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Electric Vehicle Charger Installation

Fixx provides installation services for EV car charging points across the North of the UK. We have answered some key questions that may help you in determining whether or not an electric vehicle and car charging point are right for you.

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EV Charger Installation FAQ

Absolutely. At Fixx, we specialise in the installation of at home electric vehicle charging points for you and your family. Fixx engineers and electricians are approved electric vehicle installers, so you can rest assured the best quality and safest work will be conducted.

The average cost of installing an EV charger at your home can vary from £700 – £1000 respectively. This will take into account the type of port you choose and the wattage. At Fixx, our trained EV electricians will be able to talk through the best option for you within your price range. The more powerful EV charger that you choose the more expensive this will generally be.

The government has introduced an initiative to encourage EV use and are now offering a grant of up to £350 for at home electric vehicle charging points.

The main wattage available is 3kW, 7kW or 22kW (kilowatt) and this essentially indicates the how much power will be available, and as you might expect a 22kW will charge your vehicle faster than a 3kW or 7kW charger. So why wouldn’t everyone simply choose the highest kilowatt? Well, there are advantages to all, and we’ll have a look at these now.

 

3kW (slow) charging electric installation, although these take a longer to charge your vehicle, they are the simplest to use.  These require a cable to connect your car to the charging point installed by your Fixx engineer, however it is possible to charge your car with a three pin socket (a normal home socket) but this will take longer and be less convenient. The 3kW chargers will take on average around10-14 hours to fully charge your car but this could be longer if your car has a particularly large battery or charging it from low-empty.

 

The 7kW and 22kW charging ports are the next available power wattage options for electric vehicle charging points. The main advantage is of course the additional speed at which you can charge your car to full capacity. On average a 7kW charging port will charge your car in 4-6 hours and these types of ports are often found in communal areas where electric car charging is available. A 22kW charger can reduce this significantly however and charge 80% of an average electric car battery in as little as 20- 30 minutes but can only be fitted at commercial sites and not residential properties, due to the enormous amount of power used. These can often be found at service stations across the UK and provide around 40 miles of travel range within a short 15 minute charging break.

First of all, what do we mean by tethered? A tethered EV charger has its own cable hard wired to the charging point, whereas an untethered EV charger will require cables to be connected to the charging point and your vehicle each time. The main advantage of a tethered EV charger is the convenience as the cable is always available. The cable can simply be stored in the  charging unit once finished, out of sight and in a convenient and safe place. However, unlike an untethered EV charger, you are unable to  change the cable should you need to, for example for a different type of electric vehicle or a longer charging cable. Ana untethered charging cable is recommended if you have more than one type of electric car within your household which may require different connectors.

Unless absolutely necessary, it is not advisable to charge your electric vehicle every night. When charged this often, the lifespan of the battery can be shortened.

Electric vehicles may lose power whilst dormant for extended periods but this will only be minimal and shouldn’t affect your battery and charge over all.

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