Benefits of a Level 2 EV Charging Station

Benefits of Level 2 Chargers. L2 EV Chargers

What are Level 1 and Level 2 Charging Stations? 
What are the differences in the two chargers?

A Level 1, which is a cord or charging system that typically comes with the vehicle when purchased, will deliver just 1.4 kW to the vehicle, while a Level 2 ranges from 6.2 to 7.6 kW.  The biggest difference is in how fast and reliable the Level 2 charger is in comparison.

Level One (L1) Versus Level Two (L2)
How fast is a Level 2 charger compared to its counterpart?

A Level 1 charger will typically get 4 miles of driving range per hour of charge
A Level 2 charger will get an average of 32 miles of driving range per hour of charge.

Simply put you will get significantly faster charging with a Level 2 Charger.

The Typical charging time for a Level 2 EV charger is around 3-8 hours to full while the average Level 1 EV charger will take 11-20 hours to fully charge.

What Power Does a Level 2 charger Need?

L2 EV chargers use a higher-output 240-volt power source, like the one that you plug your oven or clothes dryer into.   Chargers need a minimum of either 32 or 40 amps of direct power.

Typically an electrician will come on site to find out where you want your chargers, the inspect your existing electrical panel, wiring, and the service to your property.  At this time you are given the installation options.  In many cases it’s as simple as adding a new breaker (or circuit) to your electrical panel and within a couple hours you are ready to charge.  In other cases you will be advised of any modifications or changes that may be required.  

If you have any questions, or need more information please don’t hesitate to contact us so we can get started with your new charging stations and equipment.  (480) 419-8210   [email protected]

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