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Limited markup EV Car Charger Level 2 - 32A & 16A $249

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by scottf200, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. scottf200

    scottf200 Active Member

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    TD;LR - discovered a well built L2 charger being sold on ebay and seller provided addl details. Son is purchasing. Often Tesla owners have other electric cars (J1772) vs a Tesla 14-50 direct plug.
    Obviously do your own DD (Due Diligence)

    The SPX Voltec charger died that I purchased about the same times as our 2011 Volt was given to our son for his 2012 Volt. This lasted perhaps longer than I suspected based on reviews and other threads. The fuses were checked and were OK so it was not that simple fix. OpenEVSE kit was one option this new option seemed better.

    Several months ago I stayed at an AirBNB that had a charger I had not seen before. I stayed because it had a Volt in one of the pictures on the AirBNB site ads and after contacting the owner he said I could park and charge inside the attached building. The L2 J1772 charger worked well for our needs (Driving Tesla X in eastern TN).

    Here is the charger on ebay from the Georgia seller. I looked closely at the writing on the wires and found them/spec online. Seller answered my questions in reasonable detail. Wanted to pass this along.

    His reply to my questions:
    EV Car Charger Level 2 - 32A & 16A - 240V 25' Cord, 14-50 Plug, 6-times faster! | eBay

    EV Level 2 Car Charging Station 32A, 240VAC, 7.7Kw
    J1772 plug with 25-foot Cable to car
    Great for Electric vehicles and Plug-in Hybrids alike
    Includes 4-foot Power Cable & NEMA 14-50 Plug
    Can be easily hard-wired
    Charges 6 times faster than basic car chargers! [Note I don't know what this is based on unless it is some cars shipped L1 120v chargers at lower amps like 8 or whatever]
    Best car charging station for the lowest price in its class!
    It works with all electric and hybrid vehicles on the road today. Uses universal J1772 plug.

    This EVSE charge station comes with:
    A 32-amp 25-foot vehicle cable with J1772 Plug
    6" x 6" x 4" NEMA enclosure for weather-proof and water-resistant usage
    Includes 4 heavy duty mounting tabs
    Use for Hard-wire mount or use power cable with NEMA plug

    Product Description
    The EV POWER PLUG product is ready to work with all EVs on the road today.
    For the smart buyer this is a great deal!!!!
    Internal configuration Options allows Max Amps to be set to 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, or 32 Amps!
    If your car uses a J1772 plug then this is the charge station you need!
    The EV POWER PLUG station is just 6" x 6" x 4" and weighs about 15lbs with cable/plug.
    NEMA Indoor and Outdoor rated
    Ready to ship!
    3-YEAR WARRANTY parts and labor for any product defects. Warranty does not cover uninstall/reinstall expenses.
     
  2. rypalmer

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    This is exactly how much they should cost. They are not that complicated or special. It's a glorified GFCI outlet, with some signalling to communicate how much current the vehicle can draw.

    Kudos to this eBay seller for being disruptive.
     
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