EV CHARGER INSTALLATIONS

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WE INSTALL ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING POINTS

RSH Electrical Ltd can install an electric vehicle charging points in Southend and Basildon area’s at your home or business. As you can see from the correct installation process below this can be a complex and lengthy process which needs to be completed by a competent approved engineer or company with the correct test equipment, we use the Megger MFT 1741 + and the EVCA210-UK.

Installation process

  • Site survey/assessment
  • Check list/risk assessment for simultaneous conditions annex B IET
  • Type of preferred charger and charge rate/charge mode
  • Type of car to be connected to the EV
  • Connectivity to internet/router
  • Load sharing requirements
  • Applications to DNO (District Network Operator) UK Power networks
  • Power assessment/max demand assessment as required under IET code of practice
  • Grant application from OZEV
  • Completion of EIC Electrical Installation Certificate
  • Completion of part P of building regulations 2005

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TYPES OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING POINTS

There are 3 main types of EV Charging Point which connect using different modes depending on power required.

Rapid or Super Chargers mode 4 are mainly found at Motorway Services and other public locations where super-fast charging is necessary during a journey. A typical example is Tesla Super Chargers which can charge the vehicle up to 80% in just 20 minutes.

Fast Chargers are the standard for home charging and workplace charging, they can be installed at homes, businesses and other public locations to enable users to charge their vehicles within only a few hours, depending on the vehicle and rating of the charging point. The most common fast charger we install is rated at 7kW mode 2 or 3 which will charge most vehicles from 0-100% within 6-8 hours.

There is legislation being discussed to avoid overloading the network at peak times, we advise customers to charge over night after midnight as this is a cheaper tariff know as off peak or the older economy 7 tariff.

Slow chargers (or trickle chargers) mode 1 are generally only for emergency charging and can take 12 hours or more to charge the vehicle, they tend to be designed to charge form a normal 13A plug socket and are often not designed to be used day in and day out as it can cause overload to the sockets in your house unsafe in our honest opinion.

TYPES OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING POINTS

There are 3 main types of EV Charging Point which connect using different modes depending on power required.

Rapid or Super Chargers mode 4 are mainly found at Motorway Services and other public locations where super-fast charging is necessary during a journey. A typical example is Tesla Super Chargers which can charge the vehicle up to 80% in just 20 minutes.

Fast Chargers are the standard for home charging and workplace charging, they can be installed at homes, businesses and other public locations to enable users to charge their vehicles within only a few hours, depending on the vehicle and rating of the charging point. The most common fast charger we install is rated at 7kW mode 2 or 3 which will charge most vehicles from 0-100% within 6-8 hours.

There is legislation being discussed to avoid overloading the network at peak times, we advise customers to charge over night after midnight as this is a cheaper tariff know as off peak or the older economy 7 tariff.

Slow chargers (or trickle chargers) mode 1 are generally only for emergency charging and can take 12 hours or more to charge the vehicle, they tend to be designed to charge form a normal 13A plug socket and are often not designed to be used day in and day out as it can cause overload to the sockets in your house unsafe in our honest opinion.

OZEV APPROVED INSTALLERS

Currently we will be installing the following brands of Electric Vehicle Charging Points although the market will continue to advance with new chargers.

Zappi 7.0 Kw
Tesla 7.0 Kw
Easee 7.4 Kw

RSH Electrical Ltd are OZEV Approved Installers ref: EVHS9554 for home Electric Vehicle Charging Points and WCS9554 for workplace installations. The government grant for domestic chargers up to a maximum of £350 has now finished from 31st March 2022. But this only applies to single-unit properties such as bungalows and detached, semi-detached or terraced housing. Flats and rented accommodation the grant will remain open which we can claim on your behalf. We will carry out a free survey of your property to establish/advise the best options for you based on the outcome of the application to the DNO cable runs and power requirements/connectivity.

MAIN TYPES OF PLUGS USED

Type 2 plugs are the most used and we believe are the best option, but the type of plug you use depends which vehicle you have

Both types of plug can charge up to 32 amps but the type 2 plug also allows for 3 phase charging if your installation has this option. This enables faster charging in some situations unlikely in domestic houses.

Type 2 plug 32 Amp
Home charge single phase and three phase

Type 1 plug 16 Amp
Home charge
Single phase only

CHAdeMo 400 Amp
Motorway super charge
Not home charger

FIND YOUR LOCAL CHARGING POINT

You can use the link below to go to Zap Map which will help you find your nearest Electric Vehicle Charging point.

You can visit the Office For Zero Emission Vehicles website for information on government funding & benefits to Electric Vehicles.

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