Steps to Follow Before Installing a Home EV Charger

Safety measures should be your priority when installing a home EV charging system. However, after the successful installation of your charging system, be sure that it will be operating for several hours without compromising your safety. Also, ensure it will not interfere with your home electrical installation. Therefore, before installing a home charging system, ensure that a qualified electrician has appropriately assessed your residential electrical system.

By getting the services of a qualified electrician, you will be informed if your home electrical system is good for installing the electric vehicle charging terminal. However, for you to fix this charging station, it is essential to follow the government directives on the installation of such stations. Here are some of the crucial steps that you need to follow while installing a home EV charger:

Begin with the first step of charger installation

Before installing the home EV charger, ensure that your electrical system has the required power capacity to host a charging station. It is essential to be in touch with your power utility company and the EV dealer for them to advise you of the requirements. Your certified EV installer should check and verify if your charging installation conforms with the set electrical standards.

Ensure your installation has undergone the required assessment

You should ensure that your facility has been assessed and verified only by a qualified and certified electrician. It is only a qualified electrician who can determine any risks and shortcomings in your residential power system. The electrician may decide to separate different circuits for different uses. For instance, the electrician can separate the charging circuit from the consumer segment or advise if your electrical system needs some upgrades. Furthermore, the professional may recommend a type of charger, either the pedestal-mounted or the wall charger.

Your charger should only be installed by a professional

You may need to install a new charger or upgrade your already installed charger at your home. You must seek the services of a qualified electrician to conduct the job for you. Another important measure is to ensure that the chosen electrician has been exclusively trained in installing charging stations in homes. If you strictly follow these measures, you will feel secure in having a charging system that meets all the set standards.

Additionally, it will be much safer for you and your family to have a safely installed home charging station as your safety will be guaranteed while charging your electric car. You should not take any shortcuts as these may be dangerous and can lead to power shortages, which may eventually lead to accidents at home.

The risks of improperly installed car chargers may be the reason why leading EV makers like NIO Inc. (NYSE: NIO) insist that only their certified installers can install their residential EV chargers.

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