Electric Vehicle Charging Safety

Charge your electric vehicle safely

Electric vehicles are fun to drive and do not emit exhaust. Take proper precautions to charge them safely.

  • Plug directly into an outlet. Never use an extension cord or multi-plug adapter with a charging cord. Instead, plug directly into an appropriate outlet.
  • Use a licensed contractor. Have a Level-2 charger installed on its own circuit by a professional who will assess if your home can handle the load.
  • Look for wear. Frequently check for wear and damage to charging cords, plugs, and ports which could present a shock hazard.
  • Follow the instructions. Manufacturers provide important instructions for charging your vehicle. 
  • Keep out of reach of children. Make it a habit to place all charging components out of children's reach when not in use.
  • Check public stations. When using a public charging station, look for excessive wear and damage to the equipment.
  • Charging time. The biggest difference between Level 1 and Level 2 charging is the amount of time it takes to charge a vehicle.

Provided by Safe Electricity.