I have been quoted £825 with the grant off for a Zappi and install does this sound about right as I have no idea?
Thanks for any help 😊
Thanks for any help 😊
The company that fitted my Ohme for £600 was quoting £970 for the Zappi, IIRC.I've just been quoted £971 inc vat after the grant, which will be assuming a standard install, which mine is not. I'm almost definitely not going to go with it for a variety of reasons, but mainly because I know they're going to add another grand on when they see the install.
If you don't specifically want the Zappi, there are cheaper alternatives that work fine. E.g Podpoint.I have been quoted £825 with the grant off for a Zappi and install does this sound about right as I have no idea?
Thanks for any help
Would a wi-fi repeater help?The Zappi needs the internet connected hub in order to meet OLEV requirements. Depending on the install that can be problematic. Without testing I have high confidence where I have to site the charger means it wouldn't be able to communicate with the hub reliably, another reason the Zappi doesn't appeal.
Or a Powerline Adapter? Although that may mean adding a 13A socket by the charging point!Would a wi-fi repeater help?
To be honest, I do agree, the law of unintended consequences - all that offering a grant does is hike the price. Within a year or so of the grant being phased out, fitting a charger will still likely cost around the same as it does now I reckon. Same concept as with the feed in tariffs, it just inflated the price of solar (massively) because the pay back times were still viable.I've always assumed the price is really the price after the grant. The grant being excess profit for the installer.
Example :- price £300 +fitting £300 + grant £350 = £950, price after grant £600.
One of the problems is that it is taking 8 months or more for the installers to get their money from OLEV apparently, So they are building the OLEV wait and paperwork into the cost.
You don't have to use the OLEV grant and the associated "Smart" wallbox. A standard box + your usual spark will often be cheaper, they will do the DNO paperwork which is less of a pain then the OLEV stuff.
This post is about 90% totally wrong. Please don't post anymore such rubbishI was quoted about £1000 for Zappi and £500 for Ohme wall charger after OLEV. The Ohme has its own 4G card so connects to internet without need for WiFi connection. I went for Ohme and very happy.
Some of the other posts seem to imply its the charger you buy that determines if you need an earthing rod which is not quite correct. Whether you need one is determined by your electrical supply's earthing configuration. Most TNS or TNCS (PME) systems don't need one if readings are good. A TT system requires earthing rod. You can get some chargers that have the earth fault protection built in so avoiding the need for a separate earthing rod e.g. Zappi or Podpoint? Always check with your installer.