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HyperVolt Charge Points [megathread]

markgyork

Member
Sep 6, 2021
33
35
York
Had our (white) Hypervolt installed this week; hoping I made the right colour choice as some of the all black pics I've seen here look brilliant. Absolutely made up with the charger and the finish that our installers were able to achieve.

Oh, and no issues with the charger/charge port locking incorrectly.

Total cost was £755 all in including the OLEV grant.
 
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Ikin

New Member
Aug 8, 2021
3
2
Uk
I have been having a few issues connecting my Hypervolt Charger plug as mentioned in other posts. The car tries to lock the plug but it takes several attempts (4 or 5) before it locks on. Once locked it charges with no problem. I raised the issue with Hypervolt who said that the issue is linked to a changed spec implemented by Tesla which affects some M3s - mine is a M3 SR+ MIC collected on 4th Sept. To their credit, they agreed to replace the cable and plug with a new one with a slightly different design (the latch holes appear marginally different). The cable arrived within 48 hrs of raising the issue and the electrician will be swapping it over next week - all at no cost to me. I am really impressed with the standard of customer care received from Hypervolt.
 

Casss

Member
Aug 6, 2021
19
4
Dorset
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Black Hypervolt just installed - guys at Morrell EV did a great job. Very pleased with how clean they managed to install it (inside and out).

Loving the charger so far - very easy to set up and has worked flawlessly. Hypervolt just need to sort out the tarrif stuff in their app (apparently going to be sorted by the end of the year) and they’ll be one of best offerings out there (in my humble opinion 😙)

We’ve had it doing it’s nightclub impression and the Union Jack pattern (which actually looks a bit like the tricolour too sometimes so was turned off just in case to avoid potential embarrassment - sacre bleu!)
 

Pants

Member
Jun 13, 2021
16
1
Ancient County Palatine
I see the rotary switch for ALM can be set to indicate no CT clamp is installed. This would be useful for me because I wouldn’t need to add a data cable to the 6mm cable that is already in place. Load monitoring is a great idea, but I have a 100A fuse and no electric cooker or electric shower so my usage is fairly minimal. I’m sure I can manage without ALM.
 

Casss

Member
Aug 6, 2021
19
4
Dorset
I see the rotary switch for ALM can be set to indicate no CT clamp is installed. This would be useful for me because I wouldn’t need to add a data cable to the 6mm cable that is already in place. Load monitoring is a great idea, but I have a 100A fuse and no electric cooker or electric shower so my usage is fairly minimal. I’m sure I can manage without ALM.
Doesn’t load monitoring also protect your charger and your car though?
 

tsh2

Member
Aug 27, 2019
305
91
Cambridge, UK
Can't say i'm that worried about the reliability of SSD's these days. You're right though - I've read the TechCrunch article and there are physical access concerns about various smart chargers. Personally, as with any IoT or networked device, my feeling is that if the pros outweigh the cons, you just ring fence devices that are more vulnerable. The tradeoff is worth it to me as I'll separate the unit from the rest of our home network. Those points considered, the risk is low really. People who don't have the time to get into those details are IMO far far more likely to be phished for their network credentials anyway than have any kind of physical attack on their home. Just my two pence worth!
The issue is that without any secure storage, there can't be any secrets on the device. Not just your network credentials but access to the cloud services too. Secure storage on dedicated IoT devices is pretty standard.
 

Casss

Member
Aug 6, 2021
19
4
Dorset
The issue is that without any secure storage, there can't be any secrets on the device. Not just your network credentials but access to the cloud services too. Secure storage on dedicated IoT devices is pretty standard.
What cloud services would be accessible through the device if it’s ringfenced?
 

Adopado

Active Member
Aug 19, 2019
4,319
3,259
Scotland
Doesn’t load monitoring also protect your charger and your car though?

I can't think how it would protect the charge point and car. It's just to save your overall mains supply from tripping out. It benefits the charge point in that it can continue charging (albeit at a lower speed) rather than stopping completely should the supply trip out.
 

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