Well... Sort of. I alluded to it a little in my previous post but can expand.So 3 phase is better? Is it worth future proofing if possible by getting a bigger charger?
Usually the cut-out fuse, and a meter has a little metal security wire/tag attached to ensure they've not been tampered with. It could be an electrician had to pull the fuse for maintenance to the consumer unit and does not have the authority to replace. It's not a huge deal - mainly red tape.Im not sure what seals you are referring too?
I don't know the Kuga, but isn't the car delivered with a brick charger and a Type 2 cable to be able to charge from public chargers and wall socket? So in principal, you will not need anything. If you don't have those items included in the car then I'd suggest to buy a brick charger which can charge with up to 16A (3.7kWh) and has a limiter. Set the limit to 10A (2.3kWh) or below, where you live now and if you move to a new place make sure you have a proper socket for charging, delivering 16A. In both cases, get a qualified electrician to inspect your installation before starting to charge, and during the first charges you should manually check that the socket or the charger is not overheating. Also, you should NOT use extension cords, so get chargers with long enough cables.Hi all,
I've ordered my first PHEV, (2020 Kuga). It will be used mostly for short commutes 5/6miles and for towing our caravan every 4/6 weeks. As I don't do loads of miles I probably would only need to charge it 2 or 3 times a week and this would almost always be overnight so no need for high speed charging.
We live in a 1950s 3 bed semi with a drive that I will be parking on.
The electrics are not new, we are looking to have them redone this year.
My CU is on the external wall that is next to my drive.
So my first question is what sort of charger should be looking at? (I have many more haha!)
Many thanks all!
I think that is your best answer. Previously you may have not "been allowed" a smart meter either due to concerns over possible 3 phase or a lack of mobile phone signal, both of which can be overcome now.Nothing stopping you from having a smart meter there except if the signal strength for the smart meter wasn’t strong enough. It’s a three phase head but only being used single phase. Chances are the fuse carriers for the other two phases will be empty anyway.
Again, the key point. Only your DNO can tell you. Ask someone like PodPoint and they will find out for you. It isn't a real issue as DNOs have to do all reasonably possible to upgrade for EVs or A or GSHP.It could have a smaller fuse in still
Yes, but if you connect the other phases you are likely to end up paying a higher standing charge, and at present there is little advantage for you. Wait until you need it if ever.Looks like you have 3 phase coming into your property there.