What is an EVSE Charger
An EVSE Charger, (electric vehicle supply equipment) is a device that supplies electric energy for the recharging of an electric vehicle, plug-in electric vehicle or hybrid vehicles. EVSE chargers also go by electric vehicle charging station, EV charging station, electric recharging point, charging point or charge point. If you have recently purchased an electric vehicle or plug in hybrid vehicle you might be on the market for an EVSE charger, as they provide a faster charge than the default charger you are given when you purchase an electric vehicle.
How Much Does an EVSE Charger Install Cost
Chamberlin Power can install an EVSE car charger for you. Our electricians are certified and trained for installing different types of evse chargers. If you need permits from the city we can help. Below is the typical cost for installing an EVSE Charger.
EVSE Install Price Range
The price range depends on a couple of factors, where will you park your car in relation to the charger and how far away the charger will be from your main electrical panel. The average evse charger install price is $400-$700. Not including the cost of a city permit.
- Low EVSE Charger Cost: $400
- High EVSE Charger Cost: $1800
Best EVSE Charger For You
If you are not sure which charger would be the best for you call us today at 562-386-3557, or contact us. We can help find the best evse charger that will work for you, based upon how often you plan to use your car and what your commute is.
EVSE Charging Level 1, Level 2, DC Charging
There are three types of charging for electric or plug in hybrid vehicles. Level 1, the slowest level of charging. Level 2 faster than level 1 but requires an EVSE Unit. DC Charging, which is super fast, and super expensive.
level 1 Charging
All electric vehicles and hybrid cars come with a standard charging cable that plugs into a regular 120-volt home electrical outlet. This cable incorporates various safety features and is more than an ordinary extension cord. This type of charging is known as level 1 charging. Level 1 charging takes forever, you will have to wait 18-24 plus hours for a full charge. If you are a commuter or someone who uses their electric vehicle regularly then level 1 charging is not for you. You will need to Upgrade to a level 2 EVSE charger or a DC Charger.
Level 2 Charging
Level 2 charging is next level up from plugging your electric vehicle into an ordinary 120-volt outlet. Level 2 supplies 240v power or the equivalent of power that your electric oven or dryer uses. The charge usually comes through a box that is connected to an electrical panel. That box is an EVSE Charger. You can get various EVSE chargers that charge at various ranges all the way up to 19.2 kilowatts (kW). Due to the varying levels of KW that EVSE chargers full charge time can vary however it is much faster than having level 1 charger.Average full recharge time is as little as 3 hours to 8 hours. If you purchase a Level 2 charger, you will need a licensed electrician to install the EVSE charger for you. Depending on where you live you also might have to purchase a permit from the city.
DC charging is the fastest way to charge your electric or plug in hybrid vehicle. Blink DC Charging Stations can charge at a rate of up to 40 miles for every ten minutes while plugged in. However these chargers are super expensive up to 100,000 and the power it takes to run them is way more than a residential house. If you own a commercial or industrial property or business you might consider installing a DC charger to increase the value of your property.