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Running the cable myself

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I'm considering running the cable from the garage to my Fuse board and meter myself because the extra on quotes is quite a bit.

Can I double check that 6mm twin and earth is what is needed (17m run from inside garage, under first floor floorboards across width of house and then down under the stairs to where the meter and Fuse board is located) and e.g the Prysmian stuff from B&Q is fine and meets whatever standard required.

Also I saw in another thread a recommendation to run an Ethernet cable. It's this because some charge points need them (I'm looking at Ohme mainly which uses a sim but I think I have quite a bit of spare Ethernet somewhere).

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This is the sort of thing where the cable is expensive, but buy bigger cable as its a one time expense and doesn't cost that much more. If you think you need 6mm, then put in 10mm along with at least one, but preferably multiple Cat5e+ cables. You don't need to terminate the Cat5e's until you need them - but if you are running cable under floors / through walls etc do it right once

I initially put 6mm SWA into my garage (about a 10-15m run as it was more than I could possible use) but recently upgraded to 16mm as the 6mm wasn't enough as plans changed and evolved
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