UK Home Charging Products and Installation

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Hi Team

New thread purely on UK customers that have or are ordering a Home Charging Point.

I watched many Youtube videos on the chargers and for my at least, it boils down to not looking industrial (need to keep house values up!) and that has a supported app that I can schedule charging times in with.

Who is ordering one and what are the timings and expected costs for install etc?

I'm looking at Wallbox Pulsar Plus(22kw) for £809 and then cost of install - less £350 grant = so budgeting for about £800 in total, does that seem reasonable?





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I’m probably going to go for the Pod Point (7kw) as it seems to meet my needs. It’s £559 with the OLEV grant.

I don’t have 3 phase charging so 22kw would not work for me.

In Scotland we get another grant of £300 so would take it down £259 with a standard installation 😀
 

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Think I'm getting the Ohme Intelligent Wall Charger as its smart, small and not that expensive with grant.
 

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Personally speaking I went the cheapskate route and got a commando socket installed £32 from Amazon plus installation which wasn't much. Gives me almost as fast a charge as a wall box
 

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I got my 7 KW Pod Point installed in December. Take about 6-8 weeks to delivery and installation.
 
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I’m probably going to go for the Pod Point (7kw) as it seems to meet my needs. It’s £559 with the OLEV grant.

I don’t have 3 phase charging so 22kw would not work for me.

In Scotland we get another grant of £300 so would take it down £259 with a standard installation 😀
£259 with installation?!

Bloody hell, giving them away!

Yeah, I'm going to jump on PodPoint
 
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What about podpoint ? or the offical ford charger?
I want it installed before the MME arrives and there's no dates yet on their branded chargers.

I really like the look of the Ford charger but the inner real estate agent-wannabe in me has me thinking will a generic charger be better for those that buy the house next and drive a BMW/SKODA/Renault etc
 

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£259 with installation?!

Bloody hell, giving them away!

Yeah, I'm going to jump on PodPoint
£259 with standard installation in Scotland.

£559 everywhere else.

Once I get the order for my car straightened out I’ll get right on it. So, that’ll probably mean I’ll have everything installed by next winter!😂
 

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I’m probably going to go for the Pod Point (7kw) as it seems to meet my needs. It’s £559 with the OLEV grant.

I don’t have 3 phase charging so 22kw would not work for me.

In Scotland we get another grant of £300 so would take it down £259 with a standard installation 😀
Excuse my ignorance but what does 3 phase charging refer to?
 

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Excuse my ignorance but what does 3 phase charging refer to?
All it really refers to is your electrify supply and what speed charger you can have. Most domestic properties have a single phase supply (one fuse - mine is 100 amp but older ones can be 60amp) which means you can use a charger of up to 7.4kw which is more than adequate for most people who will charge overnight .
To be able to use a faster charger of 22kw at home you would need a three phase electrify supply. It could come in handy if you have multiple EVs to charge.

As most houses don’t have this I think the 7.4kw chargers will be the most common.
Charging speed would also be limited by the speed the car is capable of charging at as well.

I’m probably going to opt for the 7kw Podpoint charger.

I’d like to point out that I’m not an expert. This is just what I’ve picked up from this forum and other websites. 😀
 

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All it really refers to is your electrify supply and what speed charger you can have. Most domestic properties have a single phase supply (one fuse - mine is 100 amp but older ones can be 60amp) which means you can use a charger of up to 7.4kw which is more than adequate for most people who will charge overnight .
To be able to use a faster charger of 22kw at home you would need a three phase electrify supply. It could come in handy if you have multiple EVs to charge.

As most houses don’t have this I think the 7.4kw chargers will be the most common.
Charging speed would also be limited by the speed the car is capable of charging at as well.

I’m probably going to opt for the 7kw Podpoint charger.

I’d like to point out that I’m not an expert. This is just what I’ve picked up from this forum and other websites. 😀
Thanks
 

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I've looked at Grahame's commando solution and I think this would work well for in the garage. Although you can get IP rated commando sockets I would not want to leave the Ford Vario charger plugged in outdoors over night.

I am considering the 7kW pod point outdoors. I prefer the look of the universal over the tethered. It looks neater and I can then use the bundled type 2 cable that comes with the MME.

I am guessing the MME has a pre-heat/demist function via the Ford Pass app to defrost it on cold mornings? And usually such functions need the car to be plugged in so an outdoors socket makes more sense.

The price saving with an indoor commando is nothing to be sniffed at though. It's just that the MME will usually be on the drive and the garage will be for our Volvo which will be reserved for 7up trips and summer rainy days when I can't take the bike.
 
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