the right home EV charger involves considering various features to ensure optimal performance and safety. Here’s what to look for:

Cord Length: Opt for a charger with a cord of 16 feet or longer to provide flexibility in parking arrangements and accommodate future vehicle models with differently located charging ports.

Certifications: Prioritize chargers certified by trusted organizations such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to ensure adherence to safety standards and mitigate risks of malfunction or fire hazards.

Wi-Fi Connectivity: While optional, Wi-Fi-enabled chargers offer advanced functionalities such as energy usage tracking, cost calculation, and scheduling, particularly beneficial for those on time-of-use utility plans.

Power Output: Consider the charger’s power output measured in kilowatts (kW), balancing charging speed with cost and infrastructure requirements. Most drivers find 7.6 kW sufficient, providing ample charging speeds for daily needs without overburdening electrical systems.

Ampere Rating: Align the charger’s amperage rating with its power output, typically ranging from 30 to 50 amps, ensuring compatibility with your electrical setup, and maximizing charging efficiency.

We offer a full range of Level 2 EV chargers, from our basic level 2 home charger to commercial grade smart chargers from 7.6 kW up to 19.2 kW. If you are not sure which charger would work best for you and your home, schedule a call with one of our Home EV Charging experts today!

Determining Power Requirements

Understanding your vehicle’s maximum acceptance power for AC or Level 2 charging is essential in selecting an appropriate home EV charger. Collaborate with an electrician to assess your home’s electrical capacity and determine the most suitable charger based on your vehicle’s specifications and future needs.

Home Charging with Apogee Charging Solutions

Installing a home EV charger unlocks unparalleled convenience and efficiency for electric vehicle owners. By evaluating cost considerations, prioritizing essential features, and aligning power requirements, you can seamlessly integrate home charging into your lifestyle, bidding farewell to gas station visits and embracing the future of transportation.

Apogee Charging Solutions can help you embrace the electrifying journey towards sustainable mobility with a reliable and tailored home EV charging solution. We provide services to help you prepare your home for an electric future with our EV charging services. To learn more, call us at 484-816-2076, email [email protected], or schedule a call that fits your needs by clicking the button below.


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