Connect EVSE direct to meter?

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Rubidium
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Connect EVSE direct to meter?

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Is it possible to wire an EVSE off the meter box, or does it have to go via the fusebox?

my meterbox is right next to where I would want the EVSE installed, but its far from the main fusebox which is inside the house and not on an exterior wall.
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If you can fit breakers in the meter box, then you can supply the charger from there, but it would technically be a sub board. I'm sure there's something in AS/NZS3000 about it.
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Also a factor is your location - different networks will have different rules. But generally yes, a sub board of some form should be possible
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Short answer (am an electrician): sub-boards must come off the main switchboard. You could add it as a new main switchboard and the old one becomes a sub-board, but the cost would be way more than just going back to the main board.
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