What Does a Standard EV Charge Point Installation Look Like?

A standard Charge Point Installation includes:

  • the fitting of the charger on a brick or plaster wall, (or other suitable permanent structure);
  • routing of the cable through 1 x drilled hole in a wall up to 500mm thick (where required);
  • up to 10 metres of High Tuff cable, run and clipped to the wall between the consumer unit and the EV charger, up to a height of up to 1.8m;
  • all electrical connections at the origin of the supply and the charging unit;
  • type A RCD in metal Consumer Unit;
  • electrical testing and NICEIC Certification;
  • installation of a Matt-e unit (or alternative earthing unit) where the EV charging hardware necessitates; and
  • demonstration of the Charge point functions and App.

What to expect on the day of your EV charge point installation:

An EV home charger installation with Octopus Energy takes roughly 4 hours. Watch the video below to find out how to prepare your home and what you can expect during the day.


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