It is best to have an electric vehicle or an EV charger installed by a professional because it requires background electrical knowledge. Unless you are an electrician that has some experience installing EV chargers, it is not recommended to do it on your own.
It is best to hire a certified installer to fit an electric car charger at home so that it can comply with safety regulations and the warranty will not be affected as well. Generally, most EV chargers need to be installed by a certified electrician to retain the warranty. There are many companies that provide installation services. You can check for an installer that is recommended by the EV brand.
Make sure that you check for the reputation and quality of services offered by the installer before you select them for the job. There are also bundled packages where you can get a service that covers the cost of the charger and the installation. You can also ask for recommendations from friends who have electrical vehicles and there are online forums and communities that will contain a lot of information as well. You can ask for recommendations from a trusted local car dealer as well. Sometimes the brand you buy the charger from will have recommendations. You can also search for installers online that are in your vicinity.
Safety is one of the main considerations when it comes to installing an EV charger. The installer should have in-depth knowledge and experience for the job so that the installation process can be carried out correctly. This will ensure that the charger performs at an optimal level. Incorrect installation can affect the performance of the charger. There is a lot of electricity drawn from the charger and incorrectly installed chargers can be a safety risk for the occupants in the building or anyone nearby. You can ask for several quotations from companies to get an idea of the installation cost.
This will give you an idea of the minimum and maximum price for installation. However, the price depends on the distance between the parking spot and the fuse box as well because it adds to installation chargers. When there is a higher distance, the cabling should have a higher diameter to ensure protection and it is an added expense.
You have to check that the charger is fully certified and that the installer complies with the national regulations. Generally, once the EV charger installation is completed, the electrician will have to certify the installation with a local authority ensuring that it has been done in complying with the national guidelines.
There is a charger compliance certificate that will need to be issued. You can get a copy of this from a reputed installation company. You need to check whether this compliance certificate is compulsory for your country or state. You can check with the local authority for requirements that apply to your location. This certificate will be useful when qualifying for insurance payouts in the case of damage to the charger.