Fair enough buying from a company that says the product is "designed" for that purpose but it still doesn't get around the fact that there is no BS standard for their product. Extensions should comply with BS1363-2 and be marked accordingly no idea if the leads are marked or tested to this standard.orrery wrote: ↑Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:39 pm
Buy an extension lead that is specifically designed for EVs from Toughleads. The problem is to do with old sockets and loose wires. Buy a granny cable that can be set back to lower currents (6 amps/ 8 amps) - see 3rd Rock Energy.
Plug into a socket that has been checked over and preferably has its own trip. Check all plugs and sockets in the first few minutes of each charge to make sure they are not getting hot - warm is OK, hot isn't.
If you are careful and sensible then there should be no problem in using a granny cable for long periods.
Also unless your a qualified electrician you really shouldn't be "checking" the connections on your home's sockets tightening them up as hard as you can does more harm than good and can cause damage like the image above all electrical items have specific torque settings for this reason, also all UK homes "should" be periodically inspected and tested to BS7671every 10 years (Domestic Properties) but this isn't law and is rarely done
Every socket outlet within a UK property to BS7671:2018 Amendment 2 should be covered by AFDD (Arc Fault Detection Device) but this isn't the norm plus the AFDDs are around £400 each. RCD protection on all socket outlets that can be used with outside equipment is the minimum standard using a plug in RCD in my personal opionin doesn't tick this box as it not protecting the "circuit" from faults only the equipment plugged in