What is Level 2 Charging?
Having a level 2 charging station at home is like having your own fuel station right at your doorstep. Plug your car in at night and have a fully charged vehicle in the morning. Level 2 chargers are best suited for EV owners who use their vehicles frequently. If you drive several times per day, and for extended distances, you might have little time in-between activities for charging.
How many KM can I get with a level 2 charger?
With a level 2 charger that uses a 220/240V Outlet, you can fully charge your car within 4-6 hours of charging.
How do level 2 charger installations work?
The increase in power requires a more significant power source and a professional installation process. This work should be done by a certified electrician that is experienced with charging technology, to ensure both safe a operation and effective charging of the vehicle.
Where will you install your home charging station?
Each level 2 charging station has a cable that varies in length from one unit to another. With your parking space in mind, zoom in to the exact location where you plan on installing the level 2 charging station to make sure that the cable will be long enough to reach your electric car’s port.
Where should I put my level 2 charger?
Not all home charging stations are weather-proof. Do you park your electric vehicle in your garage or outdoors? Among the units that are weather-proof, their levels of resistance will also vary depending on how extreme the climate is. With Toronto’s harsh weather, we recommend you make sure to choose a home charging station that can handle these types of extreme weather conditions.
What EV Charger should I buy?
With so many EV Chargers being available in the market, safety is a top priority in order to keep your family, home, and car safe. Look for a charger that is ENERGY STAR certified. These car chargers use 40% less energy when not actively charging a vehicle.
There are a few chargers that we recommend to choose from. The companies FLO and Chargepoint provide affordable level 2 chargers that are certified and safe to install for electricians.
The Flo Home G5 and Flo Home X5 Come with integrated safety features, a 3-year warranty, and a 25-foot industrial-grade cable that can withstand temperatures of -40°C to 50°C.
Where can I find information about my electric car?
If you want to find more details about your specific EV, we recommend using the Energy Star car database. Filter through the manufacturer of your car, year, vehicle class, and other details to find the specific model you have.
They’re so many different EV Chargers, which one should I choose?
For us to recommend you the best EV charger for your home, we will need to know:
- Your EV’s battery size: the bigger it is, the longer it will take to charge.
- Your home charging station’s max power capacity: even if the vehicle on-board charger can accept a high power, if the home charging station can only output less, it will not charge the vehicle as fast as it can.
Here’s how it works
Our team is here to support you every step of the way towards the design, installation and maintenance of your Electric Vehicle Charging Station.