ChargePoint Electric Car Charger Installation
Are you one of the many Westchester County or southern New York home and business owners who have or are considering making the switch to an electric or hybrid vehicle? Owning an EV means you’ll be able to dramatically reduce your fuel expenses and lower your vehicle maintenance costs. Plus, you’ll be doing your part to protect the environment by reducing the size of your carbon footprint.
Of course, electric vehicles do require a fully charged battery so you won’t have to worry about running out of juice while you’re on the road. That means you’ll need a high-quality electric car charging station in your garage or parking area. It’s also important to execute a proper EV charger installation to ensure the reliable performance and safe operation of your unit.
Lippolis Electric Specializes in ChargePoint Installation
Campbell, California-based ChargePoint provides the world’s largest and most open EV charging network. Lippolis Electric is proud to offer comprehensive ChargePoint home installation services to our southern New York customer base. We’re one of the few electrical contractors that are certified to install and maintain ChargePoint units. You can count on us for fast, professional service for as long as you own your EV charging station.
Your ChargePoint EV Charging Station Options
ChargePoint offers two types of EV charging stations: Home Plug and Home Hardwire. The former connects to an electrical outlet via a power cord and must be installed indoors. However, the Plug model provides flexibility — you can move it to a different location on your property and even take it with you if you move to another home. The hardwired model works indoors or outdoors, but does require professional installation by a licensed electrician. Both versions feature the choice of a 12:16A station (16 amps and range up to 12 miles) or 25:32A station (32 amps and range up to 25 miles on a charge).
What Are the Benefits of a ChargePoint Electronic Vehicle Charging Station Installation?
Installing a ChargePoint EV charger will significantly reduce the time it takes to charge your car’s battery. You get a full charge up to six times faster (32 amp station) than when connecting the battery into a standard electrical outlet. ChargePoint chargers are safe and reliable — they’re UL-listed and come with a three-year warranty for your protection and peace of mind.
You’ll receive the latest software updates via Wi-Fi, and the ChargePoint mobile app allows you to start the unit, schedule starting times and set up charging reminders remotely with your smartphone or tablet. You can also integrate your charger with Nest home automation technology so you can take better control of your energy costs.
Unique ChargePoint Installation Requirements
Whether you choose a ChargePoint Plug or Hardwired model, the 12:16A station will require an electrical panel with 240-volt 20-amp service, while the 25:32A station requires 240-volt 40-amp service. The 12:16A Plug model must have a NEMA 6-20 outlet installed with the ground facing up, while the 25:32A Plug unit needs a NEMA 6-50 outlet installed with the ground facing up. The Plug and Hardwired models also require an installation location that allows the power cord to reach the charging station while still allowing sufficient slack.
The Importance of Professional Electric Car Charging Station Installation
An EV installation must be customized to your home and your individual unit’s technical requirements, so it is imperative to choose an experienced installer who will perform the necessary preparation steps. A professional ChargePoint installer will provide an in-home consultation that includes an assessment of your home’s electrical circuitry and discuss any necessary upgrades. An EV charging station requires a larger circuit than typically found in most homes, so proper circuit installation is essential to ensure adequate support for your vehicle.
How Much Does It Cost to Install a ChargePoint EV Charging Station?
The cost of your custom electric car charge installation will depend on several factors. For instance, ChargePoint hardwiring is more labor-intensive and will result in a higher cost than a Plug model installation. Also, the closer the installation of the charger to your home’s electrical panel, the lower your cost will be. Other factors include the difficulty of the installation and whether additional steps such as drywall patching are required.
Why Choose Lippolis Electric for Your ChargePoint Installation Project?
Lippolis has been providing premium electrical contracting services in Westchester County and southern New York for more than 30 years. In addition to our premium installation services, you can count on us for reliable ChargePoint troubleshooting and maintenance to keep your charger in peak operating condition — ask about our flexible maintenance programs. Contact us to learn more today!