Ohme epod 7kW smart home Electric car charger installation

The Ohme ePod brings all the smart features found on the Home Pro but with the benefits of an untethered charge point. Ohme's smart software can automatically charge during the off-peak times of your electricity tariff, saving you money. You can even set a max price cap so that you never charge during peak times.

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£929.70
Was £971.00
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£12.70
Was £13.26
Charger + installation:
£929.70
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Charger only:
£575.00
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£575.00
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Upfront prices

OUR INSTALLATION PRICES ARE A GUIDE

The prices on our website for an EV charger installation are the minimum cost for any installation, but your final quote will depend on a number of factors including:

  1. Cable length - how much extra cable is required to connect your charger to the mains.
  2. Extra equipment - some installations require extra protective equipment such as a Type A RCBO and/or earth rod.
  3. Complexity - depending on the cable route and other factors, our in-house technicians will assess how much time and labour is required to complete the installation.

Every installation and quote is different, which is why we ask you to complete an Online Site Survey so we can give you an accurate and honest quote for your own home installation. 

WHAT DO THE WEBSITE PRICES INCLUDE?

As mentioned above, the prices on the website are a rough guide only and you will need to complete an Online Site Survey to get an accurate quote for your home installation. The prices on the website include:

  1.  The charger (not including delivery)
  2.  Our Basic Installation Package - this is the minimum cost for any installation, but yours could be more.

HOW DO I START THE ONLINE SITE SURVEY AND GET A QUOTE?

  1. To get started, click "Request A Quote" on your preferred charger
  2. Fill in the short form. 
  3. We will email and text you a link to your guided Online Site Survey
  4. Follow the instructions and take the photos requested
  5. Once we have all the details required, we will email you an honest and accurate quote.

GOOD TO KNOW

  1. What is a Basic Installation?
  2. Where should you locate your charger?
  3. How do you choose a charger?
Monthly prices

SPREAD THE COST

If the upfront cost of an EV charger installation is a bit tough to swallow, why not spread the payments out through our monthly finance option?

Try out our handy finance calculator tool to preview different deposit amounts and terms. Your actual monthly payment will need to be confirmed after your installation has been quoted, as our website prices are an initial guide.

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More about Novuna
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To get a full quote and review your monthly payment options with Novuna Finance, simply Request a Quote on any charger. Once you receive your quote, select Novuna Finance from the checkout options where you will be able to preview deposit and installment options with our Novuna Finance calculator based on your final quote amount.

We have partnered with Divido Financial Services Ltd to provide the checkout finance options.

The lender we use is Novuna Personal Finance which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Novuna's registered address is:

Novuna Consumer Finance (formerly Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance),
2 Apex View,
Leeds,
LS11 9BH

Financial Services Register no. 704348

Subject to status and affordability. Terms & Conditions Apply. Response EPR FRN:925637 trading as Smart Home Chargename] is a credit broker for the purpose of introducing credit provided by the lender Novuna Personal Finance, a trading style of Mitsubishi HC Capital UK PLC. Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Learn more on our EV charger finance page

More about Klarna
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Please select Klarna at checkout and login to your Klarna account to review all your payment options. With Klarna One finance, you don't need to put down a hefty downpayment in order to spread the costs of your purchase up to £1000. To learn more, check our Klarna page

Klarna's Pay in 3 and Pay in 30 are unregulated credit agreements. Borrowing more than you can afford or paying late may negatively impact your financial status and ability to obtain credit. 18+, UK residents only. Subject to status. Late fees apply. For more information, see Pay Later Terms or Pay in 3 terms.

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Please select Paypal at checkout and login to your Paypal account to review all your payment options. Pay-in-3 interest free installments plan is available for purchases between £30 and £2000

FCA Regulation
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Response EPR FRN: 925637 trading as Smart Home Charge are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. We are a credit broker, not a lender – credit is subject to status and affordability, and is provided by a panel of lenders of whom we have a commercial relationship. Terms & Conditions Apply.

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Hardware

Get all of Ohme's intelligent software in a compact and untethered package. You can even control certain functions of the charger using the buttons on the front, which can be turned off to prevent any unwanted tampering of your EV charging sessions.

 Power output - 7.4kW

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The Ohme ePod has a max power output of 7.4kW, which works out to be around 30 miles of range per hour of charge depending on your electric vehicle.

Connectivity - 4G

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Like its tethered counterpart, the Ohme Home Pro, the Ohme ePod uses a 3g 4g mobile signal

Universal Socket

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The ePod is Ohme's first untethered charger meaning that you'll need to have your own cable handy before you can use it.

The benefit of this however is that you can use both type one and type two cables with the ePod, meaning that you'll still be able to charge older electric vehicles that use a type one connector.

Plus, you'll have the benefit of being able to choose your own cable length.

We sell 5-metre and 10-metre cables, which you can purchase separately or at the checkout when purchasing your ePod.

Built-in earthing protection

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Included with the Ohme ePod is a built-in O-PEN fault device, which avoids the need for an earth rod installation at your property. Saving both time and cost during installation.

Warranty - 3 years

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As standard, the Ohme ePod comes with a three year warranty, so you can be rest-assured that Ohme's got you covered in the unlikely senario of something going wrong with your EV charger.

Dimensions - H230 x W140 x D100

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Designed to be compact and unassuming, the Ohme ePod has a universal socket on the front with three touch sensitive buttons above, which control various functions of the EV charger.

Dimensions - H230 x W140 x D100

Weight - 1.9kg

Software

Automatically take advantage of off-peak charging, set a max price cap and get valuable insights into your charging session such as how green your charge was, all through Ohme's intelligent software built into their smartphone app.

 Smart Scheduling - Yes

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Tell the Ohme app which energy tariff you're on and Ohme will automatically find your energy rate costs saving you having the hassle of finding an old energy bill and entering them yourself.

Once Ohme knows your energy rates, you can then set a max price cap so that your charger will automatically start and stop charging to coincide with your energy tariff's cheapest rates, saving you money.

You can even set a target charge percentage, which the Ohme will try to charge your EV to during your tariff's off-peak rate*

*Depending on the make and model of your car, the Ohme charger will be able to automatically read the vehicle's battery percentage. Please check the API list located in the FAQ section to see if your vehicle works with this feature.

Cost tracking - Yes

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Track car charging costs, start and stop times and energy usage of past EV charging sessions with the Ohme app's built-in charging session tracker.

Intelligent Octopus Compatible

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Take advantage of Intelligent Octopus Go's super-cheap off-peak energy rate of 7.5p per kWh, even if your EV is not on Octopus' compatibility list when you choose any Ohme EV charger (including the ePod).

Find out more about Intelligent Octopus in our review.

 

 OVO Drive Anytime Compatible

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 Ohme chargers feature the ability to sync with unique tariffs like OVO Charge Anytime, allowing you to take advantage of the tariff's super cheap 7p per kWh charging rate without the need of a compatible electric vehicle.

Find out how much you can save by switching to an EV energy tariff using our cost-to-charge tool.

Ohme ePod charger review

Check out what our editor Danny has to say about the Ohme ePod in his review!

Ohme ePod FAQ

Is my Electric vehicle on the API list?

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Some car manufacturer's provide an API (Application Programming Interface), which allows your Ohme ePod to access certain information about your car, such as its battery percentage.

Cars that support this function allow your Ohme ePod to automatically charge it to the target percentage you set on your Ohme's smartphone app.

Car manufacturers that support this feature are:

  • BMW 

  • Hyundai 

  • Jaguar 

  • Land Rover

  • Kia 

  • Nissan 

  • Renault 

  • Tesla 

  • MINI

If you're car's manufactuer isn't on the list above, then you will need to create a schedule that specifies how much charge you would like to add to the current charge percentage of your vehicle.

For example, if you return home with 20% charge in your vehicle (Most will display the battery percentage on its infotainment screen or a dedicated app if it has one) and you want to top it up to 80%, then you will need to create a schedule with a target charge of 60%.

Can I use the Ohme ePod with a Type 1 cable?

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Yes you can.

The Ohme ePod features a universal socket, which means that both Type 1 and Type 2 cables can be used.

Does the Ohme ePod come with a cable?

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No, you'll need to either already have a EV charging cable or purchase one separately.

We have a range of 5m and 10m charging cables on our EV accessories page, all of which are compatible with the Ohme ePod.

Is there a 22kW version of the Ohme ePod?

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No, the Ohme ePod is only available as a 7.4kW unit. Most UK residential properties however cannot make use of 22kW EV chargers anyway and 7.4kW is more than enough for the majority of EV drivers. Find out why in our guide to 22kW three-phase charging.

Is the Ohme ePod EV Charger "weather-proof"?

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The Ohme ePod is rated at IP55 for water ingress and is designed to work outside in all weathers.

How do I pair the Ohme ePod with the Ohme app?

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As part of our standard installation, our engineers will complete the initial app setup on the day of installation.

However, if you need to re-add your Ohme ePod EV charger to the accompanying app post-install then you can follow the instructions on our Ohme Home Pro product support page (the steps are identical). 

Is the Ohme ePod available in different colours?

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No, the Ohme ePod is only available in black currently.

What is the warranty on the Ohme ePod?

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There is a 3-year warranty on the product supplied by Ohme. Any issues under warranty should be dealt with directly by Ohme.

Smart Home Charge also provides a one-year installation warranty.

I have a poor mobile phone signal where I live. Can I still use the Ohme ePod?

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The Ohme ePod has its own SIM card to connect to the UK's mobile data network.

It doesn't link directly to your mobile, but your phone is a good indicator as to whether the Ohme will function correctly in your area.

The Ohme uses 3G and 4G across a variety of networks, so it works well in most areas in the UK but it is worth checking what your mobile phone signal is like in the exact location you want the charger. If it's not particularly strong you may be better off with a charge point that connects to your home WiFi (assuming that is within range).

Where can I find a cyber regulations certificate of compliance for the Ohme ePod?

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Ohme has issued a statement of compliance for the ePod, which can be found here.

What is the difference between the Ohme Home Pro charger and Ohme ePod?

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The biggest difference two is that the Ohme Home Pro is a tethered unit (meaning that the charging cable is permenantly attached) and the Ohme ePod is untethered (meaning that you will need to insert a charging cable into it in order to use it).

The Ohme Home Pro charger also has a built in screen for showing statuses and changing charge settings where as the Ohme ePod doesn't and has limited controls from the charge point itself.

The Ohme ePod is also cheaper than the Ohme Home Pro.

Which network does Ohme use?

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Ohme chargers come built-in with a universal sim card which uses whichever network has the strongest signal in the charge point's area to communicate with Ohme's backend servers.

Whilst signal coverage in the UK is generally good, it's important to check the coverage in the area you plan to have your Ohme charger installed before arranging your installation.

Please refer to our charger placement guide if you would like more information.

Installation made simple
Whether its our product reviews, remote site surveys, honest quotes, or in-house engineers, Smart Home Charge makes EV charger installation seamless and straightforward.
Nationwide engineers

What an excellent service. The technician was very competent and explained everything he was doing and kept things clean and tidy. I'd highly recommend this service to anyone. Terry - Warrington

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Remote site survey

They guide you through the whole process from choosing a charger, a really smart app to determine the installation cost which they stick to and then a really neat and tidy installation. John - Winchester

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Installation FAQs

Will my property need works or upgrades to the electricity supply before installation of an EV charge point?

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Many customers will not need any upgrades to their electricity supply before having an EV charger installed. All installers are however required to notify the local Distribution Network Operator (DNO) of any EV charger installations, who will advise you and us if an upgrade to your property’s main fuse is necessary. This depends on your property’s “maximum demand” estimate, (which is submitted by our in-house technicians to your DNO as part of our process), the size of the main fuse or if your property is on a looped supply (connected to your neighbour). Any potential works will be handled by your DNO and they will contact you directly if this is the case.

How do I get a quote for my EV charger installation?

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If you have an EV or plug-in hybrid, or have one on order, then you are ready to get a charger installation quote. Simply choose the electric car charger you like the look of and select "Request a Quote" at the top of this page. Don't worry if you're not 100% sure on the charger - there will be time to swap this before payment if your change your mind.

Why isn’t my quote the same as the price on the website?

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Every installation is unique, which is why we ask you to complete our remote Online Site Survey. We need to properly assess the work involved in order to give you an accurate and honest quote. Our website prices are meant to be a guide and show the minimum cost for an installation of each particular charger. So, that means the quote we email to you may be different to the price on the website.

How long will it be until my EV charger is installed?

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Typically this is one to four weeks after payment. The main factors that affect your installation date are your remote site survey completion time and whether your DNO needs to complete any upgrades to your electricity supply before we install your charger. We keep you updated at each stage of the process, but you can help keep things moving by completing your remote site survey quickly.

My car isn’t listed on your website. Does that mean I can’t get a charger installation from Smart Home Charge?

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You can still get an installation from us even if you can’t find your vehicle on our website. Simply “Request a Quote” for the charger you like and tell us which vehicle you have in the quote form. Our EV database is updated regularly but are not meant to be a definitive guide – there are simply too many new EVs and plug-in hybrids being launched for us to keep up!

Do you install EV charge points in my area?

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Smart Home Charge is a nationwide installer, covering England, Scotland and Wales. We have experienced engineers covering all major cities and regions. Find out if we install EV chargers in your area with our location checker.

Will you set up my charge point app?

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Yes. Our engineers will complete the initial setup and pairing of the charger app with the charge point itself as this is considered as part of the installation. However, the engineers are not required to demonstrate how the app works or set up any schedules for you. Visit our EV charger support section for useful tips and troubleshooting.

Will you process my OZEV Grant claim?

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As OZEV-approved installers, we are able to help you apply for the EV Chargepoint Grants supplied by the Government landlords, renters, workplace and more. Our team will assess your eligibility for the grant and work with you to supply the right evidence to the Government in order to claim the grant. Your installation will not be booked until we have all the required documentation to submit your claim to the Government.

However, as an installer Smart Home Charge does not approve or reject your claim and a successful charger installation does not mean your claim was approved. It can take up to three months post installation for confirmation of approval or rejection of your claim from the Government. 

The Perfect Combination Charging at home and on the road
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Reviews
Average charger rating
4.84
104 Reviews

Martin - Dudley

April 2024

Overall
5.00
Mobile App
5.00
Ease of use
5.00
Build Quality
5.00
Design & Style
5.00
Would you recommend this charger?
Yes
Review Comments
Pleased with the installation, installed where I requested and cleaned up afterwards.

Graham - Bromsgrove

April 2024

Overall
5.00
Mobile App
5.00
Ease of use
5.00
Build Quality
5.00
Design & Style
5.00
Would you recommend this charger?
Yes
Review Comments
What a brilliant service, from the moment I decided to have a home charger the website was helpful, purchasing the right charger was easy and the whole process right through to installation ...was straightforward. The people I came into contact with were extremely helpful and friendly. I will strongly recommend this company to my friends

Jonny - Glasgow

March 2024

Overall
5.00
Mobile App
5.00
Ease of use
5.00
Build Quality
5.00
Design & Style
5.00
Would you recommend this charger?
Yes
Review Comments
After much research and shopping around, we went with Smart Home Charge and it was all plain sailing from there. The charger arrived within two days and the installation complete a week late...r. Perfect. Great communication from the company and outstanding service from our engineer, Jason. Thank you.

Robin - Lancaster

March 2024

Overall
5.00
Mobile App
5.00
Ease of use
5.00
Build Quality
5.00
Design & Style
5.00
Would you recommend this charger?
Yes
Review Comments
From first contact, SHC were on the ball with sorting out the supply and fitting of the home charger. Each step was clear and timely. The electrician arrived on time and was courteous and ef...ficient. I would definitely recommend Smart Home Charge to anyone wanting an efficient and effective service. Thank you!

Elvin - Camberley

March 2024

Overall
5.00
Mobile App
5.00
Ease of use
5.00
Build Quality
5.00
Design & Style
5.00
Would you recommend this charger?
Yes

Kristian - Nottingham

March 2024

Overall
5.00
Mobile App
5.00
Ease of use
5.00
Build Quality
5.00
Design & Style
5.00
Would you recommend this charger?
Yes
Review Comments
Great process for quote and install. Very easy, slick and polite service.

How do we calculate this?

In order to calculate our service and installation ratings, we ask our customers to complete a survey, covering the key aspects of their experience.

Service

  • • Customer Service Experience
  • • Interaction with our office
  • • Email & SMS Updates
  • • OLEV claim Process

EV Charger Installation

  • • Engineer Arrival Time
  • • Workwear/Appearance
  • • Van Cleanliness
  • • Installation Quality
  • • Engineer Politeness
  • • Site Housekeeping

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