Build It

What’s New with EV Chargers | Ask This Old House

In this video, Ask This Old House master electrician, Heath Eastman, and home technology expert, Ross Trethewey, discuss the progression of electric vehicle chargers and the role they imagine EV chargers will play in houses in the future.

SUBSCRIBE to This Old House: http://bit.ly/SubscribeThisOldHouse.

Master electrician Heath Eastman and home technology expert Ross Trethewey discuss electric vehicle chargers with This Old House host Kevin O’Connor. Electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular, and Heath has been getting many calls for charger installations from both homeowners and car dealerships. A lot of these calls are from people who don’t currently own electric cars but are planning for the future.

Ross and Heath explain the levels of EV chargers and share what they think people should have installed in their homes. The two also make some predictions about where electric vehicle installations are headed and how our garages and driveways might look different sometime in the future.

Skill Level: Professional only

Before You Install an EV Charger
1. EV chargers are NOT homeowner or DIY-friendly.
2. GFCI protection required.
3. Needs a bigger feed cable to accommodate higher amperage.

Electric Vehicle Charging Levels
Level 1: Low voltage (120V) and low amperage. 4-5 miles per hour of charge; Will come with the purchase of an electric vehicle.
Level 2: Higher voltage (240V) and higher amperage. It speeds up the charging capacity, so the vehicle can be fully charged in half the time. 15-30 miles per hour of charge, which is about the same amount of power as an electric stove or a dryer. Note: Heath and Ross recommend this level.
Level 3: DC power. Can charge a vehicle very quickly but too intense for your average home. 15-30 minutes to fully charge the car. Currently seen at charging stations at rest areas.

Where to find it?
Working with the electric panel and high voltage wiring associated with electric vehicles can be dangerous, so Heath recommends that EV chargers [https://amzn.to/3v3NgvH] should only be installed by licensed professionals.

Heath and Ross discussed a variety of topics related to electric vehicle chargers. In general, Level 1 EV Chargers will come with the purchase of an electric vehicle. Level 2 chargers, and the variety of materials associated with an installation, can be found at home centers and electric supply stores.

Looking for more step by step guidance on how to complete projects around the house? Join This Old House Insider to stream over 1,000 episodes commercial-free: https://bit.ly/2GPiYbH

Plus, download our FREE app for full-episode streaming to your connected TV, phone or tablet: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/pages/streaming-app

About Ask This Old House TV:
From the makers of This Old House, America’s first and most trusted home improvement show, Ask This Old House answers the steady stream of home improvement questions asked by viewers across the United States. Covering topics from landscaping to electrical to HVAC and plumbing to painting and more. Ask This Old House features the experts from This Old House, including general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Jenn Nawada, master carpenter Norm Abram, and host Kevin O’Connor. Ask This Old House helps you protect and preserve your greatest investment—your home.

Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House:
Facebook: http://bit.ly/ThisOldHouseFB
Twitter: http://bit.ly/AskTOHTwitter
Pinterest: http://bit.ly/ThisOldHousePinterest
Instagram: http://bit.ly/AskTOHIG

What’s New with EV Chargers | Ask This Old House
https://www.youtube.com/user/thisoldhouse/

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Make your own DIY CRAB TRAPS
What is #HIP | What to expect during Home Improvement Programme | Best Tips for HDB HIP Singapore
Drain Tile Tips, How to Install, Home Improvement Tricks
Connecting Two Shipping Containers Together! Double Wide Home, Garage, Warehouse – DIY – NO WELDING!
HOUSE RENOVATION HUGE UPDATE (WE’RE HALFWAY..) | Before & After Home Tour

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *