Electric Vehicle Charging Points
We have a long list of satisfied customers that have asked us to install an exterior or interior charging point for their vehicle.
We conduct a site assessment for every potential installation at your home or premises to ensure the highest level of safety can be achieved and to provide an accurate price.
Our assessment and quote are provided free of charge.
Not only have we completed the relevant training to be competent at installing car charging points, but we also have the benefit of having installed a large number of them in and around the East Devon area.
EV Chargers FAQ
- Installation: Is it a big job?
It depends. That's why we conduct on a site visit. Sometimes there might be issues with your existing electrical installation that need solving first, or you may want your charger located a long way from the supply for example. In some cases, installation is quick and easy, in others, less so. The important thing is to adhere to the safety regulations.
- Which cars do you install points for?
All of them. There are mostly standard cables, sockets and plugs but there are variations. The vast majority of vehicle manufacturers use a standard known as 'Mode 3 Charging' and this applies to nearly all brands of car. We have installed charging points for Tesla, Porsche, Nissan, Volkswagen to name a few.
- Are there Grants available?
Yes. The OLEV grant scheme. You can find out more information on gov.uk.
Ian is happy to answer any other questions you might have and to visit your property or business premises in order to provide a quotation for installing an electric car charging point.
Why Shouldn't I just plugin an extension lead?
There are really good reasons for avoiding this if at all possible.
Whilst it's possible to charge your car from a 13 amp domestic socket, it will take a long time to charge your car. A Mode 3 charging point typically delivers 16 to 40 amps, but crucially, they must be installed on a dedicated circuit and are built to operate under this sustained load over a long period of time. An extension lead under continuous 13 amp load is a potential fire hazard at a time when you will probably be sleeping.
Mode 3 chargers also automatically disconnect the supply when charging is complete.
We only fit products that comply with the latest safety standards and regulations much like these ROLEC products pictured below:
What our customers say
Ian Phillips is our go to electrician. He can cope with any demand - we have used him for emergency insurance call out where he replaced all of the bathroom lights and charged the minimal amount. We have also booked him in to put in new sockets, outside wiring in our summer house and outside lighting. He is efficient, reliable and in fact we don’t want too many people to know how good he is! We are so pleased to have found him and cannot recommend him highly enough.Noelle and Graham Adler Budleigh Salterton. Previous Testimonial Next Testimonial
We employed Ian Phillips to rewire our bathroom ceiling lights and to install new lighting in the conservatory. He did an excellent job on both and was most efficient and pleasant about the whole operation. Indeed, we were away for the work in the conservatory and he did the job in our absence. He is, therefore, also entirely trustworthy! On our return, apart from seeing the (working) installation of lights, no-one would have known that he had been working there for hours. Highly recommended.Professor and Mrs Harrington, Budleigh Salterton Previous Testimonial Next Testimonial
Ian Phillips is good news. He has tackled any electrical work at our home efficiently and with the minimum of fuss. Personable, hard working, reliable, Ian takes great care to produce a clean and professional job. He is quick to identify and resolve a problem, and offers helpful advice and ideas. It is good to have him around. We can recommend his work without reservation.Alan & Jill Ingle, West Hill Previous Testimonial Next Testimonial
Ian fitted new lighting in my shop, changing area and added new sockets, rearranged existing sockets and provided new light switches. He is tidy, quick, reliable, proficient. The price was very reasonable. I had a problem with the lighting in the shop and he went and sourced things which did not reflect on his bill. I am delighted with the work done and I would highly recommend him.Mrs A Selly, Budleigh Salterton Previous Testimonial Next Testimonial
Otter Electrical provided us with excellent service on two occasions. Ian was prompt to reply and carried out the work efficiently on both occasions. We thought his fee was absolutely fair and enjoyed his company. We would certainly recommend him to others.Diana and Jonathan, East Budleigh Previous Testimonial Next Testimonial
Ian has completely rewired our house, loft conversion and kitchen extension. His price was competitive and the quality of workmanship superb. He only supplied the best quality materials and always kept us informed of when he would be on site - always turning up when he said he would. Completely trustworthy. It has been an absolute pleasure to have him working with us on our project. Wholeheartedly recommend. If all tradespeople could be this good.Mr T Scorer, Exeter Previous Testimonial Next Testimonial