Tesla EV Installer
home Plug-in Charging that looks great!
Have a Tesla or another electric vehicle that needs charging from your home ? Being a clean, neat skilled electrician that knows what he’s doing, I can install your E.V.S.E such as 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) or refer you to the best electricians in the area to do it. With HUNDREDS of EV Chargers installed under my belt as an E.V.S.E.-focused ELECTRICIAN in the Washington D.C. area I know what‘s going on and you will get top-quality work. As a skilled E.V. Installer with years of experience doing this day in and day out with the D.C. area’s best electrical contractor (HavePower Inc.), 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.
Common Electric Vehicle Installations Types
EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment) is my electrical focus in the Washington D.C. area. Whether you want a 240V Nema outlet next to your panel in your garage or new Tesla charger in your garage I could be your guy if you want it looking nice and neat. I’ll work under the homeowner who has their permit. I stand by my work and always comply to installation code and standards.
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 this is not a problem. All outside installation complies with Nema 3R weatherproof standards.
Pictures of Completed E.V. Charging Installs Shown in Tabs Below.
- Nema 14-50 in garage Under Panel
- Tesla Gen3 HPWC with Sub panel
- Nema 14-50 in garage
- Tesla Gen3 HPWC in carport
- Tesla Gen 2 HPWC in carport
- Chargepoint with Nema 14-50 outlet
- Tesla Gen3 HPWC in garage
- Tesla Gen 2 HPWC in garage
- Tesla Gen 3 HPWC in garage
- Dual HPWC's in garage
- Tesla In Garage Next to panel
- Tesla b/w garage doors
- Tesla right garage door
- Recessed Nema Under Panel
- Tesla On Brick House
- Surface-mounted Nema Inside Left
- Recessed Nema in Garage
- 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
- Charge Point in Garage
- Outside Garage Nema in RV box
- Juice Box in Garage
- RV BOx on House + Weatherproof GFI
- Ford Lincoln EVSE
Nema 14-50 in garage Under Panel
Gen 3 HPWC with a 100A subpanel.
Nema 14-50 in garage.
Gen 3 HPWC in carport.
In the carport is another Tesla HPWC
A ChargePoint EVSE plugged into a Nema 14-50 outlet.
A Gen 3 Tesla HPWC in the garage in proper conduit.
You can peel the sticker of this this one and be the first to see the shine from a Gen 2 Tesla HPWC ready for maximum charging at 80Amps enlcosed in 1″ conduit.
Gen 3 Tesla HPWC in garage with conduit.
Generation 2 HPWC’s 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.
The easiest and least costly option is having a NEMA outlet directly under your panel in the garage.
A lovely installation on the house right up against the driveway.
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 Charge Point charger.
A Juice Box charger.
A nema 14-50 and an outside GFI outlet.
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 since 2017 with HavePower–the Washington D.C. Area’s top Tesla recommended installer–and have focused in this niche electrical installation as a Journeyman-electrician in training.
Do you take shortcuts in your work?
My #1 rule is to do all work according to code (the National Electric Code) and meet all standards in material and workmanship for each job. I was trained under several master electricians and do work with high integrity as well going above and beyond in being aesthetically pleasing in every job. This is possible because I enjoy my 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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Since this is a niche area of skilled work, few electricians have this particular experience under their belt. Few, I would bet, would be as competent and efficient as I with executing the best pathway from your panel to the final destination.
Proper tools and methods assist in making for a fantastic looking finished piece of work.
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