That is a fair point on the granny chargers. They are all different. We didn't have a heat issue with the one on the leaf and the one on the ioniq 5, the tech had moved on. The charge rate was selectable on the granny charger transformer . That was a pleasant surpriseopenspaceman wrote: ↑Sat Dec 23, 2023 5:56 pmHi Beau how are you doing?
Granny charger may well do for a start but my experience charging my daughter's car was that the plug got hot. If I do it again I think I'd use a 16A CEE plug and get the car closer to the socket, failing that find an old fashioned 3 in plug with solid brass terminals.
The real advantage of an EV is to do with smart charging and without a smart meter you won't be able to take advantage of the best trariffs for off peak charging and daytime exporting.
My daughter managed to run the house and her car from March to October on Solar PV with 6kW installed PV and a 10kWh home battery but I cannot remember if you have a battery and inverter . The thing to be wary of with a Zappi is it needs connecting in as a separate consumer unit from the house consumer unit to prevent it parasitising the house battery (for which the work arounds are a faff otherwise).
We had the leaf for a couple of years with no issue and by necessity charged every day. There may also be onboard vehicle limitations and also wiring variables in homes. Defo worth looking out for on early ownership.