Electric Car Charger Installers Canberra
Complete Electrical Services is dedicated to staying up to date with technology and green energy. For those of you who are keeping current with the market by owning an electric vehicle (EV), we can take your car’s battery performance to the next level with our dedicated team, who understand how much you need your car off the power plug and on the road.
It is possible to charge your electric car quickly and cost-effectively from your home or garage, either through your power supply or with rooftop solar energy, by having a dedicated power supply circuit installed by a qualified electrician.
You don’t have to settle for factory standard changing times for your electric car. Be it Tesla, Hyundai or a Nissan, Complete Electrical Services can boost the power supply to your EV and make owning an electric car that much more practical.
We bring the same honest, genuine and reliable service you’ve trusted in Canberra for 40 years to the most up to date technology: electric cars, keeping you current with what’s available and bringing faster charging options directly to your door.
How can I charge my electric car more quickly?
If you are plugging your car into your home garage, you are drawing power from your home, which already has lights running, TV going and phones charging, to name a few. That means what gets through to your car is limited, usually to about 2.4kW. That slow output is what really slows down your EV charge time.
We can help overcome that by using the right equipment and installation to provide a dedicated power supply to your car. By separating the power supply from your home you can increase the output and bring your charge times down dramatically, so that even if you can only afford the time to top up for an hour or so, you still have enough kilometres in the tank to get where you need to, when you need to.
What about big power bills?
The other big benefit to having a dedicated power circuit installed by Complete Electrical Services is that you can switch your dedicated output to off-peak rates. If charging your car through the home supply you will be using peak rates. Off-peak gives you access to lower power supply rates that can help make running your electric car even cheaper than you first expected.
Want it even cheaper? Free energy is also on offer as Complete Electrical Services can connect your rooftop solar energy through the dedicated output circuit as well.
We believe that faster-charging options are a really important factor for EV owners here in Canberra as we can get some really harsh weather conditions. The weather plays a part not only in your charge time, but also in how fast your battery uses power, with most manufacturers optimising EV batteries for moderate weather. Extreme heat and extreme cold will deplete your battery faster and also make charge times even slower, so with Canberra’s biting winter mornings and hot summer days, you’ll really appreciate the flexibility to plug and go with a dedicated power circuit in your own home.
Can I get a dedicated power supply for my electric car at home?
As with any job working with electricity, you’ll need a qualified and licensed electrician to do the installation of your charging unit for you. You’ll get to pick where the direct power circuit goes and how you want it set up so that it matches your driving needs.
Our team at Complete Electrical Services can install dedicated circuit chargers at your home or office for Tesla, Hyundai & Nissan electric cars, planning and fitting everything you need for a dedicated power supply when you plugin, providing faster charging turnarounds.
If you have solar power connected to your home, all the greener. We can direct solar energy directly to your car battery charger and any unused power after that will go back to the grid, giving even more back to the environment, and to your wallet.
As well as being licensed and insured professionals, Complete Electrical Services offers ongoing support with $0 call out fees, our 24/7 emergency service and flat-rate pricing that lets you know where you stand financially before you commit to the work.
We provide flexible payment plans that allow you to keep current with modern trends and technology on your current budget.
Our rapid response team can be there when you need them for support and assistance and we always take the time to get to know your circumstances before making a recommendation.
Give us a call now to discuss your electric car use and requirements for charging and we’ll complete a plan for how to get you moving faster.
We can help charge your electric car significantly faster and on lower power rates with:
Tesla EV Charger Installation
We absolutely recommend dedicated connector charging for the Model S, Model X or Model 3 as this will rapidly increase charging times and give you a lot of driving range on those big batteries.
The charging port for Tesla EVs is on the left, by the rear tail light. We’ll work with you to find the best location in your garage or at your home so the wall connector can reach the port easily and make charging convenient.
Complete Electrical Services are on hand to help find the perfect location for your wall dedicated wall charger and get your EV hooked up.
Hyundai EV Charger Installation
The cheapest way to get your hands on a dedicated home charger for your Hyundai EV is through any Hyundai Blue Drive dealership. This will get your battery from zero to full in around nine to ten hours. If you didn’t choose one as an optional accessory when you purchased your car, it’s well worth getting in touch with them to add it on post-purchase. The Delta In-Home Charger wall unit gives you peace of mind because it’s the exact right type and supply for your Hyundai EV.
All that’s left to do is book your qualified and licensed electrician in to do the installation for you and make sure your current home wiring is good to go. If you are in or around Canberra, give Complete Electrical Services a call.
Nissan EV Charger Installation
Nissan has met users halfway by supplying a Mode-3 Type-2 EVSE cable for AC to charge the Nissan LEAF. That means you only need to shop for the wall unit. They have also taken feedback from previous models onboard and worked hard to make your dedicated home charging comfortable. You can see the indicator lights (located on the dash) to let you know how your charge is going from both inside, and outside the car. The angle of the charging port, located under the hood, has also been adjusted by 15° so it doesn’t obstruct your view if you are sitting in the driver’s seat, which also makes it more comfortable on your hand and wrist when plugging in.
Using this cable on a dedicated wall unit, installed in your garage will give you a charging time of 7.5 hours to full. You will need a qualified electrician to do the installation for you. Look for someone who has knowledge and experience with car charger installations. Our team in Canberra are standing by for any advice or installation for your EV charger.
Call Complete Electrical Services today to find out more about our dedicated car charging output options for your EV.
What are the main types of electric car chargers available?
There are three main types of electric car chargers available, each has very different output strengths that significantly impact charging times of your EV.
- Standard wall charging. Your car will come with a standard plug that suits any household power point. This is a flexible option, as it allows you to plug in anywhere there is standard power, but it’s slow, especially if you need to supply a lot of charge to your battery.
- Dedicated power supply. You can increase your power output supply by installing a dedicated power circuit with a faster supply of power to deduce charge times. These are best placed in your private garage or at your place of work. In some cases, you can request for a dedicated power supply unit to be installed (at your expense) at your rental accommodation under the condition you remove it when you vacate the property. Check with your agent or landlord if this interests you.
- Rapid charge with high-power units. You can charge on public power outlets that are designed to look like pump stations. These are provided by both car manufacturers i.e. Tesla, or by local councils. These are big power stations that provide supercharged output rates (as much as 50kWs) to charge your car in rapid time, but it’s limited to wind down at 80% capacity in order to avoid oversaturating the battery.
How long does it take to charge an EV?
Asking this question from a dealer might get you a vague response, that’s because there are plenty of factors that influence how long it takes to charge an electric car.
The battery capacity and the onboard charge speed in the car itself do make a difference as well as how depleted the battery is before you start charging. The biggest difference in charge times for your EV is the amount of output power available from your power supply source.
As on average representation across all makes and models here’s what times you can expect if you charge with a:
- 2.4kW home supply- between 18 and 24 hours
- dedicated power circuit- from 4 to 7 hours
- high-powered public charging station -between 30 and 40 minutes (to 80 per cent capacity only)
If we look at a real-life example with the Tesla Model 3, the time taken to charge from 0-full is:
- 32 hours, 36 minutes on a 2.4kW power supply
- 10 hours, 30 minutes if you move to a 7.2kW supply
- 6 hours, 40 minutes on an 11kW output supply
The Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X have longer charge times again, but have longer running distances to match. Both take only two hours to charge to full when using the maximum power capacity 50kW source output.
The times shown are going from empty (0%) to full capacity (100%) unless otherwise stated. In reality, your personal garage charge-up will be used as frequent top-ups rather than letting the battery drain completely. You can expect to get from where your battery is when you park to full or within a generous driving range, for as little as two to three hours using a dedicated power supply unit.
How far can an electric car go on a full charge?
When you have 100% capacity in your battery, you get a longer driving range before your next charge. Most electric cars priced under $60,000 can deliver a maximum driving range of between 200-400 kilometres, which gives you plenty of drive time before a top-up.
Here is a summary of maximum distance on full battery for different electric cars:
- Nissan Leaf: 243km
- Hyundai IONIQ: 294kms
- Hyundai Kona: 449km
- Tesla Model 3: 450-560km
- Tesla Model X: 550-600km
- Tesla Model S: 650-660kms
Cheaper cars that have shorter driving distances overall won’t take as long to charge, but you will probably need to charge them more often, depending on the length of your average commute.