EV Charger Installation Brisbane

Your Electric Vehicle Charging Solution

EV Charger Installation Brisbane

Affordable electric vehicles (EVs) are now a reality, and they’re some of the most popular new cars in Australia. The team at Martel Electrical is ready to help deliver the power you need with EV charger installation Brisbane wide. Whether you want a home EV charging station for a hybrid or full electric vehicle, our experienced electricians can ensure you have the power you need.

Martel Electrical offers EV charger installation Brisbane for all residential properties. Since most residential power circuits aren’t designed to handle big loads like EV chargers, it’s important to work with a qualified electrician. A dedicated charging station reduces the risk of damaging your existing circuits and ensures your vehicle is always charged when you need it.

The Martel team has access to charging equipment, cables and systems from the world’s leading manufacturers, so we can specify a solution for every vehicle. Get in touch with us to find out more or to book your electric car charger installation.

Which EV Charger is Right For You?

It’s important to do your research before undergoing an electric car charger installation. There is no requirement to use charging equipment supplied by carmakers like Tesla, and you may be able to save money or speed up charging times by choosing an alternative.

Whichever brand you choose to use, you’ll need to select the type of charger that best suits your vehicle and lifestyle:

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Level 1 Charging

Level 2 Charging (Single-Phase)

Level 2 Charging (Three-Phase)

Charging Rate

2.4kW to 3.7kW

7kW

22kW

Range Added Per Hour (approx)*

17km

48km

155km

Estimated Charging Time (0-100%)*

18 hours

6 hours

2 hours

*Note: these charging times are calculated based on a battery capacity of 39kWh

The best EV charger for your vehicle depends on how often you drive the car, how far you drive the car, and your budget. Choosing the right system can cut down on the electric car charger installation cost while ensuring your batteries are always topped up.

In most cases it’s better to choose an EV charger that is slightly overpowered than one that is underpowered. Consult your owner’s manual to see the recommended charging rate for your vehicle (measured in kilowatts), or ask the Martel team about selecting a compatible charger.

Our EV Charger Installation Process

There are lots of EV charging solutions on the market, and Martel Electrical can help choose the right one for your home. Picking the right system can make a big difference to your power bills and the value of your property. When you work with Martel Electrical, doing an electric car charger installation on your property is simple:

1. Select a charging system. 

There is no shortage of at-home EV chargers available. We work with systems from manufacturers like Tesla and Ocular, and we’re happy to offer honest advice to help you select the best EV charger for your home, vehicles and budget.

2. Check your electricity supply.  

Before you purchase an EV charger we’ll check your home’s electrical circuits to make sure they’re up to the task. Older homes may need to be modernised, or you may need to upgrade to three-phase power for Level 2 charging.

3. Obtain approval from Energex 

Energex has placed limits on which homes can install EV chargers and how much power they can consume. We’ll need to check with Energex to make sure your property is compatible with the charging system you’ve selected.

4. Installing your charger. 

Finally, we’ll visit your property and take care of the installation work. Whether we’re upgrading your home to three-phase power or simply installing a wall unit, we’ll make sure your new EV charger is installed safely and works perfectly.

Get a Quote on EV Charger Installation

Based on Brisbane’s northside, Martel Electrical offers electric car charger installation services across the city. Our experienced electricians have access to charging systems from leading brands, so we can specify a charger for any vehicle.

If you need an EV charger, electrical supply upgrades, or if you simply want to know whether your home is EV-ready, get in touch with us today. Each home and electrical requirements are different. Our team will discuss your specific needs to provide the most accurate quote for EV charger installation Brisbane wide.

Why Choose Us?

Quality Workmanship

Family Owned Business

Flexible Pricing 

On-Time Service

24/7 Emergency Service

10+ Years' Experience

Tesla Wall Charger Installation

Tesla pioneered the affordable electric car, and they’re still the top-selling brand in Australia. If you’ve purchased a Tesla then you may also have bought Tesla’s own home charging system. Tesla EV chargers are affordable and high quality, and Martel Electrical is equipped to perform any Tesla wall charger installation Brisbane wide.

Tesla offers single and three-phase charging solutions that are suitable for freestanding homes, townhouses and apartments. The cost of a Tesla wall charger installation Brisbane wide depends on where you want the charger located and whether you need any wiring or switchboard upgrades.

Martel Electrical recommends the Tesla Wall Connector for most homes. The Wall Connector is compatible with the Tesla Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y, and it provides up to 11kW of charging. This can add approximately 85km of range per hour, depending on the model and trim you select.

EV Charging Brands We Recommend

Ocular LTE plus wall charger

Martel can specify and supply an EV charger from one of our trusted suppliers. We typically recommend using systems from Ocular Charging.


Ocular provides state-of-the-art single-phase and three-phase chargers that are compatible with most makes and models of EV. Their latest products include LTE connectivity and smart solar charging integrations, which allows you to control and monitor your charging stations from the smartphone app.


Alternatively, we’re happy to install a wide range of EV chargers from Tesla and other manufacturers. If you purchased a charger when buying your car then give us a call – we can assess your property and provide a quote for an electric car charger installation.

Single Phase EV Charger Installation Brisbane

Most electric vehicles currently available use a single-phase charging system. Single phase EV chargers are typically compatible with your home’s existing power infrastructure, making them an affordable solution for keeping your batteries topped up. Martel Electrical can handle single-phase EV charger installation Brisbane wide for Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations:

  • Level 1 EV charging. Level 1 chargers are low-power options that are compatible with most homes. They offer slow charging rates of between 2.4-3.7kW and can top up your batteries in 5-16 hours. These types of chargers are very affordable, but they’re less convenient than Level 2 chargers and are more suitable for hybrid vehicles.
  • Level 2 EV charging. Level 2 chargers provide significantly more power than Level 1 chargers. A single-phase Level 2 charger can deliver up to 7kW of power and charge your vehicle in 2-5 hours. Level 2 EV charger installation is the ideal solution for most homes. If you have more than one electric vehicle then you may need to consider a three-phase EV charging system.

Three Phase EV Charger Installation Brisbane

Brisbane’s power grid was designed and built long before electric vehicles became a reality. That means there is limited capacity in the grid to support single-phase EV chargers at home. To make sure the power grid is stable, Energex is placing limits on which areas and suburbs can install Level 2 EV chargers.

If your home is excluded, if your power infrastructure isn’t up to the task, or if you have more than one electric vehicle, you may need to consider a three-phase charging system. Three-phase EV chargers deliver significantly more power and can allow you to charge your vehicles in just a few hours.

Martel Electrical provides three-phase EV charger installation Brisbane. Installing a three-phase power supply gives you access to far more energy, allowing you to run EV chargers up to 22kW. Not every home or vehicle is compatible with three-phase power. If you’re interested in three-phase charging, our team can assess your property and help select the right system for your needs.

EV Charger Compliance Testing and Maintenance

Like other appliances around the home, EV chargers need maintenance from time to time. Martel Electrical is equipped to test, maintain and repair all types of EV chargers, ensuring they remain compliant.

As part of our maintenance visits, we will inspect and test the system, as well as any charging cables. This allows us to identify potentially dangerous damage, corrosion or defects that may be affecting efficiency and charging times. If we do find an issue, we are typically able to repair or replace the affected part, so your EV chargers remain compliant.

If your system is unusually hot, slow to charge or displaying an error message, we can test the equipment to ensure everything is working properly. Avoid using your EV charger if you notice any of the above symptoms. Contact us if you are experiencing problems – our technicians can rectify the issue and get your system back up and running in no time.

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    EV Charger Installation Questions

    What is the price range for EV charger installation?

    You can expect to pay anywhere from $800 to $3,000 to install an EV charger in your home. This price is for the type of level 2 charger you’ll need to install if you own a fully electric vehicle. The actual cost of the service depends on:

    • The EV charger you want to install
    • Any electrical upgrade work your home needs
    • Switchboard upgrades
    • The distance from the switchboard to the charger
    • The power infrastructure in your suburb

    To get a better idea of the cost, you’ll need to contact your electrician for a quote.

     

    How much electricity is needed for the EV charger?

    Level 2 EV chargers consume between 7kW to 22kW per hour when charging electric vehicles. With most electric vehicles having a battery capacity of between 35-60kWh, you can expect to pay about $12.50 to charge the car from 0-100%.

    It’s also possible to charge electric vehicles using Level 1 chargers that consume between 2.4 and 3.6kW per hour. Commercially-available Level 3 chargers consume much more power, with some models using up to 350kW per hour.

     

    Will my current electrical switchboard handle the electrical demand?

    You will likely need to upgrade an older switchboard to support an EV charger. EV chargers are legally required to be placed on a dedicated circuit that is protected by a Circuit Breaker and a Type B Residual Current Device (RCD). This protects your home and family from any faults that occur during charging. You’ll need to contact your electrician to find out whether your switchboard needs to be upgraded as part of your EV charger installation.

    How will the electric vehicle charger be installed?

    LEV chargers are installed just like other electrical devices. The EV charging unit will typically be attached to a wall in your garage, but it’s also possible to install EV chargers outdoors or under carports. Once the charging unit is installed in the desired area, your electrician will run cables and connect the EV charger to your switchboard and mains power supply.

    How fast will the car charge?

    It can take anywhere from 1 hour to 24 hours to charge an electric car. The time it takes depends on the type of charger you are using:

    • Level 1 chargers – Level 1 “trickle chargers” can take anywhere from 12-24 hours to recharge an electric vehicle. Level 1 chargers are best suited for plug-in hybrid vehicles.
    • Level 2 chargers – Level 2 chargers typically take 4-6 hours to recharge an electric car.
    • Level 3 chargers – Level 3 fast chargers are currently only available at public charging stations. They can recharge an electric car in 1-2 hours.
     

    Can I use my solar panels to charge my car?

    Yes! Your solar panels can be used to charge an electric vehicle during the day. The power produced by solar panels needs to go somewhere. In most cases it’s fed back into the grid or into house batteries. As an alternative, your excess solar power can be used to recharge your electric vehicles. The panels may not provide enough power for fast charging, but they’ll provide a steady trickle that keeps your car ready for action.

    You’ll need to size your solar system accordingly if you want to be able to charge electric vehicles using solar power alone.