3 August, 2022

What’s Included in a Basic Home Charger Installation?

  • What is a home EV charger?
  • What is basic home charger installation?
  • What’s included ina basic home charger installation?
  • How long will it take?
  • Home EV Charging Statistics
  • How to get started


Thinking of installing an EV charger at your home? If you’re wondering what the process is like and what to expect in the run-up and during the big day, keep reading. We’ve put together all the details on what’s included in a basic home charger installation so that you’re prepared and know exactly what to expect.


What is a Home EV Charger?

We’re sure you’re aware, but we thought we’d recap. A home EV charger is a dedicated charge point for your electric vehicle that is installed at your home. It’s a more convenient way of charging your EV than using public charge points and also works out to be more cost-effective!


Car charging with rapid charger


What is a Basic Home Charger Installation?

There will be some situations and properties that require a more bespoke solution for their home EV charging set-up. However, the majority of installations will be considered relatively basic and straightforward. A basic home charger installation is therefore whereby a professional EV charge point installer will visit your property and install your new charge point for you.

There are many providers available, however, they do vary in customer service and quality of work, so it’s important to use a reputable company that you can trust.


What’s Included in a Basic Home Charger Installation?

At eFaraday, we carry out the below steps in the lead-up and on the day of your home installation.


1. Online Survey

Once you’ve got in touch with the team, we’ll send you an online survey. This is where you’ll fill out your details and your requirements. In addition, we’ll need some key information about your property and also some photos. Don’t worry, we only ask for information that is vital for us to provide you will a quote and for our engineers can plan for the installation.


2. Free Quote

Once we have all the information we need, we’ll send over your quote!


3. Confirm Quote & Agree on the Terms

If all is okay with you, we can confirm the details, sign the paperwork and move on to the next stage of the installation process.


Woman charging EV at home


4. Organise Date & Time of Installation

It’s time to get a date in the diary! We’ll find a time of day and date that suits you.


5. Engineer Provides ETA

On the day of your installation, your engineer will be in touch to let you know their estimated time of arrival as well as when they’re on their way. We don’t want to keep you waiting, so they’ll update you if there’s a hold-up.


6. Work Begins

When your engineer arrives at your property, they’ll introduce themselves and get straight to work. The installation should take about 2-3 hours.


Installing ev charger


7. Safety Checks & Testing

Once installed, your engineer will carry out all the necessary checks and tests to make sure your charge point is working properly, effectively and most importantly, safely.


8. Demonstration & Training

In the last stage of the installation, your engineer will demonstrate how the charge point works and provide adequate training on how to use it, as well as how to make the most out of your EV.


Man plugging in electric vehicle


How Long Will It Take?

A basic home EV charge point installation will usually take between 2-3 hours to complete. We want to interrupt your day as little as possible, but we do recommend that you or a responsible adult be at home in case the installation takes longer than expected.


Home EV Charging Statistics


Car charging outside of home


How to Get Started

Now you know what to expect, it’s time to get started! Get in touch with the team to talk through your needs and get sent the online survey. Contact us online here or call the team on 0330 002 1154.

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