Your guide to install photos / documentation
As part of setting up your Homecharge installation our advisers will ask you for some photos of your property and electricity supply, to make sure there are no delays on your installation day and ensure you get the best possible product.
Below is a breakdown of the photos our Homecharge team will need from you prior to booking your installation date:
- Your main consumer unit/fuse box, with the lid open
- Any other secondary boards at your property
- Main incoming supply meter cupboard and main fuse with connected accessories
- Preferred locations of the Homecharge unit relative to your off-street parking area
- Your off-street parking
To make the application process as easy as possible, and to get you charging your Electric Vehicle as soon as we can, we’ve added some examples of the type of photos and documents that are required to comply with the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) and for us to assess the feasibility of installing a Homecharge unit at your home.
A PDF scan of your car order form
Note: if you do not have a scanner, there are various PDF apps available that will allow you to create a PDF from a photo.
Photos of your electricity meter cupboard or area
- A close-up of your main fuse (we are looking for the label that indicates that rating of the main fuse – usually this will be 60amps, 60/80amps, 80amps or 100amps)
- A wider picture of the area showing the main fuse, meter, wires and any isolation switches (if present)
Do: The whole electricity meter area (including all wires) and the rating of the main fuse is visible (100A)
Don’t: Photo does not clearly show the wiring into and out of the main fuse and the fuse rating is not visible
A photo of your fuse board
With the cover open (we need to be able to read the writing on any labels on this unit), and photos of any additional fuse boards you may have at your property).
Do: A clear picture with cover open – all breaker labels are readable
Don’t: The photo below is a little blurry (the labels on the breakers cannot be read)
Photos of your off-street parking location
To qualify for the subsidised installation, OLEV requires photos that show your off-street parking location in relation to your house and charge point. Usually a photo of the off-street parking location in the foreground and your house in the background will suffice.
Do: Clear full photo, we can easily establish that the off-street parking is part of the property)
Don’t: Photo shows off-street parking location, but the house cannot be seen in this photo
Photos of your preferred Homecharge location
BP Chargemaster needs to checks these photos for nearby metallic objects that may be earthed, i.e. taps, sockets, pipework or lighting. A photo showing the intended location of the Homecharge unit and surrounding area is ideal
MPAN (Meter Point Administration Number)
This can be found on your electricity bill. If you are unable to locate this on your electricity bill, please contact your energy provider to obtain this.
The MPAN can be 13 or 21 digits long – either if fine.