As per title, we need a 7kw type 2 tethered home charge point for a fairly exposed location in West Cornwall, where we get a fair bit of wind and heavy rain, any recommendations would be most helpful.
I've installed several Viridian charge points in exposed locations. Super quality diecast aluminium enclosure with good deals.I have read that Viridian charge points are supposed to be built for durability and the tethered version is rated IP66, has anyone got opinions/experience of these?
Actually the IP rating only applies to dust and water for a new unit. You want something mechanical robust as well. Not flimsy Rolec plasticity like.Zappi, for example, is IP65 rated. As I'm sure you know, the second digit being a 5 means it is protected against low-pressure jets (6.3 mm) of directed water from any angle (limited ingress permitted with no harmful effects). That should cope with most weather conditions.
The second digit being a 6 would be for protection against powerful jets (12.5 mm nozzle) of directed water from any direction. That is, the likes of a pressure washer. I don't think even Cornwall equates to that.