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Pricing for an EV charger 3 phase installation in Sydney

Pricing for an EV charger 3 phase installation in Sydney will vary depending on the hardware & type of install needed, read our free guide.
Pricing for an EV charger 3 phase installation in Sydney

3 Phase EV Charger Installation costs explained

Safe n Sound Electrical is a qualified and licensed electrician in Sydney that can install 3 Phase EV chargers at home, an office, car park or other public area where electric vehicle charging is needed. In very simple terms the installation cost for the labour is $1420 ex GST for installations that are up to 10 metres from the location of the electrical distribution board.

This 3 Phase EV charger cost & distance combination will cover most situations, especially for homes in Sydney that need one installed.

If the distance is more than 10 metres then the labour component will increase in proportion to the distance that has to be wired. The only other variation to this scenario is when the site has really difficult access, on a steep gradient or there is some other existing condition that makes a typical installation hard to complete.

That is why it is always a good idea to get a qualified EV charger installer to conduct a site inspection to give you very clear information and options based on your specific location.

What does a standard 3 Phase EV installation cost include?

A typical 3 Phase EV installation cost will include the following items

  • Installation of 3-phase 40A RCBO
  • Installation of  3-phase power cable (up to 10m From electrical panel)
  • Installation of conduit and fixings
  • Install and set up EV charger
  • Test power cable to AS/NZ 3000-2018 Wiring standards
  • Test EV charger with dedicated testing unit
  • Produce a Certificate of compliance for electrical works done
 
This doesn’t include the cost of the actual charging unit as this could be any number of brands or models depending on what you choose to get installed and/or what will suit your vehicle. 

What do compatible 3 Phase EV charging units cost?

The cost for an EV charging unit that can be used with 3 Phase power will vary between $1,200 and $2,500 depending on the brand and model, below are some examples;

 
MyEnergi
Zappi  Charger
3 phase Type 2 tethered  black/white 
 
$1,243.29 ex GST
 
 
Wall Box
Commander 2 
22kw 3 phase charger
WiFi and bluetooth connectivity
5m cable integrated included 
 
$2,489 inc GST
 
 
EO
Mini Pro 2
22kw 3 phase charger
5m tethered cable included
 
$1,414.29 inc GST
 
 
so the total cost then to buy an EV charging unit that is compatible with 3 phase power and have it installed will vary between $2,700 and $3,800 ex gst depending on the model chosen.

What is the benefit of spending the money on an 3 Phase EV Charger?

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 although the biggest benefit will be faster charging times for your vehicle. 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.

3-phase power can be advantageous for charging an electric vehicle (EV) in Sydney because it will provide;

  • Faster charging times: 3-phase power provides a higher power capacity compared to single-phase power. This means that an EV connected to a 3-phase power supply can charge more quickly, reducing the overall charging time.
 
  • Efficiency: Charging an EV with 3-phase power is generally more efficient than using single-phase power. The higher power capacity allows for a more balanced distribution of the electrical load, resulting in reduced energy losses during charging.
 
  • Future-proofing: As the popularity of EVs continues to grow, many residential and commercial properties are considering the installation of 3-phase power infrastructure to accommodate higher power demands. By having 3-phase power available, you ensure that your charging infrastructure is compatible with future EV models that may require faster charging rates.
 

It’s worth noting that while 3-phase power offers these advantages, not all charging stations or EVs support 3-phase charging. Before installing any charging equipment, it’s important to check the specifications of both your EV and the charging station to ensure compatibility. Your licensed EV charger electrician can help you with this.

How does a single phase charger installation cost compare to a 3 Phase?

For comparison sake the installation for a single phase charging point will cost about $200 less than a 3 phase at $1,175.71 + GST for installations up to 10M from electrical distribution board. This would be for a standard installation that excludes the charging unit;

  • Installation of  40A RCBO
  • Installation of 15m  power cable
  • Installation of conduit and fixings
  • Install and set up EV charger
  • Tidy work area
  • Test power cable to AS/NZ 3000-2018 Wiring standards
  • Test EV charger with dedicated testing unit
  • Produce Certificate of compliance for electrical works done
 
 
So you may end up saving a few hundred dollars by opting for a single phase installation. We can provide a quotation to install a 3 phase EV charging unit & also supply the hardware as well.
Darren electrican in Sydney for Safe N Sound electrical in a medical facility

Darren Dewerson - licensed electrician in Sydney

I started in the industry installing security alarms and CCTV camera systems 25 years ago in London. I worked on thousands of sites servicing alarm electrical systems for large building companies, schools & other locations.

When I arrived in Australia I wasn’t allowed to apply for a security licence as I was not a citizen at the time so I decided get my TAFE qualifications and retrain as an electrician which complimented my electrical assistant work in London. I have been working as an electrician in Sydney since 2005.

For just over 40 years I have been involved in all types of electrical installations, upgrades, emergency repairs and set ups.

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