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Charging at home

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by Aviator, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Aviator

    Aviator Member

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    Hi,

    Collecting my new P90D on Thursday next week (excited!) and am starting to think about charging at home. Excuse the newbie question, but what charger and supply do I need to have installed to get a decent charge rate at home? At the moment, my only option is a standard 13amp plug socket, and that won't work for me I suspect!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. WannabeOwner

    WannabeOwner Active Member

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    This thread may help:

    Home charging options

    Do Tesla still do a voucher for discount on a home install? If not maybe OLEV still have government subsidy for their installations. Depends a bit whether you want a tethered connection, or whether you are happy to use the cable that comes with the car to plug-in. I took the view that I wanted a 2-second-solution, when i get home, and I didn't want to have to coil up a wet cable and put it int he car on days when it was raining.

    The Tesla wall-connector wasn't available in the UK when I did my install - maybe it is now? I think that is the smartest looking solution.

    I put a standard Type-2 connector on the wall at the same time, given that the Sparky was fiddling-about anyway, so that any visiting EVs could plug in. So far there haven't been any ...
     
  3. Aviator

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    Thanks for the link WannabeOwner.

    Has anyone installed an EVolt with dynamic load response? It seems expensive, but I quite like the idea of a charger that has a built in safety feature like that.
     

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