How Fast Does a Zappi Charger Charge?

Joe Brennan
Jan 28, 2023

For EV owners, finding an efficient and reliable charging solution is paramount. Today, we'll delve into the specifics of the Zappi charger. If you've asked, "How fast does a Zappi charger charge?" this comprehensive blog post from Going Solar, your trusted solar panel installation company in Ireland, is for you.

Understanding the Zappi Charger

The Zappi charger is a smart EV charging unit renowned for its versatility and innovative design. Its compatibility with renewable energy sources, such as solar panels and wind turbines, distinguishes it from other chargers in the market.

One of Going Solar's core services is installing these eco-friendly Zappi chargers. We ensure a seamless installation and assist you in understanding its operation and features.

Charging Speed of the Zappi Charger

The central question remains: how fast does a Zappi charger charge? The answer depends on several factors, such as the power source and charging mode.

Generally, depending on your version, a Zappi charger can charge at a maximum rate of 7kW or 22kW. If you're using a 7kW Zappi charger with an EV with a 60kWh battery, it will take approximately 8-9 hours to charge from empty fully.

However, the beauty of Zappi lies in its unique ECO modes - ECO and ECO+. These modes allow you to charge your EV using excess power from your solar panels or wind turbines, making the process more cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

When in ECO mode, Zappi dynamically adjusts the charging speed to only use surplus power, thus slowing the charging process but maximising the utilisation of renewable energy. ECO+ mode works similarly, with the added benefit of pausing the charging if household power demand increases, ensuring you never draw power from the grid.

Factors That Influence Charging Speed

The following factors can also influence the charging speed of a Zappi charger:

The Capacity of Your EV's Battery

The larger the battery capacity, the longer it will take to charge. For example, a 40kWh Nissan Leaf will charge faster than a 100kWh Tesla Model S.

State of Your Battery

A battery's state of charge also affects the charging speed. Charging tends to slow down as the battery gets closer to full to protect the battery's health.

Ambient Temperature

Battery performance, including charging speed, can be affected by extreme temperatures. Colder weather might slow down the charging process.

Electrical Infrastructure

The existing electrical infrastructure of your home or charging station can also affect how fast your EV charges.

Maximising Your Zappi Charger's Efficiency by Going Solar

Solar Panel Installation

If you don't already have solar panels, Going Solar can help with professional installation. Our top-tier solar panels, paired with a Zappi charger, provide a comprehensive green solution, powering your home and EV with renewable energy.

Custom Zappi Installation

Every home and electrical system and your energy needs are unique. Going Solar offers customised Zappi installations tailored to your specific requirements, ensuring maximum efficiency.

Post-Installation Support

Going Solar's services extend beyond installation. We provide comprehensive post-installation support, helping you understand your Zappi charger's functionality and ensuring it operates optimally.

Environmental Impact of Using a Zappi Charger

Reduced Carbon Footprint

Using a Zappi charger with renewable energy sources can significantly reduce your carbon footprint, contributing to a cleaner, greener planet.

Encouraging Renewable Energy Usage

The Zappi charger's smart features promote surplus solar or wind energy, reducing reliance on the grid and promoting renewable energy use.

Financial Benefits of a Zappi Charger

Saving on Energy Bills

The Zappi charger's ability to utilise surplus energy from your solar panels can lead to substantial savings on your energy bills over time.

Increased Property Value

Installing a Zappi charger and solar panels can increase your property value, providing a financial advantage should you decide to sell your home.

How Going Solar Can Help?

At Going Solar, we understand the intricacies of solar energy and the potential of smart technologies like Zappi. Our expertise ensures an efficient, optimised installation process, allowing you to make the most out of your solar energy and EV.

Contact us today for a Zappi charger installation attuned to your needs, allowing you to optimally charge your EV, reduce your carbon footprint, and save on energy costs.

Take the Leap Towards Sustainable and Efficient EV Charging by Going Solar

In the realm of electric vehicles, efficient charging is crucial. As we've seen, the Zappi charger offers an intelligent, eco-friendly solution with its innovative design and unique features. However, understanding its intricacies and maximising its efficiency requires professional expertise, and that's where Going Solar comes in.

As Ireland's leading solar panel installation company, we're committed to helping you harness the power of renewable energy. Our services range from solar panel installation to customised Zappi installation and comprehensive post-installation support. 

Join us in our mission to promote green energy and enjoy the financial benefits of an optimised solar-powered home. Contact Going Solar today to start your journey towards efficient and sustainable EV charging. Embrace the future of energy with us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Fast Can Zappi Charge?

Depending on your version, a Zappi charger can charge at a maximum rate of 7 kW or 22 kW. However, actual charging times may vary based on factors like battery size, the state of the battery, and temperature conditions.

What Is the Difference Between Zappi Eco and Fast?

Zappi Fast Mode charges your EV at maximum power, regardless of energy availability. In contrast, Zappi Eco modes (Eco and Eco+) utilise surplus energy from your solar panels or wind turbines, modulating charging power according to the available surplus energy.

Does Zappi Work Without the Internet?

Yes, Zappi can operate without an internet connection. However, an internet connection is required to benefit from smart features like remote monitoring and control.

Can I Use a Zappi Charger with Any Electric Vehicle?

Yes, Zappi chargers are universal and can be used with any electric vehicle with a Type 1 or Type 2 connector. This includes popular models from Tesla, Nissan, BMW, and more. Remember that the charging speed can depend on your vehicle’s specific charging capabilities.

Is It Difficult to Install a Zappi Charger at Home?

A licenced electrician or a reputable installation company like Going Solar should ideally handle the installation process for a Zappi charger. We ensure the installation is done correctly, safely, and optimally for your home’s specific configuration.

How Does Zappi’s ECO Mode Help Save Energy?

Zappi’s ECO modes are designed to take advantage of surplus power from your solar panels or wind turbines. Instead of returning to the grid, the Zappi charger uses it to charge your electric vehicle. This reduces your reliance on the grid and helps you save on electricity bills.

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*FYI, parts of this blog post were drafted by artificial technlogy. But rest assured, it's been thoroughly researched, edited, reviewed and me & my team.
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Joe Brennan, the founder of Going Solar, is dedicated to making solar power mainstream in Ireland and meet SEAI objectives. With a focus on affordability and sustainability, he is bringing renewable energy solutions to homes, reducing costs & environmental impact.