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What are the fire regulations when charging an electric car?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by ericmark, 22 Apr 2021.

  1. ericmark

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    We have seen mobile phones go on fire and planes go on fire and cars go on fire due to battery faults, so I would assume there is a minimum distance that a car can be parked to a dwelling while being charged.

    I know for caravans
    So would assume at least 3 meters, maybe 6 meters, but can't find anything for cars only caravans.
     
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    How about " Do not sit in the car while it is charging " ?
     
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    Doubt it!
    Seen chargers fitted in garages and next to front doors
     
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    If there were, that would pretty much preclude any home charging in any dwelling other than huge mansions with large drives - which would stop the roll-out of electric cars in its tracks. I have two chargers on the front of my house.

    ICE cars can also catch fire whilst parked on a drive/in a garage - hence building regs stipulations for accommodation above garages,

    Also note the phrase "other units in separate family occupation" -i.e. distance from some OTHER family's caravan etc.
     
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