Are you or a family member selling an old car in Collinwood, Sagamore Hills, or Middleburg Heights? Are you among those selling a scrap car in areas of Glenwillow, Parma, or Beachwood, OH? Residents of Bedford Heights, Bratenahl, and Mantua that really are selling a junk car should call 216-282-5865. Among many scrap yards that buy cars in Moreland Hills, Wickliffe, and Brecksville, there are those who lack environmental compliance.
“The cost of elevating a MUD’s electrical capcity varies based on a variety of things, such as the age of the building and its electrical equipment and the utility servicing the MUD. For the South Bay area, the MUD housing supply is somewhat older & often has insufficient panel capacity for significant additional loads. The area is almost exclusively served by SoCal Edison (SCE), whose codes & standards affect the costs of such upgrades. The following observations were made when visiting twenty-seven MUD sites across the South Bay with an electrician and the nineteen cost estimates that resulted. Additional utility info was gathered by reviewing the SCE Electric Requirements & Guide.
Adding Capacity @ Panel Level
For Level One charging, a dedicated 20-amp breaker for continuous usage is required. Often, 110/120-volt outlets are accessible in the parking region and receive electricity from a 15- or 20-amp breaker in the house’s panel. The available capacity often varies based on the other drains tied to that panel, such as electricity necessary for common zones. A convergence of loads on one house panel may trip the main breaker – a response that shuts down service to protect to all loads along the panel. To assess the possibility of Level One charging, the resident, manager or owner and a verified electrician should analyze the annual peak load of that particular house panel to determine if there is enough capacity. This info may be accessed from the electric utility upon request of the account holder.
To support Level two charging, a dedicated 40-amp circuit is necessary. If there is ample capacity & space within the panel, then other breakers can added to that panel creating a dedicated circuit. When capacity or space does not exist, the electrician must add additional capacity in one of the following ways:
- Renovation to a new panel: Upgrading replaces the current panel (e.g. 50-amp) with one that has extra breaker space or with a new panel of heightened capacity (e.g. 100-amp).
- Readjust the existing panel to provide added breaker space: Electricians are able to creatively reconfigure these breakers on the current panel to open space for more breakers.
- Create a sub-panel configuration for the EVSE unit: Electricians can install a sub-panel; simply replacing multiple breakers with a tande-style breaker and applying a wire from it to the new sub-panel. The outcome is a sub-panel with adequate availability for multiple breakers with a dedicated one for Level 2 charging.
- Establish a separate panel from the current service: Electricians may put in a separate panel with a devoted service for PEV charging. This does require a recently installed panel to connect to the existing service drop or assembly” The complete study is available at this link.
Selling an Old Car in Cleveland
For next-day removal when selling an old car in Bedford, Berea, and Tremont, contact us via phone, text, or online. Often same-day service is available for selling a scrap car in Avon, Reminderville, and Geauga County. Perhaps you are weighing options relating to selling a junk car in Macedonia, Aurora, or Westlake? There are various scrap yards that buy cars in the areas of Shaker Heights, North Randall, and Solon, OH. Used oil can be recycled, cleansed and then re-used again, another example of renewable recycling; many old cars contain dangerous chemicals needing environmentally friendly ways in avoiding contamination.