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Fronius Wattpilot - Laden wie ich will

Fronius Wattpilot FAQs


For basic charging, all you need to do is connect the Wattpilot to the power supply and plug in your car. You can use the Solar.wattpilot app for special settings (PV optimisation, charging modes, etc.).
You can integrate the Wattpilot into a network using WLAN. If the Wattpilot is outside WLAN range, you can boost the WLAN signal using a repeater, WIFI Access Point or PowerLine adapter.
The warranty term is 2 years. 
Yes, you can do that. You can run as many Wattpilots in parallel as you like. Each Wattpilot must be individually integrated into the network. However, PV optimisation only ever works on one device.
You can use the Fronius Wattpilot to charge any electric vehicle. The type 2 socket even lets you charge vehicles with a type 1 connection. Just use the appropriate charging lead for the vehicle. 
Wattpilot Go is a mobile charging solution that you can use whenever you’re away from home.
RFID stands for “radio frequency identification”. This ID chip is used for authentication, e.g. to let you unlock the Wattpilot. The authentication step is only really important if you mount the Wattpilot in a publicly accessible place, such as an underground car park. Multiple ID chips can also be used for one Wattpilot to enable a number of different people to charge their vehicles on the same device. However, in this case the power usage will be recorded separately. 
If you have questions about the Wattpilot, you can always speak to your installer. You will also find all sorts of additional information about the Wattpilot on our website and on the Fronius YouTube channel.
The scope of supply of the Wattpilot includes the following: mounting bracket, incl. screws and rawlplugs, Wattpilot, miniature fuse, anti-theft device, reset card, ID chip and Quick Guide. The following are available as optional extras: a type 2 cable (5 m), ID chips (10 x), an extra mounting bracket and various adapter kits.
The Wattpilot is made in Austria. 

Installation and start-up

You will need to use the Solar.wattpilot app when starting up the Wattpilot for the first time. The Wattpilot must be connected to the Internet to enable various settings to be made and for remote access. 
Yes! There are no additional, recurring checks and therefore no need for any servicing.
You can simply plug the Wattpilot Go into any CEE16 or 32 socket. The Wattpilot Home needs its own permanently wired connection. Installation and commissioning by an installer is recommended for both versions, and does not take long at all.
The Wattpilot can be mounted upright indoors or outdoors. It has protection class IP 54 meaning the Wattpilot can be exposed to rain without detriment. Exposure to direct sunlight should be avoided.


You can change the charging mode either using the app or a button on the device.
No, it is not possible to do this. However, you can set it to charge to a specific power level in kWh or km, and the electric car will then be charged to this level within a defined time period.
No, the Fronius Wattpilot does not allow you to do this. 
There are two options for visualising the Wattpilot: either using the Solar.wattpilot app or alternatively Solar.web. For visualisation in Solar.web, your installer will also install a secondary Smart Meter.
No, not at all! The Wattpilot can be used with or without a PV system with the same results. However, charging will cost you less if you use electricity you produce yourself using your solar panels. 
The LEDs provide information on the charging current, the type of charging (1-phase or 3-phase), installation of an update, etc.
It is easy to switch to a variable electricity tariff. You can find detailed information on how to switch on the energy provider’s website.

As it stands, there is still no standard for intelligent charging. For this reason, there may be limitations with cost-optimized charging for certain models of car. Fronius endeavours to configure the optimal charging behaviour for every vehicle.The following models of car are affected:

  • Renault Zoe
  • Twingo
  • Kia e-Soul
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  • Citroen C-Zero
  • Peugeot iOn
  • VW ID.3 / ID.4  (Due to the charging behaviour, charging must not be interrupted) 

The selection of the car model can be found in the Solar.wattpilot app in Settings - Cost optimisation - Car.

No. The Wattpilot can also be used without a variable electricity tariff. 

All settings can also be set locally, directly by connecting to the Wattpilot’s hot spot. This is permanently open and secured with a password.The following functions are not possible without a network connection:

  • Remote app access via the internet
  • Coupling with the PV system (PV-optimised charging)• Use of flexible electricity tariffs
  • Software updates


You can download the app from the Google Play Store (Android) and the Apple App Store (iOS). 
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All information about the amount of electricity charged is displayed in the Solar.wattpilot app.

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