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I recently got an EV and was looking to install a home charger, after doing a lot of reading and watching a number YouTube videos, I contacted a couple of companies to ask preliminary questions, one of these questions was about how the charger connects to the CU, as my unit is fairly old, with no space for another switch for the EV.

Andersen came back and advised when installing A2 chargers, they look to install a new, small dedicated distribution board at the source of your incoming supply (meter box/cupboard) then run the supply cable to the charger from, which would make my installation much easier.

They also were quick to answer my other pre order questions and explained the process.

With the Charger being on the front of the house, I also wanted something that look good and with the storage of the charging cable inside the Andersen box made it the ideal choice although a bit more expensive than other chargers.

Order process was simple, and supplying photos for remote survey straightforward. They also handled the OLEV grant, again a few bits of paperwork supplied and all sorted.

Charger unit was then delivered to my house ready for installation.

We then had a visit from the DNO to check supply and main fuse which was a 100A so all good.

Day for the installation, Andersen engineer called to advise arrival time on the day and turned up on time, installation was straightforward and engineer explained all the app functions.

Have so far charged a number of times with no issues, just waiting for my Electric supply to change over to Octopus Go to get cheap overnight charging

It was a total of 4 weeks from order to Installation, had no issues and would definitely recommend Andersen
 

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Got mine installed recently too. Very happy with it
Hope your not in UK as that looks like it's borderline with the regulations. Nice looking unit though.

BS 7671:2018+A1:2020 refers to the BS 8300 series, which states the EV socket-outlet must be installed within 0.75 to 1.2 metres from Finished Floor Level (FFL), with the top of displays between 1.2 and 1.4 metres from FFL.

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Hope your not in UK as that looks like it's borderline with the regulations. Nice looking unit though.

BS 7671:2018+A1:2020 refers to the BS 8300 series, which states the EV socket-outlet must be installed within 0.75 to 1.2 metres from Finished Floor Level (FFL), with the top of displays between 1.2 and 1.4 metres from FFL.

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It is within regs. Thanks!
 

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Does your unit reflect a bar of light, red or green depending on status about an inch above the unit which is visible at night. View attachment 150184 View attachment 150187
I had not seen this on mine, but just checked and mine is the same, only shows part red line when I have my cable wound up, end socket on the right inside unit so only see red on right hand side at the top, see image attached, but if I take cable out I then get a full red line as in second photo…looks like led light is shining out top flap gap at the back…..not so noticeable on mine as on a red brick wall….
 

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