How to Choose a Home EV Charger
Charging your electric vehicle (EV) at home is convenient and makes driving electric easier than ever. Home EV charging gets even better when you upgrade from plugging into a 110-volt wall outlet to using a faster, 240V “Level 2” home charger that can add 12 to 60 miles of Range Per Hour of charging. A faster charger helps you get the most out of your EV and drive electric for more of your local and long-distance trips.
Most home chargers can charge any EV using the universal J1772™ connector (with an adapter, for Teslas), though Tesla chargers will only work with Tesla vehicles. Compatibility with your vehicle probably won’t be an issue for your home charger but there are many other details to consider when choosing an EV charger for your home. Let’s take a look at some of the most important factors to consider and questions to ask about charging at home to help you find the charger that’s right for you.
Now that you’ve mastered what to consider when buying a home charger, it’s time to take a look at your options. ChargePoint Home Flex can charge at up to 50 amps, adding up to 37 miles of Range Per Hour, supports your home’s electrical capacity, can be installed indoors or out, is UL listed for safety, includes smart features like scheduled charging and is an affordable investment.