Car Charger Home Installation: Transform Your Garage into a Charging Hub

Modern electric car charging in a neat garage with a Level 2 home charging station

Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of transportation, offering a cleaner, more sustainable way to travel. As more people make the switch to EVs, the need for convenient charging solutions has never been more apparent. One of the best solutions? Transforming your garage into a personal charging hub with a home car charger installation. Here’s how you can do it, in easy, short words.

Why Install a Car Charger at Home?

  1. Convenience: Charge overnight and wake up to a fully charged vehicle every morning.
  2. Cost Savings: Charging at home is often cheaper than public charging stations.
  3. Increased Home Value: Adding a home charging station can increase your property’s value.

Choosing the Right Charger

There are mainly two types of chargers – Level 1 and Level 2. Level 1 chargers can plug into any standard outlet, but they’re slow. Level 2 chargers, on the other hand, are faster but might require some modifications to your home’s electrical system. Most homeowners opt for Level 2 for its speed and convenience.

The Installation Process

  1. Consult a Professional: Always start by consulting with a professional electrician who has experience with EV chargers. They can advise you on the best system for your home and ensure that your installation complies with all local regulations.
  2. Get the Right Permits: Depending on where you live, you might need permits before you can install your charger. Your electrician can usually help you with this process.
  3. Installation Day: The actual installation typically takes a few hours. Your electrician will install the charger, make any necessary electrical upgrades, and test the system to ensure it’s working correctly.

Benefits of a Home Charging Hub

  • Always Ready: Your EV is always charged and ready to go when you are.
  • Private and Secure: No need to worry about finding an available public charger.
  • Customized to Your Needs: You can choose the charger that best fits your vehicle and charging habits.

Conclusion

Installing a car charger at home turns your garage into a personal charging hub, offering unmatched convenience and readiness for your EV. With the help of a professional, you can easily choose the right charger, navigate the installation process, and enjoy the many benefits of home charging. Make the switch to a more sustainable lifestyle and never worry about running on empty again.

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  • Rapid

    DC charging

    Every vehicle is plugged in.

    Now any specific car can be charged in minutes rather than hours on slow AC charging. A game-changer for drivers and operations teams. 

  • Every space

    EV ready

    DockChain makes it possible, and affordable, to make every space in a car park ready for EV charging. Give certainty to drivers that there will be a charging bay available and remove the operational cost and hassle moving cars on and off chargers. 

  • Customer experience

    Tethered cables make it convenient for users. CCS cables to match the industry standard for high powered DC charging. Charging session authorisation can be configured to operator requirements (app enabled, RFID, open use, etc.)

  • Ease of

    Installation

    DockChain reduces ground works required for installation. Chain cables run in a shallow trench, wall mount, or lay in a cable tray to reach every parking space. The power supply cabinet connects and can be positioned in a convenient location at your site.

  • Scale & upgrade

    DockChain is flexible allowing you to increase the number of charging Docks as demand increases. E.g. Enable 10 spaces, then easily double this in the future. DockChain can be upgraded too, allowing larger capacity additions in the future without upheaval to any existing installation.

  • Battery

    cost savings

    With DockChain's rapid DC charging, a fleet operator could shift from purchasing larger capacity battery vehicles to more affordable smaller capacity ones as rapid turnaround makes it operationally possible to top-up frequently without impacting operations. Ideal for distribution/ delivery firms.

  • Charge when power is

    cheaper & greener

    Charging several EVs makes you a high electricity user subject to fluctuating grid prices. Slow AC charging requires constantly charging to complete in the  available time. DockChain's DC power enables more flexible timing of charging so you can put more kilowatts in your EVs at lower prices.

  • System integration

    DockChain can be stand-alone or fully integrated to your existing IT infrastructure. Charging can be matched to fleet or booking requirements (E.g. Car Rental / Distribution), integrated to customer systems and payments (e.g. hotel bookings or office parks). Analytics and power management are all configurable. 

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