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Topic Title: Olev. Domestic Chargers for EV technical Spec
Topic Summary: charging stations for electric vehicles building specs.
Created On: 27 March 2013 04:18 PM
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 27 March 2013 04:18 PM
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geraldavondo

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Hi all,

I'm looking into the Upcoming Grant Scheme proposed by the Department for Transport (or better the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, aka OLEV).

The grant scheme is the one regarding domestic charging points.

There are a few issues that I'm confused with:

1) The RCD type A protection:
I'm not sure whether the RCD "has" to be integrated "inside" the charging point OR if it can be an upstream protection.

2)Communicating energy consumption data to OLEV:
In order to be able to access the 75% off Grant Scheme, the domestic charging point that will be installed has to have some sort of communciation method.
Now my question is, who do you think is going to take care of communicating the enregy consumption to OLEV?
And again, what will the communication method be between the charging point and the system integrator? Gprs? ADSL? surely a memebership fee will be required to deal with this issue.

What do you guys think? Looking forward to some discussion
 27 March 2013 04:51 PM
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Having looked into this technology myself most of the transmission of data will more than likely be GPRS, But i'm talking more of the commercial sector, If domestic then again more than likely GPRS but after doing a manufacturer based course they were aiming more at the commercial sector for the charging points.

Another option regarding charging is that a sub meter with a tele switch could used to collect data and be sent remotely as per your ordinary meter readings by your energy supplier

IMO I would contact OLEV directly and ask how they are going to collect the data from your charging periods.

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Daren

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 27 March 2013 06:54 PM
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http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/eca...cal-specification.pdf

Here ya go, just had a very quick browse over it may be of help

Regards

Daren

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 28 March 2013 08:03 AM
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geraldavondo

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Hey mate,

Thanks for the reply and the link.
Indeed I contacted Olev and they replied. Specs required are those that u linked in the E-CAR publication.

However, I think that it is a big job from the Chargepoint Supplier, to collect and deliver data (moreover data collected has to be reworked in an excel format).

And again, Having a GPRS installed means that my company needs to have a service integrator that receives this data and collects it.
And what if light goes out in the house? gprs would have to be re-scheduled.

Do u think there are installers that would take care of the post-installation services?
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