Chris Odlum Electrical Ltd are now approved installers for Tesla Wall Connectors. Approved installers have undergone additional training on best practices and product information to ensure you are getting the best solutions for your EV charging.
Brought a new EV and it is taking for ever to charge?
If you have purchased a new EV car and tried to charge it from the supplied 10A IC-CPD (In-Cord Control & Protection Device) you will have noticed that it takes a very long time for a full charge using this method. This is known as Mode 2 EV Charging. With this method of charging the charging current is limited to a maximum of 16 Amps (3.7KW)
Typical Charging times for Mode 2 IC-CPD type power supplies as stated in Standards NZ Table 1 (Pg 24) of snz-pas-60112021 The IC-CPD power supplies from different car manufacturers can range from
1.5KW (6Amp) which would provide approx. 9.0Km p/Hour of Charge and could take approx. 50 Hours for full charge
1.8 KW (8Amp) which would provide approx. 11.0Km p/Hour of Charge and could take approx. 42 Hours for full charge
3.7KW (16Amp) which would provide approx. 22.0Km p/Hour of Charge and could take approx. 20Hours for full charge
As you can see the above method of charging is very slow and may not be suitable for everyone's needs. You may require a solution to charge your EV faster so your car is ready to go again for the following day.
With a Mode 3 Charger there are a range of options and sizes available and this can up your charging rate for Single Phase units up to 7.4 KW and Three phase units up to 22KW massively reducing the charge time required.
Typical Charging times for Mode 3 Wall Box type power supplies as stated in Standards NZ Table 1 (Pg 24) of snz-pas-60112021
Single Phase 230V 7.4KW (32Amp) which would provide approx.44Km p/Hour of charge and could take approx. 10 Hours for a full Charge.
Three Phase 400V 22.0KW which would provide approx. 131km p/Hour of charge and could take approx. 3.5 hours for a full charge.
We can supply & Install all main brand EVSE Wall Connectors (Electric Vehicle Supply equipment) in the Te Awamutu and surrounding areas to dramatically speed up your charging speed of your new EV.
We will need to do a site assessment to see what power supply you currently have, what your current loading in your house is to see how much capacity we have left for charging, where your switchboard is and the best location and method of wiring the new dedicated charger circuit in your home. Once we have done this assessment we can then provide you with best options and pricing on your EVSE solutions.
June / July 2023 Special Price
During June & July 2023 we are offing Tesla Gen 3 -7.4KW Full supply & Installation with Type 2 Connector starting at $2299.00 Inc GST T & C's apply
This price is for installation within 2 meters of Switchboard
Job to be located in Te Awamutu or within 5Km of Town (Additional Travel costs for jobs out of town)
Site must have internet available -If WIFI signal is week in area of installation additional booster of network may be required.
Site power supply must be sufficient to allow for the additional load. -We will need to do a site assessment to confirm power supply will be able to provide additional load of charger.
Site Electrical Switchboard must meet Current Standards and be suitable for new connection of Tesla Wall charger.
This Price is subject to Supplier Pricing not increasing. -COE reserve's the right to cancel this offer or adjust if at any time our buy prices on the Tesla Units are increased.
Price to be confirmed after a site visit and assessment or power supply.
Did you also know that the Tesla Gen 3 wall boxes are not just limited to Tesla owners. The one pictured below is one we have recently installed for a brand new Ford Mustang Mach GT. A full charge will now only take 10-14 hours for this happy customer The Tesla wall connectors are a super affordable option and full of safety features to protect you and your big investment and they work with any EV with a type 2 connector. (Type 2 is the current standard for nearly all new EVs in NZ)
Tesla Gen 3 Wall Connector Installation
We have some of the best test equipment in the industry
At Chris Odlum Electrical Ltd we do not do things by Halves so we only use the best test equipment available in the industry. This means that not only can we supply and install your dedicated EVSE circuit and EV Supply equipment but we can then accurately test and certify your installation too.
This verification process ensures that your complete EVSE installation is safe, all of the built in safety features of the EVSE Supply equipment are tested and working correctly and it is ready to use on your latest investment.