As most local authorities are tasked with large reduction in CO2 emissions to meet national targets, and with an increase in the number of hybrid, and pure electric vehicles there is an increased need to provide more car charging points particularly in shopping areas.
The more popular ‘fast’ chargers offer typical charging times between 15 and 30 minutes. However, this type of charger requires a substantial electrical supply upwards of 50kW.
Installation of a number of chargers requires careful consideration of suitable location, supply availability, and will involve significant dialogue with the Distribution Network Operator.
Furthermore, the complete electrical installation must comply with existing regulations BS7671 (the IET Wiring Regulations) and take into consideration the additional specific IET Code of Practice and other regulations.
Stainton Lighting Design Services offer a full turnkey design service on all aspects of the electrical installation from the origin of electrical supply to the car charger itself. This includes liaison with the car charger manufacturer to guarantee suitability of the incoming electrical supply infrastructure.