The numbers are better than they were a few years ago, but there are still about 73,000 Norwegian owners of electric and hybrid cars who charge via plugs, according to a survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of Zaptec this summer.
It may be illegal. Until 2022 Was it legal? To create a dedicated EV charging cycle, which must have a maximum 10A fuse and ground fault protection, and then no other sockets in the same cycle. It is no longer allowed in new facilities.
Roar Rønning is in charge of electric vehicle charging at contractor GK and has seen a lot of strange things:
“I’ve seen people plugging in a car with brown connectors, and I’ve heard many stories about it catching fire,” Ronning says in a press release, and makes a clarion call to consult with a certified installer if you’re going to set up a charging point.
Letters of concern from housing associations
The Local Electricity Inspectorate (DLE) at Lnett in Rogaland is responsible for supervising the electrical installations of 165,000 customers and often sees charging solutions that can pose a fire risk.
They often face letters of concern from housing associations.
– Housing association boards must make arrangements to charge the fees, but they also have a responsibility to inform residents that socket charging is illegal, says supervisor Joar Bø.
Can provide a brief
If’s communications director Sigmund Clements warns that charging using a socket could lead to an insurance company being called in:
-If a fire occurs and you act with gross negligence, you may risk having to cover all or part of the bill even if gross negligence can be linked to the fire, Clements says.
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