When it comes to EV chargers, few things are more important than practicality and a good user experience. These are the 2 main areas that the Easee One Ev Charger scores well, and in this article, we will also look at other areas such as the build quality and app features. In the end, you will know if this is the electric car charger for you or whether you should consider something else.
Let’s dive in.
Practicality for the Easee EV charger begins with a smooth installation process. It comes with several features that will help you install it, such as RCD for ground fault protection (in-built) and an integrated PEN lead protection. You don’t need to install a separate rod for earthing, so the charger will look much neater on your wall.
It can also be tethered or untethered, which means that you can leave it with a cord attached or detach it for a more minimalistic look, true to the charger’s Scandinavian origins.
What if you need to charge more than one EV car simultaneously?
In this case, you can attach other robots to it and charge up to 3 cars simultaneously. And no, there won’t be power overload on either of the robots, as the single fuse evenly distributes power across the charged vehicles. Once installed, you can connect to your phone using Wi-Fi or a 4G sim card if you have a poor Wi-Fi connection. With this connectivity, you can control the charger conveniently from your smartphone.
The charging cable runs up to 10 meters, ensuring it reaches your car even if it's not parked next to the charger, and it's also compatible with all types of electric vehicles.
The Easee EV charger works well with plug-and-play mode and the scheduling mode. You can leave your cable connected, but it doesn’t have to charge if you want it to charge only at a specified time. The convenience is that you don’t have to be physically present when you want your car to start charging. Another thing to note is that the charger comes with a cable tidy, which is a hook that lets you wind the cable around it when not in use.
Good thinking, Easee.
If you prefer using manual buttons to using your phone for everything, the charger also comes with a physical control to select what you want to do. One glitch that you may come across is that the app may display an incorrect charge rate, and while this can be fixed by resetting the charging unit and restarting the app, it is still an inconvenience that can be quite annoying.
Think of a reasonably priced Bluetooth speaker that doesn’t look cheap. This is the thought that the Easee electric charger evokes when you look at it. While it is predominantly plastic, it offers a plush feel to the touch and looks very well built, both in shape and size. It weighs a comfortable 1.5kg, which is almost as light as a 2020 Macbook air, and the weight is evenly distributed across the unit. There is a solid feel whenever you plug in your cable, and it clicks reassuringly in place without the dissenting feedback of looseness or wobbliness that is sometimes common with cheaper charges.
Once you download the app, you find that it loads fast, has good graphics, and is easy to use. However, it may take a few minutes to sync, and sometimes you may experience some connectivity users if you are using 4G, but it gets more stable with Wi-Fi. However, the best part is that you can access many features straight from your phone's home screen. These include checking the status of your charging progress, increasing or reducing the brightness of the LED light strip on the front of the charger, scheduling your charging time, and locking or unlocking the charging cord.
Unlocking means that the cable is ‘free’ and can be detached anytime while locking means that the cable is held firmly in place and cannot be detached. Using the app is generally a seamless experience.
Suppose you are looking for a stylish and minimalistic electric car charger. In that case, the Easee could be a worthy option to consider, especially with the convenience of using it as either a tethered charger or an untethered one. However, you may encounter some connectivity issues. Still, some other charges with better connectivity have either an overall less elegant design and a sluggish app or feel old-fashioned. In short, it all comes down to what’s essential for you.