Get a FREE 7-Year Warranty with purchase of a Generac generator from Ideal Electric! Offer valid April 1st - May 12th. Terms & conditions apply. See promotion.

Reviews Electrician serving homes & businesses 262-628-1948 West Bend, WI

Level 1 Chargers

Level 1 EV Charger Installation in Southeastern Wisconsin

Level 1 EV Charger Installation in Southeastern Wisconsin

Ideal Electric Makes Installation Easy

Looking to install a level 1 EV charger in your Southeastern Wisconsin home? Ideal Electric has you covered. Our seamless installation process ensures safe and reliable charging for your electric vehicle. We’ll help you determine if a level 1 charger is right for you and handle all the details of installation. Get a quote from our licensed electricians.

Get Quote


Ideal is licensed and experienced in level 1 charger installation

Why Choose Ideal Electric for Level 1 Chargers?

We make adding a Level 1 charger to your home as easy as possible. Every electrical vehicle home charger install comes with professionalism and a commitment to following electrical compliance and safety guidelines. Contact us for prompt service at a fair price.

Choose Ideal For

What is a Level 1 EV Charger?

A level 1 EV charger is a basic electric car charging solution which connects to a conventional 120-volt electrical outlet. It is the slowest charging option, with a replenishment range of up to 4-5 miles per hour. While it is slower than other charging methods, Level 1 chargers are less expensive and in general take less installation time and effort.

Level 1 vs Level 2 EV Chargers

 Level 1 ChargersLevel 2 Chargers
Charging Speed 4-5 range miles per hour 25-30 range miles per hour
Installation Cost $500 - $2000 $1,500 - $3,000
Voltage Requirements 120V AC 240V AC
Outlet Type NEMA 5-15 NEMA 14-50
Use Cases Residential Residential Commercial
Tax Credit Eligible Yes Yes

Level 1 EV chargers can be suitable for owners who do not drive as often and do not want to invest in an expensive charging solution. Level 2 chargers require specialized charging outlets and higher voltage requirements. Additionally, if your home has an older style electrical panel, you’ll have to upgrade your panel to handle the added capacity of an EV charger.

Factors to Consider Before Installing a Level 1 EV Charger

Before installing a level 1 EV charger, there are factors you should consider to ensure your charger meets your needs and works as intended.

  1. Charging Needs: Level 1 chargers are the slowest charging option, so it's important to consider your daily driving needs and how much range you will need daily.
  2. Electrical Capacity: Level 1 chargers require a standard 120-volt electrical outlet, as long as your home has a modern enough electrical system. It’s best to consult your electrician on your home’s capability to accept a level 1 charger.
  3. Outlet Location: Consider where the electrical outlet where the level 1 charger will be plugged in. The outlet should be located in a safe and convenient location accessible to your electric vehicle.
  4. Installation Requirements: Installing a level 1 charger comes with fewer challenges, but it's important to ensure the installation is correct and follows all guidelines. Some installation requirements may include mounting the charger on a wall, using a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet, and ensuring the wiring and connections are properly installed.
  5. Budget: Level 1 chargers are typically the least expensive charger outright, but it's still important to consider your budget and ensure the final cost of the charger and installation is within your means.

Frequently Asked Questions About Level 1 EV Chargers

Is level 1 charging better for EV batteries?

Level 1 charging is a slow and steady charging option that provides a low-power charge to an EV battery. While this type of charging is suitable for short and infrequent driving needs, it may not be the best option for longer trips or frequent use. Ultimately, the best charging option for an EV battery will depend on an individual’s needs and usage patterns.

Is it bad to charge an EV at level 1?

No, it is not bad to charge an EV at level 1. Charging an EV at level 1 provides slow and steady range replenishment sufficient for several daily driving needs. However, since level 1 charges slower, it may not be suitable for drivers who take longer trips or drive more frequently.

Do I really need a level 2 charger?

Whether or not you need a level 2 charger depends on your individual driving needs and charging habits. Energy Star recommends those who drive 40 miles or more per day consider a level 2 charger. A level 1 charger, however, could be sufficient for drivers who travel around 30 miles or fewer.

Contact Ideal Electric for the installation of a level 1 EV charger in your Southeastern Wisconsin home.

Oh no!

JavaScript is required for full site functionality.