Switching to an electric vehicle might make a big difference in the long run. However, it can be frustrating when your EV home charger in Fort Worth isn’t working very well.
If this happens to you, feel free to contact the Fort Worth electricians at Hop2It Electrical. We will come out and perform your home EV charger repair or EV charger installation in Fort Worth. You can also try a bit of troubleshooting before you give us a call.
Check Cable Connections
Ensure that the cable is firmly attached on both ends. You may want to detach it, then reattach it on both sides, just to be sure. New cables are famous for sticking and being inflexible, which can be mistaken for a problem with your Level 2 EV charger in Fort Worth. Apply a little elbow grease to make sure this isn’t the problem.
Look at Smart Charging Settings
If your EV home charger in Fort Worth comes with an app, make sure you haven’t checked anything that has to do with smart charging. This delays charging until electrical usage is down in your area so the car isn’t a drain on the system and it might even make charging cheaper. However, it’s not handy when you need the vehicle to charge ASAP. You may need to hit a button that says “Boost” or something similar, or untick “Smart Charging” and save your new settings.
Is Your Delay Timer On?
You should also check your car’s charging settings. Many vehicles come with delay timers, which means that they don’t charge until later in the evening, usually when you don’t need electrical power in your home very much, or at all. Change these settings so your Level 2 EV charger in Fort Worth knows it should turn on ASAP.
Check Your Manual for Manufacturer-Specific Tips
Beyond that, different home chargers may have different troubleshooting mechanisms. Tesla, WallBox, JuiceBox, and Santella are some of the most common ones we use when we do EV charger installation in Fort Worth, and they all have different indications that let you know what needs to be fixed. You’ll find these in your user manual or installation guide.
If you don’t know what’s wrong with your EV home charger or you don’t have time to figure it out, call us at Hop2It Electrical for home EV charger repair in Fort Worth. We’ll get it working again soon!