Recommend home charger

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digital
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Re: Recommend home charger

Post by digital » Fri May 28, 2021 2:39 pm

G43FAN wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 2:28 pm
I don't think your word or honesty was being questioned
I disagree.
G43FAN wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 2:28 pm
With the £350 grant the installer was charging you less than £200 for the installation!!
He did and made that clear in the quote. He's a local installer on Myenergi's list with plenty of Zappi experience so he gets on with the installation and isn't left scratching his head on what to do next. Really competent and an extremely neat installation.
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Re: Recommend home charger

Post by scott28tt » Fri May 28, 2021 2:48 pm

digital wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 10:53 am
You may have read that 'people typically pay £800-900' but that doesn't mean you should sow any doubt on the fact that I paid £600. Calling someone's honesty into doubt on zero evidence is not a good look.

You paid what you paid, I'm sure you're not making it up. You got an amazing deal.
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HeidiFlowerpt Driver
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Re: Recommend home charger

Post by HeidiFlowerpt Driver » Sat May 29, 2021 8:30 pm

My Zappi cost me over £900. You got a tremendous bargain, well done. And my installer didn't even do a good job, I had to do some remedial work after he finished.
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digital
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Re: Recommend home charger

Post by digital » Sun May 30, 2021 7:50 pm

HeidiFlowerpt Driver wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 8:30 pm
My Zappi cost me over £900. You got a tremendous bargain, well done. And my installer didn't even do a good job, I had to do some remedial work after he finished.
I did! A local installer who knew what he was doing and left me with a really neat installation with everything set up. He even spent time talking me through the settings and options I might want to change.

I got him back a few weeks later to install an Eddi for me. I could have done it myself but I preferred to support him and give him the job.
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Re: Recommend home charger

Post by CarterHounslow » Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:25 pm

Get a Pod Point solo. Don't bother getting a tethered one as your car comes with a type 2 cable anyway and will future proof if newer cars later have a different connection.

It supports scheduled charging (thank god as the timed charge on the car doesn't work) so you can set it, plug it in and then leave it overnight. Just remember to cancel the schedules in advance if you want to charge now as it can take 5 minutes to sync the app with the charger, but I've had one for a few months, works a treat. 7.4kw/h.

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Re: Recommend home charger

Post by monkeyhanger » Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:36 pm

No complaints with my Ohme pulling charge at 0030 to 0430 for Octopus GO reduced rates.

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Re: Recommend home charger

Post by Trantor » Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:05 pm

Thanks everyone for your responses.

After much investigation I decided on a Zappi. We’re considering installing solar panels to assist charging the car and help heat our hot water tank so a Zappi seemed the best option for us. Received a quote from a ‘myenergi’ approved installer for £750 after the grant. All being well will be installed next week.
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CarterHounslow
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Re: Recommend home charger

Post by CarterHounslow » Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:22 pm

Yes I heard a lot of good things about Zappi, especially if you have solar. Only downside is you have to leave your car plugged in all the time, as the charger will decide to divert power to the car when you have excess energy (typically during the day).

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Re: Recommend home charger

Post by MotMot » Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:35 am

To save starting a new thread - about 95% there to giving my deposit for a new ID3 and researching what looks like a complicated home charging market!

Any good places / websites to start? Prefer to use a local person if poss (Manchester based) - and its a fairly simple install (board in cellar - wire 2m along wall and out through wall to exterior).

Looks like some sort of charge timing/sync is a good idea - no need for solar panel integration etc...

Like the look of the Sync EV (as its small) - the OHME one seems great but a bit big/messy looking (cables, holster etc..) for our set up. Podpoint looks decent, but they are quite large - and white - subtle/unobtrusive are a plus...

Had a good couple of hours looking online but it all seems to be sign up here and we’ll give you a quote type type sites...

HeidiFlowerpt Driver
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Re: Recommend home charger

Post by HeidiFlowerpt Driver » Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:26 pm

If you're anywhere near @digital (postings in this thread) his installer sounds great...
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