Getting electric? well read this first

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    Rico
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    Ok guys another post on some advice if going electric, to speed things up you need to find out who your network is run buy (not your energy supplier), this can be done by entering your postcode here https://www.energynetworks.org/operating-the-networks/whos-my-network-operator scroll down to the map and click on the tab ELECTRICTY DISTROBUTION SUPPLIERS, then either enter your post code or look at location. once you have this ring them up and tell them you will be ordering a electric or phev but have read some horror stories on loops fuses and such.

    They should provide you with a email to contact regarding ev stuff, from here send a email over with a photo of your meter box, within a week you will be contacted back with a few questions. go through them (normally main one is what fuse size ect which sometimes is worn away from sticker in meter, if it is worn dont worry just tell them).

    The reason you should do this is because this will allow the network to mark your properties details down and what will be needed.

    Then when you order a car that needs a charger or if your going through an installer with a phev grant for install. when the installer looks up your address they dont have to wait for approval, you property is pre approved for a install, network knows what to do already as its noted on your file.

    Doing this can change a install date from 3 months to one week after application as they are already set up.

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  • #144483 Reply
    Kev

    Great information  thanks

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    YorkMan
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    That’s fantastic, thanks, I hadn’t even thought about that.

    #144515 Reply
    fwippers
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    Invaluable information. The best of what this forum is all about.

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    Paul

    Nice one Rico.thanks for sharing

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    ChrisK
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    Here’s some more details about the type of meter box and fuses you need…

    #144528 Reply
    joss
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    Great post Rico. This will help those looking to go EV in the near future and beyond. I will make this a sticky post as it is a good guide.

    • This reply was modified 4 months ago by joss.

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    #144534 Reply
    Rico
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    no problem guys, just wanted to make sure people had some info especially with the changes coming in with EV’s

    #144634 Reply
    Richard

    I’ve just done this with UKPN I tweeted them & they sent me a link to provide a request which I’ve done should hear back in a few days.

    Thanks for the tip

    #144943 Reply
    LDC7080

    Yes i looked at this and the video.  you need to make sure your house is not on a looped supply of electricity,  have a 100amp fuse installed at your electric meter, have earthed gas and water supply and finally do you have a spare fuse in your fuse box for the wall charger.  all these things can be overcome but the cost goes up.  im guessing the newer the house you live in the cheaper it is going to be.

    #145057 Reply
    Richard

    Just tried this with UK Power Networks they pointed me at the eV installer paperwork, in short they dobt/won’t do anything until you have an install actually lined up & your installer “applies to connect”

    So no time saved or shortcuts there. Jordan from Artisan is always a good watch covers the subject well here saw that video a little while back when it popped up on my feed.

    UKPN did confirm any work they do will be FOC (ie change the main cut out fuse) altho some will need a sparky to replace the meter tails if the fuse is changed from say 60A to 100A which the householder will have to pay fir & will need doing before the fuse is changed.

    #147581 Reply
    martinod

    im in Scotland so after watch the video i thought i would contact scottish power iv been on the phone all afternoon to various numbers what a shambles no one seems to know .

    contacted scottish power energy network its not use the say it customer service the customer service say you need to complete an online survey i say yes thats it but they said contact ev charger installation department so another number  .

    i said i want to complete the online survey take photos of my electric box ect , he said yes i can send you the link , to get the link to complete i need to pay £520 ish  insalation they send the link i complete it they send out a survey team , i said cant i complete the survey first they said you need to pay, i said what if i change my mind about ev he said you have 48 hours cooling off period but you nee to pay the money

    what a wasted afternoon thats no my understanding of the video

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    joss
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    @martinod  Hey there Martin. Nice to see you posting again. How are you doing? Well I hope.

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    #147587 Reply
    martinod

    hi joss just taking every day as it comes ,

    im still not sleeping at night till about 5am  then up about 7am its a  long night and sleep on the couch i want use the bedroom , and still going to the cemetery every day

    #147591 Reply
    joss
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    Hye martin. Taking each day as it comes is good. Time is a great healer as they say. Things will get better for you Martin. God bless.

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    #147596 Reply
    Des

    Within a few days of ordering my car bp pulse sent me a text message link to do an online survey to get my charger installed. Tbh I only looked at it and ain’t completed it as I’m in a bit of a spin as it looks like I may be moving house soon.

    need to get my act together and get it sorted as I’m already at week one of a two to four week delivery. Usual of bury my head in the sand when things get to much for me,

    #147668 Reply
    Richard

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>It’s not too bad it took me about 5 mins to send the info.</p>
    Photo of your main cable conjng in & meter & main fuse.

    Photo of your fuse box (open so they can see that you have room in it)

    Photo of your off road parking

    Photo of where the charger is going

    Photo of cable route

    I took photos & then drew on in paint where the cable run would go, where the fuse box was on inside of house (upstairs at top of stairs) & the out an x on wall where charger was going.

    Sent all if that in & was accepted without any problems at all. If your main fuse is labelled 60A then your DNO will need to replace it, this is free but you might need to get a sparky to replace the meter rails with thicker wire to support a higher rated fuse this won’t cost much at all.

    Mine hadn’t been installed yet but it’s all been accepted so fingers crossed….

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