The Cost Of Installing EV Charging Units
The cost of an EV wall connector installation will depend on the size and location of the charging unit. The bigger the kilowatts, the bigger the price, and how far the wall connector is from the power supply board will also affect the installation cost. Homeowners prefer installing the Type 2 charging unit; the batteries charge fast, some within 5 to 6 hours, but this depends on the kilowatts of charge power. Some clients are happy just to top up their vehicles from a 10 amp power outlet as this procedure would allow extra savings over a dedicated circuit.
Installing a standard power outlet costs less than an allocated power supply, but the charging could be faster and more convenient. The cost of installing a PowerPoint can range from $200 to $350 but will depend on the complexity of the work.
A Type 2 installation, whether a single-phase or 3-phase supply, will cost more than the standard PowerPoint installation. The single-phase supply to the wall connector shows installation prices ranging from $350 to $1200.
How the cables are installed can determine the price, and on quite a few jobs, we have installed conduits for cable protection with some surface mounted and underground.
What is the distance between the switchboard and the wall connector?
The further the location of the charging unit, the slight increase in cost there will be. We usually supply a 6mm cable to the wall connecter, but some systems require only a 4mm; the smaller the power supply, the less cost for the installation. Another determining part for cost, the safety switch or the RCBO, is the more significant the amperage and the slight price increase for the installation.
Installing a 3-phase power supply is our recommended installation for EV charging. A 22KW wall connector will charge your vehicle within 6 hours, allowing for more convenience and satisfactory charging. This type of installation costs more than the single-phase power supply due to the cable amount, size and amperage of the RCBO.
The difference in the cable between 3 phase and single is the number of cable cores. A single phase has three cores, and the 3 phase has five, allowing for more current across the extra 2 phases. All the same factors as the single-phase will determine the cost of the 3-phase power supply, the length and size of the cable, the amperage of the 3-phase RCBO and the installation method. The installation cost of a 3-phase power supply to your EV charging unit can range from $450 – $1500.
We Can Quote All Types Of EV Charging Units; Please Call Ken Directly At 0405 83 83 83 For All Wall Connector Queries.
Ken and his staff are trustworthy, skilled and qualified professional electricians. Fully licensed, ACMA registered, and holds a security master license for security installations. Contact us if you need help or have questions about EV charging in Sydney and surrounding areas.