by Wayne Partington

A Tesla Model X's rear logo

With the rise of electric vehicles (EVs), many homeowners are opting to install a Tesla charger or other EV charging ports at their homes. Having a home charger is convenient and cost-effective. However, installing an EV charger is not a simple DIY task. It involves working with high-voltage electricity and needs to comply with local and national electrical codes. That’s why it’s recommended to hire a professional electrician to do the job. If you own a Tesla, it’s even more important to hire a Tesla certified electrician. Here’s why.


Tesla certified installers have gone through specialized training provided by Tesla to install their charging equipment. They are familiar with Tesla’s products and have the necessary knowledge and skills to install them properly and safely. Hiring a Tesla certified electrician ensures that the installation will be done correctly, which is essential for your safety and the functionality of the charger.

Compliance with Electrical Codes

Installing an EV charger involves various electrical codes and standards that need to be followed. Tesla certified electricians are trained and updated on these codes and standards. They will ensure that the installation complies with all local and national regulations, avoiding any legal issues down the road.

Quality of Work

Tesla certified electricians are held to a higher standard by Tesla. They are required to follow Tesla’s installation guidelines and best practices. This ensures a high quality of work and reduces the risk of any issues with the charger after the installation.

Warranty on Tesla Chargers

Using a Tesla certified electrician for the installation may be necessary to maintain the warranty of your Tesla charger. Some warranties may become void if the installation is not done by a certified professional. It’s always recommended to check the terms of your warranty and make sure you comply with them.

Safety of Installing a Tesla Charger

Safety is paramount when working with electricity. Tesla certified electricians are trained to handle high-voltage electricity safely and are equipped with the necessary tools and safety equipment. Hiring a certified professional minimizes the risk of accidents and ensures the safety of your home and family.

Make the safe choice

Installing a home EV charger is a complex task that requires specialized knowledge and skills. If you own a Tesla, hiring a Tesla certified electrician is the best way to ensure the safety, functionality, and compliance of the installation. At Ralphie’s Electricians, we are proud to have Tesla certified electricians on our team ready to help you with your home charger installation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.