I have had a Podpoint tethered charger for 7 years and it has been very reliable.Thanks for the replies. I don't have solar unfortunately. I'll take a look at the ones mentioned above
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%.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.
I think I will go for pod point many seem to have them and little problem.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.
It has a PEN fault device built in.Do you have to have a eart rod with the pod point or does it have earth protection built in.
The best looking is very expensive In my opinion I think I'll be ordering the pod point.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.
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.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.