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  1. Home Charging Installation
    Hello, I have ordered and EV and looking to get the EV charging wall box installed. Basically, the input at present is 63a and I have already requested UK power for the upgrade to 100a, however we are in a looped connections and UK power network can only update if they unloop the connection...
  2. General Charging Discussion
    A lot has changed when it comes to maintaining cars over the past 100+ years. As our vehicles have become more capable, they’ve naturally become increasingly complex. Evolving over the decades, we’re now in the age of advanced car electronics, meaning that diagnostic tools are as important as...
  3. General EV Discussion
    So a lot of people have an older home with a small service (60A-120A) which typically means that you have to piggy-back onto an existing circuit, like your dryer or oven. So you buy something like a Dryer Buddy (Dryer Buddy Plus AUTO) or something similar to take care of the issue of tripping...
  4. Home Charging Installation
    I'm thinking about buying an electric car in the near future and am trying to assess how dificult it might be to install a home charger. I have a drive so there is off street parking to install this thing. However, the issue for me is that the meter and consumer unit are in a cupboard in the...
  5. Home Charging Installation
    Title says it all really. Looking for a good installer and recommendations on a device that will attract the OLEV grant. A good installer is top of my wish list - experience tells me they are always the key to a happy life! In terms of the charging point, I think I want a mid power (7kw) unit...
  6. General EV Discussion
    Have been reading on this forum about looped supply’s. I currently have a 63a main fuse which I know would require an upgrade- but as this insulated cable appears to be two not one- would anyone with any knowledge be able to inform me if it is looped or not? Thanks
  7. General Charging Discussion
    Hi, Looking for some help and advice on a home charger installation Have just bought an 30kWh Leaf with 6.6kw charging option. Will be using for daily commuting typically 50-60 miles a day. Was planning to use a 3 pin and top up at local charge points occasionally with the 6.6kw charger - free...
  8. General Charging Discussion
    Hey guys I’m thinking of possibly buying a Nissan Leaf or Chevrolet Bolt EV maybe this year or next year. But I was wondering wether I can save few bucks when it comes to charging. And I was wondering if it’s possible that if I charge car every night through wall plug would that be enough? Or...
  9. Ice Breakers
    Hello, I have a plug in hybrid car and to triggle charge this at 10A, I would like to extend a simple UK 3 pin 13A outside socket from my kitchen ring main 32A TN-C-S supply as a 13A fused spur. The ring main is further protected by a 30mA RCD. I'm a little confused by the change due to the...
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