Humax enters the UK EV charging market with new home charger

Humax has entered the EV charging market in the UK. Best known for its digital TV recorders and smart home devices, South Korea-based Humax has a 35-year heritage in manufacturing and the automotive mobility sector, with an extensive portfolio covering smart parking, fleet management, shared mobility and electric vehicle charging – serving a global customer base.

The company is extending its smart EV charging solutions into Europe with an initial launch in the UK, backed by a comprehensive customer support infrastructure.

The first product to be announced is the Humax ECORD 7.4kW Home Charger. It is designed for easy installation – either wall-mounted or on a pedestal – and the EV charger is constructed for durability and combines a subtle and sleek form factor with simple operation. Charging sessions can be controlled manually or via the Humax ECORD app.

Installation and support, due to be announced later this month, will be provided by a dedicated partner, who will deliver a seamless survey, installation and post-installation support service to Humax customers across the UK. Clients buying a Humax ECORD charger will be able to select a home installation service as part of the online purchasing journey on the Humax ECORD website.

Straightforward to operate, users can register their device using a QR code and complete the set-up using the Humax ECORD Mobile App. Charging can be activated using the RFID card swipe, plug and play or via the app. The status of the charging session is clearly shown on the front LED indicator and in the app.

Energy consumption costs can be reduced by setting a preferred charging schedule. The Humax ECORD app will learn the driver’s usage patterns and track their charging history. If the charger has more than one user, multiple profiles can be created in the app, allowing them to share usage history and be notified when the charge point is ready.

The Humax ECORD is also solar compatible, allowing excess solar energy from home PV systems to charge the owner’s vehicle. The ‘Solar’ mode allows owners to charge from the electricity generated from their PV panels, whereas the ‘Solar and Grid’ mode enables users to make the most of any solar energy while topping up from the grid to ensure the vehicle is fully charged when needed.

Furthermore, the ECORD charger comes with a pre-set feature for charging outside peak hours, enabling owners to achieve better supply balance while benefitting from lower energy rates. ECORD is also OZEV approved, allowing UK customers to apply for a £350 grant towards installation, where applicable.

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