Easee Launches Charge Lite
The first member of our new product series is designed for households with one to two EVs.
We’ve finally released the first model in the line of next-generation Easee products. Easee Charge Lite is a cost-effective, stylish charging box that can withstand sleet, wind, freezing temperatures, sideways rain, and other weather phenomena commonly experienced in the Nordic region.
One of the most requested new features in Charge Lite is the ability to control the charger without being connected to the internet. This will be enabled by a software update soon. Once in place, you can easily connect to the charging box via Bluetooth, and start/stop charging, check charging speed, and lock/unlock the charging cable without going through the cloud.
Charge Lite is backward compatible with existing Easee products. This means it fits into the old back plates and can use accessories such as the Easee Equalizer.
If you combine Lite with Equalizer, you get full dynamic load and phase balancing. This means the charger always knows how much electricity is being used in the household and adjusts the charging speed accordingly. This is valuable if you have a low capacity main fuse and don’t want to risk losing power when turning on the stove while the car is charging.
With the Equalizer, you can also instruct Charge Lite to charge only on solar power, if you have solar panels and want to power your car with 100% off-grid energy.
11 kW/7.4 kW
Charge Lite is designed for those looking for a user-friendly, safe, and fast charging box, and who have one to two cars in the household. The maximum charging capacity is set at 11 kW when three phases are in use, and 7.4 kW when charging on a single phase. This matches the maximum capacity of most electric cars on the market today.
Easee has chosen to launch Charge Lite with the requirement of an external Type A ground fault protection. This has been done to release an approved and marketable product as quickly as possible. In parallel with this, an extensive testing program is ongoing with the independent, accredited test laboratory TÜV Rheinland, where we are working to obtain the approvals required to launch our next and more advanced products without this requirement
“Our goal with Charge Lite was to create a cost-effective and forward-looking charging box with all the essential features for households with one to two electric cars. We have data showing that very few electric car owners charge at home with more than 11 kW,” says Easee product manager, Caroline Vorpenes.
Big sister right around the corner
Charge Lite will be followed by Charge Core, which will be released in the fourth quarter of this year.
Charge Core has more power than Lite, with a maximum charging speed of up to 22 kW, support for multiple charging boxes on the same circuit, and a broader range of features. It will also not require an external Type A.
This makes it well suited for expanding existing Easee Charge/Ready sites. However, there’s nothing wrong with choosing Charge Core even for smaller households if you are among those who “just have to have the high-end model”.
Following closely behind Charge Core is Charge Max, Easee’s first MID-certified charging box. It is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2024.
We will provide more detailed information about both Core and Max as the launch approaches.