Home wall box recommendations?

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newbiemick
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Home wall box recommendations?

Post by newbiemick » Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:10 pm

Hi,
My MY21 yacht blue eNiro 4+ 64kW is due end of January (brought forward from mid March :) ), so now I need to organise a wall box.
Does anyone have a recommendation or good, bad reports?
Cheers!

SeanNugent
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Re: Home wall box recommendations?

Post by SeanNugent » Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:58 pm

Depends on how much you want to pay, and what else you have,
Just not a rolec, at lest not without changing some of the internal parts

Things to consider.
1. Err indoors "that doesn't look very nice"
2. Price
3. Solar Power
4. House Batteries
5. 1 phase or 3 phase
6. What sort of driving you do, miles / day etc
7. How much intelligence do you want / need to EVSE to have

Kia I think do an offer of a pod point and a years polar (i think). Note that public charging is not the most important issue out there (for example I have never needed to use a public charger - although I have done twice, just to see if it worked)

newbiemick
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Re: Home wall box recommendations?

Post by newbiemick » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:45 am

Cheers for the reply.
I decided on the Ohme through Romatech http://www.romatech.co.uk They offered the best customer service and advice, including a few useful phone calls with the husband and wife team that own the business.
We just have single phase, no solar and its a neat installation, so ticked all of the boxes you mentioned
The car is still due end of this month, so I'm looking forward to the EV experience

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Re: Home wall box recommendations?

Post by SeanNugent » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:34 pm

Your next step is to look at your electricity supplier.
Do you have smart meters, can you get smart meters.

I charge at 5p/unit overnight with a daily rate of 13 or so - so fairly normal during the day and 4 hours at 5p/night. There are other options available - but they all require SMETS2 or in some cases SMETS1 meters

newbiemick
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Re: Home wall box recommendations?

Post by newbiemick » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:39 pm

We decided to go with Octopus Energy and will be up and running mid February. We have the older smart meter, but they will upgrade us to the latest ones. From your 4 hours of 5p, it sounds like you're on the Octopus Agile tariff

I took delivery of the car last Friday...very impressed so far!!

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