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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-18-2019, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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Level 2 Charger - 240 NEMA plug needed

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Just bought a Level 2 charger for my base model 2018 Honda Clarity. It's a Jakayla level 2 - 32amp portable charger and I need a 240 - NEMA 14-50R socket installed in the garage. not a big job, since electrical box is on the same wall and there's easy access.


Was wondering if anyone has had this plug installed in their garage lately? The reason I'm asking is that I called the company that services our air conditioner and has an Electrician. Over the phone he gave me a quote of $600 and said he charges this all the time. I was shocked. I'm getting the feeling that when you call a Electrician and you tell them that you need a plug for a car charger, they think Tesla and $$$$$. I explained to the Electrician that I did not own a Tesla and I did not pay 100K for my car.
I have two more quotes that I'm trying to get this week. Hopefully this is not a trend. I want to have the plug installed by a Professional Electrician, but I don't want to pay too much to have install.


Any else have this happen? is there a price range to have installed?


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$650 in so cal
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Have your electrician come out for a quote so he has to talk to your face and walk away if he can't close the deal on installation. I had three quotes ranging for $6+ to $138 +$30 for the city permit. Was a family business and he enjoyed listening to my Navy stories as his son is in the Navy. Like you, the plug was snaked through the wall to about 2 feet from the box. In the 2nd photo you can just see where the plug goes. I chose to do it that way rather than direct wire in case I move and the buyer doesn't have an EV. Good luck

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Greetings,


Just bought a Level 2 charger for my base model 2018 Honda Clarity. It's a Jakayla level 2 - 32amp portable charger and I need a 240 - NEMA 14-50R socket installed in the garage. not a big job, since electrical box is on the same wall and there's easy access.


Was wondering if anyone has had this plug installed in their garage lately? The reason I'm asking is that I called the company that services our air conditioner and has an Electrician. Over the phone he gave me a quote of $600 and said he charges this all the time. I was shocked. I'm getting the feeling that when you call a Electrician and you tell them that you need a plug for a car charger, they think Tesla and $$$$$. I explained to the Electrician that I did not own a Tesla and I did not pay 100K for my car.
I have two more quotes that I'm trying to get this week. Hopefully this is not a trend. I want to have the plug installed by a Professional Electrician, but I don't want to pay too much to have install.


Any else have this happen? is there a price range to have installed?


thank you
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Just got a quote for $300.

plus I just found out that my power company ( IID ) is giving rebates for buying and installing a Level 2 charger. up to $500.


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Do not say th outlet is for an electric car. Say it is for a dryer or welder.
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Try it yourself. Cost less than $50. I bought 14-15r receptical, gang box, cover, appropriate pvc, 40 amp breaker and 5 feet of 6 g wire. Mounted receptical right next to breaker box. Took about an hour. I am not an electrician but somewhat handy. Plus, you tube has several installs. Try it yourself. And yes, I was lucky I did not have to run wire...that may be the trickiest par
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I installed the receptacle and the wiring myself. Had an electrician come in to install the circuit breaker, who charged me $75. I went to the county office and applied for the permit myself - as home owner. While applying for permit, make sure you specify that the permit is for the receptacle and not the EV charger.
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$200 in Oklahoma. Simple installation for the electrician, as I needed the 14-50 plug only a few feet from the breaker box, plus I have 200amp service with plenty of unused breaker slots in the box. I had already purchased a 14-50 outlet, so that reduced my bill from the electrician by a good $20-$30.

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Update:
Installation completed today. $300 for 240V plug for new Jakayla Level 2 32 Amp vehicle charger.
Charged car from below10% to 100% in 2 hours, 10minutes.
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What did you do to go from a $600 quote to $300?
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