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How To Prepare Your Home For EV Charger Installation

Electric vehicle owners throughout the UK are rejoicing, as home EV charger installation becomes more accessible and affordable. Having your own charger at home offers many benefits, a big one being that you can reliably charge your vehicle every night. We’ve put together a guide to help you prepare for your installation. There’s not much you’ll need to do, but a little preparatory work will pay off when your charger is installed without a fuss.

Pick Where You’ll Have Your EV Charger Installed

Depending on your property’s dimensions, you can choose which spot to put the charger in. It’ll need to be easily accessed by the car and able to be hooked up to your electrical circuit. Make sure you consider how you park your car. If you’re not able to reverse into the space where the charger is, will the cable still reach?

Ensure You’re Connected To Wi-Fi

Most home EV charger installations require an internet connection to work to their full potential. While you can carry out basic charging functions without, you won’t have access to any smart features. If you want to track the charging on your phone, make sure your wi-fi connection is set up and there’s good signal where the charger will be. If the signal doesn’t extend far enough, you may want to set up a wi-fi extender prior to your installation.

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Decide Which Charger You’d Like

There are a few different types of EV charger on the market today. Depending on your power supply, you may be able to get a fast charger. However, you can only ever charge at the maximum speed available on your vehicle, or from your power supply, so keep this in mind. There’s little use in fitting a super-fast charger if you don’t have the electrical power to benefit. A standard 7kW charger is more than sufficient for the majority of EV drivers, so don’t worry if you can’t get anything faster.

Choose An EV Charger Provider

Some EV charger providers offer different benefits to others, so it’s important to do your research. Have a look at what’s available to you. You may prefer a device with more smart features, longer cables or different charging rates.

For EV Charger Installation, Choose TR Fire & Security

If you’d like to install an EV charger, give us a call today. We have a team of talented electricians who would be more than happy to install chargers at your home or business.

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