Energy will always be a key resource. More and more households are relying on renewable energy and now the use of electric vehicles is gaining pace. The EV revolution is no longer something for the future – it’s here. We’re seeing it properly now thanks to the continuously increasing number of new models from major car manufacturers entering the Australian market and the eager adoption from the public.
Easily integrate your EV charger into your home with the IQ Solar, the worlds first smart home EV charger to incorporate Solar, Load management and APP-based controls in one package. No need to buy expensive extra modules or have complex installs.
The Ocular Charging solution is more than just a charging station. Our range comes with intelligent integrations and industry-leading features and communication standards. This allows you to not only charge, but also control and understand your energy usage. This way, Ocular provides the perfect solution to any EV problem whether residential, public, or commercial. Australian owned and developed the Ocular IQ Solar is the absolute benchmark in solar charging.
Please take a moment to read through our FAQ’s in the datasheet section to ensure you understand exactly how the product works to ensure it’s right for your home.
Before purchasing, please take some time to read our FAQ’s which will help you understand the capabilities of the Ocular IQ Solar. Due to updates, these FAQs apply to the newest models sold after 1st July 2023.
Power. In your hands
Start, stop and schedule your charging sessions all from the palm of your hand. Monitor energy usage and manage access to your electric vehicle charger using our iOS & Android smartphone app. Track and adjust power consumption from your fingertips.
Do you have Solar Panels on the roof or are planning to add some in the future? The Ocular IQ can charge using solar panels to decrease your charging costs and utilise green energy to charge your electric car. Solar charging your electric car in multiple modes with any solar panel or invertor brand
The system works by using CT clamps to measure the solar generation of the home and then match the charging speed to take advantage of solar rather than exporting to the grid.
This essentially allows your vehicle battery to become a solar sponge and importantly reduces your cost of charging. We help ensure your EV is charged fast, safely, and with the lowest carbon emissions.
What does each charging mode do? Fast, Solar Assist or Solar Only.
The Ocular IQ Solar Wallbox is designed to offer flexibility through three (3) charging modes: For solar charging our preferred mode is solar assist as it always ensures a baseline load + excess solar.
In this mode, the vehicle will be charged at maximum power. This power can come from a renewable energy source or the grid. If you have set a current limit on the schedule or by the electrician during installation that will determine maximum power.
Solar Assist: (Recommended Solar Mode)
This mode will charge your EV at a minimum of 6 Amps plus any excess solar produced. If solar production is low, power will be drawn from the grid. This is the preferred solar mode, particularly on cloudy days or when you have a smaller solar system. This will ensure a continuous charge plus any excess solar that your home generates.
This mode charges your EV only when excess solar is produced. Please note a minimum excess of 7 Amps is required to use this mode so that the integrity of your vehicle’s battery is protected. If the solar production drops below 6 Amps the charging will pause and then restart after ~2-3 minutes of excess solar above 7 Amps.
We recommend this mode when you have a clear excess of solar power produced. Use Solar Assist when your production is low or intermittent.
Safe – Power Balancing
The Ocular IQ has energy balancing for energy restricted homes especially in the hot Australian summer. The Ocular IQ senses energy limitations in your home and adjust your charging speed to avoid overloading your electrical supply.
Utilising CT clamps the Ocular IQ senses a home’s available electricity. It can read the incoming feed to the building, take into account the building energy usage and calculate a final amount of power that is then distributed to the charger.
The IQ Solar reads the power feed every second and reduces the power output when other home appliances, such as a water heater, air condition systems are turned on. Once the water heater is turned off, the charger will automatically read the available power and increase the power output to the maximum available level. This gives you the maximum charging speed without tripping your homes power.
Can I use my own installer?
If you wish to use your own installer, they must be a fully qualified electrician. Ocular cannot be held responsible for any issues or failures of any products caused by the installation process or from a result of an incorrect set up and configuration. We highly recommend you engage one of our trained and authorised installers to ensure the unit is connected correctly the first time. Free training is available for electricians here
Tech Specifications – See Datasheet for more information
- OCPP 1.6J, 2.01 Integration
- 2.8 Inch LED Screen for real-time charging data and driver feedback
- Wifi / Ethernet Modbus
- 7 KW, 32Amp, Single Phase Configurable Power
- Universal & 5m Tethered Cable options
- Wall or pole mounted for convenience.
- RFID Access
- MID Meter
- Indoor and Outdoor Rated
- 2 Year Warranty
- Compatible with all-electric vehicles and models including Audi, BMW, BYD, EQC, Holden, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, KIA, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mini, MG, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Polestar, Porsche, Renault, Rivian, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo
- Robust, space-saving housing – D160 x W288 x H390mm
- Current Transformer (CT) clamps included to measure excess solar output.- Long 20m cable to reach from your charger location to the distribution board.
– 100A maximum rated current and 16mm maximum cable size fits most residential installations.
– For the 3 Phase charger, 3 clamps are included, and on single phase, only one clamp is included.
What happens when I have a stationary home battery?
For the most part, any excess solar produced by the system will be absorbed by the battery. The Ocular IQ Solar modes work by using a CT Clamps to understand what you are exporting out to the grid. You may find that the home battery is absorbing most of your excess solar generated first and so what’s going out to the grid is minimal. Despite this, it’s fine to still install a charger, but you may find the solar assist mode is the best mode as it draws a small amount from the grid/battery when no excess solar is being produced. If there is excess solar available, it can then utilise the available excess solar that the battery is not taking.
Ocular is 100% Australian Owned and Operated
Founded by Australian EV Charging Pioneers the Ocular brand succeeds because of the substantial knowledge in electronics manufacturing gained through years of experience in EVSE installation. Since the early introduction of EVs in Australia the Ocular Charging team has been providing solutions across all scales, applications, and business types. Moreover, our expertise in safety technology and in the area of payment solutions constantly influences development which makes it possible to fulfill a wide range of business outcomes through our infrastructure.
Keep this in mind when installing:
For your safety, the installation must only be carried out by a licensed and qualified electrician familiar with Australian industry standards and is fully responsible for the installation Ocular cannot be held responsible for any issues or failures of any products caused by the installation process or from a result of an incorrect set up and configuration. Free training is available for electricians here.