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fixit
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Post by fixit » Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:06 am

Hi
I'm waiting on a 150 Family Pro Performance which was supposed to be coming at the end of this month, but I'll believe it when I see it.

I'm looking at the various home charger options. I was initially thinking of Hypervolt, but Zappi and Ohme also appealed.

I don't have solar panels so that's one less interaction to think about. I don't want to be dependant on back-end servers being on-line though; is Ohme capable of operating sensibly if the internet was down?

Any advice gratefully received as I really should get on with getting it installed!


Fixit
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Post by Southwellpeter » Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:57 pm

VW have a deal with Podpoint and the dealer recommended them. It came in 10 days. Easy to use and set charging time if you're on a cheap night-time tariff.
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Post by craig » Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:26 am

I went with hypervolt great customer service and you have choice of cable length between 5m 7.5m and 10m I have the 7.5 works great
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fixit
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Post by fixit » Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:51 pm

Have gone with the Hypervolt. Let's hope it's all smooth sailing for the install

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Post by Utumno » Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:30 pm

Hypervolt was my first choice until SWMBO saw the Andersen. Cable tidiness OCD then kicked in 😂
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Post by colonelpurple » Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:12 pm

fixit wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:06 am
Hi
I'm waiting on a 150 Family Pro Performance which was supposed to be coming at the end of this month, but I'll believe it when I see it.

I'm looking at the various home charger options. I was initially thinking of Hypervolt, but Zappi and Ohme also appealed.

I don't have solar panels so that's one less interaction to think about. I don't want to be dependant on back-end servers being on-line though; is Ohme capable of operating sensibly if the internet was down?

Any advice gratefully received as I really should get on with getting it installed!


Fixit
Order No: 31334nnn
I looked at all the options and bought the zappi
It is not the cheapest but had a number of advantages for me:
1. It has a reputation of reliability
2. It doesn't use WiFi to connect to your network, rather it uses its own radio signal from a box called the hub which plugs into your network. This had a much longer range then WiFi and worked well for me as I my garage is the opposite side of my garden
3. Has a house energy monitor called the hurvi which I also bought.
5. I also have no solar panels, but if you ever do buy them, and/or a power wall, it had options to manage all the energy and charging
6. It had a wall schema which makes it easier to install
7. It doesn't need an separate earth rod
The only downside is the rather unique jargon which has a little of a learning curve. E.g. boost means timed on !!!

Good luck
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Post by G43FAN » Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:12 pm

colonelpurple wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:12 pm
fixit wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:06 am
Hi
I'm waiting on a 150 Family Pro Performance which was supposed to be coming at the end of this month, but I'll believe it when I see it.

I'm looking at the various home charger options. I was initially thinking of Hypervolt, but Zappi and Ohme also appealed.

I don't have solar panels so that's one less interaction to think about. I don't want to be dependant on back-end servers being on-line though; is Ohme capable of operating sensibly if the internet was down?

Any advice gratefully received as I really should get on with getting it installed!


Fixit
Order No: 31334nnn
I looked at all the options and bought the zappi
It is not the cheapest but had a number of advantages for me:
1. It has a reputation of reliability
2. It doesn't use WiFi to connect to your network, rather it uses its own radio signal from a box called the hub which plugs into your network. This had a much longer range then WiFi and worked well for me as I my garage is the opposite side of my garden
3. Has a house energy monitor called the hurvi which I also bought.
5. I also have no solar panels, but if you ever do buy them, and/or a power wall, it had options to manage all the energy and charging
6. It had a wall schema which makes it easier to install
7. It doesn't need an separate earth rod
The only downside is the rather unique jargon which has a little of a learning curve. E.g. boost means timed on !!!

Good luck
I'll second the above...
Very happy with the Zappi so far, I have solar also and it all integrates very nicely. There is an extra price admittedly but if I was doing it again I would probably go with the Zappi again. (Wife wanted an Andersen but there was a 12 week lead time given she wanted a specific finish.)
I also bought an Ohme granny via the octopus offer and I have to say so far I haven't found it as easy to use as the Zappi.
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