Clients Requirement –
Our client had purchased a new Tesla model 3 vehicle and gave us an outline of wanting a tethered fast charging Type 2 unit. A smart unit was also a necessary requirement as our client wanted to take advantage of the governments OLEV grant fund – saving £500* on the cost of the installation.
We agreed to install and connect the new circuit from the existing distribution board located in our clients garage to Rolec Wallpod:EV Homesmart EV charge. We installed a new SWA (steel wired armored) cable from the distribution board to a location agreed enabling the 5m long tethered lead to reach the plug-in point on the vehicle. The cable was securely fixed to the car-port.
We connected the new 32amp circuit complete with rcd protection from the distribution board to the Rolec charger, an earth rod was installed to provide the correct earthing arrangement and electrical tests were carried out. Certification was provided instantly using the NICEIC testing/certification web app. This helps us to provide the certificates instantly to our clients giving them peace of mind and to notify building control of works carried out under Part P, if required.
Help was given to our client in setting up an account on the App to control the charger and we confirmed all was well and working before leaving site.
Particular Challenges –
This property has a ‘looped’ electrical supply, meaning that we were required to contact the local DNO (Distribution Network Operator) to apply for the proposed EV charger before we went ahead with the installation.
Manufacturer – Rolec
Model – EVHS2140
7kW Mode 3 Fast Charging
Built-in MID compliant kWh meter
Built-in LED Charging Status Indicator.
*OLEV grant available pre April 2020.