Wall charger install costs?

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Scratch
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Post by Scratch » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:54 am

I was wondering what sort of ballpark figure people are paying? I realise this is a bit of a "how long is a piece of string" but would still be interested. I had been recommended to the Zappi charger, but my install guy, who I will see this Friday, says they are really only worth it if you have some sort of solar panels on your house.

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Post by G43FAN » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:20 am

Seems to vary quite wildly. I had a Zappi installed @circa £900 but it's hard to isolate the cost as the whole house was rewired by the installers prior to the Zappi going in. Other quotes I had from local installers were around £1100 after the grant. There are other treads discussing it..
In this one viewtopic.php?f=8&t=872&hilit=zappi there is an installer fitting a Zappi for £590 so depends where you are and how much work is required.

The Zappi does integrate with PV panels really well (as do many others) and on days like we're currently having I am getting 4-5 hours of 3kWh of free miles whilst the car is on the drive.
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Post by Scratch » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:22 am

G43FAN wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:20 am
Seems to vary quite wildly. I had a Zappi installed @circa £900 but it's hard to isolate the cost as the whole house was rewired by the installers prior to the Zappi going in. Other quotes I had from local installers were around £1100 after the grant. There are other treads discussing it..
In this one viewtopic.php?f=8&t=872&hilit=zappi there is an installer fitting a Zappi for £590 so depends where you are and how much work is required.

The Zappi does integrate with PV panels really well (as do many others) and on days like we're currently having I am getting 4-5 hours of 3kWh of free miles whilst the car is on the drive.
Not sure I can justify the cost of the car PLUS solar panels for the house.

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Post by stevefletcher1978 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:37 am

Totally depends on how far your garage is from your house (or rather how far from your meter you want the charger installing). Mine was about 40 meters so required a lot of cabling and hiding the cable, then in at the back of the garage, upgrading the box in there and then round to the front of it where the charger was installed. £1100 with grant.

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Post by Scratch » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:06 am

I think I remember our guy suggesting it would be around £1100 but I will find out on Friday.

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Post by scott28tt » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:39 am

Most chargers can be installed for under £600 after the government grant.

Some are more expensive, the Zappi and Andersen ones are usually mentioned in the £800-1000 range after the grant.

It does depend on whether the installation is classed as “standard” or not, that will be specific to your home and where you want the point located.

Best thing to do is ask an installer to quote you.

And yes, to realise the benefits of the Zappi you probably do need solar, my output is only 1kW so definitely not enough to justify one.

I opted for a Pod Point, done as a standard installation by an approved 3rd-party installer.
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Post by monkeyhanger » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:48 am

£614 for my Ohme, fully installed, including Matt-E device. Very simple installation, my electric meter is outside tge garage, about 3 feet from the end where the driveway starts. The installer pretty much used a metre of their own cabling plus the usual sundries, and I didn't have a coupled supply.

Ohme is great for scheduling cheap rate charging only.

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Post by colonelpurple » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:03 am

£599 generally with grant for most chargers if the installation is straightforward. Distance cabling easily adds £500-£1000
Zappi is more expensive then most charges, often adds around £200. Also there is 6 week waiting list, unless you have installer with stock

IMHO The Zappi is one of the most reliable and functional solutions, although you also have to budget on the Hub and Harvi. I bought it even though I have no solar panels or anything complicated, simply due to its reliability
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Post by mish » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:55 am

One consideration should be the connectivity you require. If you don't have any wifi near the installation point then it might be worth looking into chargers that allow you to use the smart functions via bluetooth. I ended up getting the Wallbox Pulsar Plus for that reason (ask for a discount using the web chat, worked for me). I still had to use a router and long ethernet cable to run the firmware update (wifi only) inside the garage, but hopefully that's something I only need to do every blue moon. Just need a car now.

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Post by Scratch » Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:03 am

mish wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:55 am
One consideration should be the connectivity you require. If you don't have any wifi near the installation point then it might be worth looking into chargers that allow you to use the smart functions via bluetooth. I ended up getting the Wallbox Pulsar Plus for that reason (ask for a discount using the web chat, worked for me). I still had to use a router and long ethernet cable to run the firmware update (wifi only) inside the garage, but hopefully that's something I only need to do every blue moon. Just need a car now.
Have you actually had this charger installed? To get the government allowance for the charger install, I thought you had to actually have an EV car or at least an order number for one?

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