How do I get my EV charging station installed?

Learn more about the installation process. Find a licensed electrical contractor in California and other regions of North America.

What you need to know about the installation

Plug in Installation

Many stations plug into your home or office via a NEMA 14-50 electrical plug.

When hiring an electrician, request that they install a NEMA 14-50 receptacle for the rating of your JuiceBox or other JuiceNet Device (typically a 40A or 50A circuit). Make sure the receptacle is installed within a few feet of where you plan to mount your charging station.

 

Hardwire Installation

If your station requires hardwired installation, ask your electrician to connect the station in a protected, NEMA-compliant enclosure.

 

How do I determine if my station must be hardwired?

The table below should help you determine the necessary wiring for your station. Please consult with your electrician regarding the specific parts needed for your site, but below we’ve also included an overview of the likely materials you’ll need.

Plug In Installation

- 2 pole, 40A breaker1

- NEMA 14-50 receptacle (NEMA 14-50R)

- #8AWG copper wire with 3 conductors and a ground. If single conductor THHN wire is used, the ground may be #12AWG per NEC 250.122 calculations2

 

For an outdoor installation, please add the following:

- NEMA 14-50R outdoor enclosure

- Shade for the unit so it is not in direct sun, exceeding the 90°C mark

 

1 Recommend against GFI circuit breaker.

2 The neutral wire is not used, but may need to be present in the receptacle.

Hardwire Installation

- 2 pole, 40A breaker1

- #8AWG copper wire with 2 conductors and a ground. If single conductor THHN wire is used, the ground may be #12AWG per NEC 250.122 calculations2,3

 

For an outdoor installation, please add the following:

- NEMA rated outdoor junction box with gasketed cover

 

1 Recommend against GFI circuit breaker

2 Please, only use the pre-drilled opening on the bottom of the box for hardwire applications. We cannot honor the warranty if any other holes are added to the unit.

3 A fusible disconnect may be required within 6' of your JuiceNet device installation, please consult your local code.

Plug In Installation

- 2 pole 50A breaker1

- NEMA 14-50 receptacle

- #6AWG copper wire with 3 conductors and a ground. If single conductor THHN wire is used, the ground may be #10AWG per NEC 250.122 calculations2

 

For an outdoor installation, please add the following:

- NEMA 14-50R outdoor enclosure

- Shade for the EVSE so it is not in direct sun, exceeding the 90°C mark

 

1 Recommend against GFI circuit breaker.

2 The neutral wire is not used, but may need to be present in the receptacle.

Hardwire Installation

- 2 pole, 50A breaker1

- Junction box to wire into from the JuiceBox2,3

- #6AWG copper wire with 2 conductors and a ground. If single conductor THHN wire is used, the ground may be #10AWG per NEC 250.122 calculations2

 

For an outdoor installation, please add the following:

- A watertight/weatherproof junction box or enclosure

- Shade for the EVSE so it is not in direct sun, exceeding the 90°C mark

 

1 Recommend against GFI circuit breaker

2 Please, only use the pre-drilled opening on the bottom of the box for hardwire applications. We cannot honor the warranty if any other holes are added to the unit.

3 A fusible disconnect may be required within 6' of your JuiceNet device installation, please consult your local code.

Hardwire Installation

- 2 pole, 100A breaker1

- Junction box less than 3’ away to attach the pre-wired pigtail into

- #3AWG copper THHN wire with 2 line conductors and a #8AWG ground per NEC 250.122 calculations2,3

 

For an outdoor installation, please add the following:

- A watertight/weatherproof junction box or enclosure

- Shade for the EVSE so it is not in direct sun, exceeding the 90°C mark

 

1 Recommend against GFI circuit breaker

2 Please, only use the pre-drilled opening on the bottom of the box for hardwire applications. We cannot honor the warranty if any other holes are added to the unit.

3 A fusible disconnect may be required within 6' of your JuiceNet device installation, please consult your local code.

Recommended Installers

Bay Area

East Bay Electric, Inc.
 

Service area: East Bay

Address: 3000-F Danville Blvd. #139 Alamo, CA 94507

Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm


    www.eastbayelectricinc.com

    925-395-4069



A&E Electrical Company, Inc.
 

Service area: San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco

Address: 589 Quarry Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070


    Ricky Tavares

    ricky@aeelectrical.com

    415-559-9112

    650-593-9111



Noah F. - 4sq ELECTRIC CO.
 

Service area: San Francisco and Peninsula area


    Noah F.

    www.foursquareelectric.com

    noah@foursquareelectric.com

    650-766-1303



Schaefer Electric Company, Inc.
 

Service area: San Jose and Morgan Hill Area

Address: 16360 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037


    Christopher Schaefer

    schaeferelectric@aol.com

    408-776-1050



Sun’s Free Solar
 

Service area: East Bay and San Francisco

Address: 628 Westline Dr. Alameda, CA 94501


    Kevin Good

    www.sunsfreesolar.com

    kevin@sunsfreesolar.com

    510-872-3558 (office)

    510-390-1876 (mobile)



Anthony Lewis, Inc.
 

Service area: Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and Alameda County and

surrounding southern Bay Area cities

Address: 438 Auzerais Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126


    Anthony Lewis

    alewis@anthonylewisinc.com

    (408) 217-8621 (office phone)

    (408) 982-3742 (office fax)



LumiSOL Electric
 

Service area: Bay Area (San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Martin counties and East Bay).

Address: 17 Barcelona cir, Redwood shore, CA 94065


  Leopoldo Zaragoza

   650-299-1152

    polozagas@gmail.com

   www.lumisol.org



Los Angeles Area

Electric Connection
 

Service area: LA County, Orange County, Riverside County

Address: 2706 S Robertson Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034


    Nick Heran

    nick@electricconnection.com

    818-446-0888

    213-500-7028



Rem Electric
 

Service area: Ventura County


    Rem Schuil

    rem_electric@hotmail.com

    805-889-3080



Baker Electric and Baker Electric Solar
 

Service area: San Diego, Orange, and Riverside Counties

Address: 2140 Enterprise St, Escondido, CA 92029


    Sara Walker

    www.bakerelectricsolar.com

    swalker@bakerelectricsolar.com

    760-546-6043



Sacramento Area

Warmack Electric
 

Service area: Sacramento Area

Address: 3509 Pepperwood Terrace, Suite 104, Fremont, CA 94536


    Ron Warmack

    warmackelectric@aol.com

    510-940-6427



San Diego Area

Suhay Electric
 

Service area: San Diego County

Address: El Cajon, CA


    Ed Suhay

    edsuhay@cox.net

    619-922-1307



Baker Electric and Baker Electric Solar
 

Service area: San Diego, Orange, and Riverside Counties

Address: 2140 Enterprise St, Escondido, CA 92029


    Sara Walker

    www.bakerelectricsolar.com

    swalker@bakerelectricsolar.com

    760-546-6043



Allstate Electric
 

Service area: San Diego County

Address: 7445 Raytheon Rd San Diego, CA 92111


    Cameron Thompson

    www.allstateelectricsd.com

    c.thompson@allstateelectricsd.com

    619-715-7963


    Lane Thompson

    lane@allstateelectricsd.com

    619-715-7964



New Leaf Electric Inc.
 

Service area: San Diego County

Address: 3960 W Point Loma Blvd. Suite # H234 San Diego, CA 92110


    Eric Lieberman

    www.newleafelectric.com

    eric@newleafelectric.com

    619-787-2448



Sonoma Counties

Lawrence Electric, Inc.
 

Service area: Lake County, Mendocino County, Northern Sonoma County

Address: 3720 Christy Lane, Ukiah, CA 95482


    Herbert Lawrence

    www.lawrenceelectriconline.com

    lawrenceelectric@pacific.net

    707-462-6772



Sun Solar Electric Inc.
 

Service area: Sonoma County

Address: 3215 Stone Station Road, Sebastopol, CA


    Michael Meyer

    www.sunsolarelectric.org

    mmeyer@sunsolarelectric.org

    707-591-6416



Other Areas

If you're looking for electricians in other states, you can find them on the QMerit website, a network of pre-qualified EV charging station installers, and the Home Depot website.

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