Customer Support

For URGENT technical issues you may be experiencing at the stations, please phone 0800 2 CHARGE (0800 224-274).  This phone is monitored after hours by our small team on a roster basis.

Click here to read about our current network status.

Our office is open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, and we welcome your general enquiries by email or phone during these times.  Alternatively, check our FAQ’s page to see if your question has already been answered there.

1. Connect Plug to Car
Ensure your EV is switched off before proceeding. Icon (1) flashes when the unit is available for use. After plugging the cable into your EV, the RFID and STOP buttons will be highlighted.

2. RFID Card Activation
Swipe your RFID fob over this area for 3 seconds until the MAX/80% and START buttons begin flashing rapidly.

3. MAX or 80%
Toggle button (3) to select a maximum or 80% charge amount. If not pressed, it defaults to 80% charge.

Push the blue button to start a charging session. This will time-out if not pushed within 3 minutes. If this happens, replace the cable and start again.

Push to stop the charging session at any time. If you used your RFID fob, then you will need to swipe this again before pressing stop.

6. Return Plug to Charger
Icon (6) flashes to indicate that the charging session is complete and the plug should be returned to the plug holder.

7. Not in Service
Icon (7) will light up when the charger is not in service.

8. Locked Symbol
Lit when a charging session is in progress and the interface panel is locked.

9. Charging Indicator
The blue panel lights up when the station is active.

10. LED Information Display
The LED screen displays minutes connected on the left; the centre toggles between battery percentage during charge, andtotal dollars spent; and on the right is kilowatt hours delivered.

In the unlikely case of emergency, press the red Emergency Stop Button at base of station to shut down and secure the DC Fast Charger.

If you need help with our chargers and can’t get through on the phone, the following checklist may be of assistance:

1. Ensure you have a compatible vehicle and have opened an account with

2. Error Code 22: Ensure your car is turned off (or in park for some models). You can usually turn it back on after charging has started.

3. If the station is not responding as you’d expect, it may have timed out. Our chargers time-out after 180 seconds of inactivity. Hang the cable up and start again.

4. If the charger is counting down or none of the icons are lit, the machine may be resetting itself after a communications error. Please hang up the cable and wait until the countdown is finished and the lights come back on.

5. If the “Not in Service” icon is lit, please phone 0800 2 CHARGE.

6. If the cables are damaged or missing, please phone 0800 2 CHARGE. Do not attempt to use the machine.

7. If there is an emergency, such as a fire, push in the red emergency button to shut down and secure the charger. When it is safe, please phone 0800 2 CHARGE and do not attempt to restart the machine.

8. Error Code 188: E-STOP.
If the Red Emergency Button is pushed in, the screen will display E-S⌉OP. Please check the machine is not damaged and if no problem seems obvious, turn the emergency stop button to the right until it pops out. The charger will begin a countdown while it performs a self-diagnostic check. This will take 5 minutes.

9.  If you need to stop your charge before it has finished, wave your key fob over the wi-fi symbol, and press the green Stop button. You may simply press the stop button if you activated your charge remotely (without a key fob.) If you are still having trouble stopping the charging session, please phone 0800 2 CHARGE and we can remotely stop the charge for you. Please don’t push the e-stop button, unless you cannot get hold of us. If you do, please reset it before you leave.

For all other error codes, please phone 0800 2 CHARGE.

Current Network Status

Palmerston North ChargeNet Charger: A fault has occurred with this charger and we are experiencing a delay in fixing this. In the meantime, the station can be used, but the button panel does not appear to be functioning correctly and users cannot start and stop a charge with their RFID fobs. We have set the 80%/Max to default to 100% and turned the Remote Start on.  Users will HAVE to use the website to ‘START’ a charge at all, or call 0800 2 CHARGE for a remote start. It will then start immediately when they plug in.  They may also need to ask us to “STOP” the charge too.  Using the eStop to ‘fix’ the machine will have no effect at all other than holding them up for 5 minutes. We apologise for this inconvenience.

Northwood New World. This station needs to be reset by an electrician and this will need to wait until after Easter. The closest DC station is at Moorhouse Ave at the Z Station.

Timaru is back online now.

There are no other known issues at our stations.

ChargeNet Stations likely to be completed in April 2017 are:
  1. Turangi
  2. Cambridge
  3. Upper Hutt
  4. Geraldine
  5. Taupo (May)
  6. Waiouru (May)
The latest additions to the ChargeNet NZ network are situated in:
  1. Warkworth, New World
  2. Raumanga, McDonalds
  3. Te Awamutu
  4. Porirua
  5. Greymouth
  6. Balclutha
  7. Kaikoura

CCS Standard Switchover progress.
The following stations have been switched from CCS-Type 1 to CCS-Type 2:

  1. Christchurch: Northwood New World
  2. Timaru
  3. Invercargill
  4. Balclutha
  5. Waimate
  6. Christchurch: Moorhouse Z Station
  7. Greymouth
  8. Wellington: Vivian Street Z Station
  9. Otaki
  10. Palmerston North, i-site
  11. Mangaweka
  12. Warkworth, New World
  13. New Plymouth