Solar EV chargerCharge your EV with power from the grid, solar, or both
You don’t need solar panels or a wind power system to use the zappi. But purchasing it today, means you’re future fit for tomorrow.
zappi is an EV charger for home with a difference. zappi can operate as a standard home car charger, using power from the grid. It also has optional charging modes which when powered by renewable energy will charge your car for free using power generated from your own home Solar PV system or wind generation.
Using your own power generation increases the Return On Investment (ROI) for your panels and electric car. And means that you can charge your EV at home for free! zappi is easy to install and user friendly. But don’t worry, if you don’t have solar panels installed, the zappi will still operate as a standard car charger harnessing power from the grid.Buy zappi & installation Buy zappi only
Electric vehicle charger designed in the UKIndustry leading, UK designed
Being the first-ever solar EV charger of its kind, our innovative team has carefully designed features and functions to give you complete control of your electric car charging experience. Paired with the myenergi app, you can set timers to utilise economy tariffs with our electricity provider. You can also use the boost function, monitor your devices, and so much more! A future proof, intelligent electric car charger conceived and evolved in the UK.Buy zappi & installation Buy zappi only
More choice. More control. Meet OCPP.
zappi is now OCPP supported as standard. This means you can connect to an OCPP compatible platform, which allows you to control and manage your charging experience.
What is OCPP
OCPP is a standardised form of communication for EV charging infrastructure, regardless of manufacturer. It was created to allow compatibility between EV chargers and management software to enable greater convenience and choice for consumers.
What are the benefits
OCPP offers 4 key benefits to zappi users, which differ slightly depending on whether you have a single zappi at home or use multiple zappis in a business setting:
Control who can use your zappi via PIN code access.
Choose the default charging mode (Fast, Eco, Eco+) when they plug in.
Keep track of who charged, when and how much – ideal for logging business mileage.
Connect to an OCPP compatible platform.
Do I need to pay or upgrade?
OCPP is a free, open source protocol – you simply need to update the firmware on your zappi. This update is available to zappi with built in WiFi (2.1).
Unsure how to upgrade?
If you’ve never upgraded your zappi before and unsure how to, you find plenty of guides on all our products in our Guides & Help sectionView our guides
#1 solar chargerYou don’t need solar panels for zappi to work, it can also power 100% from the grid
Be future ready with the zappi home car charger.
Three EV charging modes
zappi provides you with tailor made charging to suit your lifestyle and demands. Whether you need a “fast” charge to get you going in a hurry, or are happy to wait for your charge to take place using 100% renewable energy. zappi gives you the flexibility to charge on your terms.
The eco charge mode is a mixture of both green energy and energy imported from the grid. eco mode minimises the use of grid power, generally taking advantage of cheaper rates overnight, but can also charge using 100% green energy. Essentially giving you the ability to charge up your car for free! The charging power is continuously adjusted in response to changes in generation or power being used elsewhere in the home.
If the surplus generation drops below 1.4kWh some power will be drawn from the grid to top it back up.
eco+ charging is very similar to eco charging in that it can utilise power from the grid or your own power source. However the charge power is continuously adjusted in response to changes in generation or power consumption elsewhere in the home. Your electric car charging will pause if there is too much-imported power, continuing only when there is surplus free power available.
In fast mode, your vehicle will be charged at maximum power. This power can come from a renewable energy source or simply from the grid. The cost of charging an electric car also depends on numerous factors including mode and the car itself.
If you don’t have solar panels or wind generation, zappi will charge just like an ordinary Mode 3 charging point.
At certain hours ‘time of use energy tariffs’ are significantly cheaper. With zappi, you can use the ‘boost timer’ option to start charging at times with the lowest rates. It’s a cost-saving charging alarm clock for your EV!
No earth rod
zappi is the only EV charger with built-in PEN fault technology. It’s the safest choice for an electric car charger, eliminating the need to install additional earth rods means no extra costs & an easy install.
zappi works in harmony with your Solar PV or wind generation, meaning you can charge your car using green energy for free. If you haven’t got a renewable energy source at home, zappi works just like any other charger in ‘fast mode’.
The myenergi app allows you to access and control your devices from anywhere in the world! Visual graphs allow you to monitor your import/export information all in one place.
A 5 digit pin code is a security feature integrated into this smart electric car charging point, should you wish to use it. It prevents people from changing your settings or using your solar EV charger without permission or tampering.
EV charger that comes with a 3 year warranty
As well as having our excellent technical support team on hand to answer any of your questions and queries, zappi also comes with a 3-year warranty. Once your myenergi zappi has been installed, please register your individual products to take full advance of the 3-year warranty support.Buy zappi & installation Buy zappi only
Use your power
zappi utilises your self generated power for EV charging
A solar EV charger works by allowing you to use excess solar to power up your car. Generating solar energy requires solar panels (PV) to be fitted to your home or place of work, but the energy generated through the solar panels is totally free, essentially giving you free miles!
Light energy produced by the sun is called a photon. It is the most basic, fundamental particle of all light. It is these photons in natural daylight that are converted by solar panel cells to produce electricity. This small bundle of electromagnetic energy is constantly in motion. Simply put, a solar panel works by allowing photons, or particles of light, to bounce into electrons, setting them free from atoms, generating a flow of electricity.
Our eco technology makes intelligent decisions based on your self generated power and the energy tariff you are signed up to. This allows your myenergi devices to optimise for drawing energy from the grid at the lowest possible rate per kWh.
Charging your vehicle safely
Exceeding all safety standards
Safety is of paramount importance. Every myenergi product is engineered to the highest standards possible in terms of energy efficiency, but we place equal importance on safety.
Whilst we adhere to all industry safety standards, we are always looking to provide the safest experience possible for our installers and users. That’s why we were the first to introduce the PEN fault testing ahead of every other manufacturer.
Check out our EV charger FAQ’s
Yes, you can use your zappi EV charger to charge your car without solar. It will simply take power from the grid and charge your car like a conventional electric car charger. With the added benefit of being ready for solar charging if you were to get PV in the future!
Following an initial investment in green technology, going green in the long run does save you on your bills.Learn more
The time it takes to charge your EV isn’t all that black and white and depends on multiple factors such as the vehicle, battery size and type of charger. However, the average time to charge an EV is around 7 hours 42 minutes, using a standard (not rapid) charger.
The time it takes to charge your EV using solar panels depends on a number of factors. For example, the number of solar panels in use. On average a single panel will generate around 9kWh so if you have multiple panels, the power generated will increase.Find out more
The cost of charging your EV varies depending on a number of factors. If using solar panels, you can charge you EV for free! However if you are paying for an EV charger at a service station for example, they will dictate their own rate depending on the fluctuating costs of energy at the time. At home, you can benefit from cheaper charging if plugging your electric car in at night compared with during the day, and you can also select different charging modes which will change the cost. You can find out more about this and base line calculations in our guide how much does it cost to charge an electric car?
Using OCPP requires an internet connection and myenergi myaccount.
zappi supports OCPP 1.6J via a cloud-cloud solution, for a full list of supported messages and commands please click here.
We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure compatibility with Third Party Product OCPP platforms, but we cannot guarantee compatibility with Third Party Products.
Update only available to zappi with WiFi 2.1