This publication is also available as an e-book.
Errata for this edition (November 2012).
This Code of Practice, published January 2012, aims to provide expert guidance on EV charging equipment installation, an important emerging area which is not covered in detail by the current edition of the Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) or the IET’s Guidance Notes.
Aimed at experienced electricians interested in understanding a wide range of equipment and systems available, it covers the specialised installation requirements of electric vehicle charging equipment in public, private and commercial locations.
The Code of Practice provides detailed on-site guidance and recommendations on all aspects of the installation from the origin of the electrical supply, through distribution and final circuits, installation of the charging equipment itself to the cable between the charging equipment and vehicle's electrical inlet. Also included are related issues of site layout and planning and subsequent inspection, testing, certification and maintenance of installations.
Exclusive guidance on latest electrical requirements
The Code of Practice includes an overview of all types of equipment, connectors and cables that an installer is likely to encounter and provides detailed references to all relevant standards and regulatory requirements in the UK – including, in Section 5, the latest guidance based on advice from the HSE on:
Written by industry experts
This authoritative and timely document has been developed by a committee of experts representing the key players across the EV industry:
This is a hands-on guide of immediate practical use to trained installers. The Code will also be invaluable to administrators and managers specifying and procuring EV charging equipment and contractors. Finally, it will be essential reference for manufacturers of cars and charging equipment who need guidance on how to meet the requirements of electrical supply and installation standards.
A – Charging connectors and charging cable types
B – Example of DNO notification form
C – Checklists for domestic installations
D – Checklists for on-street installations
E – Checklists for commercial and industrial installations
F – Glossary
G – List of figures and tables
H – References
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