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EV Charger

  • 21-04-2023 11:21am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,150 ✭✭✭

    Hi all.

    This is my first time posting here and my knowledge of EV's is very limited. I'm looking for advise re the following :

    My sister has ordered an EV ID4. due to delivered next month. In the meantime she has to fit a home charger - what is the best brand / type / make of charger to fit ? It will be working off the ESB supply, no solar panels etc. She will be applying for SEAI grant. (if that makes a difference)



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,436 ✭✭✭zg3409

    Apply today for seai home charger grant online.

    Get a few quotes for home chargers. Prices can vary a lot. More or less all brands are much the same. Most suppliers prefer certain brands as they know them and can support them. All will charge car at same speed. You/she needs to decide tethered or untethered yourself and tethered is handier but messy looking. Handy if doing ling daily commute and if you need to charge every few days.

    Quotes are around 1500 euro with 600 back from grant.

  • Registered Users Posts: 520 ✭✭✭VikingG

    Any brand really will do - everyone will say Zappi is the best but I find them aesthetically ugly so went with a smaller EO Mini pro 2 ( think 3 is out now). You need to decide do you want tethered ( it has it's own cable) or untethered - you plug in a cable when you want to charge. To be honest there is no advice here, just decide what you prefer, it can be handier to have the cable ready but they can look untidy. You will also need to make sure that the house electrics are capable - Any house built in the last 25 years should be ok but anything older may have issues.