Easee One Charger Review
Sleek, modern and elegant is just some of the names we’d use to describe the Easee One.
Made from a Scandinavian company, it looks outstanding but what is its functionality like
In this Easee One Charger review, we look at its specification, features and whether it’s value for money.
Let’s get started…
Pros & Cons
- Beautiful design
- Tethered and Untethered combined
- Integrated E Sim
- No solar intergration
What Is The Easee One?
The Easee is a wonderfully designed charging point with a whole host of superb features. The first is being able to charge up to 3 electric cars from one power source, this is due to its ability to have three robot units on one fuse.
It’s a single-phase charger with a charging speed of 7.4kW which is faster than most. This sort of output is reliable and you also get a three year warranty to ensure you are covered for any issues.
Charging is simple and easy with this brand and the app is also useful with the data and information it provides. The locking port allows the Easee to work as tethered and untethered and it comes with an RFID control.
With this port, you will have a solid home charger that is sturdy, reliable and great to look at. There’s not a lot that we can fault about the Easee!
It’s not the smallest tethered charger on the market, but it does a great job at showing how you can maximise space on the side of your home. With its unique shape, colour and style, the Easee is certainly a model that is aesthetically pleasing.
It has a sloped front and the casing is matte black which gives it that professional look. There is a small LED light strip on the front, right down the centre of the charger, this indicates what mode your charger is in. Depending on what you want to set up and do, there is a touch button for the different manual controls.
The Easee is certainly different in the respect is doesn’t have a screen like other vehicle charging systems, but its simplicity makes it quite appealing.
Based on our firsthand experience, one of the biggest advantages without a doubt is the ability to run this charger tethered or untethered at the click of a button. This is possible because of the lockable cable mount that is within the charger. So whichever you prefer, you get the choice of both which is a fantastic addition.
Similar to all chargers, the Easee One is durable and solid. It never feels as if it’s going to come off the wall and this is in part because it’s made of plastic and the build quality is very good. Weak flimsy chargers will move slightly when you use them, this one doesn’t do that at all.
There’s not much to moan about with the design, it’s well constructed and pleasing on the eye which is all you can ask for. You are unable to wrap the cable around the unit due to its shape of it but you can buy a cable holder separately from Easee themselves or somewhere else.
One of the reasons the installation is such as smooth process with this model is because it includes an integrated open PEN conductor protection and integrated RCD Type-B protection. This means no earthing rod is required and it’s compatible across a number of networks including TT, TN-S, TN-C and TN-C-S.
The Easee can deliver 7.4kW power through a single phase 32A. It will predominately be used as a single charging unit, but you can also be used to charge up to three EV’s by being paired with other robot units, which in turn then piggyback off the same fuse.
You can fuse up to 40A on the circuit, as long as the current does not go above 10kA on the maximum short circuit. The main unit feed power through to the robots which then work as secondary units. It’s quite unusual for a homeowner to have three electric cars but even if you were to have two, its a handy feature.
If overflow occurs the Type B RCD which is already integrated into the unit will switch the current off. The charger does come with a backplate that is already configured with all the terminals in place. After that, its a case of wiring it up.
Once complete you need to set up the WiFi and the charger has its own WiFi source due to the integrated eSIM. To connect your smartphone to the electric vehicle charging unit, you hold the touch button down which initiates the hotspot mode on the Easee.
As with any EV charger, they are easy to install as long as you hire a qualified electrician, perhaps with previous experience. Really, they shouldn’t take any longer than a few hours to install the fully dynamic charging unit.
By using an RFID card or tag you can control charging sessions, lock and unlock the Easee and do a variety of other things. All you have to do is show the card or tag to where the LED light is located at the front and this will give you full access.
Charging Speed & Experience
When we trialled this product, we noticed that the smart charger allows you to set scheduled charging sessions and use max power modes which lets you charge to full capacity whenever you need to on this mode. To create a tethered unit, you simply lock the cable into place through the cable port and then you have a removable cable.
In terms of mileage, it charges at 7.4kW which is roughly an additional 30 miles of range per hour. If you charge at night, then it’s fine, but if you wanted to do some in the morning, you now know roughly how much mileage you’ll get in a set time period.
There is a cable hook that comes with the Easee which allows you to safely wrap your cable around it so that it’s out of the way. The Easee also has Easee Keys which are RFID tags and you can set the unit so that it only recognises those specific tags. This ensures no one else can change the settings on your unit.
Our team discovered through using the product that the cable length of the Easee is 7.5m which is longer than some of the others we have reviewed. This gives you plenty of cable to pull around or across your vehicle if need be in order to charge.
Dimensions & Specifications
- Brand – Easee
- Sockets – 1
- Colour – Blue, Grey, White, Red
- Wifi – Yes
- Wattage – 7.4kW
- Voltage – 230v
- Dimensions (without cable) – 106 x 193 x 256 mm
- Weight – 1.5kg (without cable)
Easee Charger App
The app is surprisingly good with in-depth data and it’s easy to understand. Easee has definitely put time and research into the software and not just thought about the product itself.
Once you have downloaded the app, you can connect it either through 4G or your home’s WiFi. We have seen some reviews, where people were having slight connection issues with the 4G but once they switched to the homes WiFi, these connectivity issues soon dissapeared.
It’s fast to load and the screen display is clean meaning you’re not finding it difficult to see the data you want. With the app, you can view kWh readouts, power used when charging, voltage stats and current used per unit when charging. These are just a few of the things it shows you.
When it comes to controlling the unit, you can start and stop charging, set locking for the cable, set and edit schedules and increase and decrease dynamic circuit currents. It’s definitely one of the better apps out there and you may encounter a slight issue with connectivity, but that’s a common problem across the industry.
You get an integrated eSIM when you purchase the Easee and it comes with a lifetime subscription. So instead of connecting to your home WiFi, you just connect to the hotspot from the vehicle with your smartphone.
If you live in a rural area where 4G is not ideal, the unit does allow you to setup home WiFi as well through its 2.4GHz b/g/n connection. This will give you a steady connection and allow you to get full use of the app.
There are a variety of status lights with this model, below are what you can expect to see:
- White light at the bottom – Standby
- Solid white light – car connected
- Flashing white light – charging in progress
- Blue solid light – smart charging enabled
- Blue flashing light – smart charging in progress
- White slow flashing light – RFID tag authentication
- White quick flashing light – RFID tag received
- Red light – Error
- Red light with sounds – broken PEN or wiring fault
- Red flashing light – unusual temperature, charger in safety mode
- White flashing light only near the bottom – robot searching for master unit
- Yellow flashing light – the charging robot needs configuring
Are Easee Vehicle Charging Systems Solar Compatible?
Even though the Easee one is intelligent and adapts most features, it, unfortunately, does not benefit from charging through a solar power system.
Advantages & Disadvantages
- Design – A drop-dead gorgeous smart charger which doesn’t look out of place on your home
- Ability to Charge 3 EV’s – This is something very special and if you own more than one EV, you should definitely consider it.
- Tethered & Untethered – Usually you have to pick one, not with this unit, you have the ability to switch between the two.
- Integrated eSIM – The eSIM gives you a lifetime subscription where you can use 4G to connect the app to the car.
- No solar integration – This is the only thing missing and something that a lot of owners now look for as they want to maximise the use of there panels and recoup some of that money spent on installation back quicker
Is an Easee charger worth it?
If your looking for a reliable and stylish unit, the Easee is definitely worth it, it does everything required for an electric car charger.
Do Easee EV chargers need an earth rod?
No, the Easee does not need an earth rod as it has built in PEN conductor protection.
We would have to give this model a solid 9.2/10. After putting it to the test, we found everything worked very well and unlike other reviews, the app is a fantastic part of the whole product. It’s been beautifully designed and is very robust and durable, strong enough to withstand a lot.
It charges at a steady output and the best feature is the way in which it can let you charge up to three electric vehicles at once, this is something very unique.
With that in mind, if this isn’t the EV charger for you, we have loads more different EV charger brands and posts we’d love to share with you for you to read. You can also decide for yourself which are the top rated EV chargers by comparing them against each other on this page.