YOU WANT TO BUY A CHARGING STATION BUT ...
HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE ?
Quick guide to help you buy a charging station
Step 1: VALIDATE YOUR ELECTRIC CAPACITY
What is the capacity of your electrical panel?
Generally, residential distribution panels are either 100 amperes (100 amps), 150 amps or most common 200 amps. A Level 2 recharging terminal operates at 240 volts and requires a minimum of 30 amps; like your domestic stove or dryer!
If your electrical input is 200 amps, please make sure your distribution panel has two free spaces to install the new terminal breaker. (Double circuit breaker).
If this is your case, go to the next step 2.
If you only have an input of 150 amps or less or you do not have circuit breaker space: Once the charger is plugged into your vehicle, if you turn on your range or oven for meal preparation, drying, lighting and electric heating ... the demand for electricity may be too great for your electrical system!
No hassle! We have the solution for you....
SOLUTION FOR INSUFFICIENT ELECTRICAL INPUT
DCC House for Electrical Input 100A-125A-150A-200A
Real-time reading of the power consumption of the electrical panel
Detects when the total power consumption exceeds 80% of the main breaker capacity and temporarily turns off the power to the charging station
Automatically powers the charging station when the total consumption of the electrical panel is less than 80% of its capacity for more than 15 minutes
Step 2: TYPE OF CONNECTION
Plugin or hardwired model ?
Wired charging stations (direct connection) can be installed indoors or outdoors. Generally, wired terminals have 3 to 6 feet of service wires from the top or bottom of the station (depending on the model) for easy installation in a junction box. In terms of installation, wired units are more permanent. They can be moved, but you will probably need an electrician to uninstall and then reinstall the unit at your new location.
Advantages: Costs and ease of installation inside and outside.
Disadvantages: Fixed installation.
Nema 6-50 plug
Nema 14-50 plug
The 240V plug-in terminals have a high-quality 12-inch plug. Usually the terminal is connected in a garage or near a garage. When there is a 240V outlet in these garages, it is often a welder's plug (NEMA 6-50). This is the most used type of level 2 charging station.
Nema 14-50 is the standard used for recreational vehicles (RVs). The NEMA 14-50 240-volt plug with a four-wire configuration. is the most common for Tesla charging.
Pros: Transportable and you keep the terminal when selling your property.
Disadvantages: Higher outdoor installation costs. Requires lockable box.
Step 3: INSTALLATION
Only a master electrician, qualified and competent, is able to carry out the installation and the electrical connection. Master Electricians Corporation offers training on charging stations. Certified Electricians have notions necessary for the choice of location, the installation and connection of the electrical equipment that constitutes a charging station, and they have experience in load calculation and how to choose the right power circuit.
Every installation whether inside or outside has its peculiarities and challenges. However, to simplify your purchase and without concern for quality, Rematek offers installation service for a fixed price.