MikeS
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UK EVSE Install

Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:13 am

Just has a 32 amp EVSE installed by ‘The Little Green Energy Company’ - fantastic job, no hassle, not buts, just turned up and did the work.
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paule23
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Re: UK EVSE Install

Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:54 am

Seeing as you are in the Green capital of the UK I wouldn't expect anything less.

I don't suppose the install 500 miles away in Glasgow do they?

MikeS
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Re: UK EVSE Install

Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:38 am

Probably not - although they do have an office in Guernsey!
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DJCeeJay
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Re: UK EVSE Install

Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:05 am

Good to know. I am in the process of doing the same, and I am not that far from you in Tonbridge.

I suspect you have also a ROLEC charger installed, who referred you to TLGEC ? How is the charger performing for you ?
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logorrhoea
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Re: UK EVSE Install

Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:48 am

I had a Rolec charger installed on Monday (not by TLGEC). So far, so good, and I'm enjoying the faster charging time compared to plugging it into the 3-pin socket in the garage via an extension lead which is what we were doing while waiting for installation. It makes a loud clunk when charging is initiated, which can be a good or bad thing depending on whether you like the audible confirmation the charger's connected ok. Great thing about Rolec is even the 32A version is free.

The only very minor wrinkle is that you can't lock the Rolec charger to prevent use by someone else. The chargemaster point I had installed at my old house had the ability to stop the electricity supply without turning it off completely. (Terms and conditions of subsidy is to keep the charger on so it can send data back on usage.)

It's not going to be a problem for me, given where I live (and the lack of other electric cars around) but something you might need to bear in mind.

MikeS
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Re: UK EVSE Install

Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:44 am

The ROLEC charger seems fine and agree with the previous post about not being able to lock it. However, the overall install seems better than at my previous house and TLGEC also installs a meter that shows the charge rate.
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logorrhoea
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Re: UK EVSE Install

Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:49 am

Yep, I also had the meter installed (my installation was done by Tech for Energy). I think it's standard with Rolec.

And would agree that the installation experience was much better than with the charger at my old house.

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Re: UK EVSE Install

Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:25 am

My Rolec was installed by MES Electricals. The meter is part of the deal. I believe it calls a centre with details of the usage of the EVSE. Which, at the moment, is zero since my i3 is not due for a couple of weeks.
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nowtta60
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Re: UK EVSE Install

Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:46 am

Where about is the meter? I've got a ROLEC and can't see one. I thought it was going to be under the clear bit a the top. Maybe I just haven't looked hard enough as I don't have my car yet. Picking it up Tuesday woo hoo.

Also installed my MES. Very good service. I suppose a newish house, a free 32A circuit breaker and 3 meter run from consumer unit to EVSE point helped a lot.
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mark1
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Re: UK EVSE Install

Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:02 am

nowtta60 wrote:Where about is the meter? I've got a ROLEC and can't see one. I thought it was going to be under the clear bit a the top. Maybe I just haven't looked hard enough as I don't have my car yet. Picking it up Tuesday woo hoo.

Also installed my MES. Very good service. I suppose a newish house, a free 32A circuit breaker and 3 meter run from consumer unit to EVSE point helped a lot.
I don't think the meter is anywhere near the EVSE. Although I don't have a Rolec (have BMW Pure Wallbox), the meter is in a separate breaker box next to my consumer board. It has a SIM card in it so it can send usage data back to OLEV.
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