Tectonic Electrical Services | Electrical Contractor East Sussex


EV Charging In Eastbourne

Happy New Year Eastbourne, instead of new year, new me? What if it’s new year, new car?

Will 2023 bring you a new car for leisure or work? Check out what you need to know about having an EV charger point installed at your property.

If you’re already driving an electric vehicle, have one on order waiting in anticipation or your considering your options for your next car/van we’ve put together a check list below to show our customers what we doing during a site survey at your home for an EV charger point. This may help you understand what does into your installation as it’s not always as straight forward as plug and charge.

EV Home Charger Point Site Survey Checklist:

  • Is there adequate demand
  • Check the bonding
  • Identify supply characteristics
  • What type of earth system in currently being used
  • Rating and condition of the existing distribution equipment
  • Has the fixed wiring been recently inspected or check when next inspection is due
  • Check if planning permission is required
  • Is there surge protection installed
  • Check the mobile data signal available
  • Find a suitable location for equipment that customer is happy with
  • Is the proposed charge point location within WiFi range
  • Is there capacity on the customers existing router for additional connection
  • Carry out a risk assessment for the installation

Jargon Buster

  • EV- Electric Vehicle
  • OZEV – Office of Zero Emission Vehicles
  • OLEV – Office of Low Emission Vehicles
  • EVHS – Electrical Vehicle Homecharge Scheme
  • WCS – Workplace Charger Scheme

In need of some electric inspiration or where to start, take a look at Top Gear’s best electric cars here.

If you’d like to book in your EV charger site survey pop us an email at info@tdsluk.co.uk or call the office on 01323 644570. 


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