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  1. B

    EV charger install

    Can the wiring go from the fuse box to a certain distance in the roof space, then exit the roof space via the eaves, then travel in conduit along the outside wall, to an EV charger? Or does the wiring need to go from roof space to wall cavity? It's an odd arrangement, and traveling outside will...
  2. D

    Electric charger - lack of access to fuse box

    Hello all, I need to have an electric car charger installed but at the moment I'm puzzled about what my options are. My garage is at the back of my house (access through a back road) which begs the question, with the electric car charger installed there,do we need to run a cable to the...
  3. tony9i9i9i

    EV charger install...

    I have a client who wants an EV charger installed, charger TBC, but about 7KW, installed about 20m away from this installation. I've not done one before, but I understand I need to split the tails and main earth and add blocks so I can add an EV CU. CU is in a cupboard and the tails and earth...
  4. researchstudent123

    University report on a Wireless Multi-Device Charger - please complete my survey

    Hi all, I am conducting a survey for my University project about the viability and demand for a consumer-friendly Wireless Multi-Device Charger. I recently posted looking for people with expertise in this electronic field to conduct interviews with. I'm hoping I can still find people willing to...
  5. J

    Tesla wall charger load curtailment

    Morning all, I'm wondering if anyone has much experience with the Tesla Gen 3 Wall Chargers? Quick look through the instructions shows no PEN fault detection; easily dealt with using a Matte or similar. Also, I noticed no facility for Load management/curtailment of the installation via CT...
  6. M

    12V DC Charger Not Working/Heating Up

    Hi All, I recently purchased an old detector with charger from the US. Plugged it in with converting plug into Australian GPO and charger, it started heating up and smoking. Please see attached pictures. Both the US and charging plug and converter had gotten extremely hot. Does the current...
  7. Rockingit

    Caveat that this is from the Daily Fail... EV charger rage?!

    In fairness, dispite coming from the daily fail, this is entirely believable AND predictable...
  8. B

    EV Charger - No Internet required

    Good Afternoon All I have quoted for the installation of an EV Charger that is located in an underground car park. I don't install many however when I have done before I have installed the Zappi Chargers. I am wondering whether they need an internet connection to both set up and use. The reason...
  9. M

    Extended 6AWG wire for new Level 2 Charger Installation

    I currently have a level 2 Tesla wall connector installed on a 60amp breaker via 6 AWG wiring. I need to switch the wall connector out with a different charger brand. The problem is that the Tesla is hardwired through the top, and the other wall connectors I'm considering are fed through the...
  10. 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...
  11. A

    Tesla Gen 3 wall charger commissioning

    Hi all, I've installed a Tesla Gen 3 wall charger supplied by my client. For your information, the place that I installed is in a block of flat basement where the Meter room is. After some researching, I've fitted a Proteus board fitted with SPD and PEN fault detection device. All dead test...
  12. 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
  13. spamwize2

    205v ac supply to EV charger

    Hi I have a job at work, an ev charger keeps stopping functioning, the company that looks after it has been out and said its not there problem, the supply voltage is 205v ac, (I still need to check this) but is there a step up transformer out there that that can increase the voltage to 240v...
  14. D

    Voltage sensor on Charger

    What does the voltage sensor do for our car charging point? protect from surge or dropping power?
  15. K

    Build a Simple 5 volt Charger

    Dear Sir, I'd build a simple voltage divider charger with 1 Amp diode from 4.8 AC - DC adapter (500 ma - output volatge - 4.15Volt) to charge my two AA battery. My Battery finished charged was 1.25 (Sony 4600mAh), but it can only be used within half day. I suspect It may not enough...
  16. T

    LED pendant light charger

    Hi. I’ve got two pendant lights that currently run halogen lamps. One of the converters is broken so I’m planning to change both for LED lamps. Please could someone let me know what LED charger I need to buy for this. Ideally Amazon for quick delivery. Photos of the lights and the existing...
  17. E

    13amp or 40amp socket for EV charger whilst using an extension cable.

    I am looking for advice on getting an upgraded 25 meter extension cable from my office into my car park to charge my EV from an IP66 rated socket, from a standard Tesla 3 pin plug - plug in charger. I know not to use normal off the shelf extension cables as they're naff, melt and are a fire...
  18. N

    moving an ev charger

    my son has recently had an ev charger installed for his car (last week) cost was £900, simple run ,consumer unit on outside wall ,drill through to garage and armour cable run of 3 metres to the charging point.Not disputing the cost as hopefully they have provided the relevant certs etc. now...
  19. D

    Amazon move into the EV charger install markt

  20. mattg4321

    Which Untethered EV charger

    I’ve got a job coming up where the customer wants an EVSE fitted in their rear communal parking area 50m from the house. As such there are a few unusual requirements. LAN/Ethernet connection is a must. I don’t want to be relying on Wi-Fi at that distance. Customer ideally wants untethered...
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