The advent of electric vehicles brings with it new logistical challenges, particularly when it comes to home recharging. The aim of this article is to inform the reader about the legal standards governing the installation of charging points dedicated to this use, and to review the different models available on the market. A detailed tutorial on how to install these sockets will also be provided.
Legislative framework for the installation of charging points for electric vehicles
Adding a charging point for electric vehicles is a key step towards greener mobility. That said, compliance with current regulations is essential. In France, installation must comply with standard NF C 15-100, guaranteeing the safety of charging devices. These regulations are designed to prevent accidents, including the risk of electrocution, and apply to both new and renovated buildings.
The regulations also require that installations be carried out by certified professionals, who will provide a certificate of compliance. Ignoring these standards can have serious consequences, including criminal sanctions and the nullity of certain insurance policies.
In addition, a decree dated April 12, 2017 requires charging stations in certain parking lots. That’s why it’s crucial to comply with legislation when installing charging points for Renault vehicles.
Variety of charging sockets on the market
The market offers a multitude of charging sockets for electric vehicles, each with a different current output. AC sockets are suitable for slow to semi-fast charging, with models from 8 to 32 amps, while DC sockets offer fast charging, up to 125 amps.
Additional features, such as Ethernet or Wi-Fi connectivity and mobile apps, are also worth considering, enabling remote monitoring and programming of charging. The configuration of the available space will also influence the choice of outlet, between wall-mounted models and those requiring a dedicated space.
Reinforced charging socket installation guide
Installation requires expertise, starting with an assessment of the electrical system to ensure that charging will not affect the existing circuit. The next step is to choose a suitable location, close to the vehicle’s usual parking area and compatible with the necessary wiring.
The next step, wiring, consists of connecting the electrical panel to the socket, and must be carried out with care to comply with safety standards. After installation, a final test will confirm that the plug is working properly.
We strongly recommend that you leave these steps to a qualified electrician to ensure safe, compliant installation. Correct installation ensures the efficiency of the charging system and enriches the experience of using an electric vehicle.
Daniel Blanchet écrit pour le magazine TIH-Business depuis 2018. Il est spécialisé dans la finance et l’immobilier. Daniel est également un traducteur professionnel, ayant traduit de nombreux livres sur des sujets variés.