What is Level 2 EV Charging

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According to SAE International, there are now three charging levels for EVs: Level 1, Level 2, and DC Fast Charging, which is sometimes referred to as Level 3 even though it isn’t a recognized level of charging. These three general terms that refer to how fast you can charge your EV battery.

Brief overview of EV charging levels (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3)

Focus on Level 2 EV Charging

Most owners of electric vehicles (EVs) use Level 2 charging at home. You’ll probably need to have a 240-volt outlet installed in your home in order to use this. In order to allow safe charging at a maximum of 40 amps and guarantee that the car charges as soon as possible, Level 2 outlets for residential EV charging are often on 50 amp circuits.

Nevertheless, they can range from 12 amps to 80 amps in value.

Additionally, you will require a Level 2 charging station or cable for your home. The purchase may include a carry-along Level 2 charging adapter. And that will charge faster from a hardwired charging station if the circuit draws more than 40 amps.

If you’re going to drive an electric car, then the best type of home charging station that you can install is a Level 2 model. And we’re going to explain why Level 2 is the only choice that you should make.

Why choose Level 2 ev charging?

Charge Time
In most situations, Level 2 chargers give your car’s batteries an additional twenty miles or so of range for every hour it is plugged in. They also twice the charge speed of Level 1 units. That essentially implies that if you plan to drive any significant distance the next day, you will still need to plug in your car overnight, but the extra mileage you will be able to cover when you wake up will be well worth it.

Installation Costs
Level 2 chargers run your car on a two hundred and forty volt (the name comes from the two hundred volt portion of the charging equation) source; however, if you already have a dryer and a socket installed, you can plug the Level 2 charger directly into it. If not, before you can plug your charger into the grid and begin charging your car’s batteries, you’ll need to have a 240-volt (or dryer) socket installed.

Running Costs
Level 2 chargers cost $500 to $2,000, depending on brand, power rating, and installation requirements. Subject to the price of electricity and your EV’s efficiency rating, L2 charging costs 2¢ to 6¢ per mile.

Price-wise, most Level 2 chargers are roughly the same as Level 1 chargers and most states offer financial incentives, which should reduce the purchase and installation cost. And because they operate more  efficiently than Level 1 chargers do, using a Level 2 charger won’t increase your utility bills by anywhere near as much as you fear, or worry, that they will.

That’s it, to put it succinctly. That covers all the information you require to understand Level 2 charging and the reasons, should you choose to embrace the electric vehicle revolution, for installing an EV II (electric vehicle) charging station in your home.

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