Types of Car Chargers

Electric Cars: With gas prices on the rise, electric cars may be an option you have looked into. Not all electric car chargers are the same. While yes, you can charge your electric car in most outlets, your car will not necessarily be able to go the distance required.

Level 1 Charging: 120 Volts; Charging rate: 2-5 miles of range per hour; This outlet looks like your normal three prong outlets. They are great if you have a short commute, or use your electric car mostly for running errands.

Level 2 Charging: 240 Volts; Charging rate: 10-25 miles of range per hour; This outlet is one that has four prongs, mainly using the same kind of wiring as an electric stove or clothes dryer. This type of outlet will need a professional electrician.

Level 3 DC Fast Charging: 300-800 Volts; Charging Rate: Full Charge in around an hour; You’ll find DC fast charging at public sites, often along highways or in urban locations and workplaces. They look like gas pumps and fully charge your electric car in an hour or so. This type of charging unit uses direct current rather than household alternating current. These charging stations hook up to the electricity grid so they get and convert far more power.

For more information about electric cars, feel free to go to the PSE website . If electric cars are the way you see you and your family headed, give us a call to get a quote for an electric car charger in your home so you can travel the distances required of you!

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