Schneider EV Charger – An Independent Review of the EVlink Home

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Note: Solar Choice has no affiliation with any EV Charging company and is here to offer an honest review for anyone looking to buy an EV Charger in Australia.

Company Overview

Schneider Electric, founded in 1836 by brothers Eugène and Adolphe Schneider in France, initially focused on construction, steel production, and shipbuilding before venturing into the electricity market by 1891. 

The company evolved into a global supplier of electrical and industrial automation solutions post the acquisition of Télémécanique in 1981, serving sectors like Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure, and Industry with products for energy efficiency and sustainability such as EV chargers. 

Although the precise inception date of their EV charger manufacturing is not clear, a notable milestone was on September 19, 2022, when they launched the world’s first EV charger capable of connecting to a Home Energy Management System in Australia, indicating their active involvement in the EV charging solutions sector by that time​

The EVlink Home Charging Station is a single-phase charger with 7.3kW and 3.7kW charging options. It’s also available untethered or tethered with a 5m cable. For remote operation with the Wiser Home app, you will need the “Smart” version.

Beyond the 2 single-phase options we’ve compared below, Schneider also have a range of 3-phase chargers.

Product NameEVlink Home 3.7kWEVlink Home 7.3kW
Product Image
Price (Approx. AUD price RRP inc. GST)$1,350$1,500
RatingSingle phase – 16A 3.7kWSingle phase – 32A 7.4kW
Country of manufactureChinaChina
EV compatibilityAll type 2All type 2
Enclosure dimensions409 x 282 x 148 mm409 x 282 x 148 mm
Weight4.5 kg4.5 kg
VentilationNot Required.Not Required.
Operating Temperature-30˚C to 50˚C-30˚C to 50˚C
Charge cable length(Optional) 5m(Optional) 5m
Solar self-consumption optimisation?NoNo
Internet connection?Yes (Smart Option Only)Yes (Smart Option Only)
OCPP CompatibleYes (Smart Option Only)Yes (Smart Option Only)
App controlWiser AppWiser App
IP ratingIP-55IP-55
Warranty (years)2 Years2 Years
DatasheetEVlink Home 3.7kWEVlink Home 7.3kW

What We Like About This Schneider EV Charger

Sleek Looking Construction

The charger’s sleek design blends well with modern home setups, reflecting Schneider Electric’s professional craftsmanship​.

Renowned Brand

With over 150 years of trading, Schneider’s long-standing reputation in the electrical industry instils trust and reliability in its EV charger offerings​​.

Schneider “Wiser” Smart Home Integration

This EV charger seamlessly integrates with the Schneider “Wiser” smart home system, allowing real-time monitoring and control over EV charging through the Wiser App​.

With a 4.6/5 rating from 1.2k reviews, the Wiser Home App seems to be hitting the mark with its customers.

Key Features of the Schneider EV Charger

Dynamic Load Balancing

The EV Charger can monitor the total power consumption of the home and adjust the charge speed of the charging device in real-time to prevent any overloading of the power supply.

Built-in Protection

Features built-in protection against residual direct current and a red push-button for emergency stops.

How Much Does a Schneider EV Charger Cost?

The EVlink Home 7.3kW Charging Station is priced at around $1,500 plus installation.

Pros and Cons

Compatible with OCPP 1.6, so it can connect with 3rd party applications and software.No integration with solar systems to utilise surplus solar power to minimise charging costs
One of the biggest and most trustworthy brands in the EV Charging marketComparatively short 5m cable with the tethered option may not suit, depending on the location of your charge
Well-priced EV chargerIP55 weatherproof rating means it must be installed indoors


Installation should be performed by a qualified electrician and typically takes a few hours. The can be additional time and costs required if you are looking at a ground-mounting charger, or there is not an easy cable pathway from your main switchboard.

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Schneider’s warranty offer for Australian EV Charger customers

The warranty starts from the invoice date and lasts for 1 year for both domestic and commercial use. This is generally one of the shortest warranty offers on the market. Many EV chargers come with 2 years or 3 years.

The warranty offer for Schneider’s EVlink products was quite difficult to find. Refer to “Warranty Period” definition in section 2 of their Australian terms of sale document.

Should I Buy a Schneider EV Charger?

The EVlink is manufactured by one of the most trustworthy brands in the electrical industry, so you are in safe hands. The main downsides of the EVlink relate to its ability to integrate with a solar system and the short warranty period.

If that is not an issue for you, then we believe the Schneider EVlink charger represents an excellent value charging solution for your EV. 

Jeff Sykes