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Hello there

I have got a corsa e on order and looking at home chargers. Like the look of the podpoint ones does anyone have any other recommendations or advice on podpoints.

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I like that you can coil the lead round it. This makes a neat installation without overly stressing the cable.
 

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Avoid Rolec, they have a history of using cheap components that fail.
Consider buying one that is of modular construction such as Viridian available from ecoHarmony as you can replace parts that fail outside of guarantee at reasonable price - PodPoint's standard answer is £350+.
If you plan on charging using solar or just want the best technical design consider the Zappi.
If you want the nicest functional design consider the Anderson.
If you want the most cost-effective support for solar and time of use consider the Smart+.
 

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I've got a tethered podpoint and Corsa E. Neat looking and has worked perfectly for the last 8 months.

You can add charging schedules via their app which has benefits over the car scheduling if you are on Octopus Go etc, or don't want to charge the car to 100%.
 

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I have a PodPoint and it's fine.

For a 'smart charger' it's still pretty dumb. That said, it has the two functions I want, a current draw monitor that ramps the supply down if you have other household loads vying for need that may overload the main fuse if it didn't, and a simple way to only have it live during my cheaper rate period.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I don't have solar unfortunately. I'll take a look at the ones mentioned above
 

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We have had a tethered pod point for 3 years. The cable had to be replaced after about 2 years, the data cable inside got damaged somehow and this manifested as charges constantly cutting out as it stopped talking to the car. The PCB had to be replaced a few months ago as the WiFi on it broke. It still worked though but as warranty was about to run out got it fixed.
 

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Have a podpoint tethered works well. It was installed quickly and neatly. From application to install was 7 days.

They also sort out your plug in grant. At £499 for a tethered charger after grant it's pretty much the cheapest option unless you go for the hardwired granny charger option.
 

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Hello there

I have got a corsa e on order and looking at home chargers. Like the look of the podpoint ones does anyone have any other recommendations or advice on podpoints.

Cheers
I have a PodPoint Solo and a Corsa-e. No problems using it with the car. It has timed charging which lets you schedule for off-peak tariffs if you have them. Corsa-e only lets you schedule a charge start time so the PodPoint schedule lets you set a stop time which is better if you don't want to charge to 100%.

I have Octopus Go Faster tariff and I top up to about 90% each day using the PodPoint schedule.
 

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I have a PodPoint Solo and a Corsa-e. No problems using it with the car. It has timed charging which lets you schedule for off-peak tariffs if you have them. Corsa-e only lets you schedule a charge start time so the PodPoint schedule lets you set a stop time which is better if you don't want to charge to 100%.

I have Octopus Go Faster tariff and I top up to about 90% each day using the PodPoint schedule.
I think I will go for pod point many seem to have them and little problem.

Supposed to get my car early June can't wait
 

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+1 for tethered podpoint. Slick install process and it's been faultless. At three years old it's aged a bit in the sun but likely looks better than a white unit would have done in the same time
 

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Do you have to have a eart rod with the pod point or does it have earth protection built in.
 

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Our Type 2 tethered PodPoint has now been in for a year, and has successfully charged our LEAF at 6.6kW many times, and a borrowed I-PACE at 7.2kW. Latest version of the app brings scheduled charging with it provided you install it where it can see your wifi.

It's not the sexiest-looking unit out there, but as others have said, it provides a good place to wrap the cable without undue stresses and seems to hold up to the weather OK.
 

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Our Type 2 tethered PodPoint has now been in for a year, and has successfully charged our LEAF at 6.6kW many times, and a borrowed I-PACE at 7.2kW. Latest version of the app brings scheduled charging with it provided you install it where it can see your wifi.

It's not the sexiest-looking unit out there, but as others have said, it provides a good place to wrap the cable without undue stresses and seems to hold up to the weather OK.
The best looking is very expensive In my opinion I think I'll be ordering the pod point.
 

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I would never touch a pod-point again. Mine has been completely replaced once, now it looks like it will have to be changed again. It says the next scheduled charge is Monday. It ignores my requests to schedule a charge now, and even their support team don't seem able to diagnose or command it to charge now with their remote controls. Scheduled charging is great but why they didn't think to fit a 'charge now' button is beyond me. They ignore any emails to their support line so you are forced to telephone and hang on for ever to get to speak to a human.
 

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I would never touch a pod-point again. Mine has been completely replaced once, now it looks like it will have to be changed again. It says the next scheduled charge is Monday. It ignores my requests to schedule a charge now, and even their support team don't seem able to diagnose or command it to charge now with their remote controls. Scheduled charging is great but why they didn't think to fit a 'charge now' button is beyond me. They ignore any emails to their support line so you are forced to telephone and hang on for ever to get to speak to a human.
You must of got the last one to be made on a Friday afternoon. There's mixed reviews on them all. I was looking at the wallbox pulsar too.
 
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