Electric Vehicle Charging Point Installation: Seamless Integration

Modern home at twilight with an electric vehicle charging in the driveway, showcasing eco-friendly living and technological integration

Installing an electric vehicle (EV) charging point at home is becoming a must-have feature for EV owners. It’s not just about convenience; it’s about embracing a sustainable lifestyle. Let’s break down the process into simple, actionable steps, ensuring you can enjoy the benefits of home charging without any hassle.

Why Install a Home Charging Point?

Convenience: Charge overnight and wake up to a fully charged vehicle every morning. Cost Savings: Home charging is cheaper than relying on public charging stations. Eco-Friendly: Power your vehicle with your home’s green energy sources.

Choosing the Right Charging Point

  • Level 1 Chargers: These plug into any standard household outlet, offering a slow but steady charge. Perfect for overnight charging.
  • Level 2 Chargers: These require a 240V outlet (like what your dryer uses) but charge your car much faster. Ideal if you need a quick top-up.

Planning Your Installation

  1. Electrical Assessment: Have a professional check your home’s electrical system to ensure it can support the charger.
  2. Location, Location, Location: Decide where your charging station will go. A garage or driveway is typical.
  3. Permits and Regulations: Check with your local authorities for any required permits or guidelines.

Installation Process

  • Hire a Certified Electrician: To ensure safety and compliance, choose a certified professional for the installation.
  • Installation Day: The electrician will install the charging point, connect it to your home’s power supply, and test it to ensure everything is working correctly.

Maximizing Your Charging Experience

  • Smart Charging: Consider a smart charger that you can control with your phone to take advantage of off-peak electricity rates.
  • Maintenance: Regularly inspect your charging point for any signs of wear and tear.

The Benefits

  • Ready to Go: Enjoy the convenience of starting each day with a fully charged battery.
  • Increase Home Value: Adding an EV charging point can make your home more attractive to future buyers.
  • Reduce Carbon Footprint: Charging your EV at home, especially with renewable energy, lowers your overall carbon footprint.

Conclusion

Installing an EV charging point at home is a straightforward process that brings numerous benefits. With a bit of planning and the help of a professional, you can set up a convenient, efficient, and environmentally friendly charging station right in your own home. Embrace the future of driving with seamless integration of an EV charging point into your daily life.

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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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