Zappi Charger

Zappi Charger Reviews, Specs & Installation Prices

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The Zappi Charger is an innovative electric vehicle charger that offers a range of unique features and benefits. Designed to be both eco-friendly and cost-effective, the Zappi Charger is a popular choice for EV owners across the UK.

Zappi Charger Quick Specs

Power

7kW

Dimensions

439mm x 282mm x 122mm

Solar Compatibility

Solar & Wind

Tethering

Tethered or Untethered

Weight

3kg-5.5kg

Colour

Black or White

Tariff Optimised

Yes

Bi-Directional

No

Price inc. Standard Installation

From £1,079 or £38 p/m inc. installation

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Faq

Zappi Charger FAQS

No! The Zappi charger has built-in PEN fault detections and does not need an additional earth rod installed.

Because of its three unique charging modes, the Zappi is an excellent choice if you have solar or wind power generation at your home. With the Eco+ mode your charger will only use power generated from your own sources and not pull from the grid. This is great for reducing the cost of charging and making the most of your solar output.

The Zappi 2.1 charger is currently available in black or white in both the tethered or untethered units.

The Zappi charger has a 7kW model for single phase connections and a 22kW model available for three phase connections.

Yes, if you do not currently have solar panels or wind generation you can still use the Zappi charger as a regular home EV charger with its fast mode.

Zappi manufacturer myenergi have an excellent reputation for customer service and are a UK based manufacturer.

On trustpilot they currently have a 4.7/5 rating which compares well to other manufacturer.

Yes, you can charge a Tesla from a Zappi charger using a type 2 cable. 

The speed at which a Zappi charger charges depends on the mode selected. In Eco mode, it charges at a slower rate to optimize the use of renewable energy sources. In Fast mode, it charges at the maximum rate supported by the vehicle and charger.

No, the Zappi charger can only charge one car at a time as it only has a single cable slot. 

Zappi CHarger Review

Power Output/Charging Rate

Zappi charges single-phase up to 7kW, which equals 25 miles range per hour, or with a three-phase at 22kW equally around an 80 miles range per hour.

Other options include a single-phase 3.6kW, and a three-phase 11kW- making it one of the fastest home chargers on the market.

Zappi Connector Type

Both tethered and untethered options are available. The tethered option comes with a Type 2 cable which is 6.5m long. Untethered cord lengths available are 5m or 8m.

Size

The Zappi is one of the larger chargers on the market. Measuring at 439 x 282 x 122mm it is significantly bulkier than other chargers such as the EO Mini Pro 2. This is worth considering when deciding where your charger will be placed as the area will need to be slightly larger than compact chargers will require.

Design

The Zappi comes in two colour options.

You can choose between white and black, which is around the outside of the case and the plug. Both have the same light grey for the centre control panel.

The base is rounded at the top and more angled at the bottom, with a unique shape and perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea.

The case has an IP65 rating, making it entirely weatherproof and suitable even for uncovered locations. It is made from a fully recyclable acrylonitrile styrene acrylate.

The LCD display sits on the front panel and contains four buttons. The backlight comes on by tapping the screen, and dims when not being used. The screen is easy to see, even when the sun hits it directly.

A simple LED light on the front panel will quickly tell you the status of the charger. You don’t even need to wake the screen up to quickly see if the vehicle is charging, paused, or waiting for input.

You can set schedules directly on the charger instead of the app, which comes in handy and is a feature lacking with many EV chargers.

The untethered option is tidier for when not in use. However, the tethered option allows for the cable to be wrapped around the base, which will hide the cable and also look neat.

Overall, it’s a good design with a lot of functionality. However, this may not be the best option if you are looking for a model that disappears into its surroundings.

Connectivity

Zappi v2 now has both ethernet and WiFi connections built in.

Through myenergi’s companion app, the Zappi 2.1 home charger is able to connect with your phone.

Updates can also be downloaded from your phone using a 4G network instead, though a WiFi connection remains the most convenient and simplest solution to make sure the charger stays secure.

Earth Rod Built In?

Installation of an earth rod is not required, as it does come with built-in protection against the loss of the protective neutral and earth (PEN) conductor.

In addition, 30mA Type A RCD and 6mA DC RCD protection has also been included.

Myenergi was actually the first company to implement the PEN fault testing system!

Who Are myenergi?

Myenergi was founded in 2016 by co-founders Lee Sutton and Jordan Brompton. They are a forward thinking company anticipating the shift to more use of new renewable energy sources in homes.

Their entire range is designed and manufactured in the UK. This includes smart home options that allow control of multiple types of renewable power. They opened four new headquarters in 2020-2021, located in Germany, Ireland, Benelux, and Australia.

The first Zappi was released in 2017, shortly after the forming of the company. The second version was first released in 2019.

The Zappi was the first electric vehicle charger to integrate solar, wind, and hydropower sources, and has won multiple awards since its launch.

Charging Modes

The Zappi has excellent options for both charging and boost modes. Three different charging modes are available.

Eco-mode will adjust based on power generated from renewables. It will charge a minimum rate of 1.4kW if renewables are unavailable.

Eco+ will stop charging when too much grid energy is required. If there is less than 1.4kW of surplus available, charging will pause until more is available.

Fast will charge at 7kW- whatever it takes. If no renewables are available, it will use the grid fully. This is a great option for when you need your car charged immediately.

Within the Eco and Eco Plus modes, you also have three boost modes.

Manual boost allows you to set a charge percentage and will override the Eco modes, charging at max power under that set level is reached. It will then return to the previous setting, charging and lower speeds until full.

Smart boost allows you to set an amount of time to charge the vehicle.

Say you need your car full in 5 hours. It will override the Eco settings enough to ensure that the car is fully charged by that time, but still does it as efficiently as possible. It achieves this by cycling through slow and fast charging.

Scheduled boost allows you to set times for your car to charge via fast mode. You can schedule the periods at which your car charges at boost mode to take advantage of low tariffs.

Is the Zappi Charger Solar Compatible?

Not only is Zappi solar-compatible, but it can even use wind or micro-hydro energy! This is a great option for customers using renewables, or for those who may switch to using renewables in the future.

Wind and hydropower do not require any additional settings as they connect through the same terminal as the solar panels.

You can charge your vehicle fully with solar or use a combination of solar and grid. The Zappi still works very well for customers using only grid power.

Zappi Charger EV Tariff integration

The Zappi has fantastic functionality for charging according to tariffs, ensuring you always get the cheapest options.

You can set up your tariff levels in the myenergi app. The Zappi is designed to charge your car as cheaply as possible.

You can schedule charging to occur overnight when tariffs are at their lowest, but as long as the vehicle isn’t set to FAST charge or a boost mode, it will charge when rates are low.

Charge Scheduling

Zappi allows you to set up schedules with the app or on the charger itself. Setting up charge schedules is relatively easy.

The app is simple to use and is aesthetically well-designed. It’s sleek, modern, and has great graphics. Unfortunately, it’s still lacking in many ways.

From the Myenergi app, you can see graphs of your charging data, use the boost function, and set up schedules.

However, many other features users would like to see are missing. The charger base actually has better functionality than the app, which is odd.

While you can see a good summary of charging rates, viewing the details to the hour isn’t possible. There’s also no way to lock the charger from the app.

Additionally, advanced profile management settings are missing. Historical data is lacking, as well as the ability to export the data. Finally, firmware updates also can’t be downloaded directly from the app.

Security Features

You can set your Zappi to lock if you keep your charger outside. You can then unlock it by entering a five digit security pin.

The untethered version will have a built-in cable lock, protecting it from being taken if you choose to leave it plugged in when you are not using it.

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