I think this product is really an early beta charger. It costs *a lot* and for the first six months I had it, most of its features didn’t work with my car... before buying one CHECK that it really does work, especially if you are getting a new car. The idea is 5* - you have a charger that you leave plugged in and it just uses excess solar to charge. This works for me with my Audi e-tron, after various firmware upgrades. Downsides are mainly:
- terrible app, which you can’t use to configure the charger (apart from changing charge mode and setting timers), it refreshes painfully slowly so you can’t see your instruction to switch charge mode has been executed instantly, takes an age to see the chart for yesterday’s data, and can’t export the data into useable formats
- the upgrade process is painful and complicated, which given it’s so new will be required!
- it’s hard to get set up right - my installer didn’t understand the instructions and it took several goes with the tech support people to get it working
The upsides are that now it’s working it is doing exactly what it says it will do. With a FAST interface that let me access my data and configure the thing properly, I’d give it 5* for everything now it works with my car. As it is, just know what you’re getting yourself into, but I’m delighted that it is properly diverting my solar into my BEV so is worth the money.