EV Charging Point Installer in Belfast
We are an OZEV approved electric vehicle charging point installer. We work with all of the major brands and we are flexible with your design and installation requirements.
From April 2022 the OZEV grants are now available to people living in flats and rented accommodation. We can survey your property and provide a bespoke installation design, dependent on the installation requirements. Get in by phone or use our contact page to send us a message.
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Home EV Charger Grants in Belfast
Glow Electric are OZEV Approved Installers for Electric Vehicle Charging Points. If you live in an apartment or rented accommodation we can apply for a grant of up to £350 for your home Electric Vehicle Charging Point under the “Home Charge Scheme”. We work flexibly to fit around your schedule and we are professional in our conduct, so if you need an electrician car charging point installed at home get in touch today.
Can I install my own EV charging point at Home in Northern Ireland?
Although the installation of an electric vehicle charging point may appear to be simple, there are some very important design requirements that must be met in order to achieve a safe working installation. This can only be achieved by using a registered electrician who has been trained to install EV charge points safely and to the wiring regulations.
Can any Electrician install an Electric Vehicle charge point?
Legally yes, correctly maybe, claiming a grant for the installation no. The electrical contractor must be resisted with the EVHS to claim a grant for the customers installation thus making the installation more cost effective. We would also argue the benefit of using a contractor that specialise in charge point installation.
Do electric cars need a new fuse box for the EV Charging Point?
Not necessarily, our electrician will advise you on the best method of installation for your home. The option to add an additional consumer unit for the sole supply of the charge point, however sometimes the electrical system may benefit from solving some pre-existing safety issues with the installation during the install of the charge point. We will discuss all options during our site survey.
What is the best EV charge point?
We have installed and tested a number of different chargers, the charge points we have found to be the best are: Zappi, Hypervolt, Ohme and Easee.
How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle in Northern Ireland?
The charge points we install at your property are generally 7Kw, this means you will use 7Kwh per hour your vehicle is on charge resulting in an hourly cost of 7x (your current price for Kw).
We have a wealth of experience installing car charging point for households and businesses in a range of different settings. We can help you select the charger that suits your needs best.
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Types of EV Charging Points Belfast, NI
There are 3 common types of electric vehicle charging point available in the UK. Rapid chargers are usually found at motor way service stations. Fast chargers are most commonly used in homes and businesses. Slow chargers are a legacy chargers designed to be installed your 13Amp circuits, we generally don’t recommend installing slow chargers.
Rapid charge points are most commonly found at motorway service stations or just off main travel routes. Depending on the type of electric vehicle and battery they can charge a vehicle to 80% in as little as 30 minutes. They use 43 – 120 kWh (kilowatt hours) of electricity which is far more than is available at most domestic locations or work premises, so they are not a viable option for most customers.
Fast chargers are typically rated at 7kW or 22kW (single or 3 phase). Generally, these points will charge a vehicle between 5-8 hours depending on the vehicle and the battery. Fast chargers are what we recommend for the vast majority of our customers because they can be installed without the need for costly infrastructure changes and they are ft for purpose for most electric vehicle users.
Slow chargers, the majority of which are rated at up to 3kW, 0-100 charge times for vehicles typically take up to 12 hours. These types of charger are designed to be installed on part of your existing 13Amp socket circuit but aren’t a suitable solution for everyday use.
Types of Charging Connector
Type 1 & 2
There are two different types of electric vehicle charging connector, broadly models manufactured before 2018 use type 1 where as more recent vehicles use type2. There is no difference in terms of the infrastructure that we will install in your home or business. The only practical difference to you is the cable and adaptor that you use to plug into your car.
Please contact us if you require any further information.