zappi v1Introduction

  1. Introduction
  2. Safety
  3. Disposal
  4. Copyright
  5. Overview
  6. Feature Set
  7. Overview Diagram

1. Introduction

Thank you for choosing zappi. Of course, we think you have made an excellent choice and are sure you will be very happy with the features, benefits and quality of this myenergi product.

These instructions will help you to familiarise yourself with your zappi. By reading these instructions, you will be sure to get the maximum benefit from your ‘eco-smart’ device.

If you do find that you need more support in getting the most out of your zappi then please have a look at our forum or contact technical support at

2. Safety

The device has been manufactured in accordance with the state of the art and the recognised safety standards. However, incorrect operation or misuse may result in:

Injury or death to the operator or third parties

Damage to the device and other property of the operator

Inefficient operation of the device


All persons involved in commissioning, maintaining and servicing the device must:

Be suitably qualified

Have knowledge of and experience in dealing with electrical installations

Read and follow these operating instructions carefully

Always disconnect the device from the supply before removing the cover


The device is not to be used by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the device by a person responsible for their safety.



3. Disposal

In accordance with European Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment and its implementation in national law, used electrical devices must be collected separately and recycled in an environmentally responsible manner. Ensure that you return your used device to your dealer or obtain information regarding a local, authorised collection and disposal system. Failure to comply with this EU Directive may result in a negative impact on the environment.

5. Overview

Microgeneration systems, such as Solar PV and small wind turbines, are at their most efficient when the generated energy is consumed on-site rather than exporting it to the grid. This is what we call ‘self-consumption’.

zappi is a Mode 3 charging station, compatible with all electric vehicles that comply with SAE J1772, EN62196 and EN61851 plug-in electric vehicle standards.

zappi works like any regular charging point but has special eco charging modes which will benefit homeowners with grid-tied microgeneration systems, like wind or solar generation. Two special ECO charging modes automatically adjust charging current in response to on-site generation and household power consumption. In FAST charge mode, zappi operates like an ordinary EV charging.

A grid current sensor (supplied) simply clips around the incoming supply cable. This sensor is used to monitor excess power and when using the special ECO charge modes, zappi automatically adjusts the charge rate in response to available surplus.


6. Feature Set

–   Available with Type 1 or Type 2 connector

–   3 charging modes: ECO, ECO+ & FAST

–   Optimises microgeneration self-consumption

–   Works with solar PV or wind turbine systems

–   Economy tariff sense input

–   Programmable timer function

–   Charge and event logging

–   Remote control and monitoring add-on option

–   Pin-code lock function

–   Tap operated display backlight

–   Integral cable holster

–   Supplied with clip-on grid current sensor


7. Overview Diagram

The diagram below shows the zappi as part of a complete energy management system. Other myenergi products and how they integrate with the grid connection and the microgeneration system are shown also.