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If you are coming from an ICE I suspect you have begun to consider how you might need to investigate / price what you will need to home charge your EV. There is a bit more to outfitting your garage or exterior of your home than first meets the eye. What have you discovered in your own circumstance, and what is your plan going forward? In the US not all 220 V systems are created equal, so it might take a bit more than adding a new receptacle into the wall.
 

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Three levels of prep for me:
  1. Where are the public chargers and how much do they cost? Turns out there are enough near me to for it to not be too much of a pain. The 350kw charger is actually on my way home from work if I take the motorway exit before the one I use to get home.
  2. I popped the question about EV charging at my office building (a lot of people never bring this up in my experience). I noticed some electric charging posts and a few Model 3s and Jaguars charging when I was on a walk to get lunch. Turns out those charger are not for my company (our door passes wont work on them), but we'll be getting some installed sooner rather than later since the demand from employees is rising for car charging.
  3. House. I live in a typical small English flat, and I have garage but it's detached and a good seven metres away from my house, so I've been looking to get that done as well. Complicates things as the gas line and drainage are in the way, and it's the gas and drainage that is throwing a spanner in the works.
 

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Three levels of prep for me:
  1. Where are the public chargers and how much do they cost? Turns out there are enough near me to for it to not be too much of a pain. The 350kw charger is actually on my way home from work if I take the motorway exit before the one I use to get home.
  2. I popped the question about EV charging at my office building (a lot of people never bring this up in my experience). I noticed some electric charging posts and a few Model 3s and Jaguars charging when I was on a walk to get lunch. Turns out those charger are not for my company (our door passes wont work on them), but we'll be getting some installed sooner rather than later since the demand from employees is rising for car charging.
  3. House. I live in a typical small English flat, and I have garage but it's detached and a good seven metres away from my house, so I've been looking to get that done as well. Complicates things as the gas line and drainage are in the way, and it's the gas and drainage that is throwing a spanner in the works.
@benanderson89 ,

Get yourself a copy of Zapmap installed on your phone - You can filter by charger type, (here's an image from their website showing all the 350kW CCS charging locations in the UK - Circled in red are out of action)

The App really helps with planning your journey.

John.


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Three levels of prep for me:
  1. Where are the public chargers and how much do they cost? Turns out there are enough near me to for it to not be too much of a pain. The 350kw charger is actually on my way home from work if I take the motorway exit before the one I use to get home.
  2. I popped the question about EV charging at my office building (a lot of people never bring this up in my experience). I noticed some electric charging posts and a few Model 3s and Jaguars charging when I was on a walk to get lunch. Turns out those charger are not for my company (our door passes wont work on them), but we'll be getting some installed sooner rather than later since the demand from employees is rising for car charging.
  3. House. I live in a typical small English flat, and I have garage but it's detached and a good seven metres away from my house, so I've been looking to get that done as well. Complicates things as the gas line and drainage are in the way, and it's the gas and drainage that is throwing a spanner in the works.
I saw this the other night and even though it is more targeted to you folks "across the pond", it is helpful to get an idea of what is needed to make that connection. My situation is complicated by having an older house with a detached garage and a older panel box with only 40 amps available on the 220 volt circuits.
 

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^My post above that no one can see has this above it: "This message is awaiting moderator approval, and is invisible to normal visitors." Why? Are all posts moderated like this, and why does it take so long to approve?What's the deal?
Hi @Chip ,
I'm guessing that like me, you are a new user, and also like me, you have posted something with an image or link that needs to be moderated.

I have posted directly after benanderson89's post, and have the exact same message as you.

One of the pitfalls of being a new user. Perhaps a gentle prod to @Administrator might break the logjam. :D

John.
 

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OK so posting this again, but this time without the image to get over the moderation message
" This message is awaiting moderator approval, and is invisible to normal visitors. "

John.

@benanderson89 ,

Get yourself a copy of Zapmap installed on your phone - You can filter by charger type, (here's an image from their website showing all the 350kW CCS charging locations in the UK - Circled in red are out of action)

The App really helps with planning your journey.

John.


https://www.zap-map.com/

Image removed - see above!
 

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Hi @Chip ,
I'm guessing that like me, you are a new user, and also like me, you have posted something with an image or link that needs to be moderated.

I have posted directly after benanderson89's post, and have the exact same message as you.

One of the pitfalls of being a new user. Perhaps a gentle prod to @Administrator might break the logjam. :D

John.
John; I put up a video that might help folks in the UK get ready to receive their EV, in so far as their home electrical set up goes.
 

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This will be my third EV, but I'm contemplating what adapters to get...thinking about TeslaTap and that I might want to travel with a EVSE that can plug into a 240V plug. Mostly just waiting and wanting
 
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