ChargePoint Home Hardware Installation


How can I get prepared to install ChargePoint Home?

First, you’ll need to decide which station you want to purchase – use the buying guide to decide which station is best for you.

Once you’ve decided, talk to your electrician and provide the electrician tip sheet to make sure you have the correct outlet and circuit.


How much will ChargePoint Home cost to install?

That depends on your current set up and which station you purchase. Here’s a tip sheet for your electrician who should be able to provide you a quote.


Can I use my dryer outlet?

Most existing high power plug outlets found in a garage like a dryer outlet won’t work because they typically use a 30 Amp circuit. Home requires a dedicated 20 Amp (for the 16A/12 RPH) or dedicated 40 Amp (for the 32A/25 RPH).


Can I change my dryer outlet (NEMA 14-30 amp) to a NEMA 6-20 outlet? Will it then work with the Home 12, 16 Amp, plug station?

No. You must have a licensed electrician install a 20 A breaker, confirm the existing wiring is adequately sized and install the NEMA 6-20 outlet.


Can I use a 50 amp breaker with Home 25 (32 amp station)?

No. Have a licensed electrician install a 40 Amp breaker for use with Home 25 and confirm the existing wiring is adequately sized.


Can I use a 40 amp breaker with Home 12 (16 amp station)?

No. Have a licensed electrician install a 20 Amp breaker for use with Home and confirm the existing wiring is adequately sized.


Do you recommend electricians?

Any licensed electrician can install Home.


Can I buy two Home stations and use them on a single circuit? Can I attach a Home and dryer on a single circuit?

No. The National Electrical Code requires that each Home station have a dedicated breaker.


Why is the power cord on the plug version only 12 inches?

This is required by National Electric Code (NEC).


Does ChargePoint Home require a ChargePoint membership?

Yes. ChargePoint Home owners will need a ChargePoint account but it is free to sign up with ChargePoint.


What is the max amperage of the station?

32 amps for Home 25
16 amps for Home 12