Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
KES offers complete installation of electric vehicle charging stations for all brands of electric cars to our current National Electrical Code Standard. We are also a preferred installer with Tesla and have completed all trainings.
Will my home support my new electric vehicle charging station?
If you are questioning whether your existing electrical service will support your charger, please email us a photo of your panel, with a list of your electric appliance loads and house square footage. We will be happy to do the calculation for you.
I am unable to upgrade my electrical service! Am I stuck?
Maybe, maybe not. You can always plug your car into a standard outlet if in a pinch, but yes the charging will be very slow. Charging stations like the Tesla charger can be turned DOWN to a lower amperage setting which may fit within your existing electrical service. This will of course slow the charging speed down, but is a good option if a service upgrade can’t be done right away. In these situations we recommend installing wiring that can support the full amperage load but fusing it at the lower amount. This way if you upgrade the service down the road you can change the setting on the charger to the higher one and not have to redo the installation!
As an example, a Tesla 3 long range plugged into a standard outlet will charge at 3 miles per hour. The same car using their wall charger at the 60amp (48amp continuous) setting will charge at 44 miles per hour.
Do you need an electrical service upgrade?
Please let us know if you need help choosing a charger for your vehicle or if you are not sure whether your existing electrical service can support your new electric vehicle charger. We are here to help!