While electric vehicles certainly have reduced the inconvenience for car owners of going to their local petrol stations to get their diesel or petrol tank full, it's also addressed the relatively mild issue of dropping by an EV charging station. How, you might ask? It's simple: you can install an EV charger at home as well! You don't need to wait for an empty spot at the charging station anymore since you can keep your smart car charging while you're busy attending to other tasks at home.
Now you might be wondering how you get that EV charger installed at home in the first place. You're in the right place! Today, we're talking all about the installation of EV chargers. Let's get straight into it.
How can I fit an EV charger?
1. Purchase an EV charger.
When fitting an EV charger, it's essential for you to figure out which type you want to purchase right off the bat. These chargers can be divided according to smart or dumb, tethered or untethered, the charging rate, and the kind of plug that will be used.
Smart chargers are connected to the Cloud and access a vast network of other EV owners; they collect and process the relevant data to improve your experience with your electric vehicle. On the other hand, dumb chargers only have the task of charging your car and don't have any innovative features. These are better for those on a budget who merely want to charge their vehicle without receiving unnecessary information. An untethered charger doesn't have a charging lead, whereas a tethered one does. Regarding the rate at which your car is powered, you can choose a lower one if you're trying to save money or invest in a fast charging station. All these products are available at BESEN (more information on that at the end), so make sure you check us out after reading this article!
2. Choose an installer or electrician.
A common question that arises when it comes to EV chargers is whether or not you can install them by yourself. If you're just an average Joe with zero experience in dealing with EV charging stations, absolutely not! Several risks are associated with inexperienced people installing high-voltage systems, the most critical of which is a fire hazard. Suppose you weren't aware that the wiring in your home is compatible with the specifications listed by your EV charger supplier (something a trained electrician is more than capable of analyzing). In that case, you might risk a fire breaking out at home. That can lead to a whole host of problems that we need not get into, so make sure you're careful.
So, without any doubt, you'll need to bring in an electrician to install the system. While choosing an installer, ensure they are well-versed in the art of fitting EV systems. Your charging station should also meet all national and legal regulations within your area of residence. Furthermore, it would be best to discuss the installation costs with multiple companies before making your final decision based on experience, convenience, and price. To bring you back to BESEN, we offer premium installation services along with our products, so stick around till the end for more information.
3. Ask your electrician to survey your environment.
The EV installation company will need to conduct a thorough survey to gauge your home's eligibility for installing a specific type of charging station. Make sure you talk about that criterion with the electrician so that you can get the relevant permits and start installing right away. The installer will choose the best location for installing the charger, and you'll receive a quote soon.
4. Select a date for the installation and get to work.
After paying the amount due and working out the kinks of the plan with the electrician, it's time to get to work. Choose a specific date when you'll be able to oversee the project with the installer. Don't be afraid to ask them questions if you have any concerns. It's your duty at the start of this process when you filter the viable electrician options that your chosen installer is open and ready to help you and address your queries. In addition, you shouldn't be left to deal with any problems on your own after the system has been installed, assuming you're inexperienced and clueless about the whole deal. So, ensure that the installer also provides after-sales services and that they are ready to deal with any defects or problems that might have occurred.
5. Educate yourself throughout the process.
Sure, you don't have all the training and experience your installer might have in fitting EV chargers, but that doesn't mean you should be 100% clueless. Get some work done on your own; watch Youtube videos, read articles online (this article is a great start!), and talk to friends and family who've also installed similar systems. If you have a smart charger, you can also consult the accompanying app and follow the steps recommended for using and maintaining the charging station. The more you know, the better!
A final word
That's all we've got today regarding installing EV chargers, but we're not done yet! We have yet to introduce you to BESEN, one of the leading providers of EV chargers, EV charging stations, EV cables, and adapters. Perhaps the most relevant thing to you in this article is the installation services we offer our customers. Providing our customers with the best possible service is a crucial value for us; hence, we provide installation and post-installation support. We can offer this support onsite and online, and if you need something more comprehensive, we can email you a step-by-step guide, which is about all you'll need to get your charging system up and to work. Make sure you reach out to us if you have any queries and until then, learn as much as you can about the wonderful EV charging industry!