Install Charging Point at Home: Streamline Your EV Charging

"Electric vehicle charging at a home station with a visible energy flow, set against a modern house backdrop."

Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of transportation, offering a cleaner, more sustainable alternative to traditional gasoline-powered cars. As EV ownership becomes increasingly common, the convenience of charging at home has never been more important. Installing a home charging point not only provides the ultimate convenience but also significantly reduces charging times compared to standard plug sockets. This blog will guide you through the benefits, considerations, and steps involved in setting up your home EV charging station.

Why Install a Home Charging Point?

Convenience: Charge your EV overnight, ensuring it’s always ready for the day ahead without detouring to public charging stations.

Faster Charging: Home charging points offer faster charging speeds, significantly reducing the time required to fully charge your EV.

Cost Efficiency: Charging at home can be more cost-effective than using public charging stations, especially if you opt for off-peak electricity tariffs.

Considerations Before Installation

Power Capacity: Ensure your home’s electrical system can handle the additional load of an EV charging point.

Type of Charging Point: Choose between Level 1 and Level 2 chargers based on your charging needs and vehicle compatibility.

Location: Decide on a convenient and safe location for your charging station, preferably close to where you usually park your EV.

Professional Installation: For safety and compliance, it’s essential to have your charging point installed by a qualified electrician.

Streamlining Your EV Charging Experience

  1. Research and Purchase: Select a charging station that fits your vehicle’s requirements and your home’s electrical capacity.

  2. Hire a Professional: Contact a certified electrician experienced in installing EV charging stations to ensure a safe and compliant installation.

  3. Enjoy the Convenience: Once installed, enjoy the seamless experience of charging your EV at home, saving time and money.

By taking the step to install a home charging point, you’re not only investing in your convenience but also contributing to a more sustainable future. With the right preparation and professional help, you can streamline your EV charging process and enjoy the benefits of owning an electric vehicle to the fullest.

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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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