What is ‘standard installation’?

Before installing an electric vehicle charging point, we will either call you to ask some questions about your electrical supply. At this point, we may ask you to send some photos of your consumer unit and incoming supply.

Alternatively, we will arrange for one of our engineers to carry out a survey of your property. This involves checking the consumer unit is adequate and has a spare way and capacity for an electric vehicle charge point. We will also check your property’s maximum load demand and in some cases, you may be required to ask your utility provider for a meter tail exchange or upgrade. Don’t worry, we can talk you through the process.

A standard installation must meet the following criteria:

  • A maximum cable run of 10 metres from source of supply (consumer unit) to charge point location
  • The property’s consumer unit must be RCD protected and have a spare way for protecting the outgoing charge point circuit
  • The cable to be surface mounted – clipped direct
  • No ground works are required
  • The property must have off-street parking
  • The property must have an earthing arrangement compliant with current regulations, and the charge point must be fixed to the main property and able to utilise the property’s earthing arrangement
  • The homeowner must comply with all current OLEV Ts & Cs

If for any reason your installation falls outside the above criteria for Standard Installation, there may be additional charges for any extra work required. These will be discussed at the point of survey.

Upon completion of the installation, you will receive a certificate from the NICEIC to which we are accredited. All of our electric vehicle charging points are installed in accordance with the IET Code of Practice.

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