Home Charging Station

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There are a few things to think about when selecting a domestic Type 2 EVSE suitable for a Zoe:

  • Single phase versus three phase – this depends on the what is supplied to your home
  • 16 A versus 32 A – generally the higher current the better, but sometimes the wiring to a garage might not be sufficient to support 32 A in which case you would need an EVSE rated for a 16 A supply
  • Tethered cable versus socket – a socket means that if you are visited by someone whose EV has a Type 1 inlet, such as a Leaf, they will be able to charge from your EVSE if they visit you (assuming they carry a Type 1 to Type 2 cable). If you buy a charging station with a socket, you may want to buy a second Type 2 to Type 2 cable so that you can leave one permanently in the car
  • Timer – it might be advantageous to have an EVSE with a timer so that you do not need to worry about programming the car’s charging timer (the Zoe’s charging timer requires the car to be connected to the internet via a cellular network for it to work). Some units have a physical timer built in; others can be controlled via a smart phone app; some have no timers at all.

The following Type 2 home charging station EVSEs are available in New Zealand. Note that in NZ Type 2 charging stations are only supplied in smaller numbers than Type 1, so details on most of these supplier’s websites are pretty sketchy. (Any details from anyone to pad out this table welcomely accepted.)

Make Model Supplier Power supply Socket or tethered Timer
Charge Amps HALO Wallbox Blue Cars
www.bluecars.nz
Phases: ??
current: ??
Tethered Via smartphone app (?)
eMotorWerks JuiceBox JuicePoint
www.juicepoint.co.nz
Phases: ??
current: ??
Socket ??
Rolec Wallpod YHI
www.rolec.nz
Phases: 1 or 3
16 A or 32 A
Socket or tethered Inbuilt timer with single phase model only
Delta AC Mini Plus YHI
www.yhipower.co.nz
Phases: 1
16 A or 32 A
Socket or tethered
Keba KeContact P30 Chargemaster
www.chargemaster.co.nz
Phases: 1 or 3
10 A to 32 A
Socket or tethered Numerous interfaces