A Step-wise Guide to Install an EV Charger at Home

Guide to Install an EV Charger at Home

It's no surprise that the nation's mobility future significantly relies on electric vehicles given its sustainability.

Not only are public places and enterprises installing EV charging solutions, but people with EVs nowadays also install charging stations at home or their residential settings. If you have been wondering how to set up an EV charger at home, read on.

In this blog, we’ve mentioned a step-wise guide of setting up a charging station at home. So let’s dive right in.

1. Decide the number of charging stations

Each property and usage scenario have their own EV charging needs, whether it's a home or personal space, small workspaces or giant business parks. The number also depends on whether the charging station will cater to a single or multiple users. Doing so will ensure users won't have to wait too long to charge their EV. So take a look at your requirements (number of members in the house with EVs, budget, etc.) and decide the number of charging stations required.

2. Research the types of chargers

EV chargers are majorly of two types: DC and AC, regular (Level 1) and fast chargers (Level 2,3). So a regular AC charger takes up to 24 hours to fully charge your EV. These chargers can be used at any place with AC power connectivity. While level 2 chargers offer fast charging, especially used for four-wheelers. DC charging is the fastest charging option, not only used in commercial locations or public charging stations, but also at homes. Depending on the power requirements of the EV, you can choose from Bharat DC 001 charger or AC chargers (Level 1).

3. Buy or go for subscription

EV charging is relatively new; however, it's evolving rapidly. So EV chargers that work well today may be outdated or redundant in a few years. Safety features, charging speeds, and consumer experience all come into play. Given these parameters, getting a charger on a subscription basis is a safer option. However, buying a charger certainly offers many users certainty. Ensure you dig deeper into the purchasing options and go for the way that meets your budget requirements.

4. Installation process

The first and foremost thing to check when installing a charging solution at home is the power connection and ability to access electricity and internet connectivity. The requirement is different for charging stations in public places. The Electric Vehicle charging station provider often provides installation in most cases. If you need help, you can always hire an electrician or an expert to help you with the installation process.

Final words

All businesses today are adopting EV charging given the rate of expansion of EVs in general. However, it’s not just limited to enterprises. If you have been wondering about ways to set up a charging station at home, this blog should offer you some relief as it covers the steps necessary to set the station up. If you want to know more about EV chargers, feel free to hit us up. We’re only a call away!