jake14mw wrote:I really appreciate everyone's excellent feedback. People gave me exactly what I was looking for. At this point, I am definitely leaning towards running a new circuit. I do have another question about that. My garage has insulation, drywall, and is painted. Once I get the wire to the garage, I will need to run it along the wall about 20 feet. I guess I have a choice between cutting the drywall and running the wire through the studs, or putting the wire in metal conduit on the outside of the wall, right?
Where is your panel located?
Where is the EVSE going to be installed?
Have you picked out the EVSE to purchase?
The answers to the above questions will impact how the new circuit is extended from the panel to the EVSE location.
The run from the panel to the EVSE should be as straight and short as possible. If the walls are finished, just run the wire in conduit on the surface. I would recommend putting any surface mounted wire in conduit, for protection, even if your locale does not require it.