The worlds first solar EV charger
Zappi is a smart EV charger with a difference. Not only does it operate as a standard EV charger, but it also has optional charging modes to utilise 100% green energy generated from your Solar PV or wind generation. Increasing the Return On Investment (ROI) for your panels and electric car, the zappi is easy to install and user friendly. But don’t worry, if you don’t have solar panels installed, the zappi will still operate as a standard EV charger harnessing power from the grid.
Being the first-ever solar EV charger of its kind, our innovative team has carefully designed features and functions to give you complete control of your electric car charging experience. Paired with the myenergi app, you can set timers to utilise economy tariffs, use the boost function, monitor your devices, and so much more!
This future proof, intelligent electric car charging is conceived, evolved, and manufactured in-house right here in the UK.
How does a solar EV charger work?
A solar EV charger works by allowing you to use excess solar to power up your car. Generating solar energy requires solar panels (PV) to be fitted to your home or place of work, but the energy generated through the solar panels is totally free, essentially giving you free miles!
Light energy produced by the sun is called a photon. It is the most basic, fundamental particle of all light. It is these photons in natural daylight that are converted by solar panel cells to produce electricity. This small bundle of electromagnetic energy is constantly in motion. Simply put, a solar panel works by allowing photons, or particles of light, to bounce into electrons setting them free from atoms, generating a flow of electricity.
Features and Benefits
✓ Comes in Black or White (request preference on ordering - subject to availability)
✓ Programmable timer function
✓ Dynamic load balancing for maximum installation flexibility
✓ Charge and event logging
✓ Pin-code lock function
✓ Tap operated display backlight
✓ Integral RCD for earth leakage protection
✓ Integral cable holster
✓ Remote control and monitoring add-on option
✓ Supplied with clip-on grid current sensor
✓ 3 charging modes (Fast, Eco and Eco+)
✓ Optimises microgeneration self-consumption
✓ Economy Tariff sensing to maximise savings
✓ 18th edition ready 7kW OLEV (Home Scheme) Approved – Hub device required
✓ 2 year warranty
✓ IP65 rated enclosure suitable for outdoors
✓ Elegant and beautiful design
✓ Compatible with all makes and model of EVs on the market (yes even Tesla) the EVSE / charger is suited to both domestic and commercial locations.
NOTE: For use with either a Type 2 to Type 2 OR Type 2 to Type 1 charging cable
Mounting Location: Indoor or Outdoor (permanent mounting)
Charging Mode : Mode 3 (IEC 61851-1 compliant communication protocol)
Display : Graphical backlit LCD
Front LED : Multicolour, according to charge status and current
Charging Current : Single Phase units 6A to 32A (variable)
Dynamic Load Balancing: Optional setting to limit current drawn from the unit supply or the grid
Charging Profile : 3 charging modes: ECO, ECO+ and FAST
Connector Type : Type 2 tethered cable (6.5m) or type 2 socket with locking system
Compliance : LVD 2014/35/EU, EMC 2014/30/EU, EN 61851-1:2017, EN 62196, EN 62955:2018, ROHS 2011/65/EU, CE Certified
Rated Power : 7kW (1-ph) or 22kW (3-ph)
Rated Supply Voltage : 230V AC Single Phase or 400V AC 3-Phase (+/- 10%)
Supply Frequency : 50Hz Rated Current 32A max
Standby Power Consumption : 3W
Earth Leakage Protection : Integral 30mA Type A RCD (EN 61008) + 6mA DC protection (EN 62955)
Economy Tariff Sense Input : 230V AC sensing (4.0kV isolated)
Wireless Interface : 868 MHz (proprietary protocol) for wireless sensor and remote monitoring options
Grid Current Sensor : 65A max. primary current, 16mm max. cable diameter
Supply Cable Entry : Rear / Bottom / left side / Right side
Enclosure Dimensions : 439 x 282 x 122mm
Protection Degree : IP65 (weatherproof)
Enclosure Material : ABS 6 & 3mm (UL 94 flame retardant) colours: white RAL 9016 and grey RAL 9006
Operating Temperature : -25°C to +40°C
Fixing Points: In-line vertical mounting holes
Weight : Single Phase Untethered: 3.0kg
Single Phase Tethered: 5.5kg
Three Phase Untethered: 3.3kg
Three Phase Tethered: 7.2kg
|ECO||Charge power is continuously adjusted in response to changes in generation or power consumption elsewhere in the home. Charging will continue until the vehicle is fully charged, even if power is drawn from the grid.|
|ECO +||Charge power is continuously adjusted in response to changes in generation or power consumption elsewhere in the home. Charging will pause if there is too much imported power, continuing only when there is surplus free power available.|
|FAST||In this mode, the vehicle will be charged at maximum power. This is just like an ordinary Mode 3 charging point.|
Designed to permit installations compliant with IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2018 and the Electricity Safety, Quality, and Continuity Regulations 2002 and BS 8300:2009+A1:2010