car charger

  1. K

    Electric Car Charger

    Looking to install an EV Charger for my father in law I am Olev approved and have installed a couple in the past however I am employed for a company where I’m just a site based electrician (no 2391) I don’t do any commissioning as such or electrical test certificates although I do plenty of...
  2. J

    Can i wire an outside socket to a junction box located for a car charger?

    Hi, i live in a new build house where they builders have left a junction box on the outside of my house. In the junction box there is a 6mm twin and eath cable and what looks like a Cat5 cable. The twin and earth is currently in connector blocks. This cable runs from the junction box straight to...
  3. L

    Return the plug to a Generator Hookup vs car charger

    My house had previously been wired for a generator (probably not by code to this day) but previous homeowner disconnected and instead hooked up car charger to that circuit. I would like to place it back to a generator hook up plug for emergency power. I have included labeled pictures of outside...
  4. T

    Car charger Direct install or via ring mains?

    Just a question as I’m waiting for a new electric car to be delivered and they have included installation offer when it arrives free of charge. However, I’m a bit concerned as to whether they will need to get to the main switchboard which is all the way round the house which is going to be...
  5. F

    EV Car Charger Choice

    I’m getting a Audi Etron this week and need to install a car charger, I was looking at the Ohme charger as it ties in with Octupus Energy supplier but open to input from you guys who install them daily. Thanks
  6. B

    I'm in trouble wrong cable for car charger

    Doing full rewire customer asked me to run a supply for future use car charger supply I ran 6mm 3core swa to where the car charger is going in future, yesterday I watch few videos and noticed data or ct cable !!! Can anyone help is 6mm 3 core swa will work with out this data or ct cable ,
  7. D

    Electrician didn't install CT clamp, what can I do?

    Hi all, In July I had a PodPoint Solo installed at my house. It was a secondhand unit from my father in law. I've just recently realised it's only be charging at 2kW and not at 7kW. I think this is because the CT clamp is not installed, is that right? Electrician hasn't installed a SWA cable...
  8. S

    SWA protection to car charger query

    Qualified electrician has installed Zappi car charger outside house. Grid incoming goes to DNO cutout then to SPD then to meter then to henley block then to RCCB then to SWA cable out wall and to charger mounted on outside wall (about 4m length SWA). I just learnt that RCCB gives no overcurrent...
  9. T

    Advice on cable for EV Charge Point Cable

    Just taken deilvery of an Electric Car (Mini Electric) and so doing some research into installing a charge point. Supply is a standard Single Phase and I have appointments booked with my supplier and DNO to upgrade meter tails and cutout fuse respectively. I'll get a spark to do all the...
  10. V

    How to supply a garage with 32 Amps for a car charger and another 32 Amps for sockets?

    Currently, I have a side garage port (with a garage door, but open on the garden side) supplied by a 2.5mm2 radial circuit. The plan is to convert the port to a proper garage next year. As the bedrooms are currently under refurbishment and the floorboards easily accessible, I would like to make...
  11. J

    Advice with car charger

    Hi, I’m after some advice for an existing car charger that’s on one of our newly inherited sites. We have a Rolec 2x 7.2kw pedestal charger, just the basic model, no o-pen detection or anything like that. Whoever installed it only ran a 32A supply to it so if both sockets are in use it trips...
  12. M

    Type A rcd in series or change at the board

    I am to install a car charger that states a type A RVD is to be installed. Can this be put in the garage from the non rcd side of the board or is it better to change the RCD on the board and use that side. I assume it makes no difference
  13. S

    Car Charger 6mm SWA cable Query - Loft Insulation

    Hi We recently had an 7kW EV charger installed. Due to the consumer unit being situation within the kitchen of our bungalow, the cable needed to be routed across the loft in order to end up next to the drive, The contract was with a well known brand, who has sub-contracted out the...
  14. K

    UK Electric Car charger Location

    Hi Thanks for providing the forum... Wonder if anyone here knows the regs on the installation of a 7Kw car charger, in so far as where it can be placed. My indoor consumer unit, has a 7K shower in it, upgrated by housing assosiation they fitted rcd on lights... Im thinking its too far away...
  15. M

    Home Car Charger 7Kw

    I am looking to order an electric car and noticed on the suppliers of charging pods websites they generally ask if its a complex or simple install. It would be 7KW charger ideally I would like installed. I'm just trying to work out if I would need lots of additional work doing or not so hoping...
  16. W

    Planning for Car charger and upgrade to garage circuit

    Hi, I am having a new patio laid next year, and would like to lay some cable underneath it in preparation for a car charger so that the installer doesn't need to run the cable around the house when it is done (The fuse board is on the opposite side of the house to the garage). I also have an...
  17. R

    Fitting a single phase Matt:e for car charger

    Evening all, Just After some knowledge about the Matt:e. I have been to a job where a 13 amp Rolec car charger point has been fitted On an external garage wall which is attached to the house. I can see no evidence of an earth rod and I am assuming it is still connectEd to a pme earthing...
  18. I

    Can I add a second fuse board for an electric car charger?

    Dear all, We want to install an electric car charger, but our existing fuse board is at the back of the house and running a cable through the house will make a big mess. The electricity enters the house from the front, where we want to put the charger and that's where the meter is too. Can we...
  19. M

    Zappi car charger open PEN protection

    Hello, As far as I can work out the Zappi car charger protects against PEN faults buy having a current sensing coil around the protective earth conductor and if a current is detected on the conductor it will disconnect the L, N and PE conductors. just wondering how this meets the regs as in...
  20. M

    UK Earthing a V2G Electric Car Charger with a earth rod

    Hi I am new to the forum and looking for some advice. I was supposed to have a vehicle to grid car charger installed last week. But they couldnt get a suitable earth from the earth rod. The earth rod reasing was 384 ohms. They're saying I need a marconite pit. the reading has to be below 100...


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