Electric Vehicle Chargers

What good is an electric vehicle if you can’t charge the battery? Use this nifty table to help sort, narrow down, and select the best home ev charger for your needs.

When purchasing an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), also known as a charging station, it’s important to consider the following factors:

  1. Charging Speed: Determine the desired charging speed based on your vehicle’s capabilities and your daily driving needs. A level 2 evse will charge faster than a level 1.
  2. Connectivity and Smart Features: Look for Wi-Fi connectivity, smartphone integration, and scheduling options for convenience and control.
  3. Installation Requirements: Consider the electrical capacity of your home and whether professional installation is necessary.
  4. Durability and Weatherproofing: Ensure the EVSE is built to withstand outdoor conditions if it will be installed outside.
  5. Compatibility: Verify that the EVSE is compatible with your electric vehicle’s charging port and any future vehicles you may own.
  6. Safety Certifications: Choose a charging station that meets safety standards and is certified by a recognized testing laboratory.
  7. Warranty and Support: Check the warranty and available customer support to ensure peace of mind and assistance if needed.

If we’ve missed something, let us know at the bottom of this page in the comments

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Charger Cable Length Max Amps Plug / Wire Mounting Output Extras Cert
EVI Portable Charger V5 with SMART screen 18 feet 10 amp/16 amp Plug Portable Bottom 1yr warranty/Plug Adapter 395
FLO Home G5 Carbon 25 feet 30 amp Hard-wire Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 5yr warranty CSA/UL 795
WattZilla UNO: Level 2, 80 Amp EVSE 25 feet 80 amp Hard-wire Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 3.25 year (39 month) warranty/Holster/Made in USA cUL/UL 2294
JuiceBox 32 WiFi 25 feet 32 amp Plug Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 3yr warranty/Holster/Lock/SmartPhone App cUL/Energy Star/UL 619.00
Leviton EVBL2-P12 Level 2 Evr-Green Mini 12 feet 20 amp Plug Portable Bottom Holster 420.14
Leviton EVBL2-P18 Level 2 Evr-Green Mini 18 feet 20 amp Plug Portable Bottom Holster 426.73
JuiceBox 40 WiFi 25 feet 40 amp Hard-wire Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 3yr warranty/Alexa Voice Command/Holster/Lock/SmartPhone App cUL/Energy Star/UL 659.00
JuiceBox 40 WiFi 25 feet 40 amp Plug Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 3yr warranty/Alexa Voice Command/Holster/Lock/SmartPhone App cUL/Energy Star/UL 649.00
Chargepoint Home WiFi Enabled EVSE 23 feet 50 amp Hard-wire Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 3yr warranty/Alexa Voice Command/SmartPhone App cUL/Energy Star/UL 699
EVoCharge EVoInnovate Level 2 EVSE 25 feet 32 amp Plug Indoor/Outdoor/Portable Bottom 3yr warranty/Holster cUL/UL 574
MUSTART Level 2 portable EV charger 25 feet 32 amp Plug Portable Bottom Case 329
Megear Level 1 EV Portable Charger 25 feet 16 amp Plug Portable Bottom Holster 199.99
ClipperCreek HCS-30 25 feet 24 amp Hard-wire Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 3yr warranty/Holster/Lock cETL/Energy Star/ETL 622
ClipperCreek HCS-D50 25 feet 40 amp Hard-wire Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 2 Holsters/3yr warranty/Charges 2 cars cETL/Energy Star/ETL 1627
ClipperCreek HCS-D50P with NEMA 14-50 or 6-50 25 feet 40 amp Plug Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 2 Holsters/3yr warranty/Charges 2 cars cETL/Energy Star/ETL 1649
ClipperCreek HCS-D40 25 feet 32 amp Hard-wire Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 2 Holsters/3yr warranty/Charges 2 cars cETL/Energy Star/ETL 1484
ClipperCreek HCS-80 25 feet 64 amp Hard-wire Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 3yr warranty/Holster/Lock cETL/Energy Star/ETL 1066
ClipperCreek, Inc. HCS-50P with NEMA 6-50 25 feet 40 amp Plug Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 3yr warranty/Holster/Lock cETL/ETL 725
ClipperCreek, Inc. HCS-50P with NEMA 14-50 25 feet 40 amp Plug Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 3yr warranty/Holster/Lock cETL/Energy Star/ETL 725
ClipperCreek HCS-40P 6-50 25 feet 32 amp Plug Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 3yr warranty/Holster/Lock cETL/Energy Star/ETL 648
ClipperCreek, Inc. HCS-50 25 feet 40 amp Hard-wire Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 3yr warranty/Holster/Lock cETL/Energy Star/ETL 699
ClipperCreek, Inc. HCS-60 25 feet 48 amp Hard-wire Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 3yr warranty/Holster/Lock cETL/Energy Star/ETL 989
ClipperCreek, Inc. HCS-40P 14-50 25 feet 32 amp Plug Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 3yr warranty/Holster/Lock cETL/Energy Star/ETL 648
ClipperCreek, Inc. HCS-40 25 feet 32 amp Hard-wire Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 3yr warranty/Holster/Lock cETL/Energy Star/ETL 622
ClipperCreek HCS-40P 14-50 25 feet 32 amp Plug Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 3yr warranty/Holster/Lock cETL/Energy Star/ETL 648
ClipperCreek HCS-D40P with NEMA 14-50 25 feet 32 amp Plug Indoor/Outdoor Bottom 2 Holsters/3yr warranty/Charges 2 cars cETL/Energy Star/ETL 1506

99 Comments on "Electric Vehicle Chargers"

  1. Schnieder Electric EV Link


  2. All the EVSE on one page.
    I put a link on my website to this page.
    Thank you

    Great work


  3. Mike Iimura | June 18, 2013 at 6:43 am |

    The Leviton EVB40-SPT that you have shown is a plug-in type with a NEMA 6-50 plug coming out of the bottom of the unit. It is designed for surface mount, which means that it can plug into a surface mounted electrical box. The EVB40-5PT (Five, not ‘ESS’ Pee-Tee) is designed for flush mount, which means that it can plug in to a NEMA 6-50 receptacle that is recessed in a studded wall. The plug and receptacle are hidden behind the upper part of the plastic cover.

  4. But: I don’t see any inductive chargers here!

  5. The Bosch Power Xpress you have shown maxes out at 30A–its adjustable.

    • The product list wasn’t displaying multiple amperage ratings properly, but now it is. Thanks so much for letting us know!

      The link you referenced lists the Power XPress at 32 amps max, so we’ve updated to display that. If that is incorrect and it should be 30 amp maximum, let us know.

  6. What about the clipper creek HCS-40? 25ft cord with 30amps for under $600. Trumps everybody out there for length and price at 30 amps

  7. I have a Rav4 EV 2014 and need to resolve the millage issue I am having.. I find it very hard to go long distances and cannot take trips with it AT ALL.
    I need A generator / charger SAE J1772 level 2 that I can use when parked in a gastation or in a rest area that I can carry inside the back of the RAV4 EV. That will charge the car in 30 min. Please help me

    • Nick, I just got on this site, so my info may be too late for you. I think we ALL would like to have a generator in the back that could recharge us in 30 minutes. If you find something that can produce 50,000 watts of power at 500V DC I would really like to know about it. The fast chargers I have used that can push that much power are as tall as I am and are connected to a transformer that is about half the size of my Nissan Leaf. Now if Doc Brown (Back to the Future) would release the details for “Mr Fusion”, we might be in business! Please let me know if you find a really powerful generator. Cheers, Larry

    • A level 2 charger would not be able to charge a battery in 30 minutes; I think the type of quick-charging equipment you are looking for is a level 3 charger. The most common ones (that aren’t Tesla superchargers) are either CHAdeMO or SAE CCS; CHAdeMO plugs are used by the Japanese and Korean EV manufacturers, and CCS plugs are used by the German and American manufacturers. Some newer quick chargers have both types of plugs on them to support multiple vehicles. The RAV 4EV was not built with quick-charging in mind, but Tony Williams of QuickChargePower has developed a CHAdeMO retrofit for the RAV 4EV called JdeMO, which adds CHAdeMO support for RAV 4EVs (and soon to Mercedes-Benz B Class Electrics). It’s pricey, but if you need it, you need it!

  8. I am looking for a portable charger that I use when I drive and run low on miles… I do not have time to stop for 3 hours to get a charge! Its ridiculous.. Please help me any one familiar with this..

    • I think what you’re looking for is a PHEV instead of a BEV. Get a different car.

  9. Any one know how I could park my Leaf and keep it from going into park? Like to move it sometimes in the home garage without having to turn on the power.

    • I don’t understand. Are you trying to drive your car while it’s plugged in?

    • Hello Wally!
      There is a special procedure to disable the park function, but it is complicated (you need to take out 3 fuses in 2 compartments) and it is meant to be used only when the car is towed. I think you don’t have any other option but to turn on the car ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Dave Thomas | July 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm |

    Is there a reason the PEP EVC station is not on the list?

    • Mostly because we’ve never heard of it. Can you give me a link to it? Most of the google results come up to pages that no longer exist…

  11. Planing to build a sustainable house and want to wire it up for a EV so what outlet is best ? Amps ?

  12. this is great! exactly what i’ve been trying to find for hours. if you have a specialized situations where you’ve figured out what you want, this type of filterable table helps complete the process and get to a decision. thanks!!

  13. JuiceBox Premium should also be listed, since it provides some potentially valuable features that are not included in the JB (standard).

    Additionally, I think both JB (standard) and JB Premium can be ordered as either hardwired or as plug in.

  14. Attention: The JuiceBox from emotorwerks DOES NOT WORK on a European BMW i3. Neither is that company willing to assist to get it to work. What does not work: their display shows always 120 VAC (standard in the USA) , while we have here the standard 240V. A trimpot should change that: doing so fixes the setting at maximum leaving no room for Ground Fault adjustments, rendering the unit worthless. The JB shuts off as soon as it switches on.

    • Hi Robert, have you contacted them? (I assume yes since your comment says they are unwilling to assist to get it to work). Thanks for posting your experience

  15. Charger for 725$

    Great in cold weather.

  16. Has anyone used OpenEVSE 30A Standard Charge Station Combo?

    Curious because of heir disclaimer:

    “This board/kit is intended for use for ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT, DEMONSTRATION, OR EVALUATION PURPOSES ONLY and is not considered to be a finished end-product fit for general consumer use.”

  17. Patrick Tio | April 3, 2015 at 2:54 am |

    The Blink HQ you have listed is Rated for outdoor use. It appears its basically a re-badged/sexier version of the Bosch EL-51253 Power Max

  18. Sun Country Highway 40A Electric Vehicle EV Charging Station @ CAD$849.99
    Sun Country Highway 25A Electric Vehicle EV Charging Station @ CAD$599.99


  19. Sun Country Highway = ClipperCreek in Canada.

  20. Recently purchased a Bosch 16 amp charger for our Volt. Terrible customer service. Get used to being thrown into your assigned specialist’s voicemail. It’s as if the company doesn’t care if you ever buy their products again. If you don’t care that it takes weeks to get in touch with someone to get an installation estimate and then a payment confirmation–and only through your own effort–then go somewhere else. This is the LAST time I will ever buy a Bosch product.

  21. Surprised that the GE DuraStation model EVDSWGH-CP01 doesn’t appear to be listed. Home Depot sells it on the web site for $399 plus tax, free shipping. Its rather crude design using a standard off the shelf plastic electrical box, but it works well. The circuit board has a number of places for items such as ethernet that are not soldered in place, leading me to believe that this is the same basic board used in the GE Industrial DuraStations being marketed for commercial/public use, with a few pieces left off the board and put in the cheapest case possible. It works great!


  22. Joseph McCloskey | September 11, 2015 at 6:39 pm |

    I just bought a Bosch EL-51253 Power Max 30-amp, 240-v charger. I set up the fuse box and NEMA socket correctly, but how do I wire the 4-conductor USA power connections to the Bosch unit’s 3 terminals? The owner’s manual has no useful info, and trying to contact Bosch directly has been almost as useless. Anyone have any ideas?

    Please help – thanks! – Joe

    • You should have red, black, white and green wires — yes? Green is ground; hopefully it’s obvious which terminal that is. White is neutral, which the EVSE doesn’t need. Red and black are hot; it doesn’t matter which goes where, as long as each goes to a hot terminal.

      But honestly, if I have to tell you this, then maybe you should have an electrician do it.

      Hmm, I just checked the manual, and it has a pretty clear picture, with the terminals labelled “G”, “L1” and “L2”. G is ground, and L1 and L2 are the hot lines.

  23. Hey, Does anyone know where I can get a home use Chademo compatible charger that will work in a 200A 250V 50kW fusebox? I am willing to put in 480V but would rather not have to. I am looking to buy a Leaf and would like to get at least 35kW or about 150A assuming 220vAC or 240VAC (We actually get 244VAC). I have called just about everyone who claims to sell Chademo and none will sell to real people only to governments. Seriously, I will not buy an ev if i cannot put 30 k miles in local driving on it I tend to drive 3 17mi (34mi round trip) trips most every day for right around 100 miles a day. So I need to fast charge one charge a day on a dcfc dcqc type level 3 charger. However, in my experience, advertizing a car to be chademo compatible and making actual chargers unobtanium seems to be close to fraudulent if not so outright. No one seems to be able to quote actual prices for one or tell me how to get the ball rolling in Dayton OH or even in Atlanta GA or Frisco . I hope Congress makes the next set of tax rebates only good for beter than 25 kw DC “chargers” purchased with a new or used EV (and excludes AC EVSE as useless).

  24. I am serious enough about getting fast dc charging going to have 3d printed some of the parts for a chademo compatible plug from thingiverse. (I also have a friend with a lathe that only needs hooking up with a phase converter to make 9mm pins for it.) I am also looking for anyone who is working on a public domain chademo project. There seemed to be an open source for the “LEVEL 2” (“EVSE” not a real charger but a smart AC power plug) by Electric Motor Werks dot com. But, the open-source public domain project seems to be unavailable at the moment. EVSE is limited by the internal charger inside the car which in the case of a Leaf gives mo more than 3.6kW or 6-7kW without modding the car depending on the model and year of the car. I have found 1200V three phase 150A diode bridges in the local surplus store for $39.00 each (I would need a beefy heat sink and a fan for the 300W that this should produce.) Further, I suppose, that there is already an industrial power inverter/dc power amplifier chip OTS (Off the shelf) that should do most of the work of smoothing out the ripple with fewest components. My raspberry PI quad core creditcard footprint computer(needing no cooling fan!!)($35.00 sans(WITHOUT): case/memory required for the os/ OS freeware or buy $8 on microSD/5VmicroUSB2APowerSupply/keyboard/rodent nor anythingelse from MCM electronics)has Wolfram & Mathmatica built in to the Raspian OS. I suspect that the pi would make a great multi canbus computer for communicating with PowerSupply, car and evse and anything else requiring controlling. IT seem very doable. But a LIVE 320v DC or 395VDC powersource (The battery–WHICH CANNOT BE PRACTICALLY DISCHARGED TO MAKE IT SAFE– and the charger — WHICH MAU HAVE SIMILAR STORAGE OF DANGEROUS AMOUNTS OF POWER EVEN WHEN TURNED OFF–) is a very dangerous thing to open up, play with, or experiement on!!!!! Touching it even for a second could turn you into a fried human! Think of the 85 kw motor the Nissan leaf runs from it. 85 kw seconds would mean instant death CHARRED perhaps exploding remains if touching uninsulated placid looking metal even for an instant! and that is the whole reason for all the safeguards in the standard. This means that the battery is capable of more current than my fusebox can put out. It reminds me of pulling the orange glowing glass diode out of a diode bridge supposing it to be behaving like an LED: BOY WAS I WRONG! It was glowing from the heat of ORANGE HOT 1/4 GRAMS ALMOST MOLTEN GLASS. CHARRED FINGER AND THUMB JUST FROM THE HEAT and no dammage on my breadboard and I fortunately was not grounded. (A 35 year old memory I had forgotten til just now!) Anyway Anyone working on this project Please be careful! NO PURPLE HEARTS! ( Anyway that means DON’T Do anything BRAVE and FOOLISH and get hurt or killed! It is not worth it for an instant of missed or failed precaution!) Should be perfectly safe in an insulated envirnoment with fuses and GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interupt) on both ends as Insulation and GFCI (AKA: GFI) are familiar well tested technologies.

    OH WELL, I hope to see fast dc chargers available to owners soon.
    please help me find sources of chargers that will take whatever vend of power (chademo,level2, tesla,SAE stove dryer campground plugand convert it to quick charging in my EV,( When I buy one that I can charge fast! No I do wish to buy a car that will not pay for itself in gas saved, nor do I want, a tesla!).

    sincerely, Glenn

    • eMotorWerks is indeed the place to get the parts you’d need to assemble a home CHAdeMO system, although it sounds like you were looking at the wrong items. They don’t sell it as a complete system, and it will cost you about $4000. (I’ve also seen complete home CHAdeMO systems available for about the same price, but only in Japan.) Basically, from this page, you’d want one of the chargers (first three items), plus the charge controller and the plug (next two items).

      Meanwhile, a level 2 EVSE is far from useless. Depending on how much time you have to spare between those three trips, it could be handled with level 2. Also, the lack of home CHAdeMO doesn’t make it s fraudulent feature — it’s just not really meant for charging at home. But there are (depending on your location) plenty of public CHAdeMO stations that you can use. Check PlugShare to find them.

  25. I have a Juicebox green on the way:

    Same as the JB pro (40A, wifi), but controls charging to charge when power is “greener” depending on your location and the time of day (night).

    Plugs into a 14-50 outlet, so it’s portable. RV places offer these outlets.

    I’ll let you know how it turns out.

    You may want to add it to the list.

    • Thanks! Yes, keep us posted. How does the EVSE know what times of day are greener? Is that something the user has to configure?

  26. Ebusbar 16 amp works like a charm with a Nema 10/30 dedicated dryer outlet with a 10 guage extention cord. No problems what so ever.

  27. Kevin T Nelson | February 3, 2016 at 2:36 am |

    Why do none of these companies offer anything longer than 25ft cords? Some of us live in townhouses and have to park in the street, 50ft cords do not seem unreasonable. I would gladly pay for the additional length.

  28. Ykutiel Hoffman | February 28, 2016 at 12:29 pm |

    Need a portable charger for Renault Fluence 220volt in Israel.

  29. Dear All

    I have a questions

    I have 2 electric car now

    I already modified Schneider EV230WS with 2 cords out

    My scenario will be like this

    I pulled 2 120V 50 AMP
    I saw this charger has 60 AMP Fuse and relay of 40 AM
    I want both car plug after work but wont charge at the same time

    1. First car will be charge from 10 PM to 1 AM
    2. Second car will be charge from 2 AM – 6 AM

    Some how the sensor always trip faulty after I connected the second car.

    But if I only connect one car, is fine

    I believe “Pilot” line is giving error message

    Any help? I called Schneider already but they can not help

    I want to deceive this Pilot line

    thank you

  30. John T Cherwin | March 29, 2016 at 9:57 pm |

    Hello, I am a new member, and have a question about a charger I found.
    It is an : Ebusbar BEV-H02A10
    EV Charger, Level 2, 240 volt.
    Has anyone had any experience with this charging unit and is it appropriate for my 2015 Leaf.
    Thank you for any information you might provide.

    • Hi John, yes that EVSE will work for your LEAF. I haven’t personally had any experience with it

      Check out this thread on the Nissan Leaf forum that asked the same question: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?t=21037

    • Yes I have one and I’ve been using it about 6 months on both a ’12 Leaf(3.6kw charger) and ’13 Leaf(6.6kw charger) and it works great. Note since this is a 3.8kw EVSE it basically puts out the same with either vehicle(draws about 15a on either vehicle at 120v or 208/240v). It’s a nice light portable EVSE and with an adapter plug works well on 120v(albeit 15a so only use on a 20a circuit). The cord is a little short for my liking(17′) but it is what it is. Note personally I cut off the somewhat oddball 10-30 plug and installed a L6-30p which works better for adapter cables to allow you to plug into various outlets but thats your call. If you only plan on using it in one place then just install a 10-30 outlet and be done with it. Note it’s NOT UL listed if that matters to you.

  31. ferris hall | April 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm |

    It would be helpful if you informed people which EVSE’s are UL listed, and which are not.
    Their insurance company will certainly be asking that question if the EVSE catches on fire and was not….

  32. plz help me find the best and cheaper level 2 chrger for in home charging for 2016 bmw I3 and wut is the best amp to choose

  33. You are missing the Bock Power EV Charger Listed for $479

  34. allsmiles277 | July 10, 2016 at 9:11 am |

    I was wondering why you don’t list more of the EVI chargers that are available from the EV Institute. My I-MiEV came with an EVI evse. I have had very good service from this evse. I get a full charge in about 9-10 hours with this Level 1 evse. I am planning to purchase a Level 2 evse in the near future that will hopefully bring my charging time down to 3-4 hours or less.

  35. The Leviton EVBL2-P12 is listed on your site as being 30a, it’s only 20a(5kw).

  36. For Canadian shoppers I thought I would mention the EV Duty line of made in Canada EVSEs.

    I just purchased a 2016 Leaf and agonized over which EVSE to buy. After a great deal of research I opted to buy an EV Duty EVC30T made by Elmec. At C$729 (C$739 with NEMA 6-50 plug) it was well priced. It is a basic 30 Amp unit and very solid. The plug in version that I purchased is sold as portable and truly is. The wall mount allows for easy removal and a lock mount gives it some measure of security while mounted. It includes a 25 foot charging cord. The unit is very sturdy and rugged feeling. I expect it to last forever.

    These EVSEs are made in Quebec and ship free. Mine shipped the same day and arrived in less than a week. The fact that they only charge an extra $10 for the plug in model versus the hard wired model made me warm and fuzzy about the company and made me think they weren`t trying to gouge me. The warranty is 3 years. I live in Vancouver so temperature extremes are not an issue but the unit is designed to work in very cold Canadian winter conditions. The cords are made from a material that is flexible in very cold temperatures.

    I have written this post because many EVSE round ups miss this line of EVSEs and they are first rate and well priced. I love mine.

  37. Amazon has a portable L2 EVSE, brand KHONOS which does 32a, 16a and 10a at 120v-240v. It has a 18.5 foot cord and looks to be a pretty versatile EVSE at $556 shipped, it even has a nice little LCD, oh and a 10-50 range plug, no reviews as of yet and my guess is itโ€™s not UL listed but this is only a guess.

  38. I have a 2013 Leaf and a had a GE WallMount Durastation for over a year. Works great, but the plug got damaged and I had to replace it. GE Industrial Solutions sent a WattStation as a warranty replacement. I read on one of these blogs (back in 2013) that the GE WattStation is not good for the Leaf and can cause damage to the car’s internal charger. Does anyone have a WattStation for their Leaf? Is this still true or has the technology improved to avoid this problem between the Leaf and WattStation?

  39. Question: In case of plug-in charger, is it okay to leave the charger plugged in, or better to unplug after every use?
    The one I have is Ebusbar BEV-H02A10.

    • I leave my Ebusbar plugged in all the time and it only takes a few watts. Personally, wouldn’t worry about it but I suppose if you had an electrical storm or such it could possibly be damaged by a high voltage spike(like basically everything else plugged in during such an event).

  40. Rick Zoller | October 10, 2016 at 5:27 am |

    I have a blink level 2 wall mounted charger with a damaged charger handle. One of the prongs in the handle has lost the plastic insulation surrounding it. How do I have this repaired or replaced?

  41. Ron Connor-Hodges | December 1, 2016 at 5:14 am |

    I noticed that the Go-Cable is not listed

  42. Excellent resource!
    I don’t see the Elmec EVduty EVC30T-05 which Nissan Canada were giving a rebate for Nov 2016

  43. I’m not sure why but the Ebusbar seems to have been discontinued, Amazon has been saying it’s no longer available(not just out of stock) for several months now. Too bad as it was a decent 16a L1/L2 EVSE, I still use mine almost daily.
    Not sure what your policy on discontinued products is, that is whether you want them to be still listed or not, just bringing this to your attention.
    Also Juicebox seems to have revamped it’s lineup a couple of months ago, you show their old line. Functionally they are probably quite similar but their case is now dark in color and don’t look so “homemade” like their previous aluminum enclosures.

  44. Tony Savarese | April 14, 2017 at 10:52 pm |

    Your comparison of charging stations does not include voltage.

  45. I think what Tony might be getting at is that some L2 EVSEs also work on 120v, making them perfect for carrying just one portable EVSE. I don’t like to carry 2 EVSEs(the OEM one and my portable L2) so it was important to me that my portable L2 also charged at 120v, and had the ability to limit the current to say 12a or 16a. Many of the cheaper portable Chinese EVSEs work on voltages from ~110-240v and some have adjustable output currents. The cheapest Duosida 16a L2 EVSEs work on both 120v and 240v but are a fixed 16a on both voltages. 16a is OK for a 20a circuit but will blow a 15a breaker. I agree a voltage column might be nice although not all L2 mfgs. list if they work on 120v, even though they might. Other mfgs. like Clipper Creek L2 are ONLY 208-240v.

  46. MD_going green | April 22, 2017 at 5:31 pm |


    We bought Chevy bolt 2017 last month, looking for Level 2 charger. I will appreciate your advice, which brand to use and where to buy it? We live in Ontario. We only receive rebate if we buy the charger from a Canadian company. Thank you

  47. A thread talking about the “Canadian made” EVDuty with links to the company.

  48. Is it ok to use the 110 volt charger for all your charging needs?

  49. Is it okay to use 110 volt charger for all your charging needs?

  50. Yes, as long as your OK with it’s rather slow charging rate. Also note 120v charging is also slightly less efficient than L2 charging, but probably nothing to lose sleep over.

  51. I found a few posts on here that mention the Duosida Level 2 EVSE at 220v and 16amps, I just bought one at duosidaevchargers.com – I found them on amazon too, but much cheaper on their website. Thought this would help others.

  52. Would be great if a search criteria was added if it was a smart charger/EVSE. That seems to be a big differentiation.

  53. Which of them are 3 phase? This page seems very US centered ๐Ÿ™

    • Sorry, it is very North American centered – when you say 3-phase, do you actually mean 3-phase, commercial type units, or do you mean 240 V?

    • None of them are three-phase. In the U.S., three-phase power is only available in non-residential settings. All of these EVSEs are suitable for home use. You’d have to look at industrial/commercial equipment here to get three-phase.

      I mean, even 240V is kind of exotic here, reserved for ovens and dryers and such, with only a few such circuits in a normal home.

  54. ^^^^+1
    Although 3 phase power does seem somewhat available in some countries, not N. America though, well except for some commercial/industrial buildings as noted above.

  55. I just purchased a Level 2 Charger for my Chevy Volt 240v for a great price at level2charge.com.

  56. Can the 50ft version of the extension cord (50ft nema 5-20 20a 1250v) connect to a level 2 electric car ev charger (220v 16a),with nema 6-20 plug?

    • Not sure if it’s a typo or not, but a 5-20 and a 6-20 are different plugs – one has a horizontal prong on the left side, the other on the right side.

      If indeed it is a typo, and both are nema 6-20, then yes they will work.

  57. Extension cords aren’t generally recommended for EVSE use as EVSE use is considered continuous and rather high current. That said as long as the wiring is a minimum of 12G(NO to 14G) and the connectors are of decent quality, it should work.
    If you do go that route I’d suggest unplugging everything after 15 minutes or so of full current charging and making sure none of the plugs are “hot” warm is inevitable but hot is not good. Then start charging again and after an hour or so check the plugs again. If nothing is hot you should be good to go. It also doesn’t hurt to periodically check the temperature of the plugs after several hours of full current charging, just to be on the safe side.
    When connections get hot their resistance goes up, as their resistance goes up they get hotter, as they get hotter their resistance goes up…..well you get my drift, this is what causes melting and fires. Also with high current charging make sure the wiring isn’t coiled or stacked on top of each other, this will concentrate the heat in one area instead of spreading it out over the length of the wire. Heat is a loss of efficiency which is another negative to an extension cord but sometimes they may be a necessary evil.

  58. Hi all. I am moving home soon and canโ€™t install a charger in the new place. Have been looking at options and came across the EVSE site below – anyone know anything about this? Looks like it could be just what I need.

  59. Hello, RE: V2G or V2Home two-way charger!
    Are there any chargers with provide a “two-way process” for current flow if you will?
    One is to charge the vehicle battery.
    Two in case of emergency provide current back to house?
    I think in the vernacular they call it Vehicle to Grid, but I am more interested in backup power for the house though V2G would provide the solution as well!.

  60. fernando cruz | January 29, 2021 at 3:48 am |

    hi, at work we have a 50 amp 14-50 plug and i have an eves charger for 240 volt and the adaptor for 120 volt , the 120v adaptor work fine but takes such a long time to charge , i also have the same plug at home for the 50 amp and works perfectly fine , but when i plug it in at work it goes to FAULT , any help on why it goes to FAULT at my work ? thank you guys

    • Jeff Simonsen | March 17, 2021 at 5:41 pm |

      Its possible your work power could be 208v(instead of residential power of 240v) and some L2 EVSEs don’t like the lower voltage, particularly the EVSE that comes with new Nissan Leafs, they refuse to work on 208v power. If that’s not the case then I’d suspect a grounding issue with the outlet at your work, an improper ground may work for some things but most EVSEs do a ground check before powering up and will error out if they don’t like things. The funny thing is cheaper EVSEs that lack GFI testing may work just fine on the same outlet but may not be as safe as they could be.

  61. I saw that the Grizzl-E charging stations are not listed in the table. I heard only positive comments and these are the terminals that have the best value for money. They are powerful (10kW), are designed with a rigid aluminum case and are suitable for winter.

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