The Sync EV electric vehicle wall charger 7.4kW by British General (BG) is one of Ideal Electrical’s favourites and we have installed many around Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. Here’s our view of this ‘Type 2’ smart EV charger which combines compact design with easy installation and stands out with its customisable colour front fascia, adding a personal touch to its functionality.
This advanced charging solution is perfect for those seeking a blend of style, performance, and ease of use in their EV charging experience at their home or business.
Key features of the BG Sync EV electric vehicle charger.
Key features at a glance:
- 3-year manufacturer warranty.
- Quick and easy installation – with UK based technical support.
- Full Smart functionality via the Monta App and OCPP 1.6J connectivity.
- Dynamic charging – up to 7.4 kW or 22kW (32A, model specific).
- No earth rod required – integrated open PEN conductor protection.
- Safe – Integrated type A 30mA RCD with 6mA DC protection.
- Compatible with all electric and hybrid plug-in vehicles, and fully compliant with the latest Electric Vehicles (Smart Charge Points) Regulations.
- Customisable front fascia, offering the flexibility to alter its colour or shade to match individual tastes or architectural styles.
In more detail:
The BG Sync EV electric vehicle charger, with its array of advanced features, is an excellent choice for both home and commercial use. This charger is equipped with Wi-Fi and Ethernet as standard, ensuring seamless connectivity and integration with smart home systems. The Type 2 socket with auto-lock enhances security and efficiency during charging.
Interchangeable front fascias – change the colour to suit your style
Customisable front fascia: This charger stands out with its customisable front fascia, offering the flexibility to alter its colour or shade to match individual tastes or architectural styles. You can choose from traffic white, signal grey, sandstone yellow, signal red, jet back, blue grey, deep blue and racing green and are easy to swap yourself.
It’s not just about aesthetics; the charger also delivers great performance with its capacity to charge up to 7.4 kW, ensuring quick and efficient power delivery to your electric vehicle.
Ease of installation is a key focus, making it a convenient choice for many electricians in Edinburgh and in the United Kingdom. The charger meets compliance with the latest electric vehicles (smart charge points) regulations ensures it meets current industry standards. Designed for versatility, it’s suitable for both residential and commercial environments.
Additional features include two base and rear entry points for installation flexibility, full smart functionality, and OCPP 1.6J connectivity for comprehensive smart charging management.
Safety is covered with the inclusion of a Type A RCD and integrated Class C power meter. The charger is also compatible with specific EV stands and towers from BG Sync EV, offering additional installation options.
The 3-year warranty provides peace of mind and assures long-term reliability.
Compatibity – these car brands are compatible with the BG Sync EV charger:
Smart, eco-friendly and efficient home EV charging
BG SyncEV’s approach to home EV charging focuses on maximising efficiency and environmental friendliness. It prioritises the use of the most economical and eco-friendly energy.
Their system allows for scheduled start times and charging limits, ensuring your car is always ready when you are, additionally, they offer a feature to precondition your EV, warming up the cabin before your journey for added comfort and efficiency. This not only enhances your driving experience but also helps in extending the battery’s lifespan and maximising the vehicle’s range.
In addition, setting optimal charge levels contributes to better battery health and energy efficiency, as not charging to 100% is often more beneficial for the battery’s longevity.
Your home EV charging experience, BG SyncEV’s platform offers smart, convenient features:
Set and Forget: Simply set your desired readiness time; their system will communicate with your car to ensure its charged and ready.
Eco-Friendly and Cost-Efficient: Schedule charging during times when greener, cheaper energy is available, reducing both costs and CO2 emissions.
Monitor and Control: Keep tabs on your charging costs and energy use, both at home and on the go.
Flexibility at Your Fingertips: Override scheduled charging anytime with a quick tap on the boost button.
Monta offers you the ability to customise your EV smart charging experience at no extra cost. Exercise complete control over your charging point, including who can access it, when, and at what price.
Smart Community Contribution: Participate in stabilising the grid and earn rewards with BG’s power bank feature, which helps prevent blackouts by intelligently managing charging sessions.
This approach not only saves money but also lowers your carbon footprint, making EV charging at home more sustainable and community focused.
Smart charging: Set your charge-point to start charging when the energy is greenest, or the cost is lowest – save money and CO2.
Roaming: Get access to more than 200,000 publicly available charge-points. Selected charge-points can be reserved through the app.
Share & monetise your charger: Choose who can access your charger (such as members of your household or the general public), as well as the price and time restrictions for that access.
Self-healing: Your charge-points will always be up and running. The self-healing algorithm fixes bugs & errors automatically.
Charger customisation: Customise your charge-point settings to suit your needs; choose who can access your charge-point, when & at what cost.
24/7 app support: The Monta customer success team is available 24/7 to answer all your questions through chat or email.
Summary – What do IES think about the BG Sync EV Electric Vehicle Charger?
Ideal Electrical Solutions are delighted to recommend the BG SyncEV EV Wall Charger 2 7.4kW. As one of our preferred brands, this charger aligns with our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
Its ease of installation has impressed us, making it a popular choice with our team of Edinburgh based electricians. The smart and stylish design, enhanced by its customisable front fascia, not only looks great but functions really well.
The charger’s efficient Wi-Fi and LAN capabilities, coupled with its eco-friendly and energy-efficient features, make it a standout choice for our company. We recommend the BG SyncEV EV car charger for its great performance and user-friendly installation.
It’s a fantastic addition to any home or commercial property, offering reliability and advanced charging technology.
As a BG approved installer, please do let us know if you’re looking to have an EV charger installed in Edinburgh (which will take you to our EV installation page where you can send the relevant information to receive a free quote.)
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