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Electrical Survey before installation of home charger

  • 24-10-2022 10:49am
    Registered Users Posts: 124 ✭✭

    Looking for advice please. The recommended electrical survey before installing a home EV charger..Can this be done by the company that installs the EV charger or would/should you have to have a different one? New to all this so its a real learning process for me 😯


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 37,709 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo

    You don’t need one as such.

    Get the installation company out. They will assess the consumer unit, the tails, the meter etc

    If they determine upgrade works are required then take it from there.

    But you don’t need to book a dedicated survey beforehand.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,418 ✭✭✭zg3409

    Some charger installers will quote based on photos of fuseboard, distance to charger from fuse board etc. Get 3 quotes before comitting. Things can crop up on the day but hard to know in advance.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,482 ✭✭✭Redfox25

    Alot of the installers ask you to take photos and or a video mapping out the route from fuse board to where the charger will be.

    Get lots of quotes

  • Registered Users Posts: 124 ✭✭Star10

    Thanks for your replies..that helps me alot 👍️