As electric vehicles (EVs) become an integral part of our transportation landscape, the need for efficient and reliable EV charger installations has grown exponentially. Whether you’re a seasoned EV enthusiast or considering making the switch, understanding the intricacies of EV charger installations is essential. As we’ll delve into the critical aspects of EV charger installations, here are 3 things you need to know about EV charger installations. 

How do EV Charger Installations Work?

Installing an EV charger involves more than just plugging in a cable. It requires a dedicated charging unit that’s connected to your electrical system. Here’s a simplified breakdown of the installation process:

  • Site Assessment: A qualified electrician assesses your property to determine the optimal location for the charger. Factors such as proximity to the electrical panel, convenience, and accessibility are considered.
  • Electrical Upgrades: Depending on your existing electrical system’s capacity, you might need upgrades to accommodate the charger’s power requirements. This can include adding a dedicated circuit and potentially upgrading your electrical panel.
  • Charging Unit Installation: The charging unit is mounted securely on a wall or post. The electrician connects it to the dedicated circuit and integrates it with your home’s electrical system.
  • Testing and Commissioning: After installation, the electrician tests the charger to ensure it’s functioning correctly and safely. They’ll also walk you through how to use it and any additional features.

Can I Install an EV Charger Myself? 

While some EV charger manufacturers offer DIY kits, installing an EV charger yourself isn’t recommended unless you have extensive electrical knowledge and experience. Proper installation involves working with high-voltage electrical systems, which can be dangerous if not done correctly. To ensure safety and compliance with local regulations, it’s best to rely on a licensed installer like Head-On Renewables for the installation.

Do I Need a Professional to Install an EV Charger?

Yes, hiring licensed installers just like we have at Head On Renewables is crucial for a safe and compliant EV charger installation. Here’s why:

  • Expertise: They have the expertise to assess your electrical system’s capacity and determine if upgrades are necessary.
  • Safety Standards: Professionals follow safety standards and regulations to ensure the installation is done correctly and safely when carrying out EV installations.
  • Permitting and Inspections:Many jurisdictions require permits and inspections for EV charger installations. We at Head-On are familiar with these requirements and can handle the necessary paperwork.
  • Warranty and Insurance: Employing the services of professionals often ensures that warranties on your EV charger and potential insurance claims remain valid.

How much would it cost to install an EV charger?

We install EV chargers from £1030!

At Head-On Renewables, we embrace change and love new technology. Our team of professionals have been fitting electric vehicle charging points for well over 5 years and are delighted to be EV Chargers UK’s official installer in the area.

We fit all types of electric chargers, both domestic and commercial, at the most competitive rates in Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. 

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Get in touch with us on 01482212177 or email and our team of professional installers will provide you with any information you need.  

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