Different Types of At-Home EV Chargers

Level 1 Chargers Use a common three-prong (NEMA 5-15) 120-volt AC electrical outlet found in North America. Provide 2 to 5 miles of range per hour of charging, or about 40 miles of range on an overnight charge. Most electric cars include this charger, so no additional equipment will need installing. Level 2 Chargers Use 240-volt AC electrical service typically found in households for appliances such as electric dryers. Can deliver 25 to 35 miles of range per hour of charging with a 30-amp unit and a higher rate using chargers that feature greater power delivery, such as 32-, 40- [...]