Do I buy the charger, or does Northern Electric Company provide it?
Chargers come in all shapes and sizes and offer different features like Wi-Fi connectivity and smartphone apps, so typically our customers buy the charger themselves and we’ll handle the installation. However, we are happy to recommend a few brands or discuss if you are interested.t inside of a div block.
Will I need a new electric panel for my EV charger?
Not necessarily! It depends on your existing electrical service and the other large electrical loads that you run. The best way to find out for sure is to ask a professional. We're happy to schedule an appointment to assess your electric panel and recommend a charging solution that fits your space and needs.
Do I need a dedicated circuit for my EV charger?
Yes. Dedicated circuits are individual circuits for major electrical loads, and an EV charger certainly falls in that category. Whether we install a new 240V plug, or wire your charger into a new breakers, we will install a dedicated circuit so it's not shared with other electrical devices or appliances in the home.
How long does installation take?
Each home is unique so there's not a one-size fits all answer. The main factors are whether your electrical panel can support an additional EV load or if we'll need to add an additional subpanel. It also depends where you'd like the charger. A straightforward installation in the garage can take a half day, and a more complicated installation can take a full day.