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Maintenance Tips For Your EV Charger

February 23, 2024

Nowadays, more and more drivers are shifting to driving electric vehicles (EV) rather than diesel or petroleum-powered cars. With this, public authorities and private individuals are more interested in and have appreciated the value of EV chargers and the use of charging stations. If you plan to install your own EV charger at home, you need to be aware of the maintenance (and sometimes repairs) involved to keep it working effectively and efficiently. This means knowing the guidelines for each of the EV charging levels and EV charger repairs is recommended. 


Level 1 and Level 2 EV Charger Maintenance 


Non-networked electric vehicle charging stations refer to those that are stand-alone and are not part of a broader network of EV chargers. Compared to their networked counterparts, they require very little maintenance over their lifetime. A typical Level 1 EV charger unit is commonly installed in private houses and does not need so much maintenance or repairs. 


Conversely, Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations are often found in public places like parking lots and need more attention. They come in bigger charger units with more components to meet EV charging needs of the broader public. As they are more exposed to outside weather elements and are used more frequently by other EV drivers, they need more maintenance. In general, just like Level 1 chargers, Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations can be cleaned by quick wipe down of a damp cloth and a regular inspection of their parts.


Level 3 EV Charger Maintenance


Finally, a Level 3 EV charger, also known as Supercharger, is one that requires more maintenance and repairs because of its complexity. These units need to be equipped with advanced components, such as filters and cooling systems, to work properly. Moreover, users of this electric vehicle charging station need to work with manufacturers to have a service program prior to installation. This is mainly because the units in the network need to be identified by their location and other factors as well for effective maintenance and other electrical services. 

Given these differences, it becomes important that you do your homework and make sure that when you’re choosing an EV charger, either networked or not, you’re choosing hardware that best suits your charging requirements. 


A.S. Electrical Services Ltd. is a leading electrical company specializing in a wide range of residential and commercial electrical services, including EV charger installation. We install all major EV charger brands. We can also advise you on choosing the right electric vehicle charging device that best suits your needs. Contact us today to get a free quote.