Zappi 2.0 Charger - Our Guide
Now you have seen all the specs and reviews for the Zappi electric car charger here are our thoughts on what makes this home charging point from Myenergi a great way to charge your EV.
Why choose the Zappi 2.0 charger?
Solar Pv or Wind Power
If you have solar panels or even a wind turbine at your property then this is the perfect EV charging solution for your home. The unique eco charging modes and programmable timer function enables you to really make the most out of your home PV system, to not only save money but ensure you are as environmentally friendly as possible.
Ease of use
While other EV charging points can make use of solar and wind turbine energy produced, few have such simple to use settings to get the most out of free energy sources and economy tariff. The Myenegi hub dashboard (via an app) is very user friendly, making setting charging targets and eco mode selection quick and easy. From this hub, you can see in real-time where your energy is coming from and how much is coming from renewable sources vs the grid.
The charger design is slick and fits in well with most modern homes. The unit has an LCD panel, with quick settings and options to adjust on the unit itself when you don't have access to the app.
The Zappi charger comes with a 3-year warranty.
How Much Does the Zappi 2.0 Cost?
The Zappi home charging points generally come in between the £1100-£1500 mark to install. This is inclusive of both the charger and the installation of the unit. This cost can be significantly reduced by taking advantage of the OZEV grant, which can take up to £350 of the total cost of the Zappi charger.
Compared to other electric vehicle chargers on the market, the Zappi 2.0 is a mid-range in terms of price but has a lot of features for a smart EV charger of this price.
How Does the Zappi EV Charger Work?
The Zappi is a smart EV charger and comes with three charging modes to optimise the charging point depending on your needs and how you want to charge your car.
As the name suggests this is the fasted mode to charge your EV. This setting enables the full use of the 7KW, 32A capacity for maximum output and speed as a regular electric car charger would directly from mains power.
The eco mode will use power from solar PV or wind as well as pulling from the mains supply to top up if needed, so if you would like to use the free energy primarily but also need to make sure the car is charged this mode is for you.
The eco+ mode goes one step further and will charge using purely the solar or wind power available. This makes the charger perfect for EV owners with solar panels or a wind turbine, allowing for the cheapest possible electric charging.
This works by a CT clamp going around the meter tail, which alerts the Zappi charger what power is about to be exported to the grid and then diverts the energy to the electric vehicle as needed. In this mode, if the solar or wind power is low, it will automatically pause the charge until available again to ensure you don't pay more than needed.
What Electric Cars are compatible with the Zappi Charger?
The Zappi is available with both the type 1 and type 2 EV charger connectors. This means that most electric vehicles are compatible with the Zappi charging point. This also includes some plugin hybrid vehicles, such as the Land Rover PHEV and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
Some of the most popular vehicles the Zappi EV charger is compatible with are listed below. For a full up to date, list check with the manufacturer directly.
- - Jaguar I-PACE
- - Volvo XC40 Recharge
- - The smart EQ fortwo and forfour
- - The Tesla range
- - Audi e-tron range
- - Peugeot e-208 & e-2008 SUV
- - The Ford Mustang Mach-e
- - The EQC - Mercedes
- - The Outlander PHEV
- - The Mini Electric
- - The whole Land Rover PHEV range
- - The full BMW i range of PHEVs
- - The Citroen Electric and Plug-in Hybrid range
- - The Volkswagen ID range
- - The Nissan Leaf
- - Kia Niro range
- - Hyundai Kona & Ionic
https://myenergi.com/product/zappi/ - Zappi
https://rightcharge.co.uk/olev-grant-homecharge/ - Olev Grant Details