Renault Zoe ZE50 GT-Line Rapid Charge
Mine went the same way, except that the smart meter installer fitted the isolation switch (at my expense!)Just to give a slightly different view..... The order in which I proceeded (and worked well for me) was.......
1. ordered my EV
2. had the distribution company upgrade the properties main fuse from 60A to 80A
3. had SMETS2 smart meter fitted by my existing electricity supplier
4. had EV charger fitted
5. took delivery of EV car
6. switched to chosen electricity tariff
The benefit of this order for me, and perhaps others, was that the distribution company fitted an isolation switch when they upgraded the 60A fuse. This meant that electricians fitting the smart meter and EV charger could proceed without being tempted to isolate the supply by (illegally?) removing the meter seals.
The electrician who fitted the 80A fuse or the one who fitted the smart meter (can’t remember which) also, without asking, upgraded the ‘tails’.
I think the isolation switch, 80A fuse and upgraded tails are all prerequisites before an EV charger is installed (if not already in place). Therfore, for me, proceeding in this order meant that the EV charger installer had no reason not to proceed quickly and easily without any additional extra cost to that quoted in their ‘list price’.
There was an extra worry as the DNO had to inspect my (and my neighbour's) looped supply wiring before uprating the fuse
"Tails" is just the name for the wires from the main fuse to the meter.Thanks for this.
We've got a 100A fuse which is lucky but only a single traditional meter. I've always been cautious about the Smart meter after hearing issues from other people. Sounds like I have to do it though.
I'm not sure what you mean by 'tails' though ? Is that simply heavier wiring?