Homeowners across the US are embracing the future of transportation by switching to electric vehicles (EVs). However, for those with limited electrical panels, typically rated at 100 amps, installing a Level 2 EV charger has been a challenge. Traditionally, this meant facing the costly prospect of a panel upgrade, which could set you back anywhere from $1,300 to $3,000. But there’s good news: Emporia has introduced an EV Charger with Load Management. This groundbreaking solution not only complies with the National Electric Code (NFPA 70), but also allows you to install the Emporia Level 2 EV Charger without the need for expensive panel upgrades.
Understanding the Challenge: Limited Panel Capacity
Your electrical panel serves as the heart of your home’s electrical system, distributing power to various appliances and devices. However, older homes often have panels with limited capacity, typically 100 amps. This capacity may not be sufficient to accommodate the high energy demands of a Level 2 EV charger, requiring homeowners to upgrade their panels, a costly and time-consuming endeavor.
The Price Tag of Panel Upgrades
Panel upgrades involve replacing your existing panel with one that has a higher capacity to handle the additional load of an EV charger. This process typically costs homeowners between $1,300 and $3,000, depending on factors like the complexity of the installation and the rates of local electricians. While this is a necessary step for some, it’s an expense that can be prohibitive for many homeowners.
Emporia’s Innovative Solution: Load Management
Emporia’s Load Management feature is a game-changer for homeowners looking to install a Level 2 EV charger without the burden of a costly panel upgrade. This innovative solution adheres to the National Electric Code (NFPA 70) while dynamically adjusting the charger’s load. This adjustment allows the sum of the breakers to exceed the panel’s service rating, ensuring your EV charges efficiently and safely.
The Benefits of Emporia’s Load Management
Load Management not only saves homeowners the expense of panel upgrades but also streamlines the process of transitioning to an electric vehicle. It’s a smart, eco-friendly choice that empowers homeowners to embrace sustainable transportation without breaking the bank.
Emporia’s EV Charger with Load Management is a groundbreaking solution for homeowners seeking to install a Level 2 EV charger with limited panel capacity. By providing a safe and cost-effective way to install a Level 2 EV charger while adhering to NFPA 70 standards, Emporia offers a practical and cost-effective way for homeowners to enjoy Level 2 EV charging. This innovation not only simplifies the transition to electric vehicles but also contributes to a greener, more sustainable future. Say goodbye to financial barriers and hello to efficient and eco-conscious EV charging with Emporia’s Load Management.