Device to charge EV only when solar panel are producing?

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vnet
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Device to charge EV only when solar panel are producing?

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Hi,

I am currently looking at purchasing my first EV. I have just installed my solar panel and wanted to know if there is any plug device that is allowing to charge the EV when the solar panels are producing?

Thanks,

Vincent
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Re: Device to charge EV only when solar panel are producing?

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I do this with an OpenEVSE.

OpenEVSE has WiFi and out of the box supports charging from Solar excess.

However, I did have to do some work with my solar system to install a MQTT broker and link the (Enphase) system to it.

The OpenEVSE supports several schemes including MQTT.

Here's a link to my previous posts about the device:

viewtopic.php?f=57&t=5765&p=80404&hilit=openevse#p80404

Note that there have been several new software releases since this.

I believe the ZAPPI is also capable of similar things.

Regds,
Dave
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Re: Device to charge EV only when solar panel are producing?

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@doggy thanks a lot
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Re: Device to charge EV only when solar panel are producing?

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Yeah Zappi, OpenEVSE and the upcoming EO Mini Pro 2 can do that.
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