Things You Need to Know to Install EV Charger at Home 
(Landed Residences)

Whether you are considering getting an EV or are already an EV owner, you might also be thinking about whether to install a charger at home or to rely on public charging points and services.

Having an EV charger at home can provide convenience and peace of mind. You would not have worries about having to compete for a public charging spot. Charging your car at home can save your time, ensuring your vehicle is ready to roll for your next journey.

Here's a few things you need to know before installing a charger at your home.

Conduct a Home Check

It is important to ensure your home is equipped to handle the electricity capacity of an EV charger. It is best to seek professional services or licensed electricians for a thorough home assessment. This assessment is essential to ensure the safety for an EV charger installation and use.

However, if your home is deemed not suitable to install a charger, you may consult professional services or electricians to upgrade your home electrical system and capacity.

Choosing the Right Charger

Before proceeding with the installation, it is crucial to determine the type of charger that suits your EV needs such as charging speed and compatibility with your EV. If you are unsure, you may refer to our previous article for guidance – What is the difference between C & DC charging?

Charger Installation

Safety is our utmost importance when it comes to installation. Upon the appointment of your preferred service provider, you may schedule the installation as it will take half a day or more. Be sure to keep all documentation including your manual and warranty for future reference.  

 It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with the operation and maintenance of the EV charger to ensure its optimal performance and longevity.  

Now, you are all set to charge your EV at home! 

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