The Ohme ePod brings all the smart features found on the Home Pro but with the benefits of a untethered universal charger. The Ohme ePod can connect to your electricity tariff to help you charge at the cheapest times and keep charging costs down.
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:
- Cable length - how much extra cable is required to connect your charger to the mains.
- Extra equipment - some installations require extra protective equipment such as a Type A RCBO and/or earth rod.
- 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:
- The charger (not including delivery)
- 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?
- To get started, click "Request A Quote" on your preferred charger
- Fill in the short form.
- We will email and text you a link to your guided Online Site Survey
- Follow the instructions and take the photos requested
- Once we have all the details required, we will email you an honest and accurate quote.
GOOD TO KNOW
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.
The figures shown in the calculator are for illustration purposes only. The final costs will be displayed in your quote after the online site survey has been submitted and assessed. You can choose the payment option and term that suits you once you accept your quote and go through to the payment stage.
Charger Only Finance
If you wish to apply for finance via Novuna Finance on our charger only option, please call us on 03333 449234 and ask to speak to our accounts team about charger finance.
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,
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
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.
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
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.
Smarter charging, now untethered
Please note that some features found on the Ohme ePod are only available to vehicles made by manufacturers that share their API (Application Programming Interface) information.
Those manufacturers are:
- Land Rover
Features that are only available to the manufacturers above will be marked with an *
The Ohme ePod is styled to blend in with it's surroundings rather than be an eye-catching feature on your wall.
Dimensions - H230 x W140 x D100mm
Like its tethered sibling the Home Pro, the ePod uses a built-in 3G/4G mobile signal to connect to the Ohme data centre. Not only does this mean that you won't have faff around connecting your ePod to your WiFi network but you also won't have to worry about WiFi range issues if your charging point is far from your router.
The Ohme ePod outputs 7.4kW, which typically adds around 30 miles per hour of charge to your vehicle (depending on your vehicle)
The Ohme ePod is untethered meaning that you won't have any unsightly cables to unravel from the wall.
Please note that a charging cable is not included with the ePod, so you will need to have your own handy. If you don't, we have a range of charging cables on our EV accessories page.
The Ohme ePod comes pre-wired for dynamic load balancing, which means it will monitor the electrical demand on your property and adjust its own power output to protect the main fuse.
Though many homes do not require this, it's useful to know you can utilise this feature in the future if needed.
The Ohme ePod features an in-built PEN fault device, which avoids the need for an earth rod installation at your property.
The main smart charging features are located within the Ohme app, but you can also start, stop and pause a charge using the buttons on the front of the main unit.
If you'd like more charging control on the unit itself, rather than via an app, then the Ohme Home Pro is an ideal option.
The Ohme ePod meets the latest standard in EV charger cyber security regulations, which came into force on 31st December 2022.
It means that the ePod has anti-tamper detection and all-round better data security. Learn more about the regulations in our EV charger cyber security guide.
The Ohme ePod comes with a three year warranty so you can be rest-assured that Ohme's got you covered in the event of something going wrong.
Complete control from your app
By telling the Ohme app which electricity tariff you are on, it knows what the prices are and when the cheapest rates are available. This means it can automatically start and stop charging to help you save money on car charging.
Simply tell the Ohme app how many miles you'd like adding to your vehicle by which time and let the Ohme do the rest*. It will meet your desired range and charge at the cheapest electricity rates (depending on your energy supplier).
If you don't have a vehicle that's not on the API list then you can still set charge target charge where you can tell the Ohme to charge your car to a certain percentage using the cheapest rates on your energy tariff.
Enjoy Intelligent Octopus' super cheap off-peak electricity rate of 7.5p per kWh, even if your electric vehicle is not on Octopus' compatibility list when you choose an Ohme EV charger
Don't want your vehicle to charge above a certain price, such as your peak day rate? Simply set a price cap in the app and the Ohme ePod will not charge your EV unless prices fall below this limit.
See your past charging sessions with details on start and stop time, energy delivered, and estimated cost.
The Ohme app knows how carbon intensive electricity production is at any given time. If you prefer, the Ohme can charge your vehicle when there is more renewable energy in the grid.
Plan charging around your off-peak electricity using the scheduling feature. For example, set the charger to charge your vehicle between the hours of 12am and 4am.
Ohme ePod FAQ
Short answer, yes you can. The Ohme ePod features a universal socket, which means that both Type 1 and Type 2 cables can be used.
No, you'll need to either already have a 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.
No, the Ohme ePod is only available as a 7.4kW unit. Most UK residential properties however cannot make use of a 22kW charger 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.
The Ohme ePod is rated at IP55 for water ingress and is designed to work outside in all weathers.
Our engineers will complete the initial app setup on the day of installation. However, if you need to re-add your Ohme ePod 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).
No, the Ohme ePod is only available in black currently.
There is a 3-year warranty on the product supplied by Ohme. Any issues under warranty should be dealt with directly by Ohme.
The Ohme ePod has its own SIM card to connect to the UK's mobile data network. It doesn't connect 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).
Ohme has issued a statement of compliance for the ePod, which can be found here.
The biggest difference two is that the Ohme Home Pro is a tethered unit (meaning that the charging cable is perminatnely 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 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.
Ohme chargers use 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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