Install Electric Car Charger: Transforming Your Garage into a Charging Station

"Modern electric vehicle connected to a Level 2 charger in a clean, eco-friendly residential garage."

Turning your garage into an electric vehicle (EV) charging station is simpler than you think! With the rise of EVs, having a charger at home is becoming a must-have. Here’s how to do it without fuss.

Why Install at Home?

  • Always Ready: Your EV is charged and ready to go whenever you are.
  • Save Money: Charging at home is cheaper than public stations.
  • Boost Home Value: Adds a modern touch to your property.

Picking the Perfect Charger

  • Level 1 Chargers: Plug into any standard outlet. Good for overnight charging.
  • Level 2 Chargers: Faster, requiring a special setup. Ideal for regular use.

Installation Steps

  1. Check Your Power: Make sure your home’s electrical system can handle the charger.
  2. Select a Spot: Ideally close to where you park your EV.
  3. Get Professional Help: A licensed electrician should do the installation to ensure safety and compliance.

Cost Overview

Installing a Level 2 charger can cost between $500 and $2,000, depending on the system and installation complexity. Remember, this is an investment in convenience and efficiency.

Making It Work

  • Charge at Night: It’s cheaper and ensures your car is ready each morning.
  • Look for Rebates: Some areas offer incentives for installing EV chargers.

Final Thoughts

Installing an electric car charger in your garage is a smart move for any EV owner. It’s about convenience, savings, and embracing a sustainable lifestyle. Ready to make the switch? Start planning your home charging station today!


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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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