Tower Electric is the UK’s leading designer and installer of electric vehicle charging equipment, providing EV solutions for home, business, hotels/leisure, retails, car parking and public sector.
Whether you are looking for single or multiple point systems, wall mounted or ground deployment solution we are able to design and install your bespoke solution. The importance of right training and competence of our staff is paramount to us. All our engineers are properly qualified and each installation is always conducted along BS7671 and IET’s Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation requirements.
Charging from a standard plug takes longer and is not safe
It has been estimated that on average over 80% of all charging activities takes place at home. It is wise then to have a unit installed in the convenience of your own house.
Most electric car manufacturers recommend that you do not use a standard 13 amp socket for charging your electric car at home for safety reasons. Using traditional 3-pin plug not only allows charging at a significantly reduced rate, around 10-12 hours to fully recharge a battery, it also has a detrimental effect on household electrical wiring. Your electric vehicle load is more like your electric oven, which is on a separate heavy duty circuit in your house, rather than your kettle which can be plugged in anywhere.
Utilising purposely installed equipment at home from a dedicated supply is the safest and most reliable option to recharge your vehicle offering 3-4 hours recharge cycle. Domestic charge points often come with a tethered cable, so there is always a connecting lead waiting for you when you need it.