Level 2 chargers are a must-have for EV owners – the higher-powered chargers cut charging time from 8-12 hours to just 3-5 hours, depending on the car. Plus, many level 2 chargers now include “smart” capabilities, including mobile app monitoring, delayed charging, and charging that responds to your home energy usage.

Level 2 home chargers typically use a 240V outlet, which can be installed in homes for a couple hundred dollars. Different chargers vary in their amperages, or charging capabilities, so a 30A charger will charge slower than a 40A.

Level 2 Charger Cost

Level 2 charging stations come in a range of prices, depending on a number of different factors. Different amperage, cord length, design, country of production, and smart technology compatibility can all affect this range. Most chargers on the market range from $500 to $1000, with increasing features.

Depending on where you live, you may want to consider your government’s rebates for level 2 charging stations as well. Quebec offers up to $600 for purchase and installation, while Ontario offers up to $1000.

Level 2 Charger Installation

Unlike level 1 chargers, which can be plugged into a 120V household outlet, level 2 chargers require a 240V outlet (similar to those used by washing machines and dryers). Depending on your household’s electrical layout, installation of your level 2 charger will cost between $1000 and $2000. Installations must be done by a professional electrician, due to the high voltages involved. When choosing an electrician, be sure that they are familiar with EV chargers and the process of installation.

Meo Electric’s electricians are specialised in EV charger installations. Get a free estimate for your project here.

1. EVDuty-40 - 30A, $739

EV Duty Charger

Pros:

  • Portable
  • Easy installation and maintenance
  • 3 year warranty
  • Made in Canada
  • Free shipping within Canada
  • Options for longer cables

Cons:

  • No smart charging capabilities

Coming in at a very affordable price point is the Canadian-made EVDuty 30A Level 2 charger. With this charger you have the option to make it portable or install it permanently. Canadians also get the benefit of free shipping with this charging station!

2. 30A FLO Home Charger, $1295

Flo Home

Pros:

  • Smart charging capabilities, access info through their app
  • Made in Canada
  • Stylish design
  • 3 year warranty
  • 25 ft cable

Cons:

  • Pricier than other home chargers
  • Hard-wired (permanent) installation required

Canadian EVSE company AddÉnergie recently announced their home charging solution, the Flo Home Charger. The residential model brings AddÉnergie’s smart charging technology to the home, allowing you to manage your energy usage and charging using the FLO Network. On top of this, it is designed to last at least 2x longer than the normal charging station.

3. Leviton EVB40-PST EV Charger - 40A, $900

Leviton

Pros:

  • Easy to move, non-permanent installation
  • 3 year warranty
  • 25 ft cable

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • Installation kit sold separately ($140)
  • No smart charging capabilities

This charging station offered by Leviton, a company that is recommended by at least four major automakers, offers a very quick charge due to it’s amperage level of 40. Canadians should take into account that this charging station is made in the United States and is priced in USD.

4. Schneider Electric 30 Amp Indoor Electric Vehicle Charging Station, $799

Home Depot

Pros:

  • Delayed charging
  • Stylish design
  • Easy to install
  • 18 month warranty
  • 18 ft charging cable

Cons:

  • Only suitable for indoor installation
  • Hard-wired (permanent) installation required

Schneider’s 30A level 2 charger is highly reviewed by customers. It’s design is incredibly stylish and you can even personalize the charger by covering it with a skin. It also allows you to schedule when you want to charge your vehicle with it’s delayed charging feature.

5. ClipperCreek HCS-40 32A, $565 US

Clipper Creek

Pros:

  • 3 Year warranty
  • Low price
  • 25 ft charging cable

Cons:

  • No smart charging capabilities

ClipperCreek’s charging station is highly recommended and can be easily installed indoors or outdoors. Canadians should take into account that this charging station is priced in USD.

6. JuiceBox™ Pro 40 - Smart 40-Amp EVSE, $599 US

Electric Motor Werks

Pros:

  • 3 year warranty
  • Portable option
  • Smart charging capabilities, accessible through smartphone app
  • 24 ft charging cable
  • Low Price

Cons:

  • Less sleek design

The cheapest level 2 charging station on our list is JuiceBox’s Pro 40. This charging station charges just as fast as Leviton’s but comes in at a way more affordable price. It offers charging scheduling, energy metering, and WiFi connectivity which are all accessible through their app. It also has the option to be made portable!

Choosing a Level 2 Charger

Meo can help you choose the best EV charger for your home, based on your charging needs, budget, and home electrical setup. Plus, once we’ve found the perfect charger for you, Meo Electric is the only company that lets you buy and install any electric vehicle charger in one step!

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