FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The feasibility of the installation relies on various factors, primarily determined by the chosen EV Chargepoint type and the availability of space within your Consumer Unit. In case there is insufficient space, a dedicated Consumer Unit for the EV Chargepoint may need to be installed. To assist you further and address any initial inquiries, we provide a complimentary site visit, and our administrator, Francesca, can offer valuable insights. Feel free to reach out to us to initiate a discussion. Moreover, for landlords and businesses, the OZEV Grant deduction of £350 serves as an enticing additional benefit.
In the majority of cases, we do not charge any fees for providing estimates to our clients. We are more than willing to visit your home or site and conduct a thorough inspection of the work needed. Once the assessment is complete, we will promptly email the estimate directly to you, ensuring transparency and convenience throughout the process.
There are various reasons why your consumer unit keeps tripping. Some of the common possibilities include:
Electrical Appliance Faults: A faulty appliance like a dishwasher, microwave, or toaster can cause an overload or short circuit, leading to the tripping of the consumer unit.
Incorrect Fuse Capacity: If a fuse within the consumer unit is not adequately rated for the electrical load it is supposed to protect, it may trip frequently, especially with high-powered items like an electric shower.
Circuit Overload: When you simultaneously use multiple high-power appliances on the same circuit, it can overload the circuit, causing the consumer unit to trip.
Ground Faults or Short Circuits: These electrical faults can occur due to damaged or exposed wiring, faulty outlets, or issues with electrical connections.
Aging Wiring or Consumer Unit: Over time, electrical components can degrade, leading to increased tripping. Old wiring or a worn-out consumer unit might be the cause.
Moisture or Water Ingress: Water coming into contact with electrical components can cause short circuits and result in tripping.
Transient Voltage Spikes: Power surges caused by lightning strikes or utility company issues can also lead to tripping.
An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a comprehensive inspection of your property’s electrical installations and is highly recommended, especially if you experience frequent tripping or have concerns about your electrical system’s safety and compliance. The EICR will identify potential issues, help prevent electrical accidents, and ensure your electrical system meets the necessary safety standards.
As a family-owned business, we take pride in our commitment to providing personalised service to our valued customers. We understand that not all electrical jobs are large-scale projects, and that’s why we gladly undertake small electrical tasks with the same dedication and attention to detail as our bigger ventures.