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Earth Electrical are Approved OLEV installs under the grant schemes

We are Rolec's ONLY South of England's Approved installer. Covering London, Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Middlesex and Sussex.

The person you speak to on the phone or email is the person installing

01252 856498
07961 915878
or andy@earthelectric.co.uk

In January, all EV (Electric Vehicle) charging units are having a new component fitted to meet the 1st January 2019 BS7671 British Standards. This update will affect all installers and manufacturers of EV charging equipment and as such the prices of the Rolec units will be changing to that which is shown below.

This update is to take into account DC (Direct Current) leakage from EVís into your fuse board (consumer unit). It is believed that if a car has a DC leakage of greater than 10mA, it may cause some household RCD's (Residual Current Device) not to operate under fault condition. As a result all the units are being updated to detect and prevent this leakage causing an issue.

Some manufacturers of electric vehicle charging equipment will not be updating their units, instead it will be down to the installer to fit a DC Leakage device at the source end. These RCD's that detect DC leakage cost around £200-£300. Therefore because the Rolec solution incorporates DC detection in the unit, it is a much more cost effective option for the EV driver.

Safety first

There are 6 Rolec approved Charge points for the OLEV grant.

16Amp or 32Amp
I would always suggest 32Amps (to future proof).

Tethered
If you go for a tethered type charger (cable attached to the unit):
Advantage: Just uncoil and plug in.
Disadvantage: Not all electric and hybrid cars have the same plugs or sockets

Socket type
If you go for the socket type charger:
Advantages: looks better on wall, all electric and hybrid cars can use
Disadvantages: getting lead from boot each time you charge, when its rained (putting wet lead in boot). It does not come with a lead (known as a public charging lead).

There are 2 types of (sockets/plugs) on hybrid cars/electric cars, of which your car will be one of. TYPE1 & TYPE2

As a rule of thumb, all cars from Japan are TYPE1 and most European and American cars are TYPE2

TYPE 1 is a round plug and socket
TYPE 2 is a D shape plug and socket


Earth Electrical are fully qualified Electricians currently committed to the installing of electric car charge points for the growing number of people purchasing electric cars and hybrid cars.

Earth Electrical are approved installers for the Manufacturer of car charge points 'Rolec' and are also the south of Englandís regional installers for Rolec. Earth Electrical are also approved installers by OLEV (Office of Low Emission Vehicles).

Rolec EV is a division of Rolec Services Limited, specialising in the design and manufacture of a comprehensive range of electric vehicle charging solutions, offering quality products at competitive prices. From the entry level, low cost WallPod: EV Ready unit, through to the sophisticated EV Control Centre, Rolec EV has a full range to suit every location and budget.

The Rolec EV product range is designed and built to be flexible and compatible with all leading motor manufacturers, EVs and their communication protocols including all types and modes of charging.


All Workmanship Carried out By earth Electrical is Guaranteed for 3 Years.

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