EV Home Charger Installation: Tailored Solutions for Your Home

Modern electric vehicle charging station in a home garage with a parked electric car, featuring smart technology for a custom fit

Embracing electric vehicle (EV) ownership is a significant step towards sustainable living. However, to fully benefit from your EV, installing a home charger that meets your specific needs is essential. Let’s explore how tailored EV home charger installation can offer the perfect fit for your lifestyle and home.

Understanding Your Charging Needs

Every EV owner’s needs are unique, depending on daily driving distances, vehicle specifications, and home electricity capacity. Here’s how to start:

  • Assess Your Daily Usage: Determine your average daily mileage to decide on the charger’s speed requirement.
  • Know Your Vehicle: Check your EV’s maximum charging capacity to ensure compatibility with the home charger.
  • Evaluate Your Home’s Electricity System: Some homes may need an electrical upgrade to support a Level 2 charger, which offers faster charging speeds than a standard outlet.

Choosing the Right Charger

With various options available, selecting the right charger involves:

  • Level 1 vs. Level 2 Chargers: Level 1 chargers plug into a standard outlet, offering a slower charge, while Level 2 chargers require professional installation and significantly reduce charging time.
  • Smart Chargers: Consider a smart charger for features like scheduling charging sessions to take advantage of off-peak electricity rates and monitoring energy usage.

Personalized Installation Services

Tailored installation services take into account:

  • Home Layout and Design: Professional installers can recommend the best location for your charger based on ease of access and aesthetics.
  • Future-Proofing: Opt for a solution that accommodates future upgrades to your EV or increases in charging demand.
  • Integration with Renewable Energy: If you have or plan to install solar panels, your installer can integrate your EV charger, optimizing energy use and cost.

The Installation Process

A typical installation process involves:

  1. Consultation: A professional assesses your home and provides a customized solution.
  2. Permitting: The installer handles any necessary permits required by your local jurisdiction.
  3. Installation: Professional installation ensures safety and functionality.
  4. Inspection: In some areas, a final inspection by a local official may be required to ensure the installation meets all regulations.

Why Choose Professional Installation?

While DIY might seem appealing, professional installation offers:

  • Safety Assurance: Professionals have the expertise to handle high-voltage equipment safely.
  • Compliance with Regulations: Ensuring your installation adheres to local building codes and standards.
  • Warranty Protection: Some warranties require professional installation.

Conclusion

Custom EV home charger installation is not just about adding a charging point; it’s about integrating a solution that fits seamlessly with your home and lifestyle. By understanding your needs, choosing the right charger, and opting for a tailored installation service, you can enjoy the full benefits of EV ownership with convenience and peace of mind.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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