EV Residential Charger

EV Residential Charger

Your Team of Electricians in Maryland, DC Metro Area & Virginia

Sales of all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) have nearly doubled, from 308,000 sales in 2020, to 608,000 in 2021.

Electric cars are becoming more and more common in the United States. Although public electric car charging stations are rapidly growing, it is more convenient and efficient to have a charging station at home.

You must hire a licensed electrician to do this job. You do not want to risk harming yourself, a loved one, or items in your house. Even though the initial investment in terms of purchasing and installing an EV home charging station is required, in the long run, you will spend way less than what you are spending on gas every month.

What is an Electric Vehicle
Charging Station?

An electric vehicle charging station is used to recharge the battery of an EV to keep the vehicle in motion. The proper name for charging stations is Electric Vehicle Service Equipment or ‘EVSE’ for short.

Electric vehicles need electricity stored in their battery pack in order to function. Similar to your mobile phone, the electricity stored in the EV’s battery is consumed when you use the car. You must restore that electricity by charging the car’s battery with the help of a charging station.

Direct current (DC) power is used in some of the electric vehicles’ batteries, although some EV’s have a charger that converts alternating current (AC) electricity into direct current and then sends this power to the vehicle’s charging port. A charging station will help with that conversion of power so your EV’s battery pack can work.

This is why an EV needs a EVSE, so your existing home electrical system can be compatible with, and actually charge your EV. This will be done by taking the type of electrical current available in your house and converting it into a current flow the EV battery system can accept. All of this, in a safe and efficient way for regular and consistent charging.

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