Ohme EV Chargers Re February 6, 2023

Ohme EV Chargers

Ohme EV Charger installed

If you’ve got an electric vehicle, nothing beats the convenience of charging your car at home, and you can really save on the cost.

So we’re taking a deep dive into one of the top electric charging point brands, Ohme to help you find the unit that’s right for you. We’ll look at all the key specifications, cost, user-friendly features and the all-important warranty to help you make the right decision.

About Ohme EV Charger

In the five years since Ohme was founded, it has launched its smart charging cable, racked up numerous partnerships including NatWest, Octopus and Volvo, and launched its fleet management solution.

Ohme’s vision is “to become the world’s most trusted smart charging platform”. It is the easiest home EV charging point to install yet!

Ohme Chargers

1. Ohme Home

Ohme EV Charger installed

The Ohme Home is the “original” Ohme EV charge. It is known for its attractive price and excellent software which takes away the hassle of charging your car.

Ohme Home’s compact design is perfect for those with limited space for an EV charging point.

This charging point comes with a 3-year warranty and is available in tethered Type1 or Type 2 cable connectors.

Ohme Home Features and Specifications

  • Power output and Max current – This smart charging point can charge your electric car at 7.4kW (32A). This power output roughly works out around 25 miles of range in an hour.
  • Sleek look – despite its compact design, this small but mighty charge point is powerful enough to charge your electric car. 
    • Dimensions – H240 x W90 x D60mm
    • Weight – 4kg
  • LCD Screen – The Ohme home features an LCD screen and LED indicator lights to help you know the status of your charger i.e. errors and waiting time.
  • Connection – Ohme connects with the Ohme data centre using a built-in 3G/4G mobile signal, which can be more reliable than the WiFi connections of other EV charger brands. The cost of the sim card will be covered by Ohme for the first 3 years.
  • Charging cable – The Ohme Home Charger is a tethered charge point, meaning the power lead\cable is attached to the unit. The cable’s length is 5 metres which come as a standard.

Ohme Home Costs

The Ohme Home prices start from (£438) without installation.

2. Ohme Home Pro

Ohme EV Charger

The Ohme Home Pro is the upgraded model of the Ohme Home. It incorporates a contemporary exterior with robust performance.

This smart charging unit offers new features that allow you to control the charging from the charging point.

The Ohme Home Pro helps you keep an eye on your costs with the max price cap setting, and the new ‘Green Score’ feature helps you track your CO2 consumption.

Ohme Home Pro Features and Specifications

  • Power output and Max current – The Ohme Home Pro can also charge your electric car at 7.4kW (32A), which works out approximately 25 miles of range in an hour.
  • Sleeker look – The Ohme Home Pro has a more modern and innovative exterior than the previous version, despite some dimensions being larger. 
    • Dimensions – H170 x W200 x D100mm
    • Weight – 4kg
  • Interactive LCD Screen – The difference between the two versions is that the Ohme Home Pro allows you to control your electric car charging directly from the main unit as well as being able to control the charging from the Ohme App!
  • Connection – Ohme connects with the Ohme data centre using a built-in 3G/4G mobile signal, which can be more reliable than the WiFi connections of other EV charger brands. The cost of the sim card will be covered by Ohme for the first 3 years.
  • Charging cable – The Ohme Home Pro Charger is a tethered charge point to connect to your electric car so easily, meaning the power lead\cable is attached to the unit. The cable’s length is 5 metres which comes as a standard.
  • Built-in earthing detector – The Ohme Home Pro 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 the standard Ohme Home, which requires an earth rod at an additional cost.

Ohme Home Pro Costs

The Ohme Home Pro prices start from (£612) without installation.

Ohme App

You should download Ohme mobile app to make the most of your charging point.

This mobile app will help you;

  • Access Ohme smart features
  • Get the help and support you need when you need it

Ohme App Smart features

Select your tariff

Once you’ve selected the electricity tariff you’re on, the app knows what the prices are and when the cheapest rates are available.

The app will then control the charging time to help save you money on car charging.

Create your schedule

This feature allows you to plan your charging around your off-peak electricity usage.

Lock your charger

Creating a ‘lock schedule’ gives your peace of mind, so you won’t have to worry about passersby using your charger when you’re not home.

Set a price cap

Setting a price cap will ensure your electric car only starts charging once the price drops below a certain rate.

Keep an eye on your charging costs

The app lets you see your charging history. It displays the charging time, energy consumed and estimated cost.

Green charging

You can set the app to optimise your green charging – whereby it charges your electric car when there is more renewable energy in the grid to reduce your carbon footprint.

Ohme Warranty

The Ohme Home Charger is protected by a manufacturer’s warranty for 36 months from the date of purchase or delivery, whichever is later.

The warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship under normal use. During the warranty period, Ohme will refund, repair or replace, at its discretion, at no charge, products or parts of the product which prove defective because of improper materials or the workmanship under normal use and maintenance.

Ohme will either repair the product using new or refurbished replacement parts or replace the product with new.

A replacement product assumes the remaining warranty period of the original product or for 180 days from the date of the replacement or repair, whichever is longer.

The warranty does not cover any issues that are caused by conditions, malfunctions, or damage not resulting from defects in materials or workmanship. The warranty does not cover damage or malfunction directly or indirectly caused by normal wear and tear, abuse, misuse, negligence, accident, lack of or improper use.

When used with a dynamic time-of-use tariff, savings of £300 per year are readily achievable.

The Ohme cable can charge up to 7kW (up to 2.4kW for the 3-pin cable variant), which is about 25 miles worth of travel per hour. Ohme will optimise your charge according to your personal charging preferences, finding the best time to charge within your window. 

If your plans change, the app allows you to bypass all charge schedules and simply charge as quickly as possible. The next time you plug in, Ohme will revert to your charging schedules and apply all your preferences.

The Charge Schedules are your default charging preferences, for example, “charge to 80% by 7am on weekdays”. When you plug in your car, Ohme will choose the schedule that will be active next and turn it into a charging profile for the current charge. For example, if you plug in your car on a Tuesday evening at 7pm, then using the above Charge Schedule Ohme will finish charging by Wednesday morning at 7am. Charge Schedules allow you to simply plug in and charge your car according to your preferences by the required end time without the need to do anything further. You can always change the settings of an active charge session without affecting your default Charge Schedules.

There are a number of ways that you can lower the energy cost of running your EV: 

  • Consider selecting a tariff that offers cheaper night-time rates. The Ohme charger works brilliantly with Octopus Agile and Go tariffs. 
  • Make sure you have “save money” activated in the settings (it is enabled by default). 
  • Give Ohme as much time as you can. The more time Ohme has to charge your car, the more likely it will be able to choose an optimal time. 
  • It is often cheaper to charge your car a little every day (as Ohme can put all the charging into the cheapest period) rather than, for example, a weekly big charge.

*Average boiler prices were taken from an online heating supplier on 5/5/22. Prices are for the charging unit alone and may be subject to change.

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