In principle if you have a CT in place you should be able to have the full 7.5kW, the CT will still prevent any problem.Several phone calls later, he was given permission to go ahead, but the Pod Point will only output at 3.5kWh. If or when my DNO sanctions full output 7.5kWh, Pod Point can increase the output remotely.
He pointed out I already had an 80amp fuse in place, also he fitted a device ( I don't know what it is called) which detects load and would reduce the amount of power going into the car if the rest of the property needed it. It might be the CT load managing clamp mentioned in previous post.
The DNO solution to this is to cut the ongoing cable from the poster’s house to the neighbour and leave it in the ground. They may charge for a cutout swap to increase the fuse size but that depends what’s there now...they are very unlikely to do anything with the cable from street to house unless paid to do so. It will just be reused, minus the loop onwards.This. Bite the bullet and get it sorted.
If it needs new cables laying I'd consider getting 3-phases run even if you only use one for now.
That is what I would be looking at as well. Without more detailed knowledge of the geography of road and two houses that would preclude that it would seem to be the ideal situation. Just lay a new cable to the OP's house - split the old connection that went to the OP's meter off and leave the old looped supply in place to the other property, using the original cable from the road. That way, all disruption is on the OP's land and the neighbour is just inconvenienced for a couple of hours when the new split and connections are made.If the supply is looped at your property, might an option be for the DNO to run the new feed to where it loops at your property, and connect to the existing cable that runs to theirs, to avoid any works at their end?
I agree entirely. Which is why I made the proviso about the geography involved. It could well be that the only access to the neighbour for all services is via the OP's land in the first place, which is why they took the shared loop route at that time. And it could be that all rights of access for servicing already exist in both sets of LR records. Meaning that what is happening is already covered by such legal rights.Edit: checked with solicitor relative. They almost certainly would need this documented at LR complete with rights to maintain etc.
It isn't the ability of the 13 amp 3 pin plug to supply sufficient electrons overnight for most peoples daily needs that is in question. Very few people 'need' to charge at a rate of 25 miles per hour, and a lower rate of charge is perfectly acceptable to them. Unless they are trying to cram their daily charge into an overnight cheap session. The issue is all about the house, not the car or the cable.......... for the first 9 months of EV ownership I used a granny charger here at home for a 280-300 mile capability Kona for over 9 months, plus the occasional rapid charge on the road. And I'm sure I'm not the only EV owner who has similarly relied mainly on a granny charger for many months.
I know - it's annoying, isn't it. But these 'shenanigans' only usually come to light when old wiring solutions are discovered that needs urgent attention anyway. And has done for years. Such people may well buy a diesel SUV. That head in the sand approach to life somehow suits that type of decision making.God alone knows what the average disinterested punter will think when confronted with all this shenanigans. "Sod it, I'm buying a diesel SUV", I fear.