Wallbox Pulsar Plus

Wallbox Pulsar Plus Reviews, Specs & Installation Prices

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The Wallbox Pulsar Plus is a versatile and efficient electric vehicle charger designed for home use. Its compact size and minimalist design make it perfect for any garage, while its multiple functions can be controlled from the myWallbox app. With its high-power charging capabilities, Wallbox Pulsar Plus is perfect for daily use at home.

WALLBOX PULSAR PLUS Quick Specs

Power

7.4kW

Dimensions

166mm x 163mm x 82mm

Solar Compatibility

Yes

Tethering

Tethered Type 2

Weight

1kg

Colour

Black or White

Tariff Optimised

No

Bi-Directional

No

Price inc. Standard Installation

From £849 inc. installation

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WALLBOX PULSAR PLUS REVIEW

t’s important to find the right charger for your electric vehicle, and it can be difficult to tell apart all the latest tech.

The Wallbox Pulsar Plus Home Charger is one of the most well-liked EV chargers available today, so take a look at its specifications below to see if it’ll be your most-liked charger too!

PULSAR PLUS SPECIFICATIONS

  • 7.4kW Power (22kW three phase version available)
  • Compact design
  • Voice-control – Amazon Alexa and Google Home
  • Power Sharing – Allows connection of more than one Pulsar Plus
  • 166 x 163 x 82 mm (without cable)
  • Integrated DC leakage protection
  • Always connected via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
  • Wallbox App controls
  • Charge Scheduling

 

POWER OUTPUT/CHARGING RATE

The Wallbox Pulsar Plus is on par with the fastest chargers now available, in that it can charge Type 1 or Type 2 vehicles at 7.4kW on single phase power, and electric cars up to 11kW and 22kW on three phase power.

Furthermore, Power Boost is an optional function that uses a dynamic load to monitor how much energy is being used in real time in your house, and adjust charging rates as necessary.

In other words, it prevents your charger from overheating and bringing down the other vital electrical appliances in your home!

CONNECTOR TYPE

Since there is no untethered version of the Pulsar Plus, it must be tethered.

A 5m cable is included as standard, and a 7m cable is optional, for either type 1 or type 2.

The construction quality is good, though some people might find the plastic finish a touch disappointing. Howeverm it is overall an attractive charger in this price range with the compact size.

The lack of an earth rod is an advantage, because it keeps the installation costs down and makes the finished product more aesthetically pleasing.

SIZE

Pulsar Plus is compact, at just 166 x 163 x 82mm without the cable! However, that small size diminishes no performance ability.

All you need to do is attach the cable into your Electric Vehicle, because it has an ingenious LED ring that clearly shows its current condition.

Everything is controlled via the myWallbox app (providing your scheduled charge mode is ready).

Check out and compare small EV chargers here

DESIGN

The Wallbox Pulsar Plus blends in thanks to its gloss black front and matte black sides, but the LED ring makes it simple to tell whether it is charging or not.

The phrase “polished” sums up the look the best.

It’s one of the tiniest home chargers available at 166 x 163 x 82mm. The Pulsar Plus is actually 82mm thinner than the EO Mini Pro 2, which is 125mm thick and was released as the “world’s smallest smart home charger.”

The LED ring is handy, but because it can’t be muted or turned off while it’s charging, it acts as a very bright night light (The Wallbox Pulsar Max has added this feature).

The Pulsar Plus comes with a removable holster as an option. The charger head is held in the holster, which fastens to the wall.

Although the cable appears a little awkward when it’s wrapped around the charger, it is a neat solution and preferable to a hook!

Finally, the Pulsar Plus is also offered in a white version that compliments light-colored walls.

CONNECTIVITY

The Wallbox Pulsar Plus connects to your home Wi-Fi, and a robust connection is needed in order for the smart features to function.

While communication issues are possible with all W-Fi chargers, you can also use Bluetooth to connect to it.

If your Wi-Fi ever fails you, Bluetooth will enable charging, ensuring that you can always recharge your vehicle. The Wallbox Pulsar Plus can be managed and controlled without a Wi-Fi connection when Bluetooth is turned on, while Wi-Fi is required for voice control.

VOICE CONTROL

You can start or end a charging session, lock or unlock your charger, and establish a charging schedule using the Wallbox Voice Assistant, which also works with Google Assistant.

Once active, voice commands can be used to manage your charger. Setup is straightforward, and you can use Google Home or your Android smartphone to programme the voice control.

EARTH ROD BUILT IN?

The Pulsar features built-in O-PEN protection, so there’s no need to install an earth rod on your land that could harm electrical wires and water pipes.

This can lower installation costs, while maintaining the safety of the charging port.

WHO ARE WALLBOX?

Enric Asunción and Eduard Castaeda founded Wallbox in Barcelona, Spain in 2015, with a mission to change the way people consume electricity around the world.

Wallbox design innovative smart charging systems that seamlessly integrate cutting-edge engineering with stunning aesthetics, controlling communication between the car and charger through simple mobile apps.

They also have another unique claim to fame: Wallbox was the first ever EV charging business to run an advertisement during the game during Super Bowl LVI!

IS THE PULSAR PLUS EV CHARGER SOLAR COMPATIBLE?

Yes you can charge with either all solar power or a combination of solar and grid power!

PULSAR PLUS EV TARIFF INTEGRATION

The Wallbox Pulsar Plus is not compatible with dynamic tariffs (kWh price caps). Therefore, it can’t integrate with dynamic pricing software such as Octopus Agile.

CHARGE SCHEDULING

The Pulsar Plus can be scheduled to charge your EV at specific times. Using this option will ensure that you charge your electric car as economically as possible, by doing so late at night when power rates are lower.

The Wallbox mobile app is required to use the Pulsar Plus. With a user interface built for simplicity, it is very user-friendly.

Features:
  • Start or stop charging from wherever you are
  • Monitor the charge of your car as it happens
  • Schedule charges to coincide with cheaper tariffs
  • Lock or unlock the charger
  • Automatic updates
  • Available for Android or iOS


The app is also available on smartwatches. The Pulsar Plus (and any Wallbox product) genuinely stands out because of the myWallbox software, especially at this pricing point. Most charging apps can schedule charges and monitor them in real time, but few do it as simply as Wallbox. jjj

LOAD BALANCING

To safely charge multiple EVs at once, connect two or more Pulsar Plus chargers to the same electrical circuit.

Power Boost is a feature that guards your building’s main fuse against overload. It measures how much electricity you use and gives the rest to your car- a practice sometimes known as dynamic load balancing.

An optional sensor clamp or power metre is used for measurement.

Switching a device on and off in a single space? The power is automatically adjusted by Power Boost to give you the optimal charging experience.

For homes with heat pumps, electric showers, or other high-load electrical appliances, Power Boost is especially important!

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