Get the right EV Point for your Vehicle
As the number of electric vehicles on UK roads rapidly increases, EV charging becomes an ever more important aspect of car ownership. With considerations such as power, connector type, and electric vehicle specification to bear in mind, we can cater for every eventuality.
We are registered and authorised by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) which allows us to claim up to 75% from the total cost of the Charge Point Installation which in some cases can be up to £500! We can then pass this saving on to you. For this type of funding, the homeowner must comply with all the current OLEV Domestic Scheme Terms & Conditions.
Charging Costs can vary depending on the provider. An example is Octopus EV. Octopus EV is part of Octopus Energy, and they’ve worked to design the first electricity tariff built with EV drivers in mind.
For four hours every night, Octopus Go offers electricity at a super-cheap rate of just 5p/kWh, so you can charge your electric vehicle for a fraction of the price you would at any other time (in fact, it’s 25% cheaper than typical Economy 7 rates). Since most of us aren’t on the road between 12.30am and 4.30am, it’s a convenient and cheap way of making sure that you start the day with a full car battery, every single day.
Mode 1 charging utilises standard socket outlets not exceeding 16A up to 250V. Mode 2 Charging utilises socket outlets not exceeding 32A up to 250V. There are also various Lead Types also. For more information please contact us.
Three Main Types of Charging
This represents the power output, and therefore the charging speed, available to the driver charging their EV.
Rapid chargers are divided in two sections – AC and DC. Currently available Rapid AC chargers are rated at 43kW, while Rapid DC are typically 50kW. Both will charge an EV to 80% in around 30 minutes. There are two different main connector types for Rapid DC chargers – CCS and CHAdeMO – though additionally, Tesla Superchargers are also Rapid DC and currently charge at around 120kW.
Fast chargers cover those with 7kW and 22kW power outputs, which typically charge an EV in 3-4 hours.
Slow units (up to 3kW) are best for overnight charging and usually take between 6 and 12 hours for a pure-EV, or 2-4 hours for a PHEV.
Suitability of Installation
There are many things that are needed prior to fitting the Charge Point. The Adequacy of the Supply to the property, the location of the Consumer Unit, the location of the Charge Point, safety of the area of works to name a few. A site Survey is a must in order to ascertain that all the works will comply with the Current Regulations and are above all else, safe for continued use.
Standard Installation Criteria is as follows:
You must have an OLEV approved charge point.
There is a maximum run of 10 metres from the distribution board to the charge point.
The distribution board must have a spare breaker on a Non-RCD (Residual Current Device) protected unit.
The cable must be able to be surface mounted and clipped direct to wall surface. No ground works.
The charge point location and the car will be charging inside a garage.
The earthing arrangement on the designated property must comply with current regulations.
The charge point must also be fixed to the main property and be able to utilise said earthing management.
If there are any additional costs then these will be discussed prior to carrying any other works at the property and then itemised on the final Invoice.
Myenergi Zappi Chargers
3 charging modes (Fast, Eco and Eco+)
Solar PV/wind turbine not required – can still be used like a standard charge point
Boost function – keeps the battery at a minimum charge level
Economy Tariff sensing to maximise savings
6A to 32A variable charging
Integral RCD for earth leakage protection
IP65 rated enclosure suitable for outdoors
Energy data logging
Graphical back-lit LCD screen for ease of use
5 metre, 32A rated cable with Type 1 or Type 2 char
Adjustable charge current limit – allows installation
Dimensions: 362 x 220 x 78mm
Charging Mode: Mode 3 (AC)
Maximum Charge Current: 32A (7kW)
Supply: 90-256V 16A or 32A 50/60Hz
Compliance: BS 8300:2009+A1:2010, BS EN 61851, BS EN 62196
with smaller circuit breakers (e.g. 16A)
Adjustable import power limit – The maximum import limit can be set to limit power drawn by the house when charging
In-line mounting holes for easy fixing to brick or timber stud walls
Through-wall or surface mount cable entry options for easy wiring
Type 1 connector (5m), Type 1 connector (8m), Type 2 connector (5m), Type 2 connector (8m)