Electric Car Charger for Home: Enhancing Your EV Experience

Modern electric vehicle charging in a clean, organized home garage, connected to a sleek wall-mounted EV charger, highlighting convenience and eco-friendly living

As electric vehicles (EVs) become more common, the convenience of charging at home is something many new and prospective EV owners consider a must-have. A home EV charger not only provides the ultimate convenience but also significantly enhances your electric vehicle experience. Here’s how you can get started with your home electric car charger.

Why Install a Home EV Charger?

Charging your EV at home is like charging your smartphone. You do it overnight, and your car is ready to go every morning. Here are the key benefits:

  • Convenience: No need to rely on public charging stations.
  • Cost-Effective: Charging at home is often cheaper than charging at public stations.
  • Increased Home Value: Homes with EV chargers are becoming more attractive to buyers.

Choosing the Right EV Charger

There are mainly two types of home EV chargers:

  1. Level 1 Chargers: These come with your EV and plug into a standard household outlet. They’re slow but can be a good start.
  2. Level 2 Chargers: These require a 240V outlet (like your dryer or oven uses) and charge much faster. Most homeowners opt for this type.

When selecting a charger, consider the charging speed, the length of the charging cable, smart features like scheduling and monitoring, and compatibility with your vehicle.

Installation Basics

While some EV owners might be tempted to install a charger themselves, professional installation is recommended for several reasons:

  • Safety: Professionals ensure the installation meets electrical codes and safety standards.
  • Efficiency: Proper installation guarantees your charger works efficiently.
  • Warranty: Some manufacturers require professional installation to maintain the warranty.

Using Your Home EV Charger

Once installed, using your home EV charger is straightforward. If you have a smart charger, you can schedule charging times to take advantage of lower electricity rates or ensure your car is ready when you need it. Regularly inspect your charger for any signs of wear and tear.

Finding the Right Professional

To find a reputable installer, start with recommendations from your EV manufacturer or dealer. You can also look for certified electricians who specialize in EV charger installations. Don’t forget to check reviews and ask for quotes from several installers before making your decision.

In Conclusion

A home EV charger is a game-changer for electric vehicle owners, offering unmatched convenience and efficiency. By selecting the right charger and opting for professional installation, you can ensure a seamless and enhanced EV charging experience right in your own garage. Welcome to the future of driving!

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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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