charger

  1. R

    +12V 200A Relay Isoator or DC to DC charger

    Hello I currently run a lead acid 102A auxilliary battery under the bonnet of my Nissan Patrol for the purpose of powering a 70 litre Waeco car fridge. I intend putting in a second auxilliary battery (AGM type 130A) in the rear of my Patrol to get some more life out of the fridge. The current...
  2. C

    UK MacBook Pro charger sparking when plugged into extension lead plug pins burnt ?

    When I plug my MacBook Pro charger into the extension lead I noticed I can see it spark through the Extension lead plastic which I thought was a bit odd I also noticed today that the plug pins are burnt. I tried the charger in other extension leads and it does not happen also tried other...
  3. Phill

    EV Charger Pricing

    Hi guys, Not long on the OLEV register. Just wondering how you guys price your work. Do you just quote by taking in to account and passing the £500 grant on to the customer? Is this, then the same invoice you submit to OLEV? Do you itemise the grant separately for the customer? Just...
  4. G

    Best EV charging testing unit?

    Hi Guys, Completed an EV charging course a few months back. Looking to explore that growing corner of the market. My Megger 1720 multi function tester packed up recently. Always pretty happy with my Megger, but I'm looking to get a tester that has integrated EV testing and comes with its own EV...
  5. 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...
  6. B

    UK EV Charger Earth Rod

    I have completed the 2919 course and was told during this that all chargers would require a TT connection, whether solely for the charger or as part of the full installation. Since completing the course a while ago now, I have discussed with some electricians who say they don't install an earth...
  7. 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...
  8. M

    Looking for a charger for 4S configuration 18650 battery

    Hello, I have 120 NCR18650B batteries which I'll be using to build a 4S configuration battery. I'm looking for recommendations on a charger from aliexpress/ebay, I don't really need a fast charger so I don't really mind if it would take very long to charge. As far as I understand I simply need a...
  9. P

    What would experienced electrician do in such situation:

    There is a need to power a battery charger, which requires 3 ph 480V 20A circuit. There is no 480V available at this location, however there's an electrical panel 120/240V where 3 ph 240V is available. Loads in that panel are connected by 100A breaker (installed inside the panel). There was a...
  10. R

    What wiring will be required for Solar, ev charger and powerwall in external garage

    Hi All I am buying a new house soon and plan to get quite a bit of work done to it - but not all at once. Initially I am planning a kitchen extension and moving around some internal walls. Eventually I would to add solar panels, EV charger and power wall to the garage which is a separate...
  11. T

    UK How can I use a 16A charger on a UK socket?

    Hi, I have a customer who has bought a 16A charger which will obviously only charge at 13a from a UK socket. Their question is would the be able to use the full 16Amps if they have a 32Amp breaker? Thanks
  12. M

    Tripping and car charger

    Hi guys Been called to a doctors house recently....you know the type that have plenty of money but want to hold off on shelling out. Intermittent rcd tripping. Quite a dated installation, large house 17 circuits and all protected by a 30ma rcd. Went to ramp test and it tripped straight...
  13. E

    EV home charger installation, Canada, Quebec

    Hi, Just bought a Tesla. Live in a Condo with outdoor parking. Need to get Co-Owners permission to install a charger. Have to present a plan and answer all questions, safety, security etc etc.. Will do partly or all myself but get professionally inspected by a certified Electrician. The supply...
  14. markocosic

    Preparing for EV charger: cable and earthing before driveway?

    Hi, Can I ask some advice on what to bury please? This is the the front of my house in plan view. House at the bottom. Porch at the bottom left. Driveway at the top. There's a fence between the driveway and the lawn. The incoming electricity supply runs underground down the left hand side of...
  15. littlespark

    phone charger for use in a bathroom. Is there such a thing?

    Just thinking. I use a fitbit, and I got into the habit of charging it every few days when I had a shower. (charging it every few days, not having a shower every few days!:rolleyes:) Is there something i can use inside the bathroom to give me a standard 5v USB socket? Of course you can get a...
  16. C

    18 volt solar battery charger

    Hello, hoping for advice on this... We intend to use 18volt Makita power tools high in the Khumbu mountains near Everest. With no mains power on site I’d appreciate any advice on an affordable yet lightweight, portable and efficient set up to recharge batteries. Probably x10 4.00 Ah units per...
  17. F

    PHEV charger

    Hi, got asked a bit of an odd ball request at work, one boss has one of them Mitsubishi PHEV things. And the charger is knackered. I had a look at the charger and it had melted the relay inside which was easily replaced, looked to of been caused by a high resistant joint. Now it still won’t...
  18. G

    AEG Multi-voltage battery charger

    Hi Folks :-) got a query. Can my AEG AL9618 Battery charger that came with my BSB 18STX-R drill, also charge Li-Ion batteries? The drill originals are Ni-cd 2.0ah, and I wish to upgrade to 3.0ah Li-Ion ones. The front of the charger does show various images of what the lights should do. And it...
  19. H

    EV Charger Installation - Cabling Query?

    Hi, We had a EV charger installed recently over the past day ie 32amp 7.2kw. In the fuse cupboard I’ve attached before and after photos. I have a 100amp fuse for the house. For the new EV board setup, should the 2 grey cables entering the EV board (10mm) be the same 25mm thickness as the...
  20. Gavin John Hyde

    New EV charger needs no Rod and can be used with PME

    I had an email this week from PodPoint. The new Pod Point Solo EV charger does not require an earth rod and can be used with PME. It has in built DC protection and complies fully with the 18th ed Regs. From what I can see and having done the online little training thing, it is brilliant. Taken...
  21. J

    USB charger for 6A circuit

    I have a USB powered webcam used I want mount in a certain location indoors. Ideally I would leave it plugged in to a USB socket, but there are no 13A outlets nearby. However, there is a light switch only a foot away. Does anything like this exist for 6A circuits? Well I know they do, because I...
  22. H

    Can I charge this li ion battery in led lamp with 7.4V new charger? pics inside

    I really wanted to keep using my led lamp for my plants. So I bought a new charger. Altough I couldnt find a 8.4V charger, so I bought a universal charger. I tryed the setting on 7.5 Volt and I tested it for 5 min. But now I read on the internet that li ion batteries can explode and catch flames...
  23. A

    Battery charger switch over system

    I have a 4kW solar pv installation that has a 6kW lead acid battery storage. In the summer I am constantly exporting and in the winter not much is generated. I was wondering if its possible let go install a second battery store which runs from solenoid of some sort such that when I e battery is...
  24. mattg4321

    Chargemaster EV charger

    I went to a job today for a long standing customer of ours who had an unrelated problem. While I was there customer asked me to look at the above charger that had been fitted in their car port. Whoever installed it - possibly Chargemasters in house team did a few things that were either clearly...
  25. M

    EV charger installation: RCD requirements

    This has been discussed before but I'm still not clear and would appreciate input. I'm installing a home EV charger (Andersen A2) and need to decide on the right RCD/RCBO to terminate the connection at the CU. - The system will run at 32A, the charger is connected to the CU via ~20m of 6sqmm...
  26. M

    Cordless drill battery charger

    Might be the wrong forum but here goes. I`ve 2 Parkside drill/drivers 10.8v not had a lot of use but come in handy because they are quite small and do the job. Problem is I`ve lost one of the chargers and the remaining one has given up. I`ve inserted a pic of the circuit board, no sign of any...
  27. Gavin John Hyde

    Smart EV charger requirements

    I install EV chargers, often under the OLEV scheme. next year all chargers subsidised by the government will have to be 'smart' we all know how the smart meter roll out is going! but it seems only a matter of time before they determine that cars can only be charged at certain times etc or must...
  28. D

    10mm joined to 6mm for exterior charger

    I have a job where the client wants a 7kw car charger 50 meters away from his house. The problem is there is a 6mm that's been pre wired 10 meters through his house from the main consumer unit to an exterior wall and sealed up. So I would have to use that and join onto the 10mm exterior and put...
  29. O

    "nice" car charger install - not

    This caught my eye earlier: The race to the bottom continues...
  30. a-z electrics

    Car chargers coming...

    Bought a new little Cudis metal DB the other day.. on the circuit labels they now have CAR CHARGER.. the first of many I'm thinking! Have many sparks fitted any of these yet and what have been your experiences? I've done one for myself, just like a new cooker circuit really. I believe the...
  31. LazyTrucker

    12 volt laptop charger query

    Firstly I'm new here so forgive me if this is in the wrong place or a stupid query, I'm no electrician by any stretch. I'm looking at buying a charger to charge my laptop my truck whilst engine is running mostly. I'd rather not go down the inverter route if possible due to employers concerns...
  32. P

    Help needed! Car charger / TV amplifier

    Hi! Just bought a new house and wired my car charger up. It’s been wired up to the same circuit breaker as the ‘loft/tv socket’. Now my TV isn’t picking up any TV signal! The tv amplifier is on in the loft with everything connected. Has anyone got any ideas? Am I being an idiot as per?? Any...
  33. S

    BS 1363 socket for EV charger - what kind of RCD?

    Hi folks Trying to make sense of the Regs regarding RCD types for a standard 13A socket intended for electric vehicle charging. Looking at 722.531.2.101 in the 17th edition Amd. 3, type A seems to suffice unless DC residual current is known to exceed 6mA, in which case it is type B. So how do...
  34. M70

    EV Home Charger Installer / Smart Meter Installer Required Qualifications?

    I have previously worked as a field service and installation engineer (AV DATA CAT5 areas) for over 12 years, although i am currently working in IT but i am interested in a career change as a EV home charger installer, or smart meter installer. What are the required qualifications to become one...
  35. Zdb

    EV charger protective device

    Hi guys, I'm having trouble deciphering some manufacturer's specifications / installation instructions for a three phase dual 32A outlet EV charger. The model in question is the W22 wall mounted unit: I can see that there are 2x 30mA RCD's inside the unit mounted on DIN rail. I'm unsure...
  36. G

    Single Phase Charger on Three Phase Supply

    Hi all, been a bit of a lurker of the forums here for a while and so far they have saved me more times than I can say, but now I have a question that I am hoping you can help me with. I have a single phase forklift charger and it currently has a 2p+e plug and connects to the corresponding...
  37. M

    Domestic mild tingling in certain scenarios

    Maybe I can pick the brains of some of you who actually understand electrical stuff - this is over my head and I am keen to identify the problem asap. I initially thought I'd identified a problem with my guitar amp. Last night, when plugged in and playing through the amp connected to the mains...
  38. M

    Socket outlet with car charger & lawn mover

    Hi Mate, Any one of you can explaine, why when I installed new socket(BG Integrated RCD protected), it works with car charger and not working with lawn mover. Some other issue is that when car charger not working when connected with extension but it works good with lawn mover. Thanks Mano
  39. S

    Solar PV, Hybrid Inverter and Electric Vehicle Charger

    I'm considering buying a domestic 4kW PV with 6kWh of battery storage and a 5kW hybrid inverter from Sungrow. My problem is that wife's electric car has a 7kW Podpoint charger. I assumed that the hybrid inverter would pull power from the grid when the house demand exceeds 5kW, but there's no...
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