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Does anyone have an opinion on which Wallbox is the best? I am looking for one that can be controlled via the app and uses the solar collectors. So a "smart" Wallbox.
 

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Does anyone have an opinion on which Wallbox is the best? I am looking for one that can be controlled via the app and uses the solar collectors. So a "smart" Wallbox.
OpenEVSE/EmonEVSE if you are technically minded. Available from Openemon store in Wales. I know everyone will say zappi which I think are great, but if you want to tinker.

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I personally think it makes more sense to use the car app rather than the charger app, unless that is what you meant?

In which case the smart charger is just responding to the demand placed upon it and does not require any great intelligence.

What do you mean by solar collectors?
 

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I have solar collectors on the roof. I would like the car to charge when there is sunshine. That way the power is free. I think some of them allow you to set a time period of two days for your car to be full. The device then ensures that the car is charged when there is "free" electricity.
 

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I have solar collectors on the roof. I would like the car to charge when there is sunshine. That way the power is free. I think some of them allow you to set a time period of two days for your car to be full. The device then ensures that the car is charged when there is "free" electricity.
You could install a battery system first. I have a Tesla battery. Solar charges battery then cheap power overnight. Charge the car from battery ..
 

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Made by people worked in Electricity Production. A configuration exist where you can only charge with energy from PV.
 

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I have solar collectors on the roof. I would like the car to charge when there is sunshine. That way the power is free. I think some of them allow you to set a time period of two days for your car to be full. The device then ensures that the car is charged when there is "free" electricity.
I have the MyEnergi Zappi.
I don't have solar myself, but one of the benefits is that you can fit multiple remote energy monitors so it understands energy usage from the grid, and production from solar and can then tune charging appropriately.
I can see in the app my draw from my only source (grid), and this has been done over wireless rather than a wired clamp (as my charger is a long way away from my meter and otherwise would have required running new cables)

If you are in the south-east UK, I was very impressed with my installer...
 
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