Congratulations on making the switch to an electric vehicle! Now you’re probably wondering which EV charger is right for you. With so many options on the market, it can be confusing to know where to start.

Our blog is here to make your decision easier by overviewing the main consideration points when buying a home EV charger and highlighting some of the most popular models available on the market.


Top things to consider when buying a home EV charger:

1. Tethered vs. Untethered

When shopping for an EV charger, the first thing to consider is whether you prefer a tethered or untethered unit. Tethered chargers come with the charging cable permanently connected, so your charger is always ready to use. On the other hand, an untethered charger does not have the cable permanently connected, allowing you to attach your car’s charging cable when needed.


2. Car Compatibility

When choosing an EV charger, it’s essential to consider its compatibility with your car. Chargers come with either a Type 1 or Type 2 connector, so it’s important to ensure that your car is compatible with the type of connector provided. Type 1 connectors are the most common in the UK and EU and are known as the universal charging socket, which is compatible with any electric car model. Type 2 connectors are only suitable for select models, so check before purchasing.


3. Features

When selecting the appropriate EV charger, it’s important to consider features such as cable length, locking mechanisms, app connectivity, charging modes, and solar compatibility. Each charger has unique features, so finding one that suits your particular requirements is crucial. To make this easier, refer to our charger feature table later in the blog.

4. Charger Location

If you’re installing an EV charger on an external house wall, you won’t need a wireless connector. However, if you’re installing the charger further away from your consumer unit, such as in an external garage, you may need a wireless connector to maintain the charger connection. Only a few chargers offer this feature. You can learn more about which chargers have wireless connectors in the charger feature table later in the blog.

5. Cost

Finally, consider your budget for an EV charger. Chargers vary in price depending on features and capabilities, ranging from £1,000 to £1,290, including supply and fit.

Charging Features



E Pod


Home Pro

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Power Output 7.4 kW 7 kW 7.4 kW 7 kW
Connector Type Type 2 Type 1 & 2 Type 2 Type 2
Cost From £1,000 From £1,150 From £1,150 From £1,290
Tethered/ Untethered Untethered Untethered Tethered Tethered & Untethered
App Connectivity Yes Yes Yes Yes
Solar Compatible No No No Yes
Cable Length 5m or 8m 6.5m
Charging Modes 1 1 1 3
Locking Features Yes Yes Yes Yes
LCD Screen No No Yes Yes
Control Buttons No Yes Yes Yes
Warranty 3 Years 3 Years 3 Years 3 Years




Our Charging Range


The EVEC is an affordable and fully-featured home EV charger. This high-quality, compact unit is compatible with all electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. EVEC chargers start from just £1,000 for supply and installation for standard setups. They offer a range of great features, such as app connectivity, so you can easily manage your charging. Learn more about the EVEC here.


Ohme E Pod

The Ohme E Pod is a compact, untethered unit. The discreet charger is compatible with both Type 1 and Type 2 electric vehicles. With a 7kW power supply, the Ohme E Pod charges at around 25 miles per hour, providing safe, smart, and fast home charging. Learn more about the Ohme E Pod here.


Ohme Home Pro

The Ohme Home Pro is a compact and stylish tethered charging unit. It is designed with an LCD screen and comes with a universal Type 2 connector. The Home Pro offers various features, including a choice of cable length, locking features, and app connectivity, allowing you to remotely manage your charge. Learn more about the Ohme Home Pro here.

myenergi zappi

The myenergi zappi is a stylish home charging unit available in various colors. This unique charger comes with solar capability and three charging modes. Zappi units come with wireless connectors, meaning you can easily install your unit in an external garage without the need to run cables from your main property. Learn more about myenergi zappi here.

The best EV charger for you will depend on your individual needs and budget. Consider the factors mentioned above when making your decision. We also have plenty of additional resources available on our website to help you get to know each of the available chargers in our range.

Ready to make your purchase?

We offer a free, online EV install survey that allows you to survey for an EV charge point at a time that suits you best. Simply provide some details about your property and upload a few photographs of your preferred charge point location. From there our team will contact you with a personalised quote and installation date.

Our expert team of Electricians are NICEIC Approved and install EV chargers throughout Northern Ireland.