This handy table will enable you to choose which home charging-point unit to buy.
From 1st July 2019, ‘smart’ chargers had to comply with the following OLEV rules, in order to qualify for the home charge grant.
‘Chargepoints must be able to be remotely accessed, and capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal. Smart charging can reduce peaks in electricity demand, reducing the impact of electric vehicles on the electricity system and keeping costs down for consumers by encouraging off-peak charging’.
This means, the charger communicates with an online app or software system. This allows the unit to be remotely accessed to receive commands.
This is usually via your home wifi. Our installers will ask you for of the location of your router and check the wifi signal strength at the charger’s location. This may require a Wi-Fi signal booster if your charge-point is some distance from your home’s router. Many chargers come with an app, to connect to the charger, via your home network or Bluetooth. The features and information provided in these apps, varies by manufacturer, our team can help you decide which features suit your requirements.
- Wireless firmware updates are possible, making it more convenient to upgrade the charger.
- Depending on the level of monitoring, the manufacturer can check or proactively correct any issues which may effect reliability.
In general, a monitored app-connected charger allows quicker maintenance and future-proofs the home-charger with its software updates.
|Andersen EV||EO Mini-Pro||PodPoint||Rolec||Zappi||Emon-EVSE||WallBox||NewMotion - Home|
|Warranty||3 Years||3 Years||3 Years||3 Years||3 Years||3 Years||3yrs||3yrs|
|Charge Rate||7 & 22kW||7kW||7 & 22kW||3.7 & 7kW||7 & 22kW||7 & 22kW||7kW & 22kW||3.7 & 7kW|
|Lockable||With app||With app||Key Switch||Key Switch||With app||With web-interface||With web-app||n/a|
|Type||Tethered Type 2 only||Type 1 / 2 and untethered||Type 1 / 2 and untethered||Type 1 / 2 and untethered||Type 2 and untethered||Type 2 and untethered||Type 1 / 2 and untethered||Tethered Type 2 only|
|Solar Charging||Optional Extra||Optional Extra||No||No||Standard||Yes||No||No|
|Client App||Yes - Konnect||Yes - Juice Net||Yes – Pod Point||Yes – EV Energy||Yes- Zappi||Web interface||Client App + face/gesture recognition||SmartConnect|
|Colour Options||Multiple||Black/white/silver||Silver Standard||Black and Green||Black/White||White||Copper/Multi||Multiple|
|Load Management||Yes||Yes (with ALM)||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes||n/a|
|OLEV smart approved||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Over the air updates||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cable Length||5.5m / 8.5 or 6.5 22kW||4.8m||4.8m||4.8m||6.5m||n/a||n/a||n/a|
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