Los Angeles EV Charger Services
An electric car is a big investment, but if the charging station isn’t working right, that investment is going to stay in the garage.
Mega Power Electric's EV charger services in Los Angeles include everything from repair to ongoing maintenance to troubleshooting and more.
What are the Signs an EV Charger Needs Repair?
Keeping an eye out for the signs the EV charger may be in need of repair is very important to maintain its optimal function.
Here are some of the warning signs to look out for in order to ensure safe and effective operation of the electric vehicle charging station:
- A lack of power from the charger: If the EV charger isn’t providing enough power, then it might not be able to effectively charge the car’s battery. This could be due to a number of things, including a worn-out breaker, faulty wiring, or even a problem with the socket itself.
- Power surges: Power surges can cause damage to the components within the EV charger, and can cause it to malfunction or even become unsafe. If sudden spikes in power output are noticed when charging begins, this may be a sign that the EV station needs repair.
- Tripped breaker: If someone experiences frequent tripped breakers when attempting to charge up your car’s battery, then this may indicate that there is an issue with the EV charging system. It could mean something simple like overloading on wattage, or it could be more serious, like internal wiring flaws.
- Discoloration or charring around plugs: Discoloration or charring around plugs indicates overheating caused by either too much resistance in the circuit, or poor insulation of wires. All of which are fire hazard risks.
- Unusual noises coming from the unit: Rattling, buzzing, or humming noises coming from inside an EV charger usually indicate loose components or damaged parts, which require immediate attention for safety reasons.
Keep Your EV Charger Humming
If any of the above signs occur during use of your electric vehicle charging station, then we would highly recommend calling on our Los Angeles EV charger services today.
How do You choose the right EV charger for YOur car?
Consider factors like your vehicle's battery capacity, charging speed, and where you'll be installing the charger (home, workplace, public charging station) when choosing the right charger.
What types of EV chargers are there?
There are three main types: Level 1 (120-volt), Level 2 (240-volt), and DC fast chargers.
Level 1 chargers are slow, while Level 2 and DC fast chargers are faster.
How long does it take to charge an electric car?
Charging time varies depending on the charger's power level and the vehicle's battery capacity.
Level 1 chargers can take several hours, while Level 2 chargers are faster, typically charging an EV in 4-8 hours.
DC fast chargers can charge an EV to 80% in 30 minutes or less.
Can You install an EV charger at home?
Yes, you can install a Level 2 charger at home if you have a dedicated 240-volt circuit.
Level 1 chargers can be plugged into a standard 120-volt outlet.