Enphase IQ EV charger now available to U.S. solar installers

Enphase EV chargers

Enphase Energy announced the availability of the Enphase IQ EV Charger in the United States and Canada late last week. The IQ EV Charger is WiFi-enabled, includes smart control and monitoring capabilities, and, maybe most importantly, it seamlessly integrates with Enphase’s solar and battery system.

“As more and more consumers make the switch to electric vehicles, they’re looking for smart solutions to reliably charge their vehicles at home without increasing their energy bills,” said Dale Rolph, director of business development at Pacific Sun Tech. “Enphase is pushing the envelope on total home energy management with the introduction of the IQ EV Charger, which gives homeowners more control over when and how their vehicles are charged to provide maximum cost savings.”

This “all-weather” lineup of Enphase EV chargers includes hardwired or plug-in options with a wide range of power configurations. The Wi-Fi-enabled IQ EV Chargers come in multiple power levels ranging from 32 amperes to 64 amperes and are equipped with a J1772 connector for universal compatibility.

Fast charging options are available, providing up to 31 and 61 miles of range per hour and resulting in a full charge for EVs overnight.

Why does the WiFi matter? The new Wi-Fi-enabled charger means homeowners can access their EV charger directly from their phone or personal device and monitor and control it from the Enphase app.

Cool charging options | The EV charger can also charge directly from solar energy generated at home. Homeowners with Enphase Energy Systems can direct the renewable solar energy they generate on their roof or store in their battery to charge their EV.

In addition, homeowners can customize scheduling to maximize energy cost savings. Pre-set an EV to charge from the grid when electricity rates are cheapest.

“As a solar contractor that has installed Enphase microinverters for my customers since 2009, I’m glad to see the IQ EV Chargers join Enphase’s product ecosystem,” said Louis Woofenden, owner and engineering director, Net Zero Solar. “I was excited to try out this improved smart charger on the Enphase platform with ClipperCreek heritage. It’s so helpful to be able to easily schedule charge times, manually start and stop charging my EV, and monitor my EV energy use – all from the Enphase App on my phone. My customers will love it.”

The impact-resistant design and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) 4-rated enclosure make them reliable for daily use in most weather conditions. All of Enphase’s EV charging solutions are safety certified by ETL and include an industry-leading 5-year limited warranty along with 24/7 customer support from Enphase.

“The IQ EV Charger is a versatile product that offers our customers a wide range of options for power configurations and charging speeds to suit their individual needs – all with the unparalleled durability and reliability they have come to expect from Enphase products,” said Matt Young, CEO at Revolution Solar. “In addition, the integration with the Enphase App gives homeowners the flexibility to control how their homes and vehicles are powered 24/7 and helps ensure peace of mind their vehicles will be fully charged when needed.”

“We are excited to further our total home energy management offering with the new IQ EV Charger and offer a one-stop-shop for installers and homeowners,” said Jayant Somani, vice president and general manager, digital business unit at Enphase Energy. “Installing an EV charger with a solar and battery system simply makes sense and can reduce overall installation costs. By choosing Enphase, homeowners will know they’re getting some of the highest-quality and innovative products in the market to help meet their energy needs.”

Installers and distributors in North America can order the new IQ EV Charger immediately, with production shipments expected later in the month. North American consumers can now buy the Enphase IQ EV Charger directly from the Enphase Store.

— Solar Builder magazine

[source: https://solarbuildermag.com/inverters/enphase-iq-ev-charger-now-available-to-u-s-solar-installers/]


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