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Electrical Vehicle Chargers (EVCs)

With an estimated 2 million of them now on our roads, electrical vehicles (EVs) are steadily gaining more presence.

Owning and operating an electric car requires access to an EV charger. While vehicle owners need to consider where they can power up when traveling greater distances (e.g. at stations), the majority of EV charging takes place at home. At home, the EV can charge where it is parked for long periods, often at a much lower cost than at a public station.

Trinity Electrical Services supports EV owners with the licensed charger install, repair, and maintenance service for getting the most from their vehicle’s power supply.

Choosing the Right EV Charger for You

If you’re planning to install an EV charger for your home, you’ll consider three main factors:

  • The output of the household circuit being connected to
  • The output of the EV charger equipment
  • The rate of charging the vehicle can accommodate

An EV charger’s capability is categorized into three tiers:

Level 1 – 120 volts
Level 2 – 240 volts
Level 3 – 208–440 volts (DC fast-charging at an EV station)

Often provided with an EV at purchase, Level 1 chargers plug into a standard outlet. The supply is very slow, requiring up to multiple days for a full charge. This tier provides about four to five miles of range per hour of charging. In other words, charging the EV for 10 hours will allow for 40 to 50 miles of driving, which may be fine for vehicles used mainly for local driving. It is the cheapest and most basic EV charger option.

Level 2 EVCs can usually fully power the car overnight, making them standard for EV chargers for home use. Level 2 requires much less time than a Level 1 EV charger (e.g. an eight-hour overnight charge can equal about 180 miles of range). This is especially favorable for drivers who have less available time and do more than local driving.

Level 3 EVCs used at public EV charging stations are the fastest and most powerful systems, in some cases providing up to an 80% charge in just 30 minutes. The install of a Level 3 EV charger can cost thousands of dollars, making it nonstandard for home use.

A typical house in the Fox Valley region will be wired for Levels 1 and 2.

Trinity Electrical Services: Proficient EV Charger Install

Trinity professionally wires and installs Level 2 ChargePoint EV chargers for home use and Level 3 EVCs for commercial and institutional use (e.g. park districts, parking lots, retail locations). We can wire and install a charger for any EV make and model as well as adapters for Tesla vehicles, which have their own charging system.

Beyond ensuring the optimal set-up, having your EV charger installed by a qualified and licensed electrician helps keep the warranty active. An improper EV charger installed by an untrained individual can void coverage.

When you’re adding an EV charger for your home, the equipment can either connect through a plug or be hardwired into your home’s electrical system. A dedicated electrical line needs to be run from the breaker box to the garage or exterior location where the EVC will be installed.

EVC mounted on a wall in a garage

Your EV Charger for Home: Versatility, Convenience, Potential Savings

The ChargePoint EV chargers we install include WiFi connectivity. Once you add your EV to the app, you’ll be able to:

  • Interpret the percentage of battery replenished as well as the number of EPA miles added to your particular vehicle
  • View charge-rate graphs and the charge time and total energy output during each EV charge
  • Set power-up times to benefit from any variable-cost electricity during off-peak hours

If you have an EV charger or plan to acquire one, you can also look into available rebates, incentives, or tax credits. For example, the federal Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 provides a 30% tax credit of up to $1,000 for installation of an EVC. You can search for EV-related state rebates here.

Trinity Electrical Services: The Tangibles & Intangibles You Seek

Being licensed electricians means we have completed a four-year apprenticeship and finished the coursework for Level 3 qualification. We also pursue continuing education and remain current with the National Electrical Code, which is reviewed and updated every three years.

The presence of our master electricians indicates we hold the electrical profession’s highest distinction for industry knowledge and skill. A master electrician has completed at least three years of hands-on field work and been vetted for quality of workmanship and knowledge of electrical safety.

You may find our bonds with the local community to be of value as well. We are not a large corporate outfit with just as much loyalty to a distant headquarters as to your neighborhood. A good electrician is a good electrician, but you might be someone who feels a true connection to the community can be a differentiating quality.

We further ensure the integrity of our service to you by:

  • Performing thorough background checks on all personnel who join our team.
  • Making it easy for you to identify our EVC electricians by their company uniforms.
  • Preparing prompt and thorough proposals for you at your request.
  • Scheduling flexible time windows for service visits according to your preference.
  • Adapting our billing to what you need, from Flat Rate Pricing for straight installations to billing by the quarter hour and for material used.

You have our promise of clean service work as well. Trinity EVC electricians will always use drop tarps to protect your flooring and thoroughly clean your work site when finished.

Our support for your EV charger also includes 24-hour emergency service and, in special cases, one-hour emergency response times.

“EV Chargers Near Me”: Contact Trinity Today

We welcome your questions about installing an EV charger for your home or your commercial or institutional use. If you’re thinking about searching for “EV chargers near me,” just give us a call at (630) 499-1492!

Trinity Services is Lead Paint Safety Certified and OSHA compliant. We are also an open merit shop.

Family- and U.S. veteran–owned
A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau

Memberships and Associations

The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
The International Association of Electrical Inspectors
The National Fire Protection Association

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