EV Charger Comparison Table

Last Updated: 15th May 2024

Compare EV charger prices and specifications side-by-side. This comparison tool lists standard and smart electric vehicle charging solutions currently available in Australia. For recommended brands, see the chart in the notes below the table.

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EV charger models

Product Name
    Product Name Tesla Gen 3 Wall Connector myenergi Zappi ABB Terra Wallbox

    Circontrol Wallbox eNext

    • Circontrol Wallbox eNext
    • Circontrol Wallbox eNext Elite

    Delta AC MAX (smart)

    • Delta AC MAX (smart)
    • Delta AC Mini plus
    • Delta AC MAX (basic)

    EO Mini Pro 2

    • EO Mini Pro 2
    • EO Basic
    EVNex E2 EVOS Fleet Home22 Evtek Huzzah Pro FIMER FLEXA AC Wallbox Fronius Wattpilot Goodwe HCA Series Hypervolt Home 2.0 JET Charge ChargeMate

    KEBA KeContact P30 a-series

    • KEBA KeContact P30 a-series
    • KEBA KeContact P30 c-series
    • KEBA KeContact P30 x-series

    Ocular IQ Wallbox

    • Ocular IQ Wallbox
    • Ocular Home
    Ohme ePod Scame BE-W Net Schneider EVLink Home Smappee EV Wall SolarEdge Home EV Charger Solis EV Link Soltaro EV Charger Teltonika TeltoCharge Victron EV Charging Station

    Wallbox Pulsar Plus

    • Wallbox Pulsar Plus
    • Wallbox Quasar
    Weidmuller AC SMART ZJ Beny AC EV Charger
    Manufacturer Logo Tesla myenergi delta-logo eo Fimer fronius-logo GoodWe smappee solaredge-logo
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    Product variant
    Price (Approx. AUD price RRP inc. GST) $800 $1,595 $2,000 $979 $1,990 $1,495 $1,395 $2,420 $1,975 $1,600 $1,800 $850 $1,379 $2,000 $2,000 $2,200 $1,199 $1,800 $1,600 $1,729 $2,000 $2,100 $1,050 $1,450 $1,200 $1,549 $800 $750
    Single phase or three phase? Single-phase Single-phase Single phase Single phase Single-phase Single-phase Single-phase Both Single phase Single-phase Both Single phase Single-phase Single-phase Single-phase Single-phase Single phase Single phase Single-phase Single-phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Both Single-phase Single phase Single phase
    Rated power 7 kW 7 kW 7.4 kW 7.4 kW 7.4 kW 7.2 kW 7.4 kW 7-22kW 7.4 kW 7.4 kW 22 kW 7 kW 7 kW 7 kW 7.4 kW 7 kW 7.4 kW 7.4 kW 7.4 kW 7 kW 7.4 kW 7.4 kW 7kW 7.4 kW 22kW 7.4 kW 7kW 7.4kW
    Rated current 32 A 32A max 32A 32A 32 A 32 A 32 A 32A 32A 32 A 6-32 A 32 A 32A 32A 32A 32 A 32A 32A 32 A 32 A 32A 32A 32A 32A 32A 32 A 32A 32A
    Country of manufacture China United Kingdom Italy Spain TBD United Kingdom New Zealand Australia Europe / Poland Italy Austria China United Kingdom TBD Austria China China Italy China Belgium TBD Taiwan China Lithuania Netherlands Spain Germany China
    Enclosure dimensions 345 x 155 x 110 mm 439 x 282 x 122mm 320 x 195 x 110 mm 200 x 335 x 315 mm 218 x 371 x 167 mm 175mm x 125mm x 125mm 286 x 185 x 66 mm 380 x 100mm 400mm x 300mm x 145mm 275 mm x 480 mm x 140 mm 155 x 110 x 260 mm 208 × 450 × 150 328 x 243 x 101mm 380 x 180 x 130 mm 516 x 240 x 166 mm 269 x 360 x 146 mm 230mm x 150mm x 140mm 235 x 370 x 115 mm 409 x 282 x 148 mm 300 × 300 × 110 mm 309 x 190 x 154 mm 380mm x 250mm x 140mm 368 x 168 x 215 mm 170 mm x 341 mm x 94 mm 390 x 300 x 150 mm 166 x 163 x 82 mm 268 x 433 x 150 mm 169 x 380 x 151 mm
    Weight 6.8 kg 5.5 kg 6.5 kg 4 kg 3.8 kg 1.3 kg 2.3 kg 2.9 kg 9.8 kg inc cable 8.5 kg 2 kg 6 kg 5.2 kg 3 kg 7.8 kg 7.6 kg 1.5 kg 6.2 kg 4.5 kg 9.8 kg 2.85 kg 6.5kg 8 kg 2.8 kg 3 kg 2 kg 5.1 kg 9 kg
    PIN/physical lock? No Yes TBD Via mobile phone bluetooth app No TBD No Lock via app/VID to authorised user Yes TBD Yes Yes TBD TBD TBD Yes No No Yes TBD Yes Yes Optional Card authorisation TBD Yes RFID on "Value" and "Advanced" models Yes
    Multi-user support Yes No No Yes Yes (RFID card) No Yes Yes No No No Yes TBD TBD TBD Yes Yes Yes No Yes TBD No Optional Yes No Yes (Super-user can create multiple user profiles for different people) On "Advanced" model Yes
    Charge cable length 7.3 meters 6.5 meters 5m or 7.6m 5 meters 5 meters 5 meters 5 meter 5 or 6 meters 5 meters 5 meters N/A 6 meters 5 meters (up to 20 meters available) TBD 6 meters 5 meters Untethered 4m (single phase) 4m/7.5m (three phase) 5m 8 meters 7.6 m 5 meters 6m default 5m N/A 5 meters (optional 7 meters) 5m, 7m, 10m 6 meters
    Display No Yes Yes No No No Yes LED colour status Yes No No No No Yes No Yes Yes – LED charging status bar Yes No No No Yes LEDs No Yes No No Yes - charging indicator
    Standby power consumption < 5W 3W <5W 4W < 2.6 W < 5W <4 W <5W <5W TBD < 5W <6 W TBD TBD < 2W TBD <5W <5 W <3W < 5W <5W 2W 4W <5W 5W <5W TBD
    Charging modes Fast, scheduled 3 mode - Eco, Eco+, Fast TBD TBD TBD Solar-only, fast Solar-only, Solar with Grid Fallback, Fast and Dynamic Load Balancing TBD Solar/Fast/Dynamic load balancing TBD Eco Mode, Next-Trip Mode (both use Solar Surplus), Time Scheduler Fast charge, charging from PV only and charging from PV & Battery only. TBD TBD TBD TBD Dynamic Load Balancing & Solar Compatible TBD TBD Solar-only, scheduled, fast Smart schedules, excess solar charging Solar/Fast Full Speed, Solar Optimised, Hybrid Solar/Dynamic load balancing Manual mode/Automatic mode Power boost, Eco-smart, Eco-mode TBD Multiple - see datasheet
    Solar Smart Charging No Yes TBD No Yes Yes (extra cost) Yes Yes Yes (extra cost) No Yes Yes - only if paired with a Goodwe inverter Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes On "Value" and "Advanced" models Yes
    Internet connection? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes TBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    App control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    3 to 1 phase smart switching No Yes TBD No No TBD No TBD TBD No Yes No No TBD No No No No No Yes No TBD No Yes Not yet - hardware upgrade due Q2 2024 TBD On "Value" and "Advanced" models TBD
    OCPP1.6 compatible? No Yes Yes TBD Yes No No Yes (upgradable to 2.0) Yes Yes (FutureNet models only) Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes (Smart variants only) Yes TBD Yes No Yes Not yet - software update due 'soon' Yes On "Value" and "Advanced" models Yes
    IP rating IP 55 IP 65 IP 54 IP 54 IP 55 IP 54 IP 55 IP 65 IP 54 IP 55 IP 55 IP 66 IP 54 IP 54 IP 54 IP 54 IP54 IP54 IP 55 IP 54 IP 54 IP 55 IP 65 IP 55 IP 44 IP 54 IP 54 IP55
    Operating temperature -30 °C to 50 °C -25°C to +40°C -35 - +50 °C 5 °C to +45 ºC -30 ºC to +50 ºC -10 °C to 50 °C -25°C to 55°C -25 °C to 50 °C -30 ºC to +70 ºC -25 °C to 50 °C -25 ºC to +40 ºC -30 ~ +50 C -20 to 40° C 0 ºC to +50 ºC -25 °C to +40 °C -30 ºC to 50 ºC -25°C to 50°C -30°C to +50°C -30 ºC to 50 ºC -25 °C to 40 °C -30~50°C -30 ºC to +55 ºC -25-55 C -30ºC - +50ºC -25 - +50 °C -25 ºC to 40 ºC -30 °C to +50 °C -25°C - +55°C
    Bi-directional? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
    Warranty (years) 4 years 3 years 3 years 2 years 2 years 3 years 3 years 2 years 3 years 2 years 2 years 2 3 years 3 years 2 years 2 years 3 years from installation date 4 years 2 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 5 years 3 years 2 years 3 years
    Notes Free Evnex Residential App, Carbon Tracking, Electricity Tariff Setting, Charging Session History, and Charging Schedule. Free "Home" app for stop/start/restart, tariff selection and historical charging data If you have a SolarEdge Genesis inverter, you need to pay $300 to unlock the "Genesis Enhancement Pack" before this charger can be used as part of your system. Available both tethered and untethered
    Datasheet Supplied? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Warranty Supplied? Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
    Modern slavery statement or forced labour policies? Yes, here. Yes, here.

    Yes, here.

    No response from manufacturer.

    Yes, here.

    No response from manufacturer.

    Under development as of September 2023

    No response from manufacturer.

    No response from manufacturer.

    Yes, here. Yes, here.

    Yes, here.

    No response from manufacturer.

    No response from manufacturer.

    No response from manufacturer.

    Yes, here.

    Yes, here

    No response from manufacturer.

    Yes, here.

    No response from manufacturer.

    Yes, here.

    No response from manufacturer.

    Yes, here.

    No response from manufacturer.

    No response from manufacturer.

    Yes, here. TBD Yes, here
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    PIN/Physical Lock

    A physical safety lock stops a charger from being removed while charging is taking place.

    Some products can also be electronically locked using a Personal Identification Number (PIN), preventing unauthorised operation when the EV is plugged in, or just when it’s unplugged, or all the time. While the likelihood of a stranger’s EV rocking up in your driveway to top up is probably pretty low, these are strange times and the PIN lock can be useful.

    Multi-User Support

    This refers to inverters that can communicate wirelessly when you have two or more in use at the same time; to balance charge between electric vehicles. Many OCPP compatible inverters can do this. This feature is mainly used at commercial charging stations.

    Charge Cable Length

    This is really important. EV charging cables are available in different lengths. While a longer cable provides more flexibility, it will add to the cost of the system. When deciding on charge cable length, think about where the port is located on your vehicle. Will you need the ability to access it regardless of whether your car is parked with the port facing the charger or away from it? What about if the car is parked behind another vehicle?

    Charging Modes

    Some products are “smart chargers”. That means they allow a great degree of control over how your vehicle is charged – and when.

    For example, you can schedule charging during off-peak periods or other times when electricity prices are low. Or in some cases to work with your solar power system in a smarter way to maximise self-consumption. Another advanced feature is advanced dynamic load balancing, which will switch other large household loads automatically when an EV is charging to prevent your home’s electricity supply from tripping.

    When comparing smart EV chargers, bear in mind the advanced features they offer can differ. Be sure on what features you want or need, and whether you really need them at all.

    Solar Smart Charging

    Solar smart chargers can be set to only charge your from your surplus solar.

    Since the money you get for sending electricity back to the grid (feed-in tariffs) is a lot lower now, it’s better to use that extra solar power to charge your electric car instead of sending it to the grid

    For example, a feed in tariff might be 8c per kilowatt hour, but the grid rate is 28c. “Filling up” with 50 kilowatt-hours of solar will cost $4 in terms of the missed feed-in tariff. But to draw the same amount of energy from mains supply will cost $14 – 3.5 times more expensive

    So, how does a solar smart EV charger “know” when there is surplus solar energy available? Either with a “CT” current sensor in your switchboard, or by talking too your inverter.

    To learn more on the topic of electric vehicle charging and solar, check out my 101 Guide To EV Chargers.

     3 To 1 Phase Smart Switching

    EV chargers with a ‘solar only’ mode require at least 4.2 kW in 3-phase mode or 1.4 kW in single-phase to start charging. Smart 3-phase chargers can ‘downshift’ from 3-phase to single phase if solar power supply is below 4.2kW.

    OCPP1.6 Compatible

    OCPP1.6 compatibility means the charger can be controlled by a third party smart app that can also interface with solar inverters and home batteries.

    IP Rating

    This is an important specification to compare. The IP rating refers to Ingress Protection – the ability of a charger’s enclosure to resist dust and particulates (the first number), and moisture (the second). The higher the IP numbers, the better protection provided. In the case of chargers, look for IP65 – meaning it’s suitable for outdoor use. 

    Important: the IP rating doesn’t indicate how well the enclosure will stand up to the sun beating down on it day after day. As with solar inverters, you should install chargers out of direct sunlight. If this isn’t possible in your installation situation, then you should have a cover/shroud that will provide suitable shade also installed.

    Bi-Directional Charging

    Just about all electric car chargers currently available only work one-way – from the energy source to the vehicle. But bi-directional charging will enable V2G (Vehicle To Grid) and V2H (Vehicle To Home) applications; taking advantage of the fact an EV is essentially a big battery on wheels.

    The one bi-directional charger available in Australia at the moment is incredibly expensive, but expect prices to drop as other products become hit the market here. Also note very few EV models in Australia currently support V2H/V2G.

    Modern Slavery/Forced Labour

    This row indicates if we found the EV charger manufacturer has policies for addressing modern slavery/forced labour risks. TBD indicates this is yet to be determined and “failed to respond” indicates our enquiries did not receive a reply. Where provided, in-depth analysis of an EV charger manufacturer’s statement/policy has not been performed.

    Warranties

    The warranty on electric vehicle chargers is generally between 1 and 3 years – but not all warranties are equal. When comparing warranties, don’t just look at their duration but also the conditions. We’ve provided links in the comparison table above to those documents.

    Note: We strive to keep EV charger comparison information up to date and to add new products as they become available. However, mistakes may be made and information can become rapidly outdated given the pace at which electric vehicle charging solutions are evolving. Warranty details can also change without warning. For these reasons, we advise confirming details with an EV charger manufacturer or installer before making a purchase decision to ensure you’re buying the best charger for your circumstances.

    Which Is The Best EV Charger?

    The best EV charging solution for you will depend on your circumstances. And really, most of these devices haven’t had enough time operating in Australian conditions to make a conclusion as to which are best. But the following chart shows all the brands available in Australia I’ve heard good things about from installers and EV owners that I’m comfortable in recommending.

    Recommended EV charger brands - Australia

    You may be wondering why the Zappi – a pretty popular device – isn’t on the chart. That’s because I’ve had three fail on me, along with two Zappi charging cables. Here’s hoping the V2 Zappi will prove to be more reliable in Australian conditions.

    More Information On EV Charging

    You can learn everything you need to know about charging an electric vehicle in my EV Charger 101 guide – it contains a bunch of useful information, all clearly explained.

    Expert Advice And Quotes For EV Charger Installations

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