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Hi folks,

I realise the answer is probably 'use the search function' but having spent a couple of days searching around and trying to get my head around home chargers, I'm in far more of a confused state than when I began :D
Just wanting some basic advice on what home charger might suit my needs:
Looking for a 7kw unit. To charge my 120ah i3s. Every 3 evenings or so. Currently Octopus fixed tariff but looking to move to Go or Agile next week so a smart charger that can access these features.
I'm afraid price is my main concern, buying the car was costly enough :p Sounds like EO mini pro or Ohme are popular, seems Podpoints aren't all that 'smart'?

Thanks, any advice appreciated.
 

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As you are with Octopus have a look at their Smart Charger deal. £605 after the OLEV grant for a tethered charger. Or Rolec do one for £445 net of the grant


 

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Hi Gjm, Good luck with your new car. I am cutting and pasting our accepted quotation from PodPoint. We got the OLEV grant. We chose an extra lock option and extra warranty and a tethered point. The Pod Point does have an app and can remotely stop and start charging. Ours was installed yesterday, no extra costs and working fine.

The 7kW Option
£909.00
Solo Key Lock
Solo Key Lock£39.00
5 Year Warranty
5 Year Warranty£69.00
Pod Point Direct Dealership Discount
Discount Applied£-109.00
OLEV Government Subsidy
OLEV Government Subsidy
See grant Ts & Cs
£-350.00
Subtotal£558.00
 

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I'm in the process of changing from a free dumb charger, which has been installed for 2+ years, for the ohme to take advantage of the Octopus tariffs. The Chargemaster unit, although disconnected, will be left in place as a reel for the ohme :) For myself, it would seem to be the cheapest way to take advantage of Agile.
 

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Thanks for the replies.
Sound like the Ohme wall charger can utilise both Agile and Go.
Seems off that Octopu's EO Mini products can only do Go?
 

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The has been a lot of discussion on the Ohme recently which has been really helpful. Personally I’m taking advantage of the Octopus £199 offer on the commando version.
 

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Have you considered Zappi? I was told that out will be supporting ToU tariffs like Agile and if you have Solar PV, you can divert excess electricity to charge the car


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Hi folks,

I realise the answer is probably 'use the search function' but having spent a couple of days searching around and trying to get my head around home chargers, I'm in far more of a confused state than when I began :D
Just wanting some basic advice on what home charger might suit my needs:
Looking for a 7kw unit. To charge my 120ah i3s. Every 3 evenings or so. Currently Octopus fixed tariff but looking to move to Go or Agile next week so a smart charger that can access these features.
I'm afraid price is my main concern, buying the car was costly enough :p Sounds like EO mini pro or Ohme are popular, seems Podpoints aren't all that 'smart'?

Thanks, any advice appreciated.
Cant you get a special deal on an OHME direct from Octopus and plug into your existing chargepoint
 
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