I don’t think a ground rod is needed for either charger. Anyway I’m just going to get Pod-Point to do it as they are at £370 all in.
That's interesting. I had assumed that a part p registered spark was able to certify any domestic electrical work, subject of course to them being happy it was to current regs.The catch is that many won't have done (ie. paid for) the EVSE training and registration, so they can't do it (or rather they can't certify it). It's a bit chicken and egg at present.
My experience of this company was extremely negative.There are starting to be some cheaper suppliers and units out there. Not sure how good they are but £160 after grant is a low price. Albeit not tethered.
My electrician, who I do actually trust.There is no special electricians qualification for domestic installations of EVSEs. Who invented this particular myth, hands up!
Good to get feedback as I was sceptical of the low price.My experience of this company was extremely negative.
They arrived late (after previously failing to keep appointments twice at short notice), clearly did not understand the product that they were installing, refused to use armoured cable for an exposed piece of cable (the regs are open to debate), scratched the glass front of the unit significantly, left it as a dumb charger without the ability to disable, and refused to deal with any aftercare issues. I cannot recommend them less.
Eventually the manufacturer attended - the issue was a simple mistyping of the WiFi password and a line in the set-up. Why did it take the (UK agent) of the Chinese supplier to resolve the problem?
Frankly the attitude of the UK installer was the issue - perhaps you get what you pay for. Even after 6 months I don't have any NICEIC certification - I wonder how they claimed the OLEV grant.
HO7 is not armoured cable it is a flex designed for outdoor use. It should not be used for a fixed installation.This is really interesting. I got 2 quotes off ecoplug spoke to a guy on the phone seemed very informed and main selling point was the quality of work over other competitors... He was recommending the zapi over others due to off peak charging although I can do it through the car. Quotes came in very odd... View attachment 124999 View attachment 125000
Not sure why you even need someone to certify it. Presumably you'll take your charger if you move house, so have no need of building control certificates to provide to the new owner?This is almost exactly what I am finding too. Frustrating to say the least.
I’m almost at the point where I do the whole thing myself and just have someone certify it. But then that could end up costing more than necessary too as like you say, DNO notification required, EVSE certification to sign off etc.
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Is it worth taking your charger? I mean after all the expense of having it removed and reinstalled it would have to be pretty fancy to be worth moving, wouldn't it?Not sure why you even need someone to certify it. Presumably you'll take your charger if you move house, so have no need of building control certificates to provide to the new owner?
Oh, well, then discard it if you don't want it. Just I mean that someone capable of installing one, is capable of uninstalling one, so building regs approval is pretty irrelevant.Is it worth taking your charger? I mean after all the expense of having it removed and reinstalled it would have to be pretty fancy to be worth moving, wouldn't it?
Agreed, although Regulation 521.9.1 permits the use of ﬂexible cables for ﬁxed wiring if they’re of the heavy duty type or the risk of damage is low or protection against mechanical protection is provided. My issue with the use of anything in an exposed situation externally apart from SWA is that I cannot agree about the risk of damage being low from wildlife.HO7 is not armoured cable it is a flex designed for outdoor use. It should not be used for a fixed installation.