What are the different types of EV chargers?

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What are the different types of EV chargers?

EV Charger Vs Standard Socket

What are the different types of EV chargers?  You can choose from a standard socket (not recommended), a tethered EV charger or a socketed EV charger.  There are many reasons for choosing an EV charge point over a standard socket.  EV charge points are designed specifically for charging electric vehicles and provide a faster, easier and more economic solution.  Standard sockets are not designed for charging electric vehicles.  Standard sockets are not suited to the amount of power and time required to charge EV vehicles on a regular basis.  Often, outdoor sockets are not placed conveniently and extension reels should not be used due to over heating risks.

Outdoor Plug Socket

Tethered Car Charger

Tethered charge points are fitted with a long cable and connector.   These types of charge points are quick and convenient to use.

Tethered points come with either a type 1 or type 2 connection.  The required connection types must be checked before selecting a tethered charge point, as not all electric vehicles have a type 1 or type 2 connection.  Most electric vehicles made in the united kingdom carry a type 2 connection.

tethered car charger
non tethered ev charger

Non Tethered EV Charger

Socketed charge points are not fitted with a specific cable or connector.  These type of charge points are compatible with any electric vehicle.

Socketed points come with all of the advantages of a tethered charging point. However, you are not limited to a type 1 or type 2 connection.

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We only use specialist electrical products

With over 20 years of trading, Rygol Electrical Services have the knowledge and understanding to provide professional advice on which electrical products to recommend.  We are insured to use and install all major products with a liability of up to £2,000,000.

How do we install EV charging points?

A few of the brands we install

Zappi Logo
Pod Point Logo
Sync BG Logo
simpsons & partners logo
Andersen EV

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Some of the products we offer

myenergi zappi EV Charger

The Zappi by MyEnergi is perfect for home owners with solar or are thinking of this in the near future.  It can prioritize solar energy over grid energy, so you basically charge your car on sunlight.  With its built in protection there is no need for earth rods.  The unit has a smart app that works with Android or Apple devices and the tethered unit has a 7 meter type 2 lead attached.


The Pod Point Solo 3 is an upgrade on the previous Solo 2.  It comes in tethered and socketed versions and is a great product which allows you to monitor charging through a handy app, which you can also use at various charge points found in car parks throughout the country.  Working over Wi-Fi it charges up to 4 times faster than a 3 pin plug charger and gives you up to 30 miles of range per charging hour.  With its auto balancing feature you have no disruption to power supplying the rest of your home as the unit adjusts its charge rate automatically.  This means you can easily add another pod point, should you require one.

Pod Point Solo 3 EV Charger
Sync BG Logo EV Charger
SyncEV BG EVT77G EV Charger

The SyncEV BG EVT77G is a tethered 7.4Kw wall charger with Wi-Fi functionality and is the perfect new charger to start your switch to EV at home, or for mass installation at your workplace or commercial property.  The EVST77G comes from the trusted manufacturer BG and offers everything you could want in an Electric Vehicle charger in today’s market.


The Easee charger is stylish, discreet and has a fantastic design.  Its intelligent system adapts easily to all electric vehicles and power supplies.  It can be connected to two other Easee chargers on the same circuit with a built in smart monitoring system and will automatically detect what power charge is required by your vehicle.  The unit also comes with a 3 year manufacturers warranty for peace of mind.

Easee EV Charger
Hypervolt Home 2.0 7kw Home EV Charger


The Hypervolt Home 2.0 7kw AC Smart Charger comes with the following:


  • 5 meter tethered type 1 & 2 [7.5 meter opt]
  • No earth-rod
  • Built in 6mA DC RCD protection
  • Wifi & Bluetooth connectivity
  • Ozev eligible
  • 3 year warranty
  • App for control and monitoring
  • Energy tariff based charging
  • Made in Britain with local expert support
  • Free over the air software updates

The Ohme Home Pro is compact and discreet and comes with the following:


  • Interactive LCD screen
  • Scheduled charging – input a target battery percentage and add a price cap per kWh via the charger or Ohme app
  • Tethered cable – ease of connection to EV
  • Energy tariff and vehicle integration
  • Over the air firmware / software upgrades
Ohme Home Pro Home EV Charger
EO Mini Charger EV Charger

The EO Mini Charger and mini type 2 tethered are the smallest available on the market which is what is so attractive about them.  Small and unobtrusive and easy to install.  The tethered comes with a 5 meter type 2 charging lead connected to it.  It has its own built in 6mA protection and is adjustable from 16A up to 32A depending on your current set up at your property.  Manufacturers warranty is 3 years as standard and the EO mini is designed to charge all vehicles.

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Why choose Rygol Electrical Services as your electrical contractor?

Rygol Electrical Services work is tested, certified and guaranteed for 6 years.  Rygol Electrical engineers are trained to be clean and tidy respecting the working environment whether it is a building site, a busy warehouse or a newly furnished home.

Insured & approved

  • NICEIC approved company - 6 Year warranty on all works completed.
  • £5 Million public liability insurance to cover all property and contents.
  • 10 Million employers liability insurance to cover all employees in the property.

Certified & trained professionals

  • Current regulations of BS7671 
  • First aid
  • Asbestos awareness
  • Working from Height
  • Tower scaffolding
  • Safe use of power tools
  • Cherry picker licensed (IPAF)

Annual NICEIC inspections ensure that workmanship is of a safe & high standard.

Risk assessments and method statements are provided before work is carried out.


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Anita Lavis
Anita Lavis
We had intermittent problems, with our Solar Panels so we called in Rygol Electrical Services Ltd. to check them. After receiving an acceptable quote, we had them go ahead to do full maintenance check and repair. We also asked them to clean the panels and if possible to check our roof tiles as we were having problems with pigeons getting under the panels and nesting. They found a couple of tiles damaged and replaced them for us. To stop the pigeon getting under the panels they put a wire mess around the edges. The engineer who did the work, was very polite and courteous and his work was excellent from start to finish, we would highly recommend this company.. Even the scaffolding company that Rygol employed were thoughtful and carried out there work with no problems.
Ali Thorne
Ali Thorne
Would really recommend Rygol Electrical Services. Charlotte was really friendly and helpful with bookings and communication, which made the whole process easy from start to finish. Our water heater was fixed to a high quality, with lots of explanation and advice. Thank you Leon for your help!
Patrick Healey
Patrick Healey
RYGOL REVIEW Their electrician Chris Hull, arrived spot on 08:00hrs as promised, to fit a new consumer unit. Having done so, AND tested the rest of the installation, he cleared away all and any detritus caused, then reinstated wardrobe furniture etc before presenting me with the safety certificate.....and the bill, which I was content to pay. Rygol provided the most competitive of three quotes. I rate the quality of the work performed as high and would definitely recommend this company.
Jamie Willmott
Jamie Willmott
We booked the guys in for a whole house rewire and a few other smaller bits last April (2023), and were really impressed with their work. With it being a fairly large job, we initially had apprehensions over the level of disturbance we may face whilst working at home. However, we were pleasantly surprised by how minimally invasive the works were, delighted by how amenable the gang were, and how sensitive they were to our needs. They also received glowing praise from the other tradesmen we had at the time, who described Rygol's work as 'too good' and grumbled that it made them look bad in comparison - all in jest though! We have them booked in for future works and would recommend their services to anyone!
Mr Tonni
Mr Tonni
Came next day and resolved problem very effectively. Polite and reasonable price.
Dale O’Connor
Dale O’Connor
Chris replaced my consumer unit and fitted a new Zappi EV charger. He was friendly and professional and did a great job that we're really pleased with. The communication from Rygol right from the initial phone call was excellent and I felt confident in choosing them for the job. Thank you to Chris, Leon and Caroline for looking after us throughout the process.
mark baker
mark baker
Excellent service, a few issues arose but dealt with swiftly by Chris the installer
Barbara Croker
Barbara Croker
Keith was very friendly and professional. He fitted additional double sockets in three rooms and moved a TV aerial point in my lounge. He also removed TV points in two bedrooms and filled holes to make good. He re-labelled the Consumer unit that was incorrectly labelled by another electrician before I moved into this property. I am extremely pleased with all the work carried out, everything was completed to a very high standard and left extremely clean and tidy. I will certainly be using this company again and would recommend them.

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