Pod Point Solo Universal Home Charger Installation

We no longer install the Pod Point Solo 3 Universal , but if you're on the lookout for a charger installation we recommend the Easee One as an alternative. Or you can purchase the Pod Point without an installation below.

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Upfront prices


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. 


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.


  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.


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


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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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,
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

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

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Sleek and robust design

The Pod Point Solo 3 Universal features a new modern design that, in our eyes, looks miles better than the original.

Universal charging


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.

WiFi data connection


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.

7.4kW output


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.

Built-in earthing protection


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.

Dynamic load balancing


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

Hardwearing design


The Pod Point Solo 3 also uses tougher materials for its exterior meaning that it is even more robust than its predecessors.

Cyber Security compliant


The Pod Point Solo 3 Universal meets the latest standard in EV charger cyber security regulations, which came into force on 31st December 2022. 

It means that the Solo 3 Universal has anti-tamper detection and all-round better data security. Learn more about the regulations in our EV charger cyber security guide.

Seamless integration

Manage charge sessions and track charging habits both when at home and when using Pod Point's public charging network using one app.

Simple and easy to use charge scheduling


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.

charge session monitoring


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.

Over-the-air updates via Wi-Fi


When connected to Wi-Fi, the Solo 3 Universal will receive the latest software updates, new features and remote support from Pod Point.

Smart Reporting Platform


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.

Pod Point Solo 3 Universal FAQ

Is my vehicle compatible with the Pod Point Solo 3 Universal?


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.

Can I order a cable with my Pod Point Solo 3 Universal


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.

Can I order a 22kW version of the Pod Point 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.

Is the Pod Point Solo 3 "weatherproof"


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.

Can I get the Pod Point Solo 3 in different colours?


No, Pod Point only make the Solo 3 Universal in a black and grey colour scheme.

What is the warranty on the Pod Point Solo 3?


The Pod Point Solo 3 comes with a 3 year limited warranty. Any issues under warranty should be dealt with directly by Pod Point.

Is there a user manual for the Pod Point Solo 3 Universal?


Yes there is! You can view it here.

Is the Pod Point Solo 3 Universal compatible with 5ghz wi-fi signals?


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 they can transmit both 2.4ghz and 5ghz wi-fi signals.

Is this the right EV Charger for me?


We handpick the best EV chargers so you can be confident in your selection, but ultimately it comes down to your specific requirements at home and personal preference.

If you're still unsure, try one of our guides to choosing a home EV charger:

Best EV Chargers Guide

Tips on How to Choose an Electric Car Charger

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


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?


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.

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


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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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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