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Which EV Charger should I buy? Choosing the right EV Charger for you



You've just made the switch to an electric vehicle and you're now considering what EV charger is right for you. There are so many options available to you right now so the market can seem like a very confusing place to be.

This blog is here to help you make the right choice. Here we take a look at different points to consider when buying an EV Charger for your home and talk about some of the most popular models available on the market.

 

Top things to consider when buying a home EV charger


1. Tethered vs. Untethered

When shopping for an EV charger, the first thing to consider is whether you prefer a tethered or untethered unit. Tethered chargers come with the charging cable permanently connected, so your charger is always ready to use. On the other hand, an untethered charger does not have the cable permanently connected, allowing you to attach your car’s charging cable when needed.

 

2. Car Compatibility

When choosing an EV charger, it’s essential to consider its compatibility with your car. Chargers come with either a Type 1 or Type 2 connector, so it’s important to ensure that your car is compatible with the type of connector provided.

Type 1 connectors are more common in US vehicles and are only suitable for certain models.

Type 2 connectors are the most common in the UK and EU and are known as the universal charging socket, which is compatible with any electric car model.

 

3. Features

When selecting the appropriate EV charger, it’s important to consider features such as cable length, locking mechanisms, app connectivity, charging modes, and solar compatibility. Each charger has unique features, so finding one that suits your particular requirements is crucial. To make this easier, refer to our charger feature table later in the blog.


4. Cost

Finally, consider your budget for an EV charger. Chargers vary in price depending on features and capabilities, ranging from £1,000 including supply, commissioning & certification.


Our EV Charging range


Ohme E Pod

The Ohme E Pod is a compact, untethered unit. The discreet charger is compatible with both Type 1 and Type 2 electric vehicles. With a 7kW power supply, the Ohme E Pod provides safe, smart, and fast home charging. Learn more about the Ohme E Pod below




 

 

Ohme Home Pro

The Ohme Home Pro is a compact and stylish tethered charging unit. It is designed with an LCD screen and comes with a universal Type 2 connector. The Home Pro offers various features, including a choice of cable length, locking features, and app connectivity, allowing you to remotely manage your charge. Learn more about the Ohme Home Pro below



BG Sync EV Wall Charger 2


The BG Sync EV Wall Charger 2 is the next generation smart charger. Smaller and with colour-customisable front fascia.

These chargers offer 4G, Wifi or ethernet connectivity. Learn more about this charger below


Simpson & Partners Home Series


The Home 7 offers incredible build quality and a range of smart features delivered in a compact, understated design. The Home 7 is smaller than a sheet of A4 paper. Solar charge and automatically load balance energy between the charger and your home options are all available with these stylish chargers. Learn more about this charger below



Ready to make your purchase?

We offer a free, EV install survey that allows us to survey for an EV charge point at a time that suits you best. Simply provide some details for a home visit and our team will then contact you with a personalised quote and installation date.










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