Here in the San Joaquin Valley, we’re seeing an increase in the number of electric vehicles that residents are driving. California is used to being a leader in things like this, so it comes as no surprise. If you’ve joined the trend and gone electric, you may have set up a charging station at your home. After all, this arrangement can be much more convenient than having to use a public charging station. Please remember that your EV charger may need periodic maintenance in order to keep being as efficient as it can be, and it may sometimes need to be repaired.
Troubleshooting EV Chargers
Electric vehicle chargers can sometimes experience problems, just like any other device can. Sometimes, the issue is evident. If you have your charger set up in your garage, for example, you could accidentally brush by it with a tool and damage one of the external components. If you have your charger set up outside, a falling tree branch could knock something loose. These situations call for a professional to come out and take a look at what’s going on. You may need a replacement part, or perhaps a connection needs to be tightened.
In other situations, it’s harder to see what’s going on. However, if you pay attention to your charging times, you may notice something’s wrong. If your charger output is lower than it typically is, it’s likely that a component needs to be repaired or replaced. You might not have the right tool to measure charger output, but you will be able to keep track of how long it takes to get a full charge. If it typically takes six or seven hours to get a full charge on your battery, for instance, something isn’t right if you only have 50% battery capacity after that length of time. Our team at The Electric Company can assess what’s going on at your place in Modesto and perform the necessary repairs.
Your EV charger may have come with a recommended maintenance schedule. Since you’ve already invested so much in your electric vehicle and have committed to charging at home, it would be wise to follow that maintenance schedule. That way, a professional can inspect your charging wire, outlet, and other accessible components. If it seems like something is not in its best shape, it can be taken care of before it becomes a bigger issue.
Here to Help Local Residents
At The Electric Company, we offer comprehensive services, and we’ve been working on more and more EV chargers in recent years. We’d be happy to help you if you are experiencing a problem or would like to have someone check things over to ensure maximum efficiency. Give us a call for more information.