Our zappi is for sale with two different connectors: Type 1 and Type 2. This means that almost every EV is compatible and can be loaded with zappi.
The zappi can also alter its charging strength to be compatible with your EV, and can adjust depending on grid changes to save you money.
Can zappi be used by hybrid cars?
Standard hybrid cars are similar to petrol or diesel engined vehicles. The difference is in the engine, as hybrids have a regular combustion engine and an electric motor – meaning there’s no need to charge.
However, some manufacturers are creating plug-in hybrids (or PHEVs) that have more powerful batteries that can be recharged by ‘plugging in’ the car. The Land Rover PHEV or Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, for instance, are plug-in hybrids compatible with our zappi charger.
Why does zappi have different charging modes?
zappi has three different types of charging mode: Fast, ECO and ECO+. These modes give you the power to decide how quickly and economically to charge your EV.
On Fast charge, zappi prioritises time by using energy from your renewable generator and the grid.
On ECO mode, zappi becomes an intelligent device that adjusts the charge rate to minimise taking energy from the grid, by only taking the energy it needs. Zappi is wired into your home’s electrical switchboard, so it can sense when excess electricity is sent to the grid.
When zappi is set to ECO+ mode, it detects electricity going out to the grid and turns itself on to start charging your car, whilst also matching the charge rate with the amount of electricity currently being exported.
What EVs are compatible with other myenergi products?
Our zappi, harvi and eddi are all engineered to work in harmony together – making easy, self-consuming renewable energy a reality for everyone.
The myenergi hub is compatible with all our products, and is used to remotely control and monitor all of your myenergi devices.
The eddi is a solar power diverter that can be used alongside grid-tied PV or wind turbine systems. It diverts excess energy from the micro-generation system to heat water or rooms, rather than exporting it back to the grid.
The harvi is used alongside zappi and eddi, and is an energy-harvesting wireless sensor that measures how much energy is generated and how much goes to the grid.