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Community Question

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:52 pm
by ChargePoint
Question: How did you choose your home charger (of any type), if you have one?

Re: Community Question

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:15 am
by stuartm
Recommendations on Bolt forum(s) combined with Amazon and seller's sites reviews/feedback.

Re: Community Question

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:50 am
by GetOffYourGas
I still use the 120V cord that came with the car at home.

Re: Community Question

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:22 pm
by NeilBlanchard
I got one with a wireless connection, so I can track how much electricity is used each charge.

Re: Community Question

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:09 pm
by sunnyman
was given and installed for free as part of the EV Project (2011).

Re: Community Question

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:13 pm
by winterescape
cost, availability, and various reviews I read online. I liked the appearance best of the ChargePoint EVSE but went with a lower cost option as it would be in the garage anyway...

Re: Community Question

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:16 am
by DNAinaGoodWay
Bought a Schneider online from Home Depot in 2012, still works great.

Re: Community Question

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:33 am
by mgoleta
7+ of years using just L1 on our Leaf. Addition of a Bolt this year and still using L1 for both.

Re: Community Question

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:11 am
by BillHowland
DNAinaGoodWay wrote:Bought a Schneider online from Home Depot in 2012, still works great.


I bought the first Schneider Electric wallbox in the entire northeast. 2 big problems.

1). wOULDN't work with a tesla roadster until i desensitized the 5 ma ground fault back to 20 ma. like every body else has their wallboxes set to.

2). Even though "UL Recognized", the thing overheated when charging my Roadster at 30 amps for 8 hours. I fixed it by getting rid of their dopey faston lugs and putting in box lugs... Now it runs stone cold.

To answer CP's question - even the expensive wall boxes used to give you less than useless information, so you might as well buy the cheapest thing that works.

Example: the 16 ampere overpriced LeGrande thing that came with the Fisker had 4 status lights that were always on. What was that supposed to prove?

Re: Community Question

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:35 pm
by dan2112
ClipperCreek HCS-40 for me. No bells or whistles made in the USA with great customer service from a reputable company.
I don't need a charger with wireless access or trying to phone home. I have used it previously with my Leaf and now with my Bolt - love it - it just works.