Tesla cars are the energy-saving, environmentally conscientious car of the future, perfect for those looking to fulfill their environmental responsibilities. However, they require a different energy source than most cars, a charging station. In order to keep your Tesla car fully fueled, charging overnight at your own home is the best option. Having a Tesla charger installed allows you to pull into your parking space, plug up your car and wake up to a car that is fully charged and ready for the day’s use. Here are some things you should know before getting Tesla charging installation.
Hire a Professional
Preparing your home to charge your car requires the installation of a circuit in a place where the car can be conveniently parked to charge by a professional. Before the Tesla charging installation, there will be a visit from an electrician who will give you a price estimation for the installation. Depending on location and the amount and difficulty of work done, this quote can be anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. The need for trenching or service panel upgrades in some homes may add to the cost.
Try a Level 2 Wall Connector
A Wall Connector is recommended by electricians. It is the most convenient equipment for charging Tesla cars at home, and it can be permanently installed on a post or wall inside or outside. One of its advantages is its ability to be custom fit to pretty much any circuit breaker between fifteen and one hundred amps. A 240 V Level 2 wall charger is specifically recommended due to its faster-charging capability, fifteen times faster than that of trickle chargers.
Properties of the Ideal Tesla Charger
For Tesla charging installation, you should be sure to get a charger that recoups used energy in only a few hours, does a full recharge overnight and doesn’t require that major upgrades be made to your home.