Domestic & Commercial Car Charger Installers Brighton & Hove
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do which is why Bradbury Electrical are specialists at installing residential charging points for electric cars across Brighton & Hove.
One of the main benefits of electric vehicles is their environmental credentials. Unlike petrol or diesel cars, electric cars don’t emit any of the gases that contribute to global warming, making them a great choice for anyone who cares about their carbon footprint. As one of the 13 members of the Zero Emission Vehicle Alliance, the UK has pledged to make all passenger vehicles sold “zero-emissions” by 2050.
Making the most of your Brighton & Hove electric car
To get the most out of your electric car, a properly installed and equipped electric car charging station at your own Brighton & Hove home is vital. It is estimated that electric vehicle owners do more than 80% of their charging at home. A Brighton & Hove home car charging point allows them to take advantage of the low, stable rates or residential electricity and the fast charging capacity of these specialised outlets.
A 32A charger will give 30 miles of range per hour, the size of your car’s battery will determine how long it will take to charge, the industry leading Tesla Model 3 will take around 8 hours from empty. If you’re looking into an electric car charger installation at your Brighton & Hove residence for efficient and convenient car charging, call us today on 01273 206207.
How do Electric Car Chargers work?
Most Brighton & Hove homes have single phase 230V supplies meaning the maximum power of chargers suitable are 7kw/32amps. Chargers are supplied by a 6mm cable wired directly from your fuse box/consumer unit and must be on their own dedicated circuit.
Depending on the condition and capacity of your fuse box/consumer unit an additional unit may need to be installed to supply the electric vehicle circuit.
Tethered or Untethered
9/10 customers go for tethered – a built in lead – as it is more convenient and allows you to keep your spare lead in the boot to use when you are away from home.
Some clients in Brighton & Hove, however prefer to have untethered – socket only – as they find the coiled leads untidy when not in use.
It is a matter of personal taste and what suits you. At Bradbury Electrical we can install both types of home electric car charging point.