Install Electric Car Charger at Home: Simplifying Your EV Charging

Modern electric vehicle charging at a Level 2 home charger in a sunny suburban driveway.

Embracing an electric vehicle (EV) is a step towards a greener future, but convenient charging at home remains a crucial aspect of ownership. The idea of installing an EV charger might seem complex, but this blog aims to simplify the process and make it a breeze.

Why Install a Home Charger?

  • Convenience: Skip the hassle of public charging stations and charge your car overnight for a full battery in the morning.
  • Cost-effective: Charging at home is generally cheaper than using public stations, potentially saving you money in the long run.
  • Faster charging: Many home chargers offer faster charging speeds compared to standard public outlets.
  • Peace of mind: Knowing your car is charging safely and conveniently at home brings peace of mind.

Simplifying the Installation Process:

  1. Assess your needs: Consider your daily driving habits and determine the desired charging speed. Research the different charger types (Level 1, Level 2) to find the best fit.
  2. Check your electrical system: Consult a qualified electrician to ensure your home’s electrical panel can handle the chosen charger’s power requirements. Upgrades might be necessary in some cases.
  3. Choose an installer: Research qualified and experienced electricians who specialize in EV charger installations. Look for positive reviews and compare quotes.
  4. Schedule the installation: Discuss the desired location for the charger with the installer, considering access, safety, and proximity to your parking space.
  5. Relax and enjoy!: Once the professional installation is complete, you can start charging your EV conveniently at home.

Additional Tips for a Smooth Experience:

  • Research local incentives: Many regions offer financial incentives to encourage home EV charger installation.
  • Communicate clearly: Discuss your needs and expectations with the installer to ensure a seamless process.
  • Maintain your charger: Regular maintenance, as recommended by the manufacturer, ensures optimal performance and longevity.

Installing an electric car charger at home doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By following these steps and understanding the benefits, you can enjoy the convenience and cost-effectiveness of charging your EV in the comfort of your own home. Embrace the electric future with a simplified charging solution!

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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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