Electric Home Charger Installation: Ready Your Home for the Future

Modern electric car charging in a cozy, well-organized home garage with natural light streaming in

As we move towards a greener future, electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming the norm. If you’re considering or have already bought an EV, installing a home charger is a smart move. It’s not just about convenience; it’s about embracing the future of transportation. Here’s a simple guide on getting your home ready for an electric home charger installation.

Pick the Right Charger

You have two main choices:

  • Slow Charger (Level 1): Uses a normal plug. It’s slow but easy to start with.
  • Fast Charger (Level 2): Charges your car quicker. You might need help to set it up because it uses a bigger plug.

Check Your Electric Box

Make sure your house’s electric box can handle the new charger. If it’s old, you might need to upgrade it. It’s best to ask an electrician to take a look.

Get Help from a Pro

Installing a fast charger usually needs a professional electrician. They know how to safely set it up and make sure everything works right.

Decide Where to Put It

Think about where your car parks and the best spot for your charger. The garage or near your driveway are good spots. The charger should be close to your car and easy to reach.

Permits Might Be Needed

Some places ask you to get a permit before you add a charger. Check with your local government. After it’s set up, someone might need to check it to make sure it’s safe and follows the rules.

Enjoy the Perks

Once your charger is ready, you can enjoy charging your car at home. No need to find a charging station for your daily use. Plus, it’s usually cheaper to charge at home, especially at night when electricity costs less.

Conclusion

Electric home charger installation is a step towards a sustainable future. It’s not just an upgrade for your home; it’s an investment in our planet’s health. By preparing your home for an EV, you’re part of the movement towards cleaner, greener transportation. Welcome to the future—it’s electric!

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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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