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Can You Charge Your Electric Vehicle With an Indoor or Outdoor Outlet?
If you have purchased an electric vehicle, you may find yourself wondering if you need a home EV car charger or if you can use a standard 120 volt outlet. While you may be able to charge some types of electric vehicles with a standard indoor or outdoor outlet, these outlets do not have the power you need to charge your vehicle quickly or efficiently. To increase convenience, you should have 220 outlet installation completed by an electrician.
What Factors Should Be Considered When Selecting Your Charger Choice?
One of the biggest misconceptions out there is that every electric vehicle charger is the same. They are not. There are different levels of chargers, your home electrical capacity can vary, and different chargers have a different cost and may or may not quality for a tax credit. Always do your homework or turn to a trusted electrician to get help selecting the best car charger for your needs.
How Does a Commercial EV Charging Station Differ From a Home Charger?
A home charger is tabled as a level 2 charger, whereas a commercial charger is a level 3 charger. A level 3 charger charges faster than a level 2 charger, but also uses a ton more electricity and can wear on your battery if used too frequently. A level 2 charger is perfect for charging your vehicle every evening or night at your own home.