Doesn't this make it very easy for someone to turn off your power? I guess they could just unseal the fuse and pull anyway?
First Utility .... I was with them a year ago, bloody awful experience. They offered some compensation in the end for all the hassle, but I'd prefer just to get a good service for the price I expect.By way of an update, I am still waiting for First Utility getting back to me, in order to arrange fitting an isolator.
They've quoted a phonecall within 21 days (What?!?) and then an engineer within 20 working days after that.
Has anyone had this issue with first utility before? I'm just sitting waiting on a phonecall from metering! I've tried speaking to chargemaster, but apparently they don't have any contacts within the utility companies to hurry things along.
If I've learned anything, it's just how appalling the customer service provided by FU is!
Hear Hear. I was with First Utility until a few months back. Very hard work dealing with them. As the coal fired stations close their business model could be under pressure as it is based on buying a high proportion of coal fired electrical power at cheap prices. Chief Exec is from the coal industry. They are in the first league as suppliers of a dirty energy mix in terms of least clean CO2 g per kWh. Thanks to Bulb and fair prices I have been able to go from above industry average CO2 g per kWh to almost zero CO2 g per kWh for house and BEV.First Utility .... I was with them a year ago, bloody awful experience. They offered some compensation in the end for all the hassle, but I'd prefer just to get a good service for the price I expect.
I wouldn't expect anything without pedaling it along yourself and pushing issues through.
This was included in my Podpoint install. If fact they provided an extra one in the garage since I had done a lot of the prep work.When my charger was installed by Chargemaster, they asked me to get a double pole isolator switch installed before they could connect their kit.
I suspect that this should be done for most installations, but is quite often "worked around".
I phoned my provider, Flow, who then contacted the network provider, these are not the same people. The network provider did the job and billed Flow about £90, not unreasonable. This then found its way onto my bill.
This was in March 2016, and was for my Zoe. The double pole isolator switch allows the feed to be taken from before the consumer unit, which can be beneficial.
You will be able to isolate the consumer unit in the future, so adding new circuits etc will be easier and safer.
So on the face of it, if you are in England you can install your isolator without notification (unless your chargepoint happens to be installed in a room containing a swimming pool, sauna, bath or shower).(6A) A person intending to carry out building work in relation to which Part P of Schedule 1
imposes a requirement is required to give a building notice or deposit full plans where the work
(a) the installation of a new circuit;
(b) the replacement of a consumer unit; or
(c) any addition or alteration to existing circuits in a special location.
(9) In this regulation—
“special location” means:
(a) within a room containing a bath or shower, the space surrounding a bath tap or shower head, where the space extends –
(i) vertically from finished floor level to –
(aa) a height of 2.25 metres; or
(bb) the position of the shower head where it is attached to a wall or ceiling at a point higher than 2.25 metres from that level; and
ii) Horizontally –
(aa) where there is a bath tub or shower tray, from the edge of the bath tub or shower tray to a distance of 0.6 metres; or
(bb) where there is no bath tub or shower tray, from the centre point of the shower head where it is attached to the wall or ceiling to a distance of 1.2 metres; or
b) A room containing a swimming pool or sauna heater