EV CHARGING POINT INSTALLATION
EV Charging Point at Your Home
The new age of the electric vehicle is gathering pace with increased range, faster charging initiatives and a cleaner environment for the future. Charging from home is cheaper and more convenient than charging anywhere else.
If you have recently purchased or considering buying a new all-Electric Vehicle (EV) or a Petrol Hybrid Electric Vehicle (P.H.E.V) you’ll need to install a vehicle charging point at your home to safely charge battery in your car.
Charging an Electric Car at home
You can charge an electric car at home using a dedicated home charging point (a standard 3 pin plug should only be used as a last resort).
- Electric car drivers choose a home charging point to benefit from faster charging speeds and built-in safety features.
- Charging an electric car is like charging a mobile phone – plug in overnight and top up during the day.
- It’s useful to have a 3 pin charging cable as a backup charging option, but they are not designed to withstand these loads and should not be used long term.
Charging speed for electric cars is measured in kilowatts (kW).
Home charging points charge your car at 3.7kW or 7kW giving about 15-30 miles of range per hour of charge (compared to 2.3kW from a 3 pin plug which provides up to 8 miles of range per hour).
How often should you charge an electric car at home
You can charge your electric car at home as often as you need to (just like a smartphone).
While it is not necessary for most to charge every day, many drivers plug in each time they leave their car out of habit, giving them maximum flexibility should they have to make an unexpected journey. By charging overnight, electric car drivers can take advantage of cheap night time electricity rates and drive for as little as 2p per mile. Overnight charging also ensures that the car’s battery is full each morning for the day ahead. Most drivers also make use of charging facilities at their workplace or public destinations to top up charge.
How to get EV charging point installed at your home
Electric car charging points need to be professionally installed. A certified charging provider will include installation cost in the price of the unit.
- The installation process involves wall mounting the charge point on an exterior wall or garage, near to where you park and connecting it safely to the mains electricity supply.
- An installation should take three to five hours to complete in most cases, depending on the individual requirements of the driver and the complexity of the installation.
- Installations with Belectrix can be booked directly online or over the phone.
CHARGING POINTS WE INSTALL
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Zappi has special eco charging mode which will benefit homeowners with grid-tied microgeneration systems, like wind or solar generation. Charging current is automatically and continually adjusted in response to on-site generation and household power consumption. In fast charging mode zappi operates like an ordinary EV charging station. Available in 7.2kW Single Phase and 22kW 3-Phase. Does not require installation of earth rod as has build in protection which makes installation process simplier
Meet EO home charging range, easy to use charging solutions for everyday EV driver. It’s simple – select your colour, power rating and plug type. Who said charging needed to be complicated? Your next adventure, commute to work or school run starts here. Available integrated with solar panels.
EVBox Elvi evolves with every electric car, now and in the future. Thanks to its “click-on” features and modular design, Elvi adapts with a simple upgrade of the charging cable and charging capacity. EVBox Elvi is more than just a charging station. It connects with the Hey EVBox charging management platform to provide you with charging session insights, as well as the EVBox Smart Charging add-on to automatically adjust power consumption in real-time.
Schneider Electric “EVlink”
EVlink charging solutions for electric vehicles at home and in private or semi- public car parks. Charging stations are specially designed to withstand several hours of use on a daily basis in a tough environment.
The EVlink range is available with fixed cables and connectors or ‘Type 2’ shuttered sockets for convenience – allowing EVs and PHEVs of different types to use the same charger. The Type 2 socket outlets are highly robust thanks to silver plated contact, avoiding overheat. Access to the charger is controlled by key lock.