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How much did your electrician charge to install a 240 volt outlet for level 2 charger?
im getting everything prepared , thought i had a 240 volt outlet so im hiring electrician to install , what figures are you guys seeing to install it in garage for those who didnt have this socket already?
 

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There are so many variables, it would be impossible to say without getting into the details of each job. Rough estimate…
$500-$1500 or more. Like me, $2100. I needed to upgrade from a 100amp panel to a 200amp panel. Village codes required it because I had no more room in the 100amp panel. And in doing so, the outside meter must be upgraded as well. That required the utilities to come out, shut off the power, then return after everything was rewired and turn the power back on and inspect all the work. So of course permits, lots of time, materials and so on. That did not include the JuiceBox 40, which I paid $600 for. I got mine hard wired into the garage. We ended up keeping the 100amp panel in addition to the new 200amp and reworked some of the bigger draw appliances to all go on the new panel and the basics on the old one. We ended up replacing the old 100amp with a new 100amp because of its age and some burned breakers that were unknown to us. When you start upgrading old electrical, it gets expensive. But now our home is safe and up to date. And we have lots of space for more breakers if we ever remodel or add on. Money well spent.
 

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My quotes ranged from $1300 to $1800 because I have a 75’ run. I went with Splitvolt for $300 and it works great.
 

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I didn't need a new panel and I had my electrician install two plugs. $120 for each plug. It was also near the panel, but he normally doesn't charge anymore for the distance from the panel. This is a great price in the Houston area. Might be more elsewhere.
 

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I'm getting mine installed this week for around $1400CDN, it may involve 200A service upgrade which is $2500CDN. We have about a 75' run also. I'll let you know the final verdict.
 

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depends how far you are from the panel and what room you have in the panel, copper is expensive right now and will impact the cost, I also needed to load shed my whole house generator. But the estimates above makes sense, get multiple quotes
 

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Best thing you can do is run your own cable snd just have them hook up both ends, more than half the price us them crawling around and drilling holes in 2x4s. Lots of online tools to estimate your cable gauge to length.

I estimated my line with a 60 amp pull because I foresee future cars wanting more amps…4AWG, was $200 just for the cable but most of the cost is labor so why not future proof it.

Also check with your state, my state offered a tax credit 50% of the cost of my install.
 

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My electrician charged me $379 for the install including all labor and materials including a new breaker and outlet. It is about 15' away from my breaker box. I could have done it myself but as usual it would have taken 4 trips to Home Depot and I would wonder if my house would burn down or I violated any electrical wiring codes. Instead I drank a cold drink while I waited the hour for the install to occur then plugged in my Grizzley and was charging away.
 

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My electrician charged me $379 for the install including all labor and materials including a new breaker and outlet. It is about 15' away from my breaker box. I could have done it myself but as usual it would have taken 4 trips to Home Depot and I would wonder if my house would burn down or I violated any electrical wiring codes. Instead I drank a cold drink while I waited the hour for the install to occur then plugged in my Grizzley and was charging away.
thats great, I would have gladly paid $379. I was quoted $1500+ by 4 electricians in my area but I have a 75’ run. I went with a splitvolt instead.
 

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I didn't need a new panel and I had my electrician install two plugs. $120 for each plug. It was also near the panel, but he normally doesn't charge anymore for the distance from the panel. This is a great price in the Houston area. Might be more elsewhere.
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My electrician charged me $379 for the install including all labor and materials including a new breaker and outlet. It is about 15' away from my breaker box. I could have done it myself but as usual it would have taken 4 trips to Home Depot and I would wonder if my house would burn down or I violated any electrical wiring codes. Instead I drank a cold drink while I waited the hour for the install to occur then plugged in my Grizzley and was charging away.
what area you live?
 

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I didn't need a new panel and I had my electrician install two plugs. $120 for each plug. It was also near the panel, but he normally doesn't charge anymore for the distance from the panel. This is a great price in the Houston area. Might be more elsewhere.
I also live in Houston and plan to install a level 2 outlet. Can I have the name the company? i'd like to get a quote. Thanks!
 

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Mine was $1500, I had a 75 foot run. They did a good job, I hooked up a ChargePoint! I know cooper was a lot of the cost.
 

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Had plenty of 6 awg wire left over from a previous project. Had to buy breaker, nema plug, conduit, access door to charge in driveway and a few other little things. Spent about $100. It's a 25 foot run. Went with the Accel charger from Costco. They have a manufacturer rebate right now so it only cost me $350.
 

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I just got 2 bids. One is $1500 the other is $1750. The run is about 50 feet, 3 conductor cable, NEMA 14-50 outlet. Guess I’ll be buying the Juicebox 40 next. My utility company has a rebate up to $750 for a WiFi enabled charger so that’s sweet. They also offer a rebate on the installation but I’ll have to see which is better theirs or the tax credit from the feds.
 

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I just got 2 bids. One is $1500 the other is $1750. The run is about 50 feet, 3 conductor cable, NEMA 14-50 outlet. Guess I’ll be buying the Juicebox 40 next. My utility company has a rebate up to $750 for a WiFi enabled charger so that’s sweet. They also offer a rebate on the installation but I’ll have to see which is better theirs or the tax credit from the feds.
Was the feds better?
 

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Was the feds better?
I read the information from my utility company wrong. They offer up to $750 on a WiFi enabled level 2 charging station and 30% of the installation cost as a federal tax credit (wording makes it seem like it’s in addition but it’s not). 🤔 confusing but I’ll leave it to the accountant.
 

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got a quote today, 550 for the install ( i will install the Grizzly-e myself). the panel is in the laundry room inside the house right next to the garage, they will go up in the attic, fish the wire from there to the panel, then another down in the garage - i estimate about 22 feet of copper wire run on a 50 amp circuit. I already bought the NEMA 6-50, but these guys said its the same charge for N14-50 as well. wish i got the quote before i ordered the Grizzly-e.. o well. could have done it myself and probably would have cost me like 100.. but i am lazy so there is that
 
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