Charging with Zappi & solar panels

Faults and Technical chat for the Kia Niro
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campbep
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Post by campbep » Fri May 13, 2022 2:39 pm

Hi

I have an e-niro and my home charger is a Zappi as I have solar panels. My issue is that when the surplus from the panels falls below 1.4kw the charging pauses and doesn't re-start when there is a surplus. This means that I have to manually start charging through the UVO app every time, which gets a bit of a pain every time the sun goes behind a cloud. Is there an easy fix or solution to this?

AlanW55
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Post by AlanW55 » Sat May 14, 2022 3:41 pm

Check out eco and eco+ settings. I think you have yours set on eco+, but eco may be better as it doesn't pause. Read all this on Zappi website.
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campbep
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Post by campbep » Mon May 16, 2022 2:29 pm

Thanks, but using this setting means that it takes 1.4kw from the grid when there's no surplus solar. I either want all solar or none, I don't want to pay for daytime trickle juice.

h2onorth
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Post by h2onorth » Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:52 pm

Yes this situation interests me and surely software can be amended by kia to overcome this. Its not to asking too much for these conditions to be catered for!
Presumably if there was to be a temporary power cut at night would charging restart again what ever the Zappi setting was on?
I thought these chargers were supposed to be smart these days. Is it the car software or Zappi which does not reconnect when solar drops below 1.4kw??

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