What home charger?

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Dan
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Post by Dan » Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:00 pm

Anyone planning a purchase looking at home chargers too?

Think I’m going for Andersen. Seem to get good reviews and the style certainly fits fine with the house.

Anyone any experience?

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Rob
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Post by Rob » Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:27 pm

Have a watch of this:


Dan
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Post by Dan » Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:34 pm

Great thanks for that

Major Jasper
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Post by Major Jasper » Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:27 am

Getting a Podpoint - comes as part of the lease deal.

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Post by DWF » Sun Feb 06, 2022 10:28 am

I have an Andersen that works fine with my I-Pace and no doubt will work fine with the I4 when it arrives.

Had an issue with the Clamp which turned out to be that Andersen require a shielded twisted pair so make sure if Andersen are not fitting it, the EV Ultra Cable, that will no doubt be used, is the one with the inbuilt cat5 . I say issue but it more my OCD as it was showing solar input in the middle of the night whilst it charged, the Clamp seemed to be picking up interference and giving a misreading. I don't need the clamp for current protection, so for me it's just available to allow it to charge with excess solar . There are two solar versions a simple one clamp solution and a dual clamp system. For me the simple one suffices as I will hardly ever be using the solar to charge, as my system is 11 years old and only 2.5Kw. The Andersen needs at least 1.5Kw available before it will start the charge.

The clamps are readily available from RS and are considerable cheaper than the price Andersen charge, but sometimes it's a lot less hassle if things go wrong to have bought from the manufacturer. The clamp is a Hobut 120a rated CT. Was just shy of £30 inc delivery from RS Components.

Customer support was very good .

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Post by Mozart » Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:28 pm

Anyone conducted a review of other chargers before considering Andersen.
My dealer is recommending BP charge point(Pulse0 which I think is BMW's branded offering and Podpoint Solo3. I have read on an old comment (2021) that charge point was terrible but may just be a one off. There also seems other chargers such as Zappi, Ohme pro 2 etc.

My I4 is due at the end of August so I want to get the process started as no doubt suppliers will undertake a visit before pricing the installation.

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