Tesla EV Installer
AT home Plug-in Charging that looks great!
If you have or are getting a Tesla or any other electric vehicle, I can refer you to the best electricians to professionally install your Tesla High Power Wall Connector (HPWC) or NEMA 14-50 outlet at your home (not to mention other brands such as Juice Box, Charge Point and Clipper Creek). With HUNDREDS of EV Chargers installed under my belt as an ELECTRICIAN in the Washington D.C. area I know what‘s going on and you will get top-quality work. As a specialized and skilled E.V. Installer, you will be totally satisfied at the finished product for your in-home Level 2 240V Electric Vehicle charging needs. Quality Tesla EV installation in Virginia, Maryland and DC.
NOTE: I will be ready for Business in 2022! Until then I will refer you to the best in the industry.
Common Electric Vehicle Installations Types
EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment) is my electrical focus in the Washington D.C. area. Should you simply want to install a 240V outlet next to your panel in your garage or if you want a new 100Amp Tesla charger in your detached garage but your main breaker panel is all the way across your property in your basement–it can be done with skill! Whatever your layout is I can get it done so let’s see how we can do it.
Panel in Garage with Nema 14-50 outlet
This is the least expensive option since I don’t have to work inside the house and the electrical panel is already in final proximity. The Nema 14-50 (50amp breaker with 40 amp continuous draw using #6 copper wires) provides you with the best value for charging. Simple, easy and effective.
Panel in Garage with Tesla HPWC or Other Charger
Your electrical panel is already in final proximity there is no work inside your house. If you already have purchased your Tesla High Power Wall Connector or other manufactures charger I can install it where you would like it.
Panel not in Garage
This is a common scenario where your panel is most likely in your basement (or in some area in your house) far away from your car. No problem because I have mastered the art of fishing and pulling wire through your houses (with minimal holes) to your final destination.
If you want your charger outside and attached to a side of your house then I will install a weatherproof outlet on the side of your home. Perfect solution for those without garages.
Outside Chargers/Outlets on a buried Post
If you want your charger outside, such as next to your driveway but not attached to your home, then I will need to dig an 18″ trench (per code) from your home to the final destination and install a weatherproof outlet (or your supplied charger) on a post buried in the ground.
At this time, I choose to focus and specialize in this new, exciting and fun E.V. market and thereby outperform 9 out of 10 other electricians who are getting into this. In other words, I am far ahead in the learning curve. That being said, I enjoy installing ultra-thin recessed wafer lights such as the Lithonia brand.
Pictures of Completed Installs Shown Below.
- Tesla HPWC in garage
- Dual HPWC's in garage
- Tesla In Garage Next to panel
- Tesla b/w garage doors
- Tesla right garage door
- Tesla On Brick House
- Recessed Nema Under Panel
- Recessed Nema in Garage
- Surface-mounted Nema Inside Left
- Nema on Right
- Nema on Right
- another Nema
- Enclosed Nema on a post
- RV Box on a post
- RV box along Brick wall
- RV BOx on House + Weatherproof GFI
- RV box on House
- Outside Garage Nema in RV box
- Charge Point in Garage
- Juice Box in Garage
This new garage boasts a 100Amp-ready Tesla HPWC ready for maximum charging at 80Amps.
Dual charging (load sharing) at 100Amps. Meaning the any single car will charge at the maximum rate with one charger until another car is also plugged to the other charger the load will be shared between the two. Per code, this type of installation requires a service-disconnect switch within sight.
An easy option.
A lovely installation on the house right up against the driveway.
The easiest and least costly option is having a NEMA outlet directly under your panel in the garage.
Nema outlet Recessed in the wall
A super-sized weather-proof enclosure on a post at the edge of the driveway in the customer’s front yard.
A Nema 14-50 in an RV box on a post next to driveway.
A nema 14-50 and an outside GFI outlet.
A Charge Point charger.
A Juice Box charger.
Amount of Quality
Done to the National Electric Code.
Freequently Asked Questions
My name is Andrew, a second-generation native of Northern VA, McLean. I have been professionally installing E.V. chargers as an electrician for several years with an electrical installation company under Tesla certification and had the opportunity to know some of the best electricians in the D.C. area.
Do you take shortcuts in your work?
How does the finished work look ?
What is the process?
After your submit your pictures via email I will reply with an estimate. If the job is very straightforward and you accept the quote price then I’ll get the job done on the first visit. If the job looks more detailed and specialized (particularly with panels on the other side of the house) then I will make a visit for a visual and final estimate.
Should I get a Tesla HWPC Charger or use a NEMA 14-50 outlet?
The recommended home charging installation for Tesla vehicles is a 240 volt NEMA 14- 50 outlet. The Nema 14-50 will be your cheapest and most cost-effective option with a max charge up to 40amps on a 50amp breaker. However, since Tesla Model 3’s only charge up to 32amps this plug is most the cost effective because getting a HWPC will cost you between $500-600. The Tesla Wall Connector is fully weatherproof. Any NEMA outlet placed outdoors it will require a weatherproof enclosure such as an RV Box.
Where should I place my charger or Nema Outlet?
For practicality, you should have it nearest the charge port where the car will be parked. For Tesla’s that’s located at the far end of the driver’s side. Also, If you are getting a Tesla Wall Connector keep in mind there is the short 8 foot version an the 24 foot long version. Proper planning with the short version is a must because you only have 6 feet or so of usable cord, so having it right near your driver’s-side rear bumper is the only option. When in doubt get the long cord.
How soon can you do the work?
It is possible within a few days or up to a week or two weeks out. It just depends on my schedule.
What if my main electrical panel is full and I don't have the capacity or space to add another large circuit to charge my car?
It all depends on what you currently have loaded in your panel if you are already at capacity (meaning adding an E.V. circuit would put you over capacity). Once you send in pictures it can be determined.
A “heavy-up” (a total service upgrade) is acommon occurrence for those with already full electrical panels with less-than 200amps of electrical service coming into their homes (200amps is now considered the norm). Many older homes are not yet updated from years ago when 100 to 150amps was all a house needed. In such a case, adding a new double-spaced 240volt 2-pole breaker breaker in your panel at 50amps or more to run your E.V. charger would likely put you over capacity. Such a case, this would require a ‘heavy up’, which means to upgrading to a new electrical panel as well as upgrading your outside Service Entrance Cable (the cable that feeds your panel) so that can handle the increased amperage. This is the most expensive option but also the most thorough for future proofing your entire home’s electrical requirement for years to come
However, just because your panel is full doesn’t necessarily mean you need known as a “heavy up”. It could be an easy (and cheapest) option to replace some of your current breakers with tandem breakers to make room for the larger needed double-pole breakers for your E.V. charging. Another option could mean adding a sub-panel next to your main panel to make room in your main panel for the E.V. breaker and other breakers in the future, which is a great option and much cheaper than a heavy up. However, all must be determined based on what is going on in your panel.
If you cut holes in the drywall will you repair it too?
No. You will need to either find someone to patch it or you can alternatively purchase spring-loaded ‘access panels’ at home depot to fit over the holes, usually sold in the plumbing section. Please note that I always cut the drywall as neatly and squarely as possible and return the pieces to their respective holes.
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Why Choose Me
Since this is a new market of skilled work , very few residential and commercial electricians have this particular experience under their belts as I do when working inside unfamiliar areas of your house. When working in your home or garage I know exactly what needs to be done and I know the guys who are the best at this.
Proper tools and methods to make your project look great in your most important place–your home. My job is not only to do it 100% correct but also to make it look really nice!
Easy to contact and work with. Send me an email and lets work out the best solution.