1. H

    Trouble with charging a large 12v battery

    Hello! I recently upgraded the 110ah battery in my camper van for a 260ah AGM one. My solar panels (200w via MPPT, soon to be doubled) struggle to keep up with my consumption, so once a week I hook up the battery to mains using CTEK's 5A charger, which supports AGM batteries but is not...
  2. Inside the smart electric vehicle EV charger which doesn't need an earth rod

    Inside the smart electric vehicle EV charger which doesn't need an earth rod

    Gary and Joe take a look inside a Myenergi Zappi 2 electric vehicle (EV) charger. The Zappi is approved for use with the latest UK government OLEV charging s...
  3. T

    USB charging port problem

    I've got an issue with my usb charging port in camper. It lit up and when the phone is connected it shows itself as charging but it's not. It's not the lead, it's not the port either as we have tried another. What could it be? Its worked perfectly for 2 months until we charged Kindle on it...
  4. C

    Electrical Car Charging Pointsw

    I have 2 x 11 kw Porsche units to install. I have read through section 722 and couldnt clarify... 1. Anyone aware if theres a min/max distance from the unit the Rods should be installed? 2. Can you use 1 rod for 2 units? If using 2 would need to link the rods to illuminate any difference in...
  5. C

    Wiring for domestic electric vehicle charging point

    Hi there I’m unsure of what wiring I need to run for an EV charging point and have read that there were new requirements launched in January 2019. Please advise. Thanks
  6. sythai

    EV Charging info

    Sorry if this has already been covered..... I’ve tried searching with no luck ! I’m after some info please on what is required to get set up to install EV chargers. Been getting a lot of calls on this lately, x3 this week so far. Any info on it would be handy pros/ cons/ costs etc. Cheers Sy
  7. Electrical2go

    OLEV Grant switching to SMART Charging

    All government funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles must use innovative ‘smart’ technology from July 2019, the government announced on 14 December 2018, fulfilling the commitment in the Road to Zero Strategy published in 2018. This means chargepoints must be able to be remotely...
  8. K

    On small jobs charging for cable

    Hi all I was just wondering how every charges for cable on a small job? Let me give you and example, you are asked to replace 4 down lights, but one 1 of them you fined that the cable is to short so you replace that cable back to the next downlight, Normally i would just charge for sundries £20...
  9. happyhippydad

    Electrical car charging point installation

    At some point I'm going to get asked to fit one of the above and I'd like to know a bit more about it from some people that have already fitted them. I've had a look through section 722, am I right in thinking the following: 1. Has to be on a dedicated circuit? 2. Has to have Type A RCD...
  10. S

    2919-01 vehicle charging points course

    Hi have been looking into the city and guilds 2919-01 electric charging point course to become olev registered and approved by ROLEC. I have phoned up to enquire about the course etc, but i’m wanting to know has anyone else done the course and do you get much work through it? I’m qualified, 18th...
  11. Marcus Vaughan

    Type C MCB needed for EV Charging?

    Hi all, I've not a lot of experience with EV but was called to a local job to investigate a loss of power to a 32amp 7.2KW EV charger. It turned out the 32A MCB (Type B) had failed, and would not even operate when completely removed from the board. I happened to have a matching Contactum B32...
  12. L

    EV charging question

    hiya chaps I did a City and Guilds course, practical assessment and exam for the CG2919 on Monday and Tuesday, we were told about the difficulties with ensuring the safety of the charging equipment especially regarding the earthing in domestic properties, lots of discussions were about using...
  13. sparksburnout

    Car charging point needed urgently......

    Good morning fellow electricians. Now, as I am sure you have all been enjoying, I have not been on here much lately, as I am jacking in very shortly, or at least not renewing my scam membership. So, with only 20 days left, it has just occurred to me it might be a good idea to install myself a...
  14. Driverless

    Hello, just joined - Interested in EVs and charging

    Hi there, I have just joined the forum. I have been involved in the electrical and electronics industry for over 40 years. I am now involved with Electrical Vehicles, and run a charge point installation directory. I am here to learn and hopefully give any advice where possible. Cheers Gaz
  15. M

    Solar charging nest box camera & battery

    Hi Apologies if this is dealt with elsewhere, but I haven't seen anything. I'm fitting a new bird nesting box which contains a wireless camera. It will be attached to a battery which will in turn be attached to a solar panel. I'm hoping to avoid the need to constantly bring the battery in to...
  16. J

    EV charger installation.

    Good afternoon ladies and gents. Could someone please tell me if qualifications are required to install the above kit, or they need to be commissioned by someone approved to do so? Thank you.
  17. bigspark17

    Electric vehicle charging qualification

    Looking to get trained/qualified on the EV charging point installations. To those of you who have gone down this route which way did you go about it, is it worth getting training by one of the manufacturers or the training centres like nic?
  18. PhilCumbria

    Fork Lift Charging Point.

    I am currently doing an EICR in a warehouse and one of the circuits is for a Fork Lift Charging point (32A) In Light of the 18th Edition and all circuits being protected by and RCD, should I recommend that the MCB that is feeding that circuit at present be changed to an RCBO ??
  19. J

    Economy 7 heater not charging overnight (but works on day rate)

    I'm having problems with my central storage heater. Its an old 1970s one that does the whole flat. It worked perfectly up to the end of last winter, then just stopped. I woke up one morning to find it was only luke warm from the previous day and hadn't stored any heat so became stone cold over...
  20. C

    EV charging point course?

    Hi all, I have been asked to install an EV charging point for a friend who doesnt have an electric vehicle but would like either a cable ran in or a charging point installing to future proof his home. My local training centre runs a course for EV points and I was wondering if the course is...
  21. Strima

    Battery Charging Room

    OK, we have yet another project on the horizon but this one involves battery charging. We do a fair bit of battery work already with large battery UPS systems but we will have a requirement for charging batteries up before sending them to site for installation. I used to work in battery bays...
  22. D

    Advice for out-of-ordinary battery charging setup

    Hi all, I'm setting up a split dual-battery charging system that appears sound to me, but i haven't seen it done before, and my main concern is how the alternator will react, and thus whether the source of the S wire should be changed.... The original vehicle is a Toyota LandCruiser, 1HZ motor...
  23. Doomed

    quick info on car charging port

    Wiring up a series of offices in an converted factory unit, all well and good. They have asked us to install a car charging port for one of the managers cars, we have never fitted one and have no interest in getting in to fitting them, but we need to do this as a one off. TNCS, will be approx 5m...
  24. Steve93

    Vehicle charging. Earth rods

    Just a thought where do you guys put the earth spike in when you install car chargers? Local to the charger? What if it’s a driveway? Slabs block paving etc
  25. A

    200amp + Ford 3g with idle charging issue

    This is my first posting and want to start off by saying hello to all the members here. I just rebuilt and/or upgraded a large case Ford 3G 130 amp alternator to hopefully produce 200 amp+, but have idle voltage/amperage issues. The parts involved in the upgrade: Replaced the stock 2 lead per...
  26. Argcape

    Domestic Alternator Problem Advice needed

    Hi Everyone!! I need some serious advice please History: The Car was working fine and there was no electrical problems Had to repair the alternator / PAS mounting bracket and after putting it all together I accidentally put the battery warning light cable onto the W terminal and it did not...
  27. Frimley111R

    Hello from the world of EV Charging

    I noticed a little nudge from Dan about deleting our account if we don't post an intro and so here it is. I run Chargebase and we are an EV home and commercial charger installer based near Fleet in Hampshire. The business is owned and run by two of us and our work is contracted out to NAPIT...
  28. M

    Becoming OLEV registered?

    Guys, i like to have a broad knowledge base and range of work, as i get bored doing the same things day in day out. From working on F1 hospitality units, to kitting out warehouses, to a little bit of domestic (however i generally hate domestic Re-wires, so rarely do these). I have been...
  29. jonnyb

    Domestic EV charging stations

    Obviously going to be a big thing in years to come but do you think it's worth going on an electric vehicle charging station install course? I'm pretty sure there is going to be some alterations in the upcoming 18th regs about this but my main concern is whether it's worth doing on a self...
  30. Jim90

    Anyone have experience with Car charging ports?

    Been tasked to put a quote together for 3 EV chargers. The client wants a super fast charger and seen a few online - Rolec Basic charge to be exact. The supply is fine, I’ll send out a 6mm 4core SWA. I can’t seem to find anything on banging in an Earth stake? Im unsure if it’s a necessity...
  31. J

    Electric vehicle charging points.

    Advice on installing electric vehicle charging points.
  32. E

    Solar PV for charging an Electric car - help with system design!

    Hey! I am designing a solar PV tree able to generate 3400kWh annually / has a capacity of 4kW, as the trees will consist of multiple panels I will need to work out the best way to connect these panels to produce the current and voltage I need (the system will be grid tied). This system will be...
  33. T

    Nokia 6310i Phone (2012) Not Charging

    Have tried 2 different transformers but cannot get the charging signal (increasing line of blocks) to appear in the LCD. Also tried a spare battery but still no indication of juice going in. What could the fault / remedy be? Thanks.
  34. H

    Car Charging Box - Is this okay?

    I've just placed an order for an electric car for the missus to use. My Dad has a car charging box in his garage that is unused, so I was going to rip it out and install it at home for this new car. My question is based around how to wire it. I have two options - the first option I'm not keen...
  35. LWS_Electrical

    Off peak tariff battery storage charging

    Customer has battery storage charged from solar panels and off peak supply. Should I be getting a 230v shock from the off peak cable when it's disconnected from the off peak DB? I would of thought there would be a diode to prevent 230v from the battery or solar panels from interacting with the...
  36. Frimley111R

    EV Charging Points - how much can you claim from the government?

    Hi All, We are looking into this and as 'petrolheads' (ironically) a chance to work with cars appeals but at a fundamental level we are trying to work out the economics. From our research we can claim back up to £500 from a government subsidy but the 'up to' part confuses us. How does this...
  37. C

    C&G 2919-01 Electric Vehicle Charging Course

    Hello guys I think with an ever expanding EV market getting more in depth knowledge would defiantly be beneficial, I would like to really get into the side arm of our industry. I am based in north London so would anyone be able to advise: what they found with the course was it useful? Can it...
  38. T

    Charging 17ah jumpstarter with 3amp dc charger?

    Hey so I bought a jumpstarter that is 12v 17 ah and am using it to run my laptop in my room. I have no power in my room just in one room in the house so have been using this. However the thing takes 34 hours to fully charge as it was supplied with a 500mah charger. I do however have a 12v 3ah...
  39. J

    EV charging points advise needed

    Evening evening! Been giving drawings for some flats which also need 3x ev charging points outside no spec given atall as yet! Just wanting to get clued up before hand so for something like this- Rolec EV Charging IEC WallPod 16A HomeCharge EVWP2010 | RS Electrical Supplies -...
  40. M

    Hive app

    Hiya lads i was speaking to a friend of mine that installs for british gas and asked me to install a nest control for him when i asked why he wasnt using hive he said that BG are going to start charging people for using the app unless they have a service contract. a couple of questions 1, has...
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