EV Charger Installation Buckinghamshire: Why You Should Use An EV Specialist?
So you’ve got your electric vehicle arriving soon, or have already got one and are considering installing an EV charging station in your home or business in Buckinghamshire. The chances are you have probably wondered who you should use to do the installations and if you should use a specialist to do it.
Some electricians consider themselves capable of correctly installing an EV Charger but without the proper training the installation may be done incorrectly which could be dangerous and damage your new charger and even damage your new car. Remember, installing an EV charging point involves dealing with electricity, but there are other considerations when it comes to the installation. Some of the things that the installer needs to consider include:
- Height guidelines
- RCD protection requirements
- Surge protection
- Earthing system considerations
- Maximum demand limitations (so the main house fuse doesn’t blow)
- Distribution Network Operator (DNO) notifications
- Building regs notifications
As well as all the technical requirements a certified EV charger installer, can offer you advice about the best type of charger to suit your requirements as well as helping you to understand if there are any Government grants available towards the cost of the charger and the installation.
Remember, an EV charger does not come cheap. Therefore, to save you money in the long run, it makes sense to ensure your EV charging point is installed correctly the first time. Plus, while most domestic EV charger installations in Buckinghamshire do not require planning permission, there are notifications that need to be made to the DNO either for permission to install the charger or after it has been installed.
The warranty on the charger is something else to consider. If the installer you use is approved by the manufacturer to install their charger the warranty will normally be for 3 years, however without that approval, the warranty period will be limited to a year.
In addition to this, if there are grants available for EV Charger Installation Buckinghamshire, your installer will need to be OZEV approved in order to claim these on your behalf. Currently grants can provide a maximum of £350 towards the purchase and installation of an EV charger point for your home in Buckinghamshire and although the grants for domestic households are no longer available, if you are renting or are a landlord or own a business then funding is still available.
So while it is possible for a general electrician to install an electric car charger for home, it’s not difficult to see why using an approved installer makes sense.