zappi v1zappi charge modes and boosts

  1. zappi charging modes
  2. Boost modes
  3. Minimum Green Level (MGL)

1. zappi charging modes

zappi has four charge modes to help you charge your EV

FAST Charge your EV as fast as possible – this is just like a dumb charger.  As soon as your EV is plugged it it will start charging and draw as much power as it can
ECO In this mode, zappi will try to control the power going to your EV to match any surplus generation.
However…  As the EV charging standard says that the minimum charge rate is 1.4kW.  If your surplus generation goes below this then the car will continue charging, taking extra power from the grid as needed to get to the 1.4kW minimum charge rateIf you want to charge your car quickly (for instance to top up the battery with cheap overnight electricity) then use one of the boosts to charge it at full power
ECO+ Like ECO, zappi will control the power going to your EV to match the surplus generation
However… if the surplus power goes below 1.4kW then zappi will pause the charge so you are not taking power from the grid.  (*** See MGL below ***)If you want to charge your car quickly (for instance to top up the battery with cheap overnight electricity) then use one of the boosts to charge it at full power
STOP In STOP mode zappi will not charge your car
Boosts are also blocked.

 

2. Boost modes

In ECO and ECO+ you can use the boosts to top up your battery quickly.  There are three different boosts available:

Manual Charge your EV straight away with a set amount of energy (kWh)
Use the slider in the app or touch on the boost power number to set an exact charge energy
Smart With Smart Boost you tell zappi how much energy you want to add to your battery and the target time.
Zappi will start a quick charge at full power to test the charge speed but then goes back to the normal operation for ECO and ECO+, matching the charge rate to your spare generation.
A boost at full power will then take place to top up your battery to the target value by the time set.
With Smart Boost your charge will be as green as possible whilst making sure your battery has the desired energy added to it
Scheduled With Scheduled Boost you can set up to four time periods when the zappi will charge your EV at full power.
This is useful for charging your car when electricity is cheap, but we would recommend you use the “My Flexible Tariff” settings in the myenergi online account (myaccount.myenergi.com) so these are set for you automatically.

 

3. Minimum Green Level (MGL)

Minimum Green Level allows you to decide how much grid power zappi uses to keep the 1.4kW minimum charge rate going.
The feature only works in ECO+ and was introduced for those people who want to squeeze as much of their surplus generation into the EV battery.

With MGL set to 100% all the power going to your EV will come from the local generation.
If you have less than 1.4kW of local surplus generation available then zappi will pause the charge.  Of course this means that you could be exporting some surplus generation to the grid…

With MGL set to 50% then zappi will take up to 700W from the grid to keep the charge going

If you want to make sure that all your surplus generation is used to charge your EV, then try setting MGL to 1%