The Zappi EV charger has everything and a little more. If you have solar panels then the Zappi is the electric vehicle charger for you. Why?...quite simply, there is not another charger on the market that can divert the energy used from the grid and that from the solar panels the way the Zappi does. This EV charger is not smart, it is very smart. With the Zappi EV charger along with PV solar panels it is possible to make travelling in your electric car absolute free, after the initial outlay of course!
The Zappi home charging point, equipped with a load of smart and flexible features makes for an appealing choice even if solar panels are not being used or installed (yet!), it can still operate as an ordinary smart EV charger.
Programmable timer function
Dynamic load balancing for maximum installation flexibility
Charge and event logging
Pin-code lock function
Tap operated display backlight
Built-in RCD protection
Integral cable holster
Remote control and monitoring add-on option
Supplied with clip-on grid current sensor
3x charging modes: eco, eco+ and fast
Optimises microgeneration self-consumption
Economy tariff sensing
18th edition ready
Available in 7kW or 22kW (3-phase)
OLEV (Home Scheme) Approved – Hub device required
3 year warranty
What is a tethered and a non-tethered charger?
Is an EV charger that is complete with a trailing charging lead and socket. The socket is generally type 2 and the trailing lead is commonly between 5-6 meters.
The Pro's: Convenience, Convenience and Convenience. What more can we say....pulling up on to the drive, reaching for the lead and instantly plugging to start charging is a nice feeling.
The Con's: Wrapping the lead around the charger can make a messy appearance. The only other downside to a tethered unit, is if the lead is type 2 then visiting friends and family can only use the charger if their EV or hybrid car is type 2 or they have a type 1 or 3 convertor to type 2.
Is an EV charger that comes with either a Type 1, 2 or 3 socket outlet and would require a lead to plug into the charger and Electric Vehicle to work, similar to many of the roadside public EV charging points.
The Pro's: Slightly cheaper than the tethered unit but added flexibility in terms of usage. If the correct adaptors are used, all EV and hybrid cars can use a universal charging socket. They also have neater appearance.
The Con's: Less convenient as the driver will have to repeatedly get out the EV charging leads and plug in to the car and charger. There is also the added cost of the leads, with a 5m type 2 to type leads costing around £140.00. However if the driver is planning to use public EV charging stations then these leads would be required anyhow.