Online Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation to BS7671:2018 AMD 1

Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation to BS7671:2018 AMD 1

Level: Technical
Duration: 25 hours

Who should learn?

This course has been designed for those who are new to EV Charging Installations or for those requiring a better understanding of electric vehicle charging equipment installations. Learners using this course could be from any background or industry sector, from apprentices through to senior managers.

Course Introduction

This online course will cover the key aspects of the design, specification and installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation. This course will look at the requirements detailed in Section 722 of BS 7671:2018+A1:2020 as well as the IET Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation, 4th Edition.

The course will also help to enhance your expertise on the best practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation, providing you with a deeper understanding of how to select and use the correct earthing systems to protect against electric shock as well looking into vehicle-to-grid, on street installations and smart infrastructure integration.

We would recommend that you purchase a copy of The Code of Practice For Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation, Fourth Edition to get the best out of this course.

Learning Objectives

Through this online course, you will learn:

  • How to specify Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installations
  • How to design electrical installations containing electric vehicle charging and supply equipment
  • The steps involved in planning, installing and commissioning of electric vehicle charging points
  • Key risks and hazards for various types of installation, and how to address them, including: Dwellings, Commercial and Industrial premises, On-Street installations, and filling stations.

Units 1 and 2 provide an introduction to electric vehicle charging equipment, including supply equipment, cables, connectors and charging modes.
In these units, you will learn about:

  • The properties and features of EV charging equipment modes 1 to 4
  • The voltages and currents used by each mode
  • The socket-outlets and vehicle connectors used by each mode.
  • Whether charging equipment of a particular mode will meet user’s requirements.

This unit provides an introduction of the requirements for EV charging installations according to Section 722 of BS 7671:2018. All prices shown are exclusive of VAT which will be added at checkout.
In this unit, you will learn about:

  • The scope of Section 722 of BS 7671.
  • The additional requirements for protection against electric shock in Section 722.
  • The additional requirements for selection and erection of equipment in Section 722
  • The key additional standards and guidance relevant to EV charging equipment installations

This unit provides an overview of the dangers associated with broken supply neutrals in PME installations, and how they provide a particular problem for EV charging equipment installations. The unit also introduces another issue that can affect electric vehicles on charge: the possibility that someone can simultaneously touch the metal body of a vehicle supplied by one installation, and exposed- or extraneous-conductive-parts connected to another means of earthing.

In this unit, you will learn about:

  • The dangers that can arise with PME (TN-C-S) supply earthing arrangements
  • How the dangers associated with PME relate to EV charging equipment installations.
  • Simultaneous contact of the earthed body of a vehicle and exposed- and extraneous-conductive-parts of other earthing systems.
  • The BS 7671 requirements relating to simultaneously-accessible exposed-conductive-parts, and the definition of arm’s reach.
  • The means of addressing simultaneous contact issues.

Units 5 and 6 covers the planning required before design of the EV charging equipment can commence. The requirements for supply metering, and assessment of maximum demand are introduced, along with considerations for identifying the means of earthing used in an installation, and the requirements for locating equipment for usability, accessibility and safety.

In these units, you will learn about:

  • The requirement for supply metering
  • The impact of EV charging equipment on maximum demand
  • How to determine whether a supply is adequate
  • Which permissions and notifications are needed before installation work can commence for EV charging equipment installations
  • How to identify the means of earthing used in an installation
  • The requirements for location of equipment for usability, accessibility and safety
  • Understand the need to identify whether existing earth electrodes are suitable if they are going to be used for the EV charging equipment installation

Unit 7 introduces earthing of EV charging installations in installations with the most common three types of public supply: TN-C-S; TN-S; and TT.

In this unit, you will learn about:

  • Why TN-S systems from DNO supplies should be treated in the same way as TN-S
  • How to conduct a simultaneous contact assessment in relation to TN-C-S and TN-S supplies
  • How electrical separation may be used to prevent simultaneous contact issues
  • The limits of a separate TT system in addressing simultaneous contact issues

This unit examines in more detail earthing arrangements for TN-C-S and TN-S systems.

In this unit, you will learn about:

  • When it is acceptable to connect EV charging equipment to a TN-S supply
  • Where sites with multiple supplies may present different earthing issues depending on the earthing arrangements of the alternative supplies
  • How to determine the best earthing option for EV charging equipment in particular circumstances

This Unit examines the use of electrical separation to supply EV charging equipment. It also discusses the issues that have to be overcome if the installer chooses to convert the whole installation to TT.

In this unit, you will learn about:

  • The BS 7671 requirements for electrical separation in EV charging equipment installations, and the recommendations of the IET Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation
  • The advantages and limitations of electrical separation
  • The BS 7671 requirements for conversion of the whole installation to a TT earthing arrangement
  • The advantages and limitations for converting the whole installation to TT
  • How to select the correct Type of RCD to protect the charging point

This unit examines the requirements and hazards (electrical and mechanical) involved with providing a separate TT system for charging points.
In this unit, you will learn about:

  • The requirements of BS 7671 and the IET Code of Practice for EV Charging Equipment Installation, for providing a separate TT system for charging points
  • The hazards to be avoided by providing a separate earthing system to the rest of the installation
  • The considerations for provision and location of earth electrodes
  • The electrical and mechanical hazards involved with installing earth electrodes
  • The need for separating earth electrodes from underground metalwork connected to other earthing systems

This Unit examines in detail the special cases where the charging equipment may be connected to a PME (TN-C-S) earthing terminal. It covers requirements for indoor locations, provides example calculations for neutral imbalance and supplementary earth electrode resistance, and discusses how the voltage operated device described in Regulation 722.411.4.1 (iii) should be installed when they become available.
In this unit, you will learn about:

  • The occasions when EV charging equipment can be connected to a TN-C-S (PME) earthing system
  • The requirements for charging points intended for charging vehicles indoors only
  • Calculations required to assess whether a three-phase system is sufficiently well balanced to meet BS 7671 Regulation 722.411.4.1 (i)
  • Calculations to determine the minimum earth electrode resistance required for supplementary earth electrode(s) provided to meet BS 7671 Regulation 722.411.4.1 (ii)
  • The limitations for a voltage operated device described in Regulation 722.411.4.1 (iii)

Units 12 and 13 look in detail at installation of EV charging equipment in dwellings. They also provide an overview of the risk assessments and checklists in Annex B of the Code of Practice.

In these units, you will learn about:

  • How to apply the IET Code of Practice for EV Charging Equipment Installation for installations associated with dwellings
  • How to prepare for EV charging equipment installations in dwellings
  • The limitations of use of PME earthing terminal
  • When converting a whole dwelling to TT might be practicable
  • The use of isolating transformers for EV charging equipment in dwellings
  • The limitations and issues involved with providing a separate TT earthing system for EV charging equipment installed in dwellings
  • The risk assessments and checklists in Annex B of the IET Code of Practice for EV Charging Equipment Installation

Unit 14 looks in detail at installation of EV charging equipment associated with on-street installations. It also provides an overview of the risk assessments and checklists in Annex C of the Code of Practice.

In this unit, you will learn about:

  • How to apply the IET Code of Practice for EV Charging Equipment Installation for installations associated with dwellings
  • How to select an appropriate earthing system for on-street installations.
  • Particular risks associated with on-street installations
  • The risk assessments and checklists in Annex C of the IET Code of Practice for EV Charging Equipment Installation

Units 15 and 16 look in detail at installation of EV charging equipment in commercial and industrial installations. They also provide an overview of the risk assessments and checklists in Annex D of the Code of Practice.

In these units, you will learn about:

  • How to apply the IET Code of Practice for EV Charging Equipment Installation for installations associated with commercial and industrial installations
  • The requirements of the IET Code of Practice for EV Charging Equipment Installation for installations that have a TN-S supply from a private transformer, or have a TT earthing arrangement
  • The situations in which the PME earthing terminal can be used, and what to do when the PME earthing system cannot be used
  • The risk assessments and checklists in Annex D of the IET Code of Practice for EV Charging Equipment Installation

Units 17 examines in detail installation of EV charging equipment in fuel filling stations. It also provides an overview of the risk assessments and checklists in Annex E of the Code of Practice.

In this unit, you will learn about:

  • The particular requirements of BS 7671, the IET Code of Practice for EV Charging Equipment Installation, and the APEA/EI Guide Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (‘Blue Book’), for EV charging equipment installations at filling stations
  • The risk assessments and checklists in Annex D of the IET Code of Practice for EV Charging Equipment Installation

Unit 18 provides an overview of the inspection, testing and maintenance requirements associated with electric vehicle charging equipment installations. It looks at the requirements of BS 7671:2018 AMD 1, APEA/EI Guide Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (‘Blue Book’), and the recommendations of IET Code of Practice for EV Charging Equipment Installation.

In this unit, you will learn about:

  • The requirements of BS 7671 AMD 1 and the IET Code of Practice for EV Charging Equipment Installation for inspection, testing and maintenance of EV charging equipment installations
  • The additional requirements of APEA/EI Guide Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (‘Blue Book’) for inspection, testing and maintenance of EV charging equipment
  • DNO notification requirements for EV Charging Equipment installation

Units 19 to 22 introduce the requirements for Vehicle as Storage. They discuss the recommendations in Section 10 of the IET Code of Practice EV charging equipment installation and relevant recommendations of the IET Code of Practice for Electrical Energy Storage Systems. The additional DNO notification requirements are also covered.

In these units, you will learn about:

  • The key standards and industry guidance for vehicle as storage systems
  • What is meant by vehicle as storage
  • The uses of vehicle as storage may be put
  • The additional DNO notification requirements for vehicle as storage systems
  • The different modes of operation of a vehicle as storage system
  • The requirements for electrical safety in relation to a vehicle as storage system in parallel operation
  • The requirements for electrical safety in relation to a vehicle as storage system in island mode operation
  • The requirements for isolation and labelling to ensure safety in maintenance of a vehicle as storage system
  • How to arrange a vehicle as storage system to achieve load shedding in island mode operation
  • The additional requirements for inspection, testing, handover and maintenance for a vehicle as storage system

This unit introduces the topic of SMART infrastructure. It provides an overview of how SMART Meter networks integrate with Consumer Networks, and the features that may be possible in the very near future.

In this unit, you will learn about:

  • What is meant by smart charging, and what a smart charging infrastructure can achieve
  • The limitations of purely electromechanical controls for EV charging equipment, and the benefits of intelligent control
  • The different parts of the smart metering network (SM HAN), consumer home area network (C HAN), and how they are integrated
  • Data protection and security considerations, and arrangements for software maintenance and failures
  • The basic considerations for physical connectivity/integration

Unit 24 introduces Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) – otherwise known as wireless vehicle charging. This technology is very new, and standards are being developed. The risks and issues relating to installation of this equipment are discussed, along with the current recommendations of the IET Code of Practice for EV Charging Equipment Installation (Annex F).

In this unit, you will learn about:

  • The current state of WPT technology as applied to electric vehicles
  • Standards in development for EV WPT technology
  • The BS 7671 requirements that should be applied to EV WPT installations
  • The risks that may be associated with WPT EV charging installations
  • The recommendations of the IET Code of Practice for EV Charging Equipment Installation for managing the risks associated with WPT EV charging installations

This unit will consolidate and assess all the learning of all the topics covered in the course.

Level 3 Award In Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation Qualification

We also offer both the City & Guilds and EAL qualification. The City & Guilds qualification is £150 and comprises of a 2.5 hour practical assessment and an online exam. The EAL qualification is £80 and comprises of an online exam.

Once you have successfully completed your course, please email info@learntechnique.com with your certificate and we will be in touch with details on how you can gain your qualification with us.

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£225.00 + VAT

Course Duration:

Approximately 25 hours.

Pre-Requisites

None

Book List

We would recommend that you purchase a copy of The Code of Practice For Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation, Fourth Edition to get the best out of this course.

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