In Marsden as across the country, electric vehicles (EV) are becoming increasingly popular. Alongside this, there is an increased demand for EV chargers to be installed.
Many EV owners in Marsden and Huddersfield are looking to have an EV charger installed to allow easy charging of their electric vehicles. An EV charger is fitted to your property by an EV Charger Installer. This will be a qualified electrician who is suitably trained and experienced in EV charger installation. JP Electrical are your local, reliable and experienced EV charger installer in Marsden.
Where can an EV charger be installed?
Before an installation can begin, your EV charger installer will need to ascertain whether your property is suitable for an EV charger. An EV charger installation will usually require an off-street parking area, such as a driveway or garage. Your EV charger installer will undertake a site survey to check for any potential issues. These could be metal objects including lights, that are too close to your chosen site to allow a safe installation. After determining that your home is suitable then your installer will talk you through you charger options and book your installation appointment.
Which EV charger should I choose?
There is a wide choice of EV chargers available to choose from. Your EV charger Installer will discuss all the options with you and help you come to a decision on which EV charger best suits your needs.
Some of the points to consider include:
• Power: You can get 3kW, 7kW and 22kW EV chargers with 7kW being the most common choice.
• Cable: You’ll need to decide if you want a tethered charger (with a cable) or an untethered one (without a cable). An untethered EV charger can connect to almost any car – handy if you may use your EV charger for more than one car. The downside is that you will need to keep the cable in your car.
• Design: This is mostly a matter of taste. You will want to select a design that fits your home and personal style.
• Other features: EV chargers can have a wide range of additional features, such as solar panel compatibility or smart functionality, and it is worth exploring these with your installer.
What happens when my EV charger in installed?
Before your EV charger installer arrives, you will need to make sure they can access the area of the installation easily. They will also need easy access to your electric meter and your fuse box or consumer unit. Upon arrival, your EV charger installer will need to switch off the power to allow safe installation. This can be for a period of 2-3 hours so make sure you are prepared for this. The charger installation will then take place. After reinstating your power, the installer will test the EV charger to ensure it is functioning safely. They will demonstrate how to use your EV charger and make sure you are confident in it’s use before they leave.
If you are based in Marsden, Huddersfield and would like to know more about EV charger installation, then JP Electrical are your local, reliable EV charger installers. Our experienced, fully qualified electricians are always happy to help. Call us today and discover how easy EV charger installation can be.