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

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