When you have your own charger in your garage, life can get a lot easier. You won’t have to wait in line anymore for gas, and you’ll be paying a lot less to keep your car running. We have financing options that can make the installation a reality. Give us a call today and we’ll set you up with an appointment.
Will you need to upgrade
your Electrical Panel?
If your electrical panel is already taking on as much as it can handle, you won’t be able to move forward with your EV charger installation in Southeastern Wisconsin until you have upgraded your electrical panel. Most homes need a 200-amp service to safely install a charger. It is the same situation for other major additions such as hot tubs or a new HVAC system. When you call us for installation services, the first thing we’ll do is take a look at your electrical system and see if you need a panel upgrade.
If you are seeing signs in your home that your panel is already maxed out such as flickering lights or tripping breakers, you can be sure that we’ll recommend an upgrade. Upgrades can make a lot of things in your home safer so installing an EV charger might also be a good excuse to make your electrical system more modern and convenient.
What Type Of E.V. Charger Do You Need?
Level 1 charger are what typically come with your car purchase. These chargers will charge the car slowly, and while a slow charge is good for the battery, not many people have the time to wait 20 hours for the car to charge. All you need to charge with a Level 1 charger is a 120V outlet in your garage and lots of time, but if you’re here, you’re probably looking for something a little more.
A Level 2 charger is what we recommend having installed in most cases. It uses a 240V volt outlet, and it can charge from 0% to 100% in around 10 hours. Since most electric vehicle manufacturers recommend only charging the car to around 75% - 80% anyways for the health of the battery, this means your car can be sufficiently charged while you sleep.
The Level 3 chargers can give your car a full charge in half the time. Also known as DCFC charging stations, these are typically reserved for commercial applications due to the electrical service size requirements. Unless you have a very special case, a level 2 EV charger will be the one to choose.
Why choose us?
At Lehmann Electrical & Design, we have installed countless chargers in the area. We have upfront pricing so you’ll know how much your installation is going to cost before we start, and we will never add in hidden or surprise costs. We have friendly service that keeps you in mind every step of the way. Your installer will always be on time, clean, and kind, and will arrive in a truck that is stocked with everything needed for the installation.