EO Charging EV Chargers: The Complete Guide

EO Charging EV Chargers

Electric Car Charging: The Basics


For those new to electric driving, understanding EV charging stations is a daunting prospect. However, we at e-zoomed have simplified it for our electric driving community, so that electric car owners may choose the most appropriate electric vehicle charger for their circumstances.

e-zoomed offers leading electric car charging station brands, to include, both, residential EV chargers and business electric vehicle (EV) stations. Brands include: Wallbox, myenergi, PodPoint, Webasto, EVBox, Easee and many more. Our EV chargers are smart and approved for the OLEV home charging grant (the Office for Low Emission Vehicles is now called Office for Zero Emission Vehicles). We offer hassle-free supply and installation at competitive prices.

We would encourage those new to EV charging stations and EV cables to read the following articles:


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Company Overview: EO


EO Charging is a UK electric car charging station manufacturer. EO stands for ‘Electricity Online’. EO Charging was set up by Charlie Jardine in 2015, after having worked with another charging infrastructure manufacturer in the UK.  Charlie, identified an opportunity to create electric vehicle (EV) charging products that were better quality and more reliable than incumbent manufacturers in the market. With ‘simplicity and reliability’ as core themes in the concept DNA, Charlie has successfully navigated EO from an ‘idea’ to an established ‘EV charging manufacturer and smart software’ company. 

Though EO manufacturers residential and commercial EV chargers, the company has a particular focus on developing charging solutions for EV fleet operators. Fleet customers include, Amazon and other leading fleet operators. The company provides a complete EV charging solution to include, hardware design, manufacturing, installation and hardware-agnostic charging management software and services.

For home EV charging, EO has three models, the EO Mini, the EO Mini Pro 2 and the EO Basic. We recommend the EO Mini Pro 2, given its higher level of technical specifications, to include solar compatibility. A better long-term investment compared to the EO Mini and EO Basic.

For business charging, the company offers both AC and DC EV chargers. For AC business charging, the flagship product is the EO Genius. For DC charging, the company provides turnkey solutions from 25 kW to 480 kW.

The company sells products in the UK and a number of international markets to include, Ireland, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. To date, the company has deployed over 50,000 EV chargers. The company has 130 employees and is in the process of listing on the U.S. NASDAQ stock exchange.


Global EV Charging Portfolio: Overview


Overview
Residential EV chargers (AC):Yes
Business EV chargers (AC):Yes
Public EV Chargers (DC):Yes
Untethered (socket only) EV chargers:Yes
Tethered EV chargers:Yes
Smart EV chargers:Yes
Solar Compatible:Yes
Warranty:3 years (can be extended)
Available via e-zoomed:No

PROS CONS
Solar compatible (EO Mini Pro 2)Not all EV charge points are smart
High quality manufacturing. Developed and manufactured in the UKNot all EV chargers are approved for the UK government incentive
Good design, light weight and easy installationNot all EV charge points are solar compatible

Residential Charging


Home Charging
Product name:EO Mini, EO Mini Pro 2, EO Basic
Smart:Yes
Approved for grant:Yes
Product range:3.6 kW/ 7 kW (Untethered/ Tethered)
Prices from (not including grant):£595 (including VAT, Installation & Grant)

EO Mini Home EV Charger


EO Mini Home EV Charger
EO Mini Home EV Charger (credit: EO)

Key Features
EV Compatibility:Compatible with all plug-in vehicle brands
Power Ratings:3.6 kW (15 miles of driving per hour of charge)
7 kW (25 miles of driving per hour of charge)
Connector Type:Universal socket or tethered (Type 1 or 2)
Dimensions:h. 175mm
w. 125mm
d. 95mm
Colours:Black, Silver, White & Blue

EO Mini Pro 2 Home EV Charger


  • The world’s smallest smart electric vehicle charger
  • Integrated Load Management (Optional extra)
  • Solar matching functionality (Optional extra)
  • Integral 6mA DC leakage detection, no Type B RCD required
  • Simple electrical installation
  • Adjustable maximum charging current for lower rated supplies
  • Controlled by EO Smart Home app on iPhone or Android

EO Mini Pro 2
EO Mini Pro 2 Home EV Charger (credit: EO)

Key Features
Model:EO Mini Pro 2 32A 1-Phase Charger
Rated Power:3.6 kW (15 miles of driving per hour of charge)
7 kW (25 miles of driving per hour of charge)
Charging Current:6A to 32A (variable)
Rated Current:Up to 32A max
Solar Compatible:Yes
Nominal Supply:230VAC 50Hz
Supply Connections:L1, N, PE 2.5 – 10mm2
Over Current Protection:40A Supply (external MCB)
Earth Leakage Protection:A dedicated 30mA Type A RCD must be used on the supply circuit
Integral 6mA DC leakage detection – no Type B RCD required
Standby Power Consumption:<5W
Status Indication:3 colour LED indicator (green, blue, red)
Charging Mode:Mode 3 (IEC 61851-1 / SAE J1772 compliant communication protocol)
Socket/Tethered:IEC 62196 Type 2, IP54 hinged lid, non-locking
Type 1 or Type 2 tethered
Supply Cable Entry:Ø20mm or Ø25mm hole drilled at site through bottom of enclosure
Internet Connection:Home Wifi (2.4GHZ only) or a CAT5 Ethernet cable to Home LAN (Ethernet-USB Adaptor required)
CT Connections:One for output of electricity meter for Load Management
One for output of solar array for solar charging
Dimensions (H x W x D):175mm x 125mm x 125mm
Unit Weight:1.3 kg
Mounting Location:Wall Mounted, Indoor or Outdoor (permanent mounting)
Ambient Temperature:-10c to +50c
Internal Electronics Temperature:-25c to +85c
Operating Humidity:5% to 95%
Enclosure:ABS (UL94 HB Fire Rated), IK08
Protection:IP54
Standard Finish:Glasuirt 68 Line Paint
Compliance:OLEV EVHS & WCS Approval. CE Marked, EMC Directive 2014/30/EU, IEC 61851-1, IEC 62196-2, EN55032, 61000-3, 61000-4
EO Smart Home App:Yes

EO Basic Home EV Charger


EO EV charger
EO Basic Home EV Charger (credit: EO)

Key Features
EV Compatibility:Compatible with all plug-in vehicle brands
Power Ratings:3.6 kW (15 miles of driving per hour of charge)
7 kW (25 miles of driving per hour of charge)
11 kW (40 miles of driving per hour of charge)
22kW (80 miles of driving per hour of charge)
Connector Type:Universal socket or tethered (Type 1 or 2)
Payment Compatible:Yes: Connects with EO Pay (contactless payment kiosk)
Dimensions:h. 360mm
w. 165mm
d. 155mm
Colours:Black & White

Business Charging


Business Charging
Product name:EO Genius/ EO Hub/ EO Cloud
Smart:Yes
Approved for grant:Yes
Product range:Up to 22 kW (Untethered)
Prices from (not including grant):N/A

EO Genius Commercial EV Charger


EO EV charger
EO Genius Business EV Charger (credit: EO)

  • Mennekes branded locking Type 2 universal socket as standard
  • Power Ratings: Single Phase up to 7.2kW /Three phase up to 22kW
  • Add eoHub to enable communications with eoCloud back-office
  • Static, dynamic & scheduled active load management via eoCloud
  • Designed for fleets, apartments and destinations
  • eoApp smartphone integration via eoCloud
  • 3-year product warranty with options to extend

Key Features
Models:eoGenius 16A 1-Phase Charger -Locking Socket
eoGenius 32A 1-Phase Charger -Locking Socket
eoGenius 16A 3-Phase Charger -Locking Socket
eoGenius 32A 3-Phase Charger -Locking Socket
Rated Power:3.6kW, 7.2kW, 11kW, 22kW
Charging Current:6A to 32A (variable)
Rated Current:32A max
Nominal Supply:230VAC 50Hz/ 400VAC 50Hz
Earth Leakage Protection:A dedicated 30mA Type A RCD must be used on the supply circuit. Where there is risk of DC leakage from vehicle a Type B or Type EV RCD must be used
Standby Power Consumption:~3W
Status Indication:3 colour EO logo LED indicator (green, blue, red)
Socket:Mennekes branded IEC 62196 Type 2, IP54 hinged lid, locking pin Manual override pin release key
Dimensions (H x W x D):360mm x 165mm x 155mm
Unit Weight:<3kg
Mounting Location:Wall or Post Mounted using wall plate, Indoor or Outdoor (permanent mounting).
Ambient Temperature:-30°C to +50°C
Operating Humidity:5 to 95%
Enclosure:PC / ABS UV stabilised (UL94 HB Fire Rated)
Protection (Enclosure / Socket):IP66 / IP54
Communications:Each eoGenius has a 3m RS485 flying lead pre-fitted.
RS485 connectivity for communications with eoHub for eoCloud access. eoHub requires active internet connection & firewall configuration for eoCloud
Compliance:OLEV EVHS & WCS Approved CE Marked, EMC Directive 2014/30/EU, IEC 61851-1, IEC 61851-22, IEC 62196-2
Options:Static, dynamic & scheduled active load management when installed with eoHub and current transformers.
For post mounting refer to eoPost datasheet.
Unbranded, non-locking standard Type 2 socket available upon request

The company also provides turkey solutions for DC charging from 25 kW to 480 kW.


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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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