What Should I Look For In A Electric Vehicle Home Charger?

Shopping for an EV home charger can be frustrating. There are so many options on the market, and most chargers have overlapping features.

So what should you be looking for in a charger?

  • Smart Features – What does this mean? A smart charger is an EV home charger that connects to your smartphone over Wi-Fi, 4G, and in some cases Bluetooth, and lets you control the charger, set schedules, and sometimes integrate your tariff.
  • Charger App – An app is useful for EV charging because it provides you with a convenient way to check the cost of charging, track charging sessions, total energy usage and schedule charging sessions that are convenient for you.
  • Tethered vs Untethered – A tethered charger is more convenient because the cable is built into the charger and usually 5m or 7.5m long, while an untethered charger usually has a cleaner installation because there’s no cable tidy or loose cable trailing on the floor. It really comes down to your own preference!
  • Solar Compatible – Do you have Solar on your house or are you thinking of this in the future? If yes you should consider a charger that is compatible with this. With solar panels on your house, you can charge your EV off-grid or supplement grid power with solar power to lower your energy costs.

Look at our range of home chargers on our product page to see which one is right for you or contact us to discuss your requirements.