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EV Charger Installation Guide

What there is to know

EV Charger Installation Guide

What there is to know


When it comes to considering what charge point is right for your needs there are several things to consider. The information in this EV Charger Installation Guide will help you.

Smart chargers

Smart chargers enable a user control via a manufacturer’s app that is downloaded to their smartphone. The charger is connected to the internet via a dedicated local network cable, 4G dongle or Wi-Fi, all are methods of connectivity. A smart charger can be controlled via an app or by the controls on the charger if the app is offline.

The app will allow the user to “interrogate” the charger from anywhere, at any time. There are various functions which may include starting/stopping of a charge cycle, energy monitoring, setting up a personnel charge schedule that might include a reduced tariff.

Power ratings of chargers

For those charging from home there are three different power ratings to consider.

  •  A 3.6 kW charger will deliver its charge at 16 Amps, these units are considered as slow chargers. Typically a 40kWh battery would take around 12 hours to receive a full charge from empty, which isn’t a great improvement on a normal 13 Amp household power socket (which is not a good idea to do extensively as it could lead to overloading a 13 Amp outlet) We do not recommend this type of charger to owners of full E.V’s as they have limited power output but may suit hybrid owners. However, it’s probably a good idea to future proof.
  • A 7.2kW charger will deliver its charge at 32 Amps, these units are considered as fast chargers & will charge a 40kWh battery approximately 6 hours. Typically, most people will do a large percentage of their charging at night so this type of charger is what we recommend to customers.
  • A 22kW charger is a 3 phase charger & will deliver its charge at 32 Amps per phase, so, 3 lots of 32 Amps! Unfortunately a vast majority of homes in the UK are single phase so won’t be able to utilise this type of charge point & they are much more expensive however, a 22kW charger could charge a 40kWh battery in approximately 2 hours.

Solar integration

If you have solar panels then being able to use the energy that you have produced makes perfect sense. This type of charger monitors the grid supply as well as any self-generated energy & is capable of diverting energy produced directly to an electric vehicle. The myenergi Zappi was first to market with this kind of technology but now this is fairly commonplace amongst the leading charging manufacturers.


A tethered charge point comes with a fixed charge cable that is permanently attached to the charger so no need to retrieve a charge cable from storage whenever you charge, which is quicker & more convenient, although some people find a charge lead to be unsightly.

An un-tethered charge point has no cable attached & requires the user to plug a lead into the charger before use, come rain or shine. Preferred by some users as they don’t have a cable on display & can avoid cable theft.

Most people prefer the convenience of a tethered charge point.


For some people, first on the list will be functionality but for others their primary concern is what the charger will look like once installed. After all, it is likely that the charger will be at the front of their house in a prominent position, fortunately there is a charger for all tastes amongst our recommended chargers.

EV Chargepoint Home Grant

The EV chargepoint grant provides funding towards the cost of installing electric vehicle smart charge points at domestic properties across the UK. It replaced the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) on 1 April 2022.

The EV chargepoint grant  is open to:

  • homeowners who live in flats
  • people in rental accommodation (flats and single-use properties)

The EV chargepoint grant is available for flat owner-occupiers and people living in rented properties. A grant cap is set at £350 (including VAT) per installation.

The main requirement is that a person owns, leases or has ordered a qualifying vehicle and dedicated off-street parking at their property.

They also must live in rental accommodation or own a flat.

The grant works by a customer choosing an EVHS installer to install their chargepoint.

The EVHS installer checks that they qualify and then applies on the customer’s behalf.

The installer will bill the customer for the price of the installation, less the grant amount they have applied for.

Visit the ozev home charger grant website for more details – website link  

Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) charge points.

The scheme is run by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and administered by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

How the scheme works

The WCS is open to businesses, charities, public sector organisations & small accommodation businesses (B&Bs) to support provision of charge points for their guests or visitors that meet the applicant and site eligibility criteria from the 1st April 2022.

The grant covers up to 75% of the total costs of the purchase and installation of EV charge points (inclusive of VAT), capped at a maximum of:

  • £350 per socket
  • 40 sockets across all sites per applicant – for instance, if you would like to install them in 40 sites, you will have 1 socket available per site

After applying using the online application form, successful applicants are issued with a unique identification voucher code by email, which can then be given to their WCS installer.

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