Can Any Electrician Install an EV Charger?

March 1, 2024 By Jenny-mcintosh

How to Charge Your Electric Vehicle From Home

Whether you’ve already taken the plunge and invested in an electric vehicle (EV) or are just thinking about it, it’s important to look into EV car charger installers.
While public EV chargers are increasing in numbers, charging your car at home will always be more convenient. You’ll sleep easy knowing your car is charging overnight and will be ready to roll first thing in the morning. A qualified installer can give you peace of mind and a full battery.

Can I Install an EV Charger at Home?

Some EV drivers will just plug their cars into standard 10amp wall outlets to charge. However, this is an incredibly inefficient way of charging a battery big enough to power a car. Slow charging equals less juice to get you through the day — and a shorter driving range as a consequence.

The good news is that you can install a wall-mounted fast charger in your own home! Charging up to ten times faster than a plug-in socket charger, the EV charging stations from McIntosh Electrical will ensure you’re always getting a fast, energy-efficient charge in complete safety.

Plus, wall-mounted charging stations aren’t just restricted to your home. The experienced team of electricians at McIntosh Electrical can install an EV charger at your place of business, or at your investment property to attract tenants. Electric cars are the way of the future; a good quality EV charging station will make sure your building stays ahead of the curve.

Who Can Install EV Chargers?

While any electrician in Sydney based or rural, can technically install an EV charger, you’re best to find one specialising in Fast EV Charger Wallbox installations. There’s a bit more to EV charging stations than just hooking up a unit to your existing power supply — and an installation expert will know all the different factors to consider.

For example, an experienced EV charger installer will check if you have a single-phase or three-phase grid connection. If you’ve got a three-phase connection in your switchboard, you can charge your EV faster than with a single-phase connection. They’ll also find the best (and most discreet) way of running cabling from your switchboard to the charger, whether beneath your house or even in the ceiling. Plus, only an expert charging station electrician can tell if your switchboard needs to be upgraded before work commences. They’ll even be able to tackle the upgrade for you, giving your home more safety benefits.
Don’t forget, by law, any electrical installation work must be done by a licensed electrician.

Meet the EV Charging Station Installation Experts

Whether you need a BMW, Volvo or Tesla EV charger installation, McIntosh Electrical has the experienced team you need. Servicing strata, residential and commercial properties, McIntosh Electrical is proud to have Gold Master Electrician status from Master Electricians Australia. We bring our famous high-quality, customised and affordable approach to all EV charger installations.

What does this mean? We’ll ensure you have an EV charging system that will be adaptable, conserve and manage building power, and serve you well for years to come.

Beginning with a comprehensive site assessment, we’ll create a detailed design and install it with the minimum disruption to your day. We’re dedicated to providing the right solutions for even the most challenging of buildings

Contact McIntosh Electrical Today!

When you hire McIntosh Electrical, you can feel confident in the job done, knowing you’re getting Gold Master electricians with over 20 years of experience. Completing all work to a high standard every time, we’re powered by trust. With upfront and affordable pricing, we’re pleased to offer you an obligation-free quote. Contact our team to get started on your EV charging journey.