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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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You will probably be OK with 6mm^2, but really you need to check what voltage is at the start of the run preferably with a significant load on the house (such as the immersion heater and electric oven on if you have them) to know what voltage drop is acceptable. Ask your Sparky what they recommend and what discount they will give you for running the cable.
Don't buy cable from B&Q - it's ridiculously expensive. Your Sparky may provide it for you at wholesale prices.
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