Install Charging Station at Home: Convenience Meets Innovation

Modern eco-friendly home with an electric vehicle charging in the driveway at dusk, emphasizing sustainability and innovation

In today’s fast-paced world, where electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming the norm, installing a charging station at home represents a blend of convenience and innovation. This comprehensive guide is designed to walk you through the benefits, considerations, and steps necessary to embrace this modern amenity, ensuring your leap into the future of transportation is as smooth as possible.

Why Go Electric at Home?

Cost-Effective: Charging your EV at home can significantly reduce your transportation costs, leveraging off-peak electricity rates for added savings. Environmental Impact: Reduce your carbon footprint by supporting clean energy and sustainable practices. Convenience: Say goodbye to detours to public charging stations; your vehicle charges while you sleep.

Getting Started

  1. Assessment: Determine your vehicle’s charging requirements and evaluate your home’s electrical system’s capacity to support a charging station.
  2. Select the Right Charger: Choose between Level 1 and Level 2 chargers, considering charging speed, cost, and installation requirements.
  3. Hire a Professional: For safety and compliance, enlist a certified electrician to install your home charging station.

Installation Process

  • Permitting: Check with your local municipality for any required permits or regulations.
  • Installation: Work with your electrician to find the optimal location for your charger, ensuring it’s accessible and functional.
  • Inspection: Have your installation inspected and approved by a professional to ensure safety and operational integrity.

Maximizing Your Charging Experience

  • Smart Charging: Consider smart chargers for greater control over charging times and energy use, optimizing for lower electricity rates.
  • Regular Maintenance: Keep your charging station in top condition with routine checks and updates.


Installing a charging station at home is more than a convenience; it’s a step toward a sustainable future. With careful planning and professional installation, you can enjoy the myriad benefits of EV ownership, from cost savings to environmental stewardship. Embrace the innovation at your doorstep and transform your home into a forward-thinking hub of modern transportation.

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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


    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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