ARE EV CHARGERS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Highways, gas stations, shopping centers, industrial parks, and schools are the top candidates for EV charger installation.  EV sales are expected to grow at a rate of 20% through 2030.  To power this many electric vehicles, we'll need EV charging stations every where people gather.  The best candidates are places where people gather but also stick around for an extended period of time.  Grocery stores and shopping malls are great examples.

EXPERIENCE WITH ALL OEMS

We have experience working with all major manufacturers of EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) - this includes Tesla, Chargepoint, Blink, Siemens, EVGo, and many others.  This includes warranty protections and manufacturer rebates.  Each OEM has unique processes

LEVEL I

Level 1 charging is cost-efficient – it uses a standard 110-V outlet, enabling EV drivers to use the charging cord set provided with most electric vehicles almost anywhere. This charging takes the longest and is used primarily as an additional, emergency or backup charging solution.

LEVEL II

Level 2 chargers are typical solutions for residential and commercial/workplace settings. Most offer higher power output than Level 1 chargers and have additional functionality that is not available with Level 1 chargers. In general, Level 2 chargers are distinguished between non-networked chargers and networked chargers.

LEVEL III

DC fast chargers are the highest-powered EV chargers on the market. They often are used as range extenders along major travel corridors for long-distance trips and in urban environments to support drivers without home charging or very high mileage drivers. Most DC fast chargers on the market charge at rates of 25-50 kW. At current charging speeds,

EV CHARGERS

EV chargers are classified into three categories: Level 1, Level 2 and direct current (DC) fast charging. One distinction between these three levels is the input voltage, Level 1 uses 110/120 volts, Level 2 uses 208/240 volts and DC fast chargers use between 200 and 600 volts. Numerous manufacturers produce chargers, with a variety of products and varying prices, applications and functionality.

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FAQ

TYPES OF EV CHARGERS

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charger types

How long does it take to charge an electric car at home?


That depends on the type of charging system. Stage 1 takes about 16 hours Stage 2, the most popular residential system, takes about 6-8 hours for a full charge, which will give you approximately 300-500 kilometres of driving range (depending upon the vehicle of course – batteries last depending on how big the battery bank is, how powerful your vehicle is and how you’re driving). Stage 3 can charge up your batteries to 80% in as little as 30 minutes.




How long do EV chargers last?


Like all electrical equipment, they don’t last forever. Currently, their lifespan is projected to be 20-30 years.




What are some common issues that I can have with my EV charger?


If the load calculation for the house isn’t done correctly, you may find that you continuously trip your main breaker. A Stage 2 charger requires 240 Volts (50 Amps), similar to a stove circuit. The load calculation is based upon the number of large electrical appliances you could possibly have running all at once as well as the square footage of your home. It’s not hard to see that when using an electric hot water heater, dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, hot tub, electric stove and home electronics and attempting to charge up your car will put a significant demand on your electrical system. If you install the charger incorrectly, you might have all kinds of hard to diagnose problems with charging malfunctions, or worst case – fire hazards.




Does my EV charger need annual maintenance?


In general, the charging cord should be stored securely so it is not damaged. Any accessible EVSE parts should be checked periodically for wear and tear, and the overall system should be kept clean. You can clean the units with a damp cloth and some light detergent. Always make sure the equipment is de-energized before performing service on electrical components.




What EV charger do you recommend?


We like the FLO Home™ X5 Level 2 charging station, which is compatible with all EV and plug-in hybrid vehicles. It’s network connected and automatically updates it’s software so you don’t need to worry about it. It’s also an expandable system, which means you can install a second FLO charging station on the same electrical circuit and the two units will share the power and communicate with each other. The X5 represents great value, has a very sleek attractive design and the fact that it holds up well to harsh weather makes it a great solution for Canadian residents.





My theater is sold out. What do I do?


The special will now be available in most locations December 1-10, so please look for all the available showtimes. If there’s nothing available, please contact your local theater and let them know you want a ticket.




I can’t go to a theater. Will I get to see this brand new episode?


Of course. Like with every Chosen episode ever, and as Dallas explained in our livestream, this special will eventually be free and easy for you to watch all over the world. Once it’s released in theaters, we’ll announce when it’ll be available free and easy elsewhere.




How do I do group tickets or even rent out an entire screen?


At the bottom of this page you can find links to group sales for different theater chains. The website for your theater will typically have contact info for group sales as well. They’re happy to work with you and are aware The Chosen Army likes to bring friends!




How do I host a screening at my local church?


You can book a screening at your local church with Fathom partner Faith Content Network. Showings will be available December 3 - 15. They even handle the ticketing process for you. Simply visit this website, fill out the form, and they will be in touch! https://faithcontentnetwork.com/host-the-chosen





OEM EXPERIENCE

CANDIDATES FOR EV CHARGERS

ICC-CERTIFIED EV CHARGER INSTALLER

We are certified to install Electric Vehicle Chargers through the Illinois Commerce Commission.   This demonstrates a vetting process for safe, effficient, and organized installs of commercial EV chargers and eligible to install EV chargers at public schools, parks, and departments

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GILBERTS, IL 60136

847-836-7321

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