With full 40 amp capacity, charges most EV batteries within 3 to 4 hours. Output can be reduced if desired. Companion smartphone app tracks charging rate and other stats. Once installed, is fairly intuitive to use. Long charging cord.
Most owners will need to run a 50 amp circuit to the charger’s install point – or charge at a reduced 20 amp rate if their circuit box is too old. Included directions are sparse. No indicator lights on unit. May not work with Mercedes B-class vehicles.
Hardwired charger that can reduce EV charging time to around 3 hours, rather than 12 to 15. Time delay can be set directly on the unit. Clear and bright charge indicator lights. At 14 feet, charger cable usually reaches EV within the garage.
Will need a professional electrician to wire to the appropriate high-amp circuit. Outer casing seems more flimsy than other brands. Included charger cord may not reach cars parked outside the garage, so consider ordering a larger cable.
Nest compatible, and companion app accurately tracks real-time charging rate, cost, and other statistics. Installation is straightforward with mounting hardware included. Installs indoors or out. Wi-Fi connection works well.
App doesn’t offer very much raw data for those who want more details. No power cord support for NEMA 14-50 outlets (recommended for NEMA 6-50). Cord length may be too short to reach cars parked outdoors.
Plugs directly into a NEMA 6-20 outlet. The 20-foot charging cord reaches from outlet to EV fairly well. Doesn’t need to be mounted, and can be carried along in the car. 240-volt capacity charges EV batteries much faster than standard 110-volt, reducing charging time by up to half.
May need to replace standard 240-volt outlet with a compatible NEMA 6-20. Limited to 16 amps, much less than fixed units in the level 2 charging range.
Sleek, thin design that can be customized with separately available skins. Easy-to-read, on-unit charge indicator and timer delay. Provides 30 amps of power, reducing EV charge time significantly.
Electrician must install a dedicated 40-amp circuit to accommodate EVSE. For indoor use only; not weather resistant. No built-in Wi-Fi or companion app. Very pricey.
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