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Electric Car Charging Solutions For Calgary

Home, Work, Apartments, Condominiums, Retail Centers, Dealerships and More

Call (1 877 353 0367) or Email info@traditionalelectric.ca For Install or Service On Your Electric Car Charger

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Eliminate The Need to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

Get Access To Black Box Technology

Our company has access to Black Box Technology eliminating the need to upgrade your electrical panel in certain situations, saving you thousands of dollars.

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Fast, Affordable and Safe EVC Solutions

Since 2011 Traditional Electric Has Been Delivering Fast, Affordable and Safe Electric Car Charging Solutions

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A majority of electric car charging is performed at home. Our mission is to make the entire process of purchasing, installing, and servicing your new home charging solution as seamless and effortless as possible.

Consider the experts in design, planning, installation, networking, craftsmanship, service, and support. Let Traditional Electric provide a smart solution for your business today.

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Commercial Electric Car Chargers

OUR EXPERT TEAM Service Superchargers for Car Dealerships across Canada Coast to Coast. Since 2012 Traditional Electric Has Delivered Fast, Affordable and Safe Electric Car Charging Solutions.

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Smarter, Faster Electric Car Charging

Need to charge your electric car faster at home? There’s a smart way, and a not smart way to keep your EV charged at home.

Over 95% of electric car charging is performed at home – so why settle for a slow charger or a badly set up charging system?

Let the team from Traditional Electric set you up with a fast electric car charger right where you need it most.

Why Us

The Benefit Of Choosing Us

We are fully licensed electrical company that has been installing 240 Volt EV charges for over 10 years. With us you get a no hassle installation with installers that have the expertise and knowledge to make your EV charge installation as seamless as possible. Our company also has proprietary black box technology eliminating the need to upgrade your electrical panel in certain situations.

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Authorized Level 2 and 3 Installers and Service for Tesla, Porsche and most major auto brands

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One stop shop for all your EV charging needs

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Proudly serving Canadians for over 15 years

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10 Years Experience

Over 10 years experience with EV installation

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Our Solutions

Home Electric Car Chargers

Over 95% of electric car charging is performed at home, thus our mission is to make the entire process of purchasing, installing, and servicing your new home charging station as seamless and effortless as possible.

Our Solutions

Commercial Electric Car Chargers

OUR EXPERT TEAM Service Superchargers for Car Dealerships across Canada Coast to Coast. Since 2012 Traditional Electric Has Delivered Fast, Affordable and Safe Electric Car Charging Solutions

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Vehicle manufacturers recommend that you plug in your vehicle any time you are parked. This allows you to maximize your range as well as the life of the battery. Some utilities do offer time-of-use rates meaning it may be more cost effective to charge during off-peak hours to save on electricity costs. Check with your local utility to determine if this is available.

That largely depends on the type of charging system.

  • Level 1 can take over 24 hours to charge.
  • Level 2 is the most popular system for residential and takes about 6-12 hours for a full charge depending upon the vehicle and charging Ampacity.
  • Level 3 can charge your batteries to 80% in as little as 11 minutes, but this is only for commercial use due to the power required.

To get a 40 amp charge rate you’re going to require a 50 amp breaker. The reason for this is that breakers are only rated for 80% of their capacity as a safety mechanism. Below are the ampacity rates for their respective Breaker.

  • 15A Breaker = 12A Charge Rate
  • 20A = 16A Charge Rate
  • 30A = 24A Charge Rate
  • 40A = 32A Charge Rate
  • 50A = 40A Charge Rate
  • 60A = 48A Charge Rate

Yes and No. The actual Receptacle Is the same, they both use a NEMA 14-50R receptacle but the electrical system for an EV and a Range are extremely different. Using a range electrical system for an EV receptacle has a very high chance of causing a fire and will not pass inspection.

Most plugs (or nozzles) which are the end inserted into the vehicle, are the same for North America. Most EVs sold in North America (Mitsubishi being the exception) use the same standard Level 2 charging plug called an SAE J1772 (IEC Type 1), also known as a J plug. This means you can charge any electric vehicle at any standard Level 2 charging station in North America. As for level 3 chargers, North American EVs use an SAE CCS1 combo plug, not every EV can charge at level 3 chargers. You’ll need to check your vehicle specifications. The last connector is the one used by Teslas. That connector is used for level 2 and 3 Tesla Supercharging stations and is only compatible with Tesla cars.

When it comes to electric appliances, car chargers are unique. When you plug in your car the charger will be drawing the maximum power available for many hours. This type of continuous load requires a specialized design in order to provide optimal performance & long-term reliability. Additionally, specialized knowledge of the car as well as the charger is essential to ensure long term compatibility.

If you have chosen to go with a larger ampacity charger, then it is very likely that you will exceed your house’s load calculation. The first solution is to upgrade your panel to accommodate the EV Charger, this can be expensive though. Fortunately, there is a better solution to this problem, a product called Black Box. Black Box is a power management system that monitors your service and turns off the charger if the main service is becoming overloaded. Black Box will automatically turn the charger back on when the service is able to handle the ampacity again meaning you never have to worry.

There are 3 different Levels of chargers. The first is level 1 and uses 120 volts and is what your standard Home receptacle would use. Level 2 uses 208-240 volts which is the most common level for both residential and commercial applications. Level 3 uses voltages above 240 and is only applicable to commercial applications. Refer to our posts section for more details.

  1. Getting the required information about your home so we can determine what will be involved in your installation. This will include the charging location, service of your panel, is there space in your panel for the chargers breaker, and what size breaker would you want, as this will affect the charge rate. Information like this is necessary to provide you with the right electrical system for your charger.
  2. Choosing whether you would like a receptacle or a Specific EV Wall charger installed. Most major brands sell wall chargers that they suggest but these are not a necessity to charge your vehicle. Though they do add some more functionality, you can get a NEMA 14-50R Receptacle installed instead to save on some cost.
  3. Once you have chosen which electrical system you would like installed, we schedule a date that works for you and get your Charging system installed hassle-free. We provide the permit and pay for the inspection fee but it will be up to you to contact the local inspection agency and allow them to complete their inspection of the new charger electrical system. This inspection is mandatory and is required by law.

A load calculation is a formula that electricians use to make sure that the service provided is sized correctly to handle the loads your house demands. This calculation has to take into account all electrical loads that are available in your house. EV chargers are a very high demanding load and affect the load calculation dramatically. By adding an EV charger you may exceed the load calculation causing the electrical inspection to fail, so it is always important to do the load calculation before starting any work. If someone were to ignore the calculation and install the EV charger anyways, the main electrical panel disconnect would trip leaving the entire house without power.

Each installation is unique and varies among customers. The national average ranges from $700- $5,000 and is influenced by factors such as the age of your home, the location of your charging station, utility involvement, permitting costs, etc. Fill out our quote request form to get your free customized quote today.

That entirely depends on how much you drive. For example, a Tesla Model S that drives 60 kms per day will average 13.2kWh of electricity used. With the national average cost per kWh of $0.16 (not including distribution charges) that would come to a total of $ 2.15 per day. Your advisor can give specific numbers based on your car, driving habits and local electric costs. So, if you are to drive 200 km it would cost you about $7 (not including utility company distribution cost add ons we all hate)

Most car batteries can be fully recharged using a Level 2 home charging station in as little as 6-12 hours. With a Level 1 home charger it can take between 15-84 hours using a dedicated household outlet. Your advisor will give you estimated charge time based on your specific car and selected charger.

When it comes to electric appliances, car chargers are unique. When you plug in your car the charger will be drawing the maximum power available for many hours. This type of continuous load requires a specialized design in order to provide optimal performance & long-term reliability. Additionally, specialized knowledge of the car as well as the charger is essential to ensure long term compatibility.

90% of charging happens at home. Home chargers offer extremely fast charging times, up to 10 times faster, as opposed to a regular 120V outlet. Freedom to drive anywhere at any time without being concerned with finding a commercial charging station. Imagine the safety, reliability, and convenience of having your own personal fueling station in your garage.

The difference between the levels of charging stations is the rate of charge or the power delivery rate of the station. That translates into the amount of time it will take for people to charge their car. To determine which level is most appropriate for your situation your Traditional Electrics will consult with you on which is best based on your property and customer needs.

Yes, we have solutions that can charge every plug-in vehicle on the road.

Electric car drivers will live where they can charge. As more apartment and condominium residents switch to driving on electricity, they need a convenient, reliable way to charge their cars at home.

  • Attract and retain high value, green-minded residents
  • Increase average rent and property value
  • Meet emerging state and city regulations

Improve your green standing and meet sustainability goals, e.g. LEED certification

Electric car drivers have higher spending capacity and thus make very attractive customers for your local businesses. Installing chargers will propel EV drivers to those businesses. EV charging stations are a visible testament to your sustainability commitment that will inspire your employees and customers every single day.

Traditional Electrics offers “smart” or networked EV charging solutions that allow you to: Implement pricing policies that can make it a self-paying investment or even an additional revenue source + Restrict access and set pricing by driver groups, time of use and other criteria + Track costs, revenues and energy savings + Measure ROI and environmental metrics with reports and analytics + Enjoy a complete turnkey and hassle-free solution with managed services and 24/7 driver support + Offer a superior charging experience for your drivers, with real-time availability via mobile app and premium features like Reservations and Wait List.

Traditional Electrics provides flexible car charging solutions to meet all kinds of business needs. Whether your plan is to offer charging to employees, customers, tenants, or to all of the above, Traditional Electrics can help.

Electric vehicle numbers have increased ten times in the last four years. Electric car drivers choose their destinations based on the availability of electric car charging and they tend to base their routines on those destinations, so they can charge the car while they shop and dine.

EV charging helps your tenants attract new customers and build a steady revenue stream from repeat buyers with higher spending capacity. EV drivers also prefer companies that offer workplace charging as a benefit.

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