Car Electric Charger Installation: Empowering Your Electric Vehicle

"Modern electric vehicle connected to a Level 2 charger in a residential driveway, highlighting eco-friendly charging at home."

The shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) is more than just a trend; it’s a movement towards sustainable living. However, owning an EV comes with the need for a convenient charging solution. Installing an electric car charger at home empowers you to maximize your EV’s benefits. This blog explores the essentials of car electric charger installation, ensuring you’re well-equipped for the electric future.

Why Install a Home EV Charger?

Convenience: Charge your vehicle overnight in your garage or driveway, ready for the next day. Cost-Effective: Charging at home is often cheaper than using public charging stations, especially if you charge during off-peak hours. Increases Property Value: Homes with EV charging stations are attractive to future buyers, potentially increasing your home’s resale value.

Choosing the Right Charger

Level 1 Charging: These chargers plug into a standard household outlet, offering a slow charge. Ideal for overnight charging or if you drive short distances.

Level 2 Charging: Requires a 240V outlet (similar to large appliances) and offers much faster charging times. Ideal for daily use and longer distances.

Installation Process

  1. Assessment: Evaluate your home’s electrical system to ensure it can support the charger, considering potential upgrades for optimal performance.

  2. Choosing the Location: Ideally, the charger should be installed where your EV is parked most frequently, ensuring ease of use and accessibility.

  3. Hiring a Professional: For safety and compliance, hire a certified electrician experienced in EV charger installations. They’ll handle permits and ensure the installation meets local regulations.

  4. Installation: The electrician will install the charging station, make any necessary electrical upgrades, and ensure the unit is operational and safe to use.

Costs Involved

The cost can vary widely depending on the charger type and installation complexity. Level 2 chargers cost more upfront but offer greater convenience and faster charging times. Don’t forget to check for local rebates or incentives that can offset the installation costs.

Maintenance Tips

Regular maintenance ensures longevity and reliability. Keep an eye out for wear and tear, and ensure the area around the charger remains clean and accessible.

Empowering Your Lifestyle

Installing a car electric charger at home is a significant step towards embracing the EV lifestyle. It not only provides unmatched convenience but also prepares your household for a future where electric mobility is the norm. With the right planning and professional help, you can ensure your EV charging setup is efficient, safe, and ready to power your daily journeys.

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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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