The Solo 3 includes and exceeds all required and “optional” safety features noted in the BS
EN 61851-1 standard for electric vehicle charging. The Solo 3 is available in a universal
socketed or tethered model, with either Type 1 or Type 2 cables. The Solo 3 is available in
charging rates of either 3.6kW, 7kW or 22kW. The auto power balancing feature is not
available on the 22kW model.
The Solo 3 incorporates a simple LED user interface on the charger itself, with more
advanced operations available via the Pod Point App. A Wi-Fi connection for the charger is
required for app functionality.
A copy of the operating instructions for this charger can be found at:
Chargepoint make: Pod Point
Chargepoint model: Solo 3: S7-UC-03, S7-UCB-03, S7-2C-03, S7-1C-03, S22-UC-03, S22-2C-03
versions: Refer to the Pod Point App to see the current software
version running on your charger A30P-5.0.0
The Solo 3 is able to connect to a communications network via a local Wi-Fi network, or
where installed, a cellular data link.
The Solo 3 can respond to commands sent over the communication network to alter the allowed current limit during a charge, including pausing the charge. This mechanism allows the Solo 3 to participate in DSR services and scheduled or ‘off-peak’ charging. The LED on the front of the Solo 3 indicates its current status and users are able to schedule their charges via the Pod Point App.
Electricity supplier interoperability
The Solo 3 is not dependent on any particular electricity tariff or provider and will continue to provide all functions on any suitable power supply, including features available via the
Pod Point App. Loss of communications network access
In the event that the Solo 3 is unable to connect to the communication network, it will default to charging the vehicle when plugged-in, subject to an (up to) 600 second random
delay in some circumstances.
● the random delay is applied if a Solo 3 is energised when a vehicle is already plugged-in.
● if the communication network becomes unavailable during a paused charging session.
To ensure the owner remains in direct control, the time schedule will be ignored while the communication network is unavailable and a plugged-in vehicle will charge subject to the random delay.
Local safety systems within the Solo 3 will take priority over commands to start charging received via the communication network or the user overriding random delays, demand side response actions or default schedule settings. These are designed to prevent overloading of the circuit supplying the charger and mitigate against the risk of electric shock.