FAQs: Installation for Tesla Home Charging Station
Electric cars are the coming future for motoring. So far, electric and hybrid cars are a small percentage of the vehicles on the road, but more and more drivers are turning to them every day. Like any other car, they need the energy to propel them. Although there are now public charging stations, just like gas stations, private charging stations are more convenient. Since the manufacture of electric cars, independent or home chargers have also come onto the market. The Tesla home charger is considered one of the best. We at Hoffer Electric have had plenty of experience in installation for Tesla home chargers. So, with that in mind, we would like to share some frequently asked questions about the installation of the Tesla home charging stations
Does My Tesla Come With A Charger
The answer to that is ‘yes’, the Tesla comes with a mobile charger. These are what are considered level 1 chargers and can be plugged into a 120-volt socket. Unfortunately, they are relatively slow chargers. A better option is a wall connector or home charging station. These give a level 2 charge.
Why Should I Bother To Install A Home Charger?
Quite honestly, for your own convenience. Mobile chargers that come with your purchase are quite frankly not up to the job. The slow and low-level charge means your car will need to be charged more frequently. You can use public chargers, but are there any conveniently near to you? With a home charger, you can hook up your car overnight with energy capacity for the whole of the next day.
Is A Tesla Charger Worth It?
A 12-hour charge equals 84km. If your daily commute or driving needs exceed this, then you have to top up at a Tesla Supercharger. Accessories to boost your charging needs are available, so home charging is more convenient than public charging stations. They are also more economic in terms of both energy and costs.
Is The Installation Difficult?
No. An experienced residential electrician can easily install your dedicated Tesla car charger. Chargers can be installed inside your garage. If you don’t have a garage, the charger can be installed outside. The chargers are manufactured to be very tough and withstand the elements as they are weatherproofed. The greatest challenge with outside installations is connecting it to your breaker panel. An electrician with experience in installing chargers won’t have a problem. It’s all about protecting the wiring.
Are Tesla Chargers Compatible With Other Electric Cars?
No. Tesla chargers are made specifically for Tesla cars. That said, adaptors can be bought that will allow the Tesla charger to charge up other cars. Across the board compatibility in terms of electric car chargers isn’t complete yet, but it is only a matter of time.
Despite the relatively small market for electric vehicles at the moment, it is a growing market which means the installation of Tesla home charging station and others are necessary. We at Hoffer Electric already have experience of this kind of electrical. So, if you need a charging station don’t hesitate to contact us through our website for a free quote.