Dedicated Vehicle Charging Circuits & Load Calculations
Dedicated Electric Vehicle Charging Circuits
Most electric vehicles require a high-power 240 Volt outlet or wall charger to recharge their vehicle’s batteries at a reasonable rate. Lower capacity vehicles like the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf can utilize as little as a 30 Amp circuit to charge their car’s batteries fully in just a few hours. Higher capacity vehicles like the Tesla Model S can be charged with up to a 100 Amp dedicated circuit. For example, the highest capacity Tesla Model S can charge in less than 5 hours with a 100 Amp charger, but can take over 65 hours to charge using a normal household outlet. Willow Glen Electric has installed numerous dedicated electric vehicle charging circuits for Teslas, Volts, Leafs, and Toyotas. Contact us today to determine your next steps to eliminating fossil fuels with your daily commute!
Electrical Load Calculations
Before purchasing an electric vehicle, contact Willow Glen Electric to perform an electrical load calculation to determine the maximum Amperage circuit that can be installed to charge your new vehicle. The circuit size directly influences the vehicle’s charging time. Many homes lack the required infrastructure to install a high power 240 Volt electric vehicle charging circuit. Willow Glen Electric can help with deciding what size circuit would be best for your house or what changed you would need to make to charge your vehicle the fastest. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!