Using our table you can quickly compare EV chargers. If you are thinking of installing a home EV charge point this may help you short-list some options before talking to an installer.
EV Chargers Power & Cables
|Brand||Model||Socket||Tethered||Power (kW)||Power Balance||Earth Rod|
|MyEnergi||Zappi||Yes||Type 2||7, 22||Yes||No|
|Pod Point||Solo 3||Yes||Both||3.6, 7, 22||Yes||No|
|EO||Mini||Yes||Both||3.6, 7||No||No **|
|EO||Mini Pro 2||Yes||Both||3.6, 7||Yes||No **|
|EO||Basic||Yes||Both||7, 11, 22||No||No **|
|Ohme||Home Pro||No||Type 2||7||Yes||No|
|Anderson||A2||No||Type 2||3, 7, 22||Yes||No|
|Wallbox||Pulsar Plus||No||Both||7, 11, 22||Yes||No|
EV Chargers Connectivity & Features
|Pod Point||Solo 3||WiFi||Yes||No||No||3|
|EO||Mini Pro 2||WiFi||Yes||Yes||Yes||3|
|Anderson||A2||WiFi / BT||Yes||Yes||Yes||3|
|Wallbox||Pulsar Plus||WiFi / BT||Yes||No||No||3|
Socket – If this column is set to “Yes” the charger can be purchased with no tethered cable. This means you can use your own cable. If you needed to use a different socket due to a car change or a visitor you can simply swap the cable.
Tethered – This column lists the tethered cable options if available. Most models give you the choice of both Type 1 and Type 2 but some only offer Type 2.
Power – Different models may be available offering a range of power outputs. Most offer 3.6kW (16A) and 7.2kW (32A) with some offering 11kW and 22kW. All 22kW models would require your house to have a 3 phase electrical supply. Most people will find 7kW to be adequate.
Power Balance – Some devices offer the ability to alter the chargers power output depending on the demand from the rest of your house. This can help ensure you don’t draw too much power when other high power devices are operating at the same time as your car charger.
Earth Rod Required – Car chargers often required a separate rod to be inserted into the ground to provide a local earth in the event of faults in your electrical supply. Some models have technology built-in to handle these faults without an earth rod being required. Others (marked “No **”) can avoid the need of an earth rod with additional optional extras.
Connectivity – Chargers that have any sort of smart capability or remote control require a data link. This can be via 3G/4G, WiFi, Bluetooth or a network connected “hub”. Chargers using the 3G/4G mobile phone network need to be in position where they can receive a strong signal from a mobile network provider.
App – This column indicates if the EV charger can be associated with a mobile phone app.
Lock – Some charging units provide a facility to lock the cable or prevent the unit delivering power without a PIN. Whether this feature is useful to you will depend how likely it is that a stranger would attempt to use your charger without your permission.
Solar – If you have solar panels you may wish to choose a charger than can work alongside your solar electricity generation. These chargers will usually require some additional products to be added to the system to achieve this.
Type 1 or Type 2
Most newer EVs will use Type 2 connectors. Type 1 may be found on older models such as the Nissan Leaf (pre-2018), Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Kia Soul EV.
The vast majority of EV chargers come with a 3 year warranty assuming the device is installed by a qualified installer in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
About to Buy an EV Charger?
Although we’ve attempted to provide accurate information on this page please check the specification of a charger before ordering. Discuss your expectations with your installer to make sure you get what you are expecting.
The home charging units in the table above are sold by the following companies:
This article has not been sponsored by any third-parties and the chargers listed are based on our own research.