Were originally equipped with a
15/20 amp 120v Circuit...
Garages were initially designed only to power garage door openers, lights and maybe an outlet.
Low power requirements.
Similar to how microwaves, coffee makers, and other household appliances required all of us to upgrade the power to our homes in the 70's and 80's.
Todays garages demand an additional
50 amp, 240 volt circuit(nema 14-50)
to the existing garage power to safely operate and charge your new car and protect your investment.
Sounds easy, but depending on the layout of your home will determine the level of complexity and installation cost.
we will describe what this process looks like and what to expect.
- Higher amperages require bigger wire to handle the load
- Existing garage feeds are too small and will catch fire if you draw amperages they are not rated for.
- Underground Conduits need to be trenched in to detached garages, 18" Deep Minimum
- In the Midwest region, most garage are separate form the home
Call: (847) 980-6079
- Site assessment will include
- Breaker panel size, depending on the age 60,100,200 amp Main Breakers
- 2 spaces will be required to properly add the garage power
- Proper gauge wires, ground and installation methods will have to be done to National Electrical codes.