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Cabling for electric vehicle

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by ianb1965, 5 Feb 2020.

  1. ianb1965

    ianb1965

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    We’ll soon be getting an electric vehicle and will need a charger. The one I want has a cost which includes ‘standard installation’. This comprises no more than 10m cable and drilling through up to two walls. My install will need about 15m cable and three walls. I thought I could make it ‘standard’ again by doing the donkey work of the cabling which will include drilling through one of those walls. It’s a 7.2kw charger. I was thinking 4 or 6mm three core SWA clipped direct to the outside wall with fixings at ??? intervals?

    Of course if the general consensus is that the installer won’t accept work they haven’t put in then I won’t bother.

    Cheers.
     
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    If the charger is part of the vehicle deal, then get that element removed from the price then pay for a charger point from an independent installer.

    It's not impossible for you to install cabling and then have someone else use that, but it would require agreement from the installer first and many won't want to do that, or won't be allowed to as the company they work for may not allow such things.
     
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