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Has anyone used a Project EV Dual gun 22kw charger at their work place or had a 7.5Kw one recently installed at home?
 

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Have you got a model number for that or is it still currently available. What was the price to install with the grant?
Would you mind adding a picture or two of it on the wall and the installation to your fuse board. Thanks
 

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There is another thread about the Project EV, so we are at risk of duplicating things here. But anyway.......

Here are some pictures of my Project EV installed in my garage.
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My model number is the EVA-07S -SE. I chose that model to avoid having to have a separate earth rod installed in my garage. I bought mine in August 2020 and paid £371 + VAT (+£5 delivery) with no grant. I fitted it to the wall myself (there is a separate backplate that you screw to the wall, then the unit clips onto that) and I ran ethernet and a CT cable from my house to the garage (~30m). I then got my local electrician to install it and the required new switchgear and provide the testing certificate and I paid him £132 for parts and labour. The same Project EV unit is still available at:
Project EV Pro Earth 7.3kw 32A Electric Car Charger | Alert Electrical (only a bit more expensive a year on).

The main selling point for me was the ethernet connection, as my garage is too far from my house to have a reliable WiFi signal. My garage already had a separate distribution board and the electrician was able to add a new 32A breaker to that for the EVSE installation.

I am very happy with the unit. The app is a bit tricky, as has been noted on that other thread but, once you get used to that, it works well.
 

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Thank you. I like the idea of an ethernet connection as I have heard some units can pickup interference from wifi extenders and not work correctly. Plus built in Pen protection.
 

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Question on the Project EV, I've ordered one and I'm wondering if it can be locked to stop random people using it. (sorry if daft question cannot find anything on this).

This is a question that's come up a couple of times before, and the point is really how likely is this to ever happen? For example, for years we lived in a house that had an outdoor socket, and an outdoor tap, close to the drive, but no one ever parked on our drive to wash and vacuum their car out. Likewise with a charge point, given that it takes several hours to charge, how probable is it that someone is going to park on your drive for hours on end just to steal a couple of pounds worth of electricity?

From mid-2013 we had a charge point that was on 24/7, by the side of our drive, at our last house. We have two charge points at either end of the drive at this house, again left on 24/7. No one has ever parked on our drive, uninvited, and used them, and my view is that the probability of anyone taking such a risk, just to steal electricity worth such a small amount, is vanishingly low. Criminals tend to like to remain anonymous and be in and out of a property quickly when stealing stuff, so leaving their own EV parked on their victims drive for hours on end to steal such a tiny amount seems highly improbable to me.
 

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This is a question that's come up a couple of times before, and the point is really how likely is this to ever happen? For example, for years we lived in a house that had an outdoor socket, and an outdoor tap, close to the drive, but no one ever parked on our driver to wash and vacuum their car out. Likewise with a charge point, given that it takes several hours to charge, how probable is it that someone is going to park on your drive for hours on end just to steal a couple of pounds worth of electricity?

From mid-2013 we had a charge point that was on 24/7, by the side of our drive, at our last house. We have two charge points at either end of the drive at this house, again left on 24/7. No one has ever parked on our drive, uninvited, and used them, and my view is that the probability of anyone taking such a risk, just to steal electricity worth such a small amount, is vanishingly low. Criminals tend to like to remain anonymous and be in and out of a property quickly when stealing stuff, so leaving their own EV parked on their victims drive for hours on end to steal such a tiny amount seems highly improbable to me.

mm yes very good point, plus I do have camera's on the drive.
 

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And, in any case, you can set the parameters so that the Project EV operates only via your app. That is how I have mine set up, as I like to be able to manage it from indoors on my phone, rather than having to go out to my garage to start a charge on the car. I always leave the car plugged into the charger, and then manage the charging from my phone. That has the added benefit that no-one else could use the charger. You can configure the Project EV to work from: 1 (the app); 2: (an RFID card); or 3: (plug and charge). Setting 3 would allow anyone to plug in and use the charger. But you can just set it to "1" and rest assured that only you can use it.

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