Location, location, location!

Where should your home charging unit be installed?

By TheChargingPoint.com on March 19, 2012 8:37 AM

If you are thinking of installing a charging point such as EDF Energy’s EcoRecharge unit in your garage or driveway, a qualified electrician will conduct an electrical survey. This is essential to ensure that the wiring is good enough to handle EV charging.

Then it's a question of deciding where you want the charger located. The latest chargers are quite discreet – most people who have a garage opt to install it there, but it can go on a wall outside as well. Having said that, if its more than 10 metres away from your fuse box, a special installation process might be necessary.

The majority of charging unit installations have a reasonably long charging cable, so it’s always good to pick a location that avoids the usual clutter of a garage or driveway.

To speak with EDF Energy about EcoRecharge and its dedicated EV tariff Eco20:20, email electricvehicles@edfenergy.com. You can also find out more at www.edfenergy.com/electricvehicles

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