broosth wrote:Any opinion regarding level 2 home chargers? Wirecutter.com likes the Siemens unit. Are there any good ones that are BOTH level 1 and 2? I don't want to pay for a 240v line to my carport, but a permanently mounted charger seems like a good idea. I spoke with a friend who had is charger stolen out of his driveway!
One related question: does anyone know the max charge rate for a level 2 charger?
J1772 is limited to 80Amps or 19.2kW for L2.
The Bolt is limited to 7.2 kW.
The lowest of the car's charger and the station's specifications limit the total.
7.2kW is the most common, however many public stations are 208V 30 Amp or 6.240kW. There are lots of others, some stations I have used a few times are 208V 20A or 4.160 kW.
L1 is usually 12A 1.440 kW. L1 can be 15 Amps or 1.920kW on a 20Amp circuit.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAE_J1772
Somewhat off spec, some charging cables and some cars can use an RV outlet TT30 to charge at 24A 120V which is 2.880kW.
I have a Siemens, and am generally pleased.
#49 on the LEAF 100 mile club.
Most everything around here is wet during the rainy season. And the rainy season is long.
2012 Leaf SL Red
2014 Leaf SL Red
Can't sit in a Bolt seat, hoping for better soon.
Or perhaps a Buick version? Buick Electra 225???