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Electrical vehicle car charger installation in Sydney

  • Chargers installed at home for your EV
 
 
  • Affordable EV charger installs by an electrician
 
 
  • EV chargers compatible with any vehicle
  • Installation at home, office or retail locations
 
 
  • Charge your EV quickly at home or office
 
 
  • Same day EV charger installation
Lady charging electric car
Electric car being charged in a garage at home
Kid plugging in electric car
Electric car being charged in a garage at an office
Electric car being charged in a garage at home in the driveway

Electric vehicle charging station contractor

Darren from Safe N Sound Electrical is an electric vehicle charging station contractor that can install compatible EV charger brands such as Tesla, Clipsal, EO & Wall Box that can be used with any model of vehicle like a Model 3, Model Y, MG ZS, Hyundai Kona, BYD Atto 3 and others. 

Choosing an electrician to install your electric vehicle charging station will ensure it operates correctly with your existing electrical set up to charge your car quickly night or day.

Not all electricians in Sydney are licensed, qualified or trained to install electric vehicle charging stations, make sure you check their credentials to ensure they are capable of installing a unit without referring to YouTube videos for tips. 

We can help you work out if your building is ready to have a charging station installed whether it is a home, a block of units, office or retail shop. 

The demand for installing new EV charging points has never been higher in Sydney, but don’t risk settling for any installer. Choosing a contractor with the right experience will ensure you get the right solution, even for very difficult building structures.

All inclusive

EV charger installation costs

Our EV charger install costs are very affordable. We don’t just provide a price on the EV charger we provide a complete end to end installation quotation from a licensed electrician. You can have EV charging capabilities at home or at work via a wall plug that includes;

EV Link electric car charger installer for office car parks in Sydney

We make EV charger installation a simple and hassle free task to complete and that is why we are considered one of the best EV charger installers in Sydney. 

It makes sense to choose an electrician to install an EV charger so that it integrates safely with the rest of your electrical wiring or systems. EV car charger installation takes less than a day to complete so that it can be ready to use very quickly.

EV Link electric car charger installer for office car parks in Sydney
Electrical vehicle car charger installer in Sydney
Electrical vehicle car charger installer in Sydney

There are lots of EV charging station installation companies  you can choose from, but choosing Safe N Sound means you get to deal personally with the electrician that will do any general install of an EV fast charger in your home, workplace, retail site or for strata.. 

Electric car charger installation at home has become one of the most popular additions that people are making to their garage, driveway or carport in Sydney with both wall mount and pedestal options available. 

Electric car charger getting new wiring by electrician in Sydney

Installing a home car charging station is very simple and we can locate a unit on a wall or post either inside or outside so that it is easy to reach & ready to use as soon as you park your car. Installing an EV charger in the garage is our most popular service

Electric car charger installation is a straight forward process that requires a combination of charging unit hardware & the necessary cabling to provide electricity from the mains supply.

Electric car charger getting new wiring by electrician in Sydney
Electric car charger installation by an electrician in Sydney

EV charger installation costs

EV charger installation costs can be less than $3,500 inc gst depending on the model of charger you purchase & whether a single or triple phase installation is requested. 

You can charge an electric car at home with your own wall mounted charging unit. The average cost to install an EV charger in Sydney will vary slightly depending on the actual scope of work required to be completed.

We provide affordable home ev charging installation where the cost can include both the charger and the labour for the installation that is done by an experienced electrician. We are also a recognised commercial EV charger installer that can install units in a car park or basement area.

EV fast charger installation costs shouldn’t be considered on their own in dollar terms, think about the time you are saving by ensuring your vehicle is charged quickly & ready for use whenever you need it.

The easiest way to charge your electric car is at home or the office is using an EV car charging station mounted to a wall or post. You can get up to 10x the power of a standard wall socket. You just have to connect your electric car and it will charge in a few hours or overnight depending on the hardware you install.

Single phase EV charger
installation cost in Sydney

$ 850 - $2200

+ installation labour $1268 + GST
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In the majority of cases you will only need single phase electrical wiring to be installed to operate your electric vehicle charging unit. 

We would install a single phase RCD (safety switch) and isolation switch. 

Single phase units are perfectly suitable even if they do charge at a slower rate compared to 3 phase chargers

3 phase EV charger
installation cost in Sydney

$ 1200 - $2600

+ installation labour $1475 + GST
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3 phase electrical cabling is slightly harder to install and therefore comes at a higher cost. The actual hardware components are slightly more expensive as well. The benefit is a 3 phase unit will charge your electric vehicle faster.

For most daily use with overnight charging 3 phase charging is not required unless you want the fastest charge rate possible.

EV charging time comparison

An EV charging station installer will help you work out the best set up when installing an electric car charger at your home or for commercial use. 

It is important to remember that not all EV charger installations will need 3 phase setups even if you may think you require it. Installers of electric car chargers might offer you the option even if you don’t necessarily need it.

Below are examples of the time it would take to charge your electric vehicle from 0-100%

230v = Supply voltage

Amps = Amps at charging point

KW = Voltage x Amps

Standard power point
230v x 10A = 2.3kw per hour
So a 72kw hour battery would take
32 hours to fully charge from empty

Single phase EV charger
230v x 32A = 7.4kw per hour
So a 72kw battery would take
9.7 hours to fully charge from empty

3 phase EV Charger
230v x 3 x 32A = 22KW
So a 72Kw would take
3.2 hours to fully charge from empty.

See some of our installer reviews

"Darren did an excellent job for the multiple electrical jobs we had within our home.

He's thorough, professional and responsive. Will be using him again, highly recommend."
Benjamin Juzwin
via Google
"Darren is fantastic. Always on time and a professional job. His attention to detail and making sure our house was safe.

He has great ideas that make it practical for us.
Denise Sharma-Naidu
via Google

EV Charger installer for Australian electric vehicle models

Safe N Sound Electrical can install an EV charger that can be used on any top selling electrical vehicle that are sold and registered in NSW. We install EV chargers that can be used with a Tesla, BMW, Porsche, Hyundai, Renaul, MG, Mazda and others

The range of electric car models grows every month

These are some of the electric vehicle models available in Sydney right now that we can install chargers for.

Audi E-Tron
Audi E-Tron GT
BMW i3
BMW i4
BMW i7
BMW iX
BMW iX3
BYD Atto 3
Cupra Born
Ford E-Transit
Genesis Electrified G80
Genesis Electrified GV70
Genesis GV60
Hyundai Ioniq
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai Kona

Jaguar I-Pace
Kia EV6
Kia Niro EV
LDV eDeliver 9
LDV eT60
LDV Mifa 9
Lexus UX300e
Mazda MX-30 Electric
Mercedes-Benz EQA
Mercedes-Benz EQB
Mercedes-Benz EQC
Mercedes-Benz EQS
Mercedes-Benz EQV
Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer
Mercedes-Benz eVito Van

MG ZS EV
Mini Cooper SE
Nissan Leaf
Polestar 2
Porsche Taycan
Renault Kangoo ZE
Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model Y
Volvo C40 Recharge
Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

Our EV charging point installation service area

Safe N Sound Electrical provides a mobile installation service in Sydney to install electrical vehicle chargers. We are based in Randwick and can visits sites in the Sydney CBD, Sydney South & Eastern Suburbs. 

Electric car being charged in a garage at home
Electric car being charged by a Clipsal EVLink wall charger
Kid plugging in electric car
Electric car being charged by a Wall Box wall charger

Install an EV charger at home

There are more than 10,000 registered electric vehicles being driven around NSW these days  & the growth rate exceeds other vehicle categories. That is why installing an EV charger at home has become such a popular thing for people to research and get pricing on. The cost of installing an EV charger at home is not very expensive at all. In fact EV home charger installation costs can be less than $3,500 + GST to give your home the capabilities of charging your electric vehicle overnight ready to use the next day.

Residential EV charger installation has become as popular as commercial or retail locations as more and more people want to simplicity and convenience of charging their vehicle quickly when they get home. We’ve even heard of some EV chargers at home being rented out to neighbours to get a quick battery boost.

Safe N Sound can help you work out the cost to install an EV charger at home which only needs a single phase power cable to run a wall mounted EV car charging unit. 

Electric car being charged in a garage at home
EV charger installer in Sydney for office block
Electric car being charged in a garage at a shop
Electric car being charged in a garage at an office

Install an EV charger for commercial use

As we already mentioned the growth of electric vehicle use continues to increase year on year with many councils, large commercial businesses & retail shopping centres embracing their use. Commercial EV charger installation costs are higher than ones done for homes but that is mainly due to the number of units required.

Commercial EV charger installation will normally require 3 phase power supply, multiple wall mounted units and all the necessary electrical cabling to ensure it can integrate to an existing structure or electrical systems. 

Darren from Safe N Sound has been involved in complex electrical installations for over 40 years and can assist you to work out the costs for installing EV chargers for commercial use applications. We can design a suitable system that can be set up in a car park, shopping centre, event venue or even a national park so that it can be used by staff or visitors. 

Electric car being charged in a garage at home in the driveway
EV charger installer in Sydney for commercial use
EV charger installer in Sydney for strata unit block
Lady charging electric car

Install an EV charger in strata block of units

Body corporate groups can engage us an EV charger contractor to install multiple charging points in a unit or apartment block. Providing EV charging as another feature to the property can help increase its functionality, improve rental returns and make it more attractive to live in that can maximise occupancy rates. 

It can also add value to the property while attracting new residents (or customers if there are retail spaces in the building) making a custom designed and professionally installed EV charging facility a smart choice. 

We can ensure everything is integrated so that individual tenants can be charged if needed and there is regular monitoring..

Qualified & licensed EV charger installer

Safe N Sound Electrical is a qualifed & licensed electrician that can install any EV charger from leading hardware brands that include Clipsal, Tesla, EO and Wall Box.

Yes, just like a petrol powered vehicle won’t start without a tank of fuel, an electric vehicle won’t operate without sufficient battery charge. Getting an electric vehicle charger installed at home gives you more options to keep your vehicle charged and ready for use.

EO electric vehicle charger installer in Sydney
Clipsal electric vehicle charger installer in Sydney
Wallbox electric vehicle charger installer in Sydney
Tesla electric vehicle charger installer in Sydney
Electric car being charged by a Wall Box wall charger
Electric car being charged by a Clipsal EVLink wall charger
Electric car being charged in a garage at home
Lady charging electric car

Where can an EV charger be installed

We have installed countless electric vehicle (EV) chargers for homes and businesses. We will help you choose the ideal location and ensure you get the EV charging station that meets your needs.

 There are several key factors to consider when deciding where to install an EV charger: electrical capacity, accessibility, and weather protection. Charging units can be installed in underground car parks, a garage at home, on a wall outside a house or even specially installed post. 

Electrical capacity is an important factor to consider when installing an EV charger because the charger requires a certain amount of electrical power in order to charge the vehicle efficiently. This means that the location for the charger should have access to a dedicated electrical circuit that can provide the necessary power without overloading the electrical system.

Accessibility is another important factor to consider when installing an EV charger. Ideally, the charger should be located in a spot that is easy for the owner to access and use. This could be a garage, carport, or even outside the building near the parking area. The location should also be well lit and visible, so the owner can easily locate the charger when they need to use it.

Weather protection is important because an EV charger needs to be protected from the elements, including rain, snow, and extreme temperatures. This can be achieved by installing the charger in a covered area, such as a garage or carport, or by using a weather-resistant casing to protect the charger from the elements.

Electric car being charged by a Wall Box wall charger
Electric car being charged in a garage at an office
Electric car being charged in a garage at home in the driveway
Kid plugging in electric car

EV charger installation requirements

When installing an electric vehicle (EV) charger in Sydney, there are certain requirements that must be met to ensure a safe and reliable charging system.

  • The electrical capacity of the building must be evaluated to determine if the existing electrical service can support the installation of an EV charger. If the building does not have sufficient capacity, it may be necessary to upgrade the electrical service before the charger can be installed with either a single or 3 phase connection created.
 
  • The charger must be installed by a licensed electrician. In Sydney, electricians must be licensed by the New South Wales government and must comply with all relevant electrical safety regulations. This includes ensuring that the charger is properly grounded, that the wiring and connections are secure, and that the charger meets all relevant safety standards.
 
  • The charger must be connected to a dedicated electrical circuit to ensure that it has access to the necessary power to charge the vehicle efficiently. This dedicated circuit should be separate from any other electrical loads in the building to avoid overloading the electrical system.
 
  • The charger must be protected from the elements, including rain, snow, and extreme temperatures. This can be achieved by installing the charger in a covered area, such as a garage or carport, or by using a weather-resistant casing to protect the charger from the elements.
 
  • The charger must be tested to ensure that it is working correctly and safely. This may include testing the voltage, amperage, and grounding of the charger, as well as checking the connections and wiring for any defects.

As you can see there are quite a few considerations but we can help you work out the best type of installation that suits your needs.

Frequently asked questions

Installing an electric vehicle (EV) charger can be a great investment, whether you’re a homeowner or a commercial property owner. However, finding the right installer can be a daunting task. Here is some info about who can install an EV charger and what you need to consider when looking for the best EV charger installer in Sydney.

First, let’s talk about the different types of EV chargers. There are three main types of EV chargers Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3;

  • Level 1 chargers are typically used in residential settings and plug into a standard 120-volt outlet. 
 
  • Level 2 chargers are faster and require a 240-volt circuit. They are commonly used in both residential and commercial settings. 
 
  • Level 3 chargers, also known as DC fast chargers, are the fastest type of charger and require a 480-volt circuit. They are typically found in commercial settings, strata managed blocks or retail car parking locations.
 

When it comes to installing an EV charger, it’s important to consider the electrical requirements of the charger. Most EV chargers require a dedicated circuit and a certain amperage rating, which may require upgrades to your electrical panel. Additionally, if you’re installing a Level 3 charger, you’ll need to ensure that you have the appropriate electrical service and infrastructure to support it.

So, who can install an EV charger? In general, you’ll want to hire a licensed electrician in Sydney that has experience installing EV chargers. Some electricians specialise in EV charger installations and have the expertise to handle the electrical requirements of different types of chargers. Some EV charger brands will train & support an electrician to offer installation services, so be sure to check with the manufacturer to see if they have any recommended installers in your area.

When looking for the best EV charger installer, it’s important to consider their experience, qualifications, and pricing. You’ll want to look for an installer who has experience installing the type of charger you’re interested in, and who is licensed and insured. It’s also a good idea to get quotes from multiple installers to compare pricing and ensure that you’re getting an affordable electric charger installation.

If you live in a multi-unit building or a body corporate, you may need to work with your building management or homeowners association to install an EV charger. In these situations, it’s important to work with a reputable electric vehicle charging station contractor who has experience working with body corporates and can navigate any legal or logistical challenges considering they will be used in a shared space.

There are many factors to consider when installing an EV charger, including the type of charger, electrical requirements, and pricing. The best way to find a qualified and experienced EV charger installer is to do your research, get quotes from multiple installers, and ask for references. With the right installer, you can enjoy the benefits of electric vehicle ownership and help promote a cleaner, greener future.

Yes, electric vehicle (EV) chargers can be installed outside. Outdoor installations are becoming more common as more people use EVs and need access to charging while away from home. 

When installing an EV charger outside, it is important to ensure that the charger is protected from the elements, including rain, snow, and extreme temperatures. 

This can be achieved by using a weather-resistant casing or by installing the charger in a covered area, such as a carport or a covered parking spot. It is also important to ensure that the charger is installed in a visible and accessible location and that it has access to a dedicated electrical circuit to ensure efficient and safe charging.

While you may be able to install some components of an electric vehicle (EV) charger yourself, it is important to remember that the installation of an EV charger must be performed by a licensed electrician in most cases. This is because the installation of an EV charger involves the installation of electrical components and wiring, which must comply with all relevant safety regulations and standards. 

By having a licensed electrician perform the installation, you can ensure that the charger is installed correctly and safely, and that it meets all relevant safety and performance standards. 

Additionally, if something goes wrong with the charger, a licensed electrician will have the necessary expertise to diagnose and repair the issue, ensuring that you have a safe and reliable charging system for your EV.

This will depend on the existing electrical installation at your property,  If you have single phase or 3 phase power coming into your property (3 phase will give you more power and a faster charge). And what excess power you have available to use after using your other electrical appliances, we can do a few things to work with what power you have available to use for your EV charger.

  • Install a data logger (Electrical data logger we can install) for 7 days to measure the power being used over this period and what excess is left (this is normally done on larger instals and strata properties were multiple chargers are being installed) 
 
  • Install Current clamps over the electrical cables in the distribution board, this will measure what current (power) is being used and allow the EV charger to charge using the remaining power (this will eliminate power circuits tripping due to overload). 
 
  • We set the charger to charge at a rate that is within the installed circuit breakers limits and set the charging time of the vehicle to only charge at night when other electrical items are not drawing power from the electrical system. 
 
  • Sometimes a combination of the above are needed.

This will depend on how you would like to charge your vehicle and what the condition and capacity of you existing wiring is like, if your house is older than around 30 years and you haven’t had any major electrical upgrades you may need to update the wiring to current electrical standards and for safety reasons, you may also want to upgrade from single phase to 3 phase if you want to install a faster charger although this can be costly.

This will depend on what power configuration you have connected to your building, if you look at your main distribution board and see that the main switch takes up 3 spaces  it will probably be 3 phase and this should allow you to install a 3 phase charger. We can assess this and confirm if it’s possible.

No not at this stage, but the Australian electrical wiring rules highly recommends each charger to be installed on a dedicated circuit and this will need to be done in most cases due to the load being drawn from the circuit when charging.

For a single charger between $2-3000 for a basic installation that includes the charger but this assumes there is no other customisation work required, new wiring installations etc.

Yes for convenience as some public chargers may be in use or faulty when trying to use them, so it’s always good to start the day with a good charge.

There is no real difference, it comes down to the amount you drive your vehicle the charge rates and if the public chargers are available.

Only qualified and licensed  electricians can install EV chargers in Sydney.

It is generally okay to charge an electric car every day, as long as the car’s battery is designed for daily charging and the charging schedule is managed properly. However, it’s important to note that overcharging or undercharging the battery can reduce its overall lifespan. It’s also important to consider the cost of electricity and how it may affect your budget.

One way to manage the charging schedule is to use a “trickle charge” method, which involves charging the car to a lower level, such as 80%, and then allowing the battery to charge the rest of the way as needed. This can help to prolong the battery’s lifespan, as well as manage the cost of electricity.

Another option is to take advantage of off-peak electricity rates, where the cost of electricity is lower during certain hours of the day. Charging the car during these times can help to minimize the cost of electricity.

It’s also important to use a quality charger that is compatible with the car and to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for charging the battery. 

Using an incompatible charger or not following the manufacturer’s recommendations can cause damage to the battery and reduce its lifespan.

Yes, you can install an electric vehicle (EV) charger in your garage. In fact, many people prefer to install chargers in their garages to provide convenient and protected charging for their EVs. When installing an EV charger in a garage, it is important to consider factors such as electrical capacity, accessibility, and weather protection. 

The garage should have access to a dedicated electrical circuit with sufficient capacity to support the charger, and the charger should be installed in a location that is easily accessible and well lit. 

To protect the charger from the elements, it is also important to ensure that the garage is properly ventilated and that the charger is protected from moisture and extreme temperatures. 

With these considerations in mind, installing an EV charger in your garage can be a convenient and practical solution for charging your electric vehicle.

This will depend on the style of charger you want to install and at what rate you would like to charge your vehicle, we can asses your cabling to recommend the correct charger for you.

This will depend on your spare capacity in power, how you plan to charge your vehicle and the condition of your existing electrical installation but the largest domestic charger you can purchase and install would be a 3 phase 22KW charging unit. Factors that will determine whether you can install a 22KW charger are below. 

  1. Do you have spare power in your electrical system after using your other electrical appliances?
  2. Can you vehicle receive power at this rate, not all vehicles can charge at a fast rate.
  3. Do you have 3 phase or single phase power coming into your building, 3 phase can handle up to 22KW while single phase can handle up to 7KW.

This will depend on how you would like to charge your vehicle and what the condition and capacity of you existing wiring is like, if your house is older than around 30 years and you haven’t had any major electrical upgrades you may need to update the wiring to current electrical standards and for safety reasons, you may also want to upgrade from single phase to 3 phase if you want to install a faster charger although this can be costly.

Yes all chargers we install can be installed outside they are IP54 rated to withstand rain.

Yes we can install multiple chargers and install a monitoring system if needed, We can also install a backbone power system for your future electrical vehicle chargers and then install chargers as each owner is ready, this applies to both strata and commercial properties.

In Sydney, electricians must be licensed by the New South Wales government to perform electrical work. However, not all licensed electricians have the experience and qualifications necessary to install an electric vehicle (EV) charger.

Installing an EV charger involves a number of specific challenges and requirements, including the need to assess the electrical capacity of the building, ensure proper grounding and connections, and protect the charger from the elements. It also requires knowledge of the different types of EV chargers and the charging requirements of different types of electric vehicles.

To ensure that an EV charger is installed correctly and safely, it is important to find an electrician who has specialist experience and qualifications in this area. This may include experience with the installation of EV chargers, knowledge of the latest safety regulations and standards, and a thorough understanding of the electrical requirements for different types of electric vehicles.

In Sydney, electricians who have the experience and qualifications necessary to install an EV charger may be members of professional organisations or may hold certifications from organisations such as the Clean Energy Council. By choosing an electrician with this expertise, you can ensure that your EV charger is installed correctly and safely, and that it will provide reliable and convenient charging for years to come.

We believe a tethered cable is best as it gets quite tiresome plugging in the charging cable after a while.

Yes you must be a licensed electrician to install EV Chargers in Sydney

Having an EV charger can  increase your home’s value because it will be seen as a modern luxury item by many people. With the rapid growth of electric vehicle usage it is only natural that people start asking if the home they are about to buy already has charging capabilities.

If your electric vehicle can handle the faster charging rate & your home’s electrical systems can handle the load then it makes sense to get a Level 2 charger installed.

In strata properties it must be discussed with the strata committee and agreed on for any installation of new charging points to be done. Body corporate / strata committee permissions normally are required when the installation is going to be installed in public areas.

22kw will charge your car faster, both units can be installed in a home but it will depend on whether you have 3 phase or single phase cabling at your home as to what can be installed

Only when using a trickle charger (the plug in device that comes with your car).