EV CHARGER INSTALLATION

Specialist EV Charger Installer in Edgware

We are EV Charger Installation company in Edgware who has supplied and installed EV chargers throughout London and the home counties. We specialise in both residential and commercial EV charge point installation. Our team will provide a tailored quote based on your installation, whether it’s a single charge point to install at home, or a multi-charger at your workplace.

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TYPES OF CHARGERS

Electric Car Chargers Edgware

The three main types of EV chargers are – Rapid, Fast and Slow. Rapid charger is the quickest way to charge an EV, often used on long journeys. Fast chargers are common in public places and shopping centres. Slow chargers are the most popular method of charging EV, used by many owners to charge at home overnight.

EV CAR CHARGER INSTALLATION PROCESS IN Edgware

Your specialist installer will confirm the date and arrival time with you well in advance of the installation. Based on your power supply and parking, our installer will assist you in choosing the best position for your charger. Our installer will begin positioning the charger and then fix it by drilling and clipping the cable to the wall. After this the installer will turn off the power supply and install the RCBO and connect it to your main supply. Later the installer will conduct the final safety tests to ensure your home charger is ready to use. Our installer will then give you a full demo of your charger and guide you on what various lights mean and how to get in touch with us if you have any questions later. Lastly, we will need your Wi-Fi details to complete the set-up.

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TETHERED OR UNTETHERED

Tethered Wall box chargers are much more convenient in comparison to untethered. More then 90% of our customers in Edgware opt for tethered which comes with a built-in lead whereas the Untethered comes with a socket only. With tethered, you simply park up and unwind the cable and plug in. We believe it’s a matter of personal choice and what suits you. At EV chargers London, we can supply and install both types of electric car charging points.

THE OZEV GRANT in Edgware

Did you know that with the Government Grant (OZEV) you can save up to £350 on your EV home installation. Our government is encouraging all the drivers to make the switch from fuel run cars to electric and hybrid vehicles so that it can meet the emissions goals. To achieve this, they are offering a grant scheme to everyone who wants to install a domestic charging point. Only the OZEV approved installers are allowed to pass this price reduction to you. Our team will apply on your behalf when you book an installation with us.

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What Voltage Are EV Charging Stations in Edgware?

To find an EV charging station in your area, check the type of plug it uses. Most EVs have a unique charging port, like an outlet on your car. The shape of the plug varies by car model. Be aware that not all charging stations can accommodate the various plug types. So, make sure to know your plug's shape before buying an EV charging station. This article will answer some of the most common questions you may have.

120 volts

Many battery electric vehicles can be charged using a standard 120-volt 20-amp receptacle. However, for drivers of plug-in hybrid vehicles, using a 240-volt receptacle will cut the charging time in half. Those drivers must ensure that the charging station they're using has a standard connector. If the electric vehicle isn't built with a 240-volt charging port, they'll need to find a 120-volt charging station.

The standard household outlet is 120 volts. 120-volt power is delivered by a transformer. In contrast, a 240-volt outlet uses two x 120-volt wires together. The difference between the two voltages is the wattage a plug can take. For example, a TV can draw one or two amps when plugged into a 120-volt outlet.

350 kW

Compared to 150 kW EV charging stations, 350 kW EV chargers offer a longer charging time, but a higher rate adds kWh faster, providing longer driving range. The charging stations use the fastest DC fast chargers on the market today, with a maximum output of 350 kW. Because many cars are not yet ready to handle 350 kW charging, the 350 kW charge rate will offer the highest level of speed available.

The company's Terra HP charging system features Dynamic DC power sharing technology, allowing two EVs to charge at once. The system is built to maximize uptime and can be expanded later on. The charging cabinets feature individually cooled charging cables to prevent damage to EVs while they charge. They are proven in many commercial electric bus field installations. This is a good sign for the future of EV charging.

XFC

XFC (or high-frequency conversion) is a new technology that can provide a quick charge for electric vehicles (EVs). The increased power required for XFC recharge requires additional electrical service upgrades, conduits from the power source to the transformer, permits and administration. XFC charging stations are generally more expensive to install than dc fast chargers. This paper discusses the benefits and challenges associated with XFC charging stations, and offers recommendations for site-specific considerations.

FAQ'S ABOUT EV CHARGING ANSWERED

Do you have a question about EV Charging? We're here to help. Contact our team at EV Charging London

  • Am I eligible for the £350 OLEV Grant?

    We will need some information from you to prove your eligibility for the OLEV Grant. Our team will request these details from you during the OLEV application process. Several requirements such as, you must own an OLEV-eligible electric car or plug-in hybrid vehicle. You need to have private, off-street parking where a charging cable will not cross any pedestrian on the pavement. The EV charger must be OLEV approved. Finally, you can only use an OLEV approved installer such as EV Charging London. Our team will do their utmost best to help you with the application process.

  • How long will my EV take to charge?

    It can take anywhere between 30mins or up to 12 hours. This entirely depends on the size of your car’s battery and the speed of the charging point.

  • What are the running costs for an electric vehicle like?

    The running and maintenance costs for EV’s are much more lower than a petrol or a diesel. The cost of charging an EV is cheaper then filling a car with fuel. As there are fewer parts in an electric car, which means less cost on servicing the vehicles as not many things to wear or fail.

  • Do I need a property survey for a home EV Charger?

    We offer site inspections and remote surveys as per what our client prefers. Our experienced home EV charger installers can guide you through the full process.

  • How much does it cost to charge an Electric Car?

    A typical example is a 30kwh Nissan Leaf will cost around £3.60 to charge overnight and this will be able to run for up to 115 miles.

  • Where can I install the Home EV Charger?

    We recommend the home EV charger to be mounted either side of your garage or an external wall of your property, which will be within charging distance of your vehicle.

  • Will an electric vehicle increase my electricity bill?

    Yes, but not as much considering you will still save money in comparison to the cost of fuel. Moreover there are several specialist electric car energy tariffs/deals which can reduce your electricity bill further.

  • What is Fast charging and Rapid charging?

    Fast charging is when cars or chargers can charge from 7kW to 22kw. Some of our residential fast chargers include those which provide power from 7kW to 22kW, which means an electric vehicle can fully charge in just four hours. Rapid charging is when cars or chargers can charge from 43kW to 150kW. These are not available in residential properties. Only Tesla has Rapid direct current chargers that charge at around 120kW, these are only available for Tesla owners only.

  • How long do electric vehicle batteries last?

    How long do electric vehicle batteries last?

  • Can I install my own EV charging point?

    Absolutely not! You should not try to install your own electric car charging point unless you are a qualified electrician. Our team strongly advises against self-installation and recommend using an OZEV-approved charger installation company like EV Charging London.

  • Do you install charger points for business premises too?

    Do you install charger points for business premises too?

  • Can I charge my EV in the rain?

    Yes you can! It is perfectly safe to charge your electric car in the rain. We all know that water and electricity don’t go well together and luckily the car manufacturers make the charging points waterproof so that you do not get a shock when plugging in. All our charger points are rated IP54 for water ingress, this means they can withstand the worst of UK weather.


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