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New Circuit Installation

New Circuits

New Circuit Installation

Before we discuss dedicated circuits, let’s get some groundwork down first. Flipping a switch turns a light on or powers up your computer; flipping a switch completes an electric circuit, allowing currents, which are bundles of electrons, to flow through wires. These wires carry the electric current to various sections of an electrical system.

With those basics in mind, dedicated circuits are basically circuits independent of the main electrical system, set aside to power a specific appliance or product. These products are either highly sensitive or highly demanding. Dedicated circuits are isolated require extra attention during the installation phase to ensure their proper setup. These are installed with their own circuit breakers intended for single use. Dedicated circuits are designed to prevent overload. These circuits ensure that the power supply will not be interrupted and operating conditions will remain safe. There are several reasons why you would need a dedicated circuit. Below is an explanation of the most common requests we receive.

Hot Tub Installations

There is a misconception that a hot tub is “easy” to plug in at your home. Nothing could be further from the truth. Most Jacuzzis require a hardwired connection. Hot tubs almost always require a dedicated 50 amp circuit from your panel to the location. Additionally, wiring cannot be exposed therefore often the circuit needs to be installed in underground PVC or EMT for above ground installs. Clients are often surprised to find out that the electrical for a hot tub will range $700-$1200 for a proper installation that meets the electrical code.

If you would like an estimate on your hot tub installation, call top-reviewed Lemere Electric for a free estimate today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have about how to get your private oasis set up safely and exactly as you want it.

RV Outlets

Whether your RV lives at home all year or only for short periods while you prepare it for either summer use or a camping trip, have you ever thought it would be nice to have an outlet to plug it into?

It can keep batteries charged and healthy during the winter, and can provide a much more pleasant environment while working. Air conditioning is available while plugged in, the refrigerator can be operated and stocked for a trip and tools from a vacuum to a drill can be used. You won’t be starting that trip with a dead RV battery, either.

There are three basic types of plugs used to supply power to RV’s.

  • A regular outlet just like the ones you see around the house. This can supply power to many smaller tent trailers, some small trailers, and most pickup campers.
  • A 30 amp outlet designed for RV’s. Commonly used by larger tent trailers, most camp trailers, and smaller motorhomes. The NEMA designation is TT-30R.
  • A 50 amp outlet. These are common on larger trailers, most fifth wheels and larger motorhomes. The NEMA designation is 14-50R.

It is always best to have your installation done by a licensed/insured electrician. This will ensure that the new circuit is installed safely and properly.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

We specialize in installing EV Charging stations. We install Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations for electrical vehicles.Electric vehicles come with a charging cord which is called a “Level 1 charger.” The Level 1 charger plugs into an ordinary 120 volt house outlet. This needs to be on a dedicated GFCI protected circuit. Level 1 charging is inexpensive to set up, but it has a downside – it’s slow. For example, taking a Nissan Leaf from empty to full takes 20 hours.

For faster charging you can consider a “Level 2 charger” which can charge most EVs in about eight hours, overnight. A Level 2 charger runs on a 240 volt dedicated circuit.

EV marketing materials make it seem as though installing charger is as simple as mounting the box on the wall. In reality, installing your charging station will take a great deal of work. This is not a DIY project…it is a project for a licensed, reputable electrician.

For easy car-charging installation, call Lemere Electric

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