Access our FREE guide to home charger installation.
Access our FREE guide to home charger installation.
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:
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.
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:
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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As the name suggests, the Pod Point Solo 3 universal has a universal cable socket meaning that it will accept most type 1 and type 2 charging cables.
Please note that Pod Point Solo 3 does not include a cable, meaning that you will need to already have one or buy one separately. At Smart Home Charge, we offer a range of cables from our accessories store.
The Pod Point Solo 3 Universal connects to Wi-Fi meaning that you will not have to worry about paying for data plan for your charge point.
The Pod Point Solo 3 can charge at a rate of up to 7.4kW which works out around 30 miles of range each hour depending on your vehicle.
The Pod Point Solo 3 Universal features an in-built PEN fault device, which avoids the need for an earth rod installation at your property. That means it helps save time and cost on the installation compared to charge points without a PEN fault device, which requires an earth rod at additional cost.
The Pod Point Solo 3 Universal 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.
*Note - there is an extra cost to wire and set up load balancing if you would like this installing
The Pod Point Solo 3 also uses tougher materials for its exterior meaning that it is even more robust than its predecessors.
Simply plug in and charge straight away or set up a schedule so your vehicle charges at specific times - for example, when your electricity prices are lower.
To find out how to get cheaper EV charging, check out our EV energy tariff comparison tool.
Using Pod Point's energy monitoring software built into their app, you can track your charge sessions, energy consumption and charging expenses to help you build better charging habits.
When connected to Wi-Fi, the Solo 3 Universal will receive the latest software updates, new features and remote support from Pod Point.
If you are buying the Pod Point Solo 3 Universal for your business, you will be able to access Pod Point's Smart Reporting Platform, which allows you track charging across your entire charging network as well as set and control charging costs.
Yes. As the name might suggest, the Solo 3 universal features a universal charging socket, meaning that the charge point will accept both type 1 and type 2 cables. Please note that more obscure vehicles such as the Renault Twizy and the Citroen Ami, however, may require an adapter.
Yes, you can order an optional charging cable to use with the Pod Point Solo 3 Universal (additional cost). Most electric cars should come with a charging cable that you can use with the Solo 3 Universal and public charge points, but they can be quite short (2.5m on average). We have a range of 5 metre and 10 metre charging cables that you can order alongside your Solo 3 Universal.
No, we currently do not stock the 22kW version of the Pod Point Solo 3. Please keep in mind however that 7.4kW charging is more than enough for most EVs and that most residential properties cannot facilitate 22kW charging - find out why in our guide to 22kW three-phase charging.
Yes. The Pod Point Solo 3 universal has an IP rating of 54, meaning that the charge point is protected against dust as well as water splashes (rain) from all directions.
No, Pod Point only make the Solo 3 Universal in a black and grey colour scheme.
The Pod Point Solo 3 comes with a 3 year limited warranty. Any issues under warranty should be dealt with directly by Pod Point.
Yes there is! You can view it here.
Unfortunately, the Pod Point Solo 3 Universal only supports 2.4ghz wi-fi signals and is not compatible with 5ghz wi-fi signals. Most broadband routers however are dual band, meaning that they support both 2.4ghz and 5ghz wi-fi signals.
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 Solo 3 Universal - 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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