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How to install an EV charger

At Synergy EV, we have access to a wide range of home EV chargers, with different options, prices, styles and specifications. If you are wondering how to install an EV charger in your home, we are here to help.

Click on the chargers and see additional information on each and click through to the pages to read about them more in detail.

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Domestic EV charging

You can choose from seven EV chargers, listed below:


 Plugged in and charging electric car


Your EV charger installation includes:

  • An online survey, where we assess the cost of installation, and how best to go about the installation itself. You can also request an in-person survey if you prefer, for a small additional cost.
  • Fitting the charger to a suitable wall or structure, and fitting up to 10 metres of cable between your electric meter or fuse board and the charger. If you require longer cabling, this can also be added for a small additional cost.
  • Full electrical safety testing in accordance with Part P building regulations on electrical safety, and BS7671.

Please Note:

  • We cannot run cables through wall voids, or ducting, without a draw cord to pull the cable through.
  • If you need to run a cable underground, we will need to perform groundworks beforehand. If you need this to be done, we can provide a physical survey and provide a quote for this too.


If you need to know how to install an EV charger,
contact our friendly team, and we will provide a quote, or come for a site survey if necessary.

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Are you wondering how to install an EV charger in your home?
Here's how it works :

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You'll get a link with a text to complete a survey online

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Fill in the online survey for eligibility to OLEV grants


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You'll need to upload photos so that we can complete your survey

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Once completed we'll review and send you a full quote

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Once you have approved the quote we'll get you booked in and come out to complete installation


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Why have a dedicated EV charge point installed?

You can charge a car using a 3-pin charger cable supplied with the vehicle, but it’s usually very slow, and there are some safety concerns with using a standard wall socket for such a long period of charging. In general, a standard 2.3kW 3-pin plug will take over 20 hours to charge an electric vehicle, while a 7.4kW home charging device will easily charge a vehicle overnight, within 8 hours.

Having a faster rate of charge and a convenient charger in your home makes having an electric car highly convenient and viable, even for frequent drivers, and there are grants available currently for installing charging points in your home too.

How much is an EV charge point and how much does a grant cover?

For most installations, the cost of a 7.4kW home charging point is under £1,000 supplied and fitted. For some homes and locations, an OLEV grant will cover part of this cost, meaning the cost to you will be as little as £400-500.

How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?

Usually it costs around £5 to fully charge a completely electric vehicle, and £2 for a plug-in hybrid vehicle. However, costs will vary depending on your electricity tariff and of course the size of the vehicle battery.

How can I get a quote for home EV charger installation?

  • Browse through our choice of chargers and find the one most suitable for you.
  • Click "Request Quote" on your chosen EV charger, and fill in the form.
  • We will email you a link to your guided Online Site Survey.

How long does it take to install an EV charger?

If you are considering how to install an EV charger, as dedicated installers, we can usually install an EV charger in a morning or an afternoon. If your fuse box is a long distance from the charge point location then the installation may take a little longer.

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

This depends on the battery size in your car and the power of your charge point. A fully electric car can charge from 7.4kW power point at a rate of around 24 miles of range every hour. A plug-in hybrid will be fully charged more quickly, typically within 3 hours, as their batteries are much smaller.

How much range will an electric car have?

The majority of electric cars now have a range over 200 miles, which is enough to cover almost any commute or short journey. Some models are now covering over 400 miles, and it is expected that the 500 mile barrier will be broken in the near future.

How much does it cost to run an electric vehicle?

Electric vehicles have far fewer moving parts than a petrol or diesel model, which makes them cheaper to service and easier to maintain. Basic maintenance chores like oil changes and spark plug cleaning are also a thing of the past with electric vehicles. Insurance costs tend to be slightly higher for electric cars, but there are specialist insurers, which is bringing the price down significantly.

What is a Smart EV charger?

A Smart charger enables you to charge your car at off-peak times on the national grid, saving you money and helping the environment, by reducing the load on the grid at peak times. All chargers that receive a government grant will automatically be Smart, and the vehicles and chargers will gauge patterns in your driving to charge your vehicle in the most convenient and cost-effective way for you.

Are electric cars really better for the environment?

Yes. Even driving an electric vehicle that gets its power originally from a fossil fuel power plant is much better for the environment overall compared to a petrol vehicle. The local air quality benefits alone are enormous, and as the national grid shifts more and more towards renewable energy, the reduction of the carbon footprint will be improved yet further in the future. Many manufacturers are also making steps towards helping owners recycling the car batteries too.

Will a home EV charger blow my fuse board?

Synergy EV will carefully check your existing electrics to ensure that you don’t jeopardise your main fuse. In some instances we may suggest you install a 3.7kW charger rather than 7.4kW, but usually this is not an issue. Alternatively we can supply a quote for the upgrade of your home mains board. This is all carried out by Synergy EV’s in house electricians, and the process will be easy and fuss-free.

Is it safe to charge my EV in the rain?

Yes. All charging ports are fully waterproofed, and our EV charge points will not commence charging until the plug is fully connected and locked, forming an insulated barrier between you and any electric current. As responsible EV charging installers in Canterbury, all charge points we sell are rated IP54 for water ingress, and able to withstand the wettest weather.

What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 EV chargers?

Type 1 connectors have a five-pin plug and Type 2 connectors have a seven-pin plug. EV manufacturers generally use one of these two types of connectors. Japanese and Korean makers prefer Type 1 connectors, while most American and European manufacturers use Type 2 connectors, which are becoming the most popular charging connection.

How can I install an EV charger?

All you have to do is call us to call us or use the email form and send us images of the location of your proposed home EV charging point. If you want to chat about your EV charger installation, we are always on hand to provide informative advice.




We can provide you with a free quote today.

If you need help from our EV charger Installers in Canterbury or the surrounding areas please Call or email , and we shall send you a simple survey to fill out.

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