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EV charger installation companies?

  • 17-07-2018 8:52pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 173 ✭✭


    Hi folks, I'm looking to get a charger installed at my home for my Nissan Leaf. Just wondering does anyone know of any companies in Ireland who supply and install charging units?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,165 ✭✭✭✭Calahonda52


    are you getting the grant?

    “I can’t pay my staff or mortgage with instagram likes”.



  • Registered Users Posts: 173 ✭✭kodirl


    are you getting the grant?

    No,unfortunately I'm not.


  • Registered Users Posts: 64,699 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    How come? You bought your Leaf second hand before the start of this year?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,920 ✭✭✭billy few mates


    http://www.nigelmdaly.com

    I used this company and was very happy with them. Fast, efficient, neat installation and fully up to speed with the paperwork for the grant.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,233 ✭✭✭Orebro


    http://www.nigelmdaly.com

    I used this company and was very happy with them. Fast, efficient, neat installation and fully up to speed with the paperwork for the grant.

    In fairness, the paper work is very straight forward, as are most installs. Why not get your local electrician to do it - lots of these companies are charging over the odds making it out to be a specialist job.

    How much did it cost you?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 64,699 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    http://www.nigelmdaly.com

    I used this company and was very happy with them. Fast, efficient, neat installation and fully up to speed with the paperwork for the grant.

    How much was the total cost to you minus the €600 grant?

    Nigel Dally installed mine and it was completely free under the old regime. Mind, I had to provide him with upgraded cable that I bought myself and I had to have a robust discussion with him before he agreed to do that. The upgraded cable was necessary for me to upgrade my charger myself from 16A to 32A

    I hasten to add that Nigel Daly did an excellent job installing my charger. It was quick and it was done well.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,645 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    http://www.nigelmdaly.com

    I used this company and was very happy with them. Fast, efficient, neat installation and fully up to speed with the paperwork for the grant.

    Whilst the electrical side of the installation was fine for me with these guys, they left a gaping hole in my garage entry point and I got a rodent issue because of it so I would not recommend.


  • Registered Users Posts: 173 ✭✭kodirl


    Thanks for the info regarding NigelMDaly


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,920 ✭✭✭billy few mates


    Orebro wrote: »
    In fairness, the paper work is very straight forward, as are most installs. Why not get your local electrician to do it - lots of these companies are charging over the odds making it out to be a specialist job.

    How much did it cost you?

    It may well be, all I had to do was sign it, he did everything else. We went through a range of options with the installer over the phone before deciding. We could have had one which was covered completely by the grant but ended up paying an additional €300 for a particular model. We also had quite a long run from the fusebox to the point on the wall where we wanted the unit.
    There was a couple of walls to drill through and an attic space to negotiate but the only visible cable is neatly clipped to the inside of the garage wall. The only external hole is where the cable meets the charger and the charger completely covers that so no rodent issue possible.
    I was more than happy with the job they did, I thought it was well worth the €300 I spent on it.
    I didn't try a local electrician. I struggled in the past to get one to do a job for me after another one didn't show up as promised, I decided to go with a company who specialise in car charger installation. I got quotes from two others, prices were similar but wait times were longer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 64,699 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    slave1 wrote: »
    Whilst the electrical side of the installation was fine for me with these guys, they left a gaping hole in my garage entry point and I got a rodent issue because of it so I would not recommend.

    Did you challenge them about this?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 912 ✭✭✭Macker


    http://www.nigelmdaly.com

    I used this company and was very happy with them. Fast, efficient, neat installation and fully up to speed with the paperwork for the grant.
    I got a quote of 1700 for a run of 3 yards from the fuse board, ended up paying 594


  • Registered Users Posts: 64,699 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    Crazy stuff. I asked Nigel Daly about an upgrade from the free 16A charger to a pedestal 32A charger further down my drive and I was quoted EUR1100

    Say no more, I just went for the free install, paid about €60 in materials (thicker wire and a heavier duty fuse), upgraded the unit myself by programming it from a laptop and got a friendly sparks to put in the fuse (2 minute job). I had to get a custom made €240 cable though, but the charging is now as easy as it could possibly be. Even better than at the ESB fast charging points


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,958 ✭✭✭✭Shefwedfan


    Macker wrote: »
    I got a quote of 1700 for a run of 3 yards from the fuse board, ended up paying 594

    Your not the first person I heard about this type of stuff from...

    One poor lady on facebook was going on she had to rewire her house to get a charger. Then when Nigel asked about contacting her, she said it was them that told her :P it went quiet very quickly as Nigel has his mates on facebook....

    I must say the work I have seen has been very good. But that is just from photo's

    As I recommend to everyone, price around. Get a quote from Nigel but also from a few companies. The installation of a charger is not a complex process. Some people have it in their interest to make it seem complicated but its not.


  • Registered Users Posts: 592 ✭✭✭iniall


    I've had quotes from four people and Nigel's coming in about mid-way, price wise, but he seems to know more about the whole area than some of the others, so I think we're going to go with him and hope I don't end up posting a horror story here...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,958 ✭✭✭✭Shefwedfan


    iniall wrote: »
    I've had quotes from four people and Nigel's coming in about mid-way, price wise, but he seems to know more about the whole area than some of the others, so I think we're going to go with him and hope I don't end up posting a horror story here...

    Please note I am not saying you should not use Nigel....as I mentioned above his work looks good....plus a huge amount of people are happy with him

    What I do recommend to everyone is price around. Simple as that.

    People seem to think putting in a charger is this huge installation. It is not. Even at worst you might need priority switch. But you get that installed if you have 2 electric showers.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 475 ✭✭icom


    Shefwedfan wrote: »
    Please note I am not saying you should not use Nigel....as I mentioned above his work looks good....plus a huge amount of people are happy with him

    What I do recommend to everyone is price around. Simple as that.

    People seem to think putting in a charger is this huge installation. It is not. Even at worst you might need priority switch. But you get that installed if you have 2 electric showers.....

    I have two electric showers and have a priority switch. If I want to have a 6.6 KW charge point installed, do I need to have another priority switch added ?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,958 ✭✭✭✭Shefwedfan


    icom wrote: »
    I have two electric showers and have a priority switch. If I want to have a 6.6 KW charge point installed, do I need to have another priority switch added ?

    No, I would have to ask my electrician the exact details

    I have 2 Triton T90 electric shower and a car charger. Also a power shower running of the hot water....all works no problem


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,620 ✭✭✭Grudaire


    slave1 wrote: »
    Whilst the electrical side of the installation was fine for me with these guys, they left a gaping hole in my garage entry point and I got a rodent issue because of it so I would not recommend.

    Funny enough they did a very neat job on mine just a few weeks ago - even put putty around the hole drilled for the cable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 592 ✭✭✭iniall


    Just to update on this: electrician from NMD came yesterday and installed a Zappi charger for us, so we didn't need a priority switch. No horror story to report, thankfully - he did a really good job, I think, cleaning up, filling in any holes in the wall and keeping the cable tacked as neatly as possible on the exterior of the house. It took longer than expected, but the fuseboard is on the opposite side of the house to the driveway, so there was quite a lot of cable to run between it and the charger. I'm very pleased with it and - assuming it works as it should - would definitely recommend Nigel Daly electrical.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,645 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    Grudaire wrote: »
    Funny enough they did a very neat job on mine just a few weeks ago - even put putty around the hole drilled for the cable.

    Learned their lesson so...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,920 ✭✭✭billy few mates


    iniall wrote: »
    Just to update on this: electrician from NMD came yesterday and installed a Zappi charger for us, so we didn't need a priority switch. No horror story to report, thankfully - he did a really good job, I think, cleaning up, filling in any holes in the wall and keeping the cable tacked as neatly as possible on the exterior of the house. It took longer than expected, but the fuseboard is on the opposite side of the house to the driveway, so there was quite a lot of cable to run between it and the charger. I'm very pleased with it and - assuming it works as it should - would definitely recommend Nigel Daly electrical.

    Exactly my experience, the guy did a lovely job, didn't even stop for a cup of tea I offered him. Was very accommodating with the installation dates I needed and turned up bang on time.
    Couldn't ask for any more really.


  • Registered Users Posts: 64,699 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    iniall wrote: »
    Just to update on this: electrician from NMD came yesterday and installed a Zappi charger for us, so we didn't need a priority switch. No horror story to report, thankfully - he did a really good job, I think, cleaning up, filling in any holes in the wall and keeping the cable tacked as neatly as possible on the exterior of the house. It took longer than expected, but the fuseboard is on the opposite side of the house to the driveway, so there was quite a lot of cable to run between it and the charger. I'm very pleased with it and - assuming it works as it should - would definitely recommend Nigel Daly electrical.

    It might help some people if you gave us a break down of total costs?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,740 ✭✭✭Grumpypants


    What's the best option for a charger. I've asked NMD for a quote and they recommend a Zappi as I can add PV panels down the line. But It has a tethered cable. I'd really prefer just a plug socket option. But does anyone have any long-term experience with a socket or tethered line?

    I'm guessing one is a pain to keep getting the cable out of the boot, but the other runs the risk of any issue with the tethered cable will need an electrician to replace it.


    The guy I bought the car from had this one installed https://www.amazon.co.uk/Electric-EV-Charging-commercial-manufactured/dp/B01N12OVZI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536837722&sr=8-1&keywords=electric+car+charger.

    Surely I could get a local spark to install it for around €200 and get in and around the grant amount. NMD quoted €1100 for the Zappi installed.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,958 ✭✭✭✭Shefwedfan


    The Zappi is best in market if you plan long term to install PV. So it might be better to bite the bullet now and install or longer term you might need to swap.

    Of course if car is never going to be at house form 9-5 majority of days then a Zappi will be a bit wasted as well.

    I just have a chargemaster. Socket on the wall more or less.

    250 quid for install but this was before the grant. I have no idea what you need to do to get grant these days

    How did NMD come to 1100 out of interest? how far is fuse board to charge point location? any heavy lifting to be done?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,066 ✭✭✭✭KCross


    Shefwedfan wrote: »
    How did NMD come to 1100 out of interest? how far is fuse board to charge point location? any heavy lifting to be done?

    1100 is what he charges. Got similar quote 2 years ago from him for a Rolec for a relatively easy install. He is expensive. End of.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,958 ✭✭✭✭Shefwedfan


    KCross wrote: »
    1100 is what he charges. Got similar quote 2 years ago from him for a Rolec for a relatively easy install. He is expensive. End of.




    I wasnt aware that was his standard rate.....I would be asking for gold coated cables for that price


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,833 ✭✭✭daheff


    sorry to hijack this thread somewhat, but can people tell me what I should be getting installed if I got any of the below cars?


    Nissan Leaf 40kw (or 60 if I wait)
    Kia Niro PHEV or BEV
    Hyundai Kona/ Ioniq


    I guess from reading this forum that all chargers are not the same - are there converters available (eg from ChaDemo to CCS?)

    thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,740 ✭✭✭Grumpypants


    Shefwedfan wrote: »

    How did NMD come to 1100 out of interest? how far is fuse board to charge point location? any heavy lifting to be done?

    Nothing major, fuse board is near the back door in the utility. I can put the charger within 5m of the back door. I'd prefer it around the front which would be a long run of cable. No electric showers etc. Seems to just be the min price for him to install.

    The PV panels is a pipe dream I think, and anyway, they would be better served by powering the house in the day and I could use the grid for the night charging.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,645 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    What's the best option for a charger. I've asked NMD for a quote and they recommend a Zappi as I can add PV panels down the line. But It has a tethered cable. I'd really prefer just a plug socket option. But does anyone have any long-term experience with a socket or tethered line?

    I'm guessing one is a pain to keep getting the cable out of the boot, but the other runs the risk of any issue with the tethered cable will need an electrician to replace it.


    The guy I bought the car from had this one installed https://www.amazon.co.uk/Electric-EV-Charging-commercial-manufactured/dp/B01N12OVZI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536837722&sr=8-1&keywords=electric+car+charger.

    Surely I could get a local spark to install it for around €200 and get in and around the grant amount. NMD quoted €1100 for the Zappi installed.

    €1,100 is crazy money, I bought a Pod Point brand new on ebay for £150 delivered and purchased the cable myself (€30 tops) and ran it from board to required install point. NMD then charged €300 for the hook up (I also bought a priority switch which needed to be installed). No grant last year.

    Drill a hole or two, lay the cable yourself and you're looking at €500...


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,958 ✭✭✭✭Shefwedfan


    slave1 wrote: »
    €1,100 is crazy money, I bought a Pod Point brand new on ebay for £150 delivered and purchased the cable myself (€30 tops) and ran it from board to required install point. NMD then charged €300 for the hook up (I also bought a priority switch which needed to be installed). No grant last year.

    Drill a hole or two, lay the cable yourself and you're looking at €500...


    I got the whole lot with local electrician for 250-280....that included cables etc. Probably about 8m of cable


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