Battery Electric Vehicle / Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle - Wallbox Home Requirements
Ford BEV / PHEV Wallbox Home Requirements
There are a number of minimum requirements that your home must meet in order for a Home Charging Wallbox to be successfully installed.
Home Wallbox Installation
- Access to safe parking such as your own driveway, or off-street parking (own garage for instance)
- Car can be parked within a few metres of charge port on wallbox – it is not possible to join several cables together to ensure reach – strict safety protocols do not permit this
Residential Street Parking
- It is not acceptable to run a cable from your home and on to the street. You should not run a charge cable from your vehicle when parked in the street.
- Some municipalities are installing street parking schemes through the use of lamp posts, telecommunications boxes, and pop-up chargers in the pavement areas. Speak to your local Government offices to learn what plans are in place for your area.
Charging Using Convenience Cord Charger
- The convenience cord charger can be used to charge your vehicle which would typically be done overnight. It is designed to be used from a conventional house mains socket.
- The convenience cord is splash-proof but should not be allowed to be immersed in water, as it is an electrical device.
- The charger must never be used in a “daisy-chain” configuration, i.e. with extension leads
- Use a qualified electrician to ensure your socket is suitable
General Requirements for Power Supply to Premises
- Installation of a wallbox charger requires the work of a certified/qualified electrician who can certify the installation as safe for use.
- It is likely that a survey of the home will be required to understand whether any work will be required before a wallbox can be safely installed. The Ford recommended installation partner will be able to help you to determine what is needed for your particular circumstances.