Install Electric Charger at Home: Upgrade Your EV Charging Setup

Modern electric vehicle charging in a cozy, well-organized home garage, connected to a wall-mounted Level 2 charging station

Getting an electric charger at home is a game changer for electric vehicle (EV) owners. It’s like having your own personal gas station, but way cooler and eco-friendly. Let’s dive into how you can upgrade your EV charging setup at home, using easy and short words.

Why Install a Home Charger?

  • Convenience: Charge your car overnight, right at home.
  • Savings: Save money on public charging stations.
  • Boost Car Range: Start each day with a full charge and maximum range.

Types of Home Chargers

  • Level 1 Chargers: Plug into any regular home outlet. They’re slow but work fine if you charge overnight.
  • Level 2 Chargers: These need a special setup but charge your car way faster.

Steps to Install Your Charger

  1. Pick Your Charger: Decide if you want a slow (Level 1) or fast (Level 2) charger.
  2. Check Your Electric System: Make sure your home’s electric system can handle the charger. You might need an upgrade.
  3. Get a Pro: Have a professional installer do the work. They make sure it’s safe and works great.

Tips for a Smooth Installation

  • Location: Choose a spot near where you park. A garage is perfect.
  • Plan for the Future: Think about getting a more powerful charger if you might buy more EVs.
  • Use Off-Peak Electricity: Charge at night to save on your electric bill.

After Installation

  • Maintenance: Keep an eye on your charger. Make sure it stays clean and in good shape.
  • Enjoy: Enjoy the convenience of charging your EV at home.

Installing a home electric charger is a smart move for any EV owner. It makes charging easy, saves you money, and is good for the planet. Follow these steps, and you’ll be all set with your upgraded home charging setup.

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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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