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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. :surprise:
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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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

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. :surprise:
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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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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$600 quote was from the Air Conditioning company that maintains my AC here in the Desert. They have an electrician who quoted me $600 over the phone.
$300 was from the local electrician that was recommended on the Nextdoor web site - 4 stars and works on Saturdays. Also received one additional quote for $310 from a Electrician who came out to my home and checked everything out.




Will see what my rebate will be from the power company. sent in paper work on Monday.
 

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Combination of proximity and responsible electrician

Yep, a good and honest electrician with close proximity to box is always good. Similar charge for me as well. 1st estimate was over $600 and included a panel replacement 'to get me into code'. For the city to issue a permit, box had to be in code for date home was built (20 years ago). Price for me included the permit ($200 and change).


$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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The range price for installation of a plug for a car charger is between 200-300$. I had installed it last years and electrician Minneapolis MN took only 250$. I think that the price of 600$ is too exaggerated for that work. I agree that a professional electrician has a high price for his work but this is too much. Ask around your friends or neighbors, they can give you the contacts of locals electricians. This way I found the electrician that worked at me.
 
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