Electric Car Charging Point Installation
Car Charger Installations
EV Car Charger Installation in Derbyshire
At Electrical Innovations, we offer a full Electric Vehicle Car Charger installation service. From initial contact through to commissioning, we’ve got you covered. Below you will find some helpful information that we hope will help you to choose the right car charging set up for you.
Things to consider when choosing an EV Car Charger
There are a number of things that you need to consider when choosing which system you would like installed:
If you have solar panels on the roof of your house, then you may wish to opt for one of our solar compatible car chargers. These chargers utilise the electricity generated from the sun to charge up your electric or hybrid car.
Universal Socket or Tethered?
Universal charging points do not have a charging cable included, but instead, you purchase the cable separately for the car that you are wanting to charge. The benefits of this are that if you decide to change your car in the future and your new car has a different socket type, then you can just purchase a new cable rather than a whole new charging system.
These systems are useful if you are installing a charge point at an office or place of work as then anybody with the correct cable can utilise the charge-point.
Tethered charging points have a factory-fitted charge cable selected at the point of order, based on the vehicle you own. This system is therefore more suitable for home-charging points.
Many charge-points now come in a variety of different colours depending on your taste and preference.
Charger Output (kW)
The output of your charger is the amount of power that the charger can deliver to your car. Generally speaking, the larger the Killowattage (kW) of the charger, the faster that it can charge your car.
However, there may be limitations built into your car as to how much power it can accept, so bigger isn’t always better. Your home electrical circuits may also restrict the size of charger that we can fit, but this will be determined during our survey (most domestic properties will be limited to 7kW chargers).
Most Electric Vehicles charge using Type 1 or Type 2 sockets, depending upon the make and model of the vehicle. Our chart will hopefully explain the differences between the two types:
Charging Systems that we install
We are always looking to source the best value, best quality and most functional car chargers and at the moment, we only fit the systems detailed below:
*Installation Price includes any OLEV Grants available and will be calculated for each customer.