Reviews of Electric Car Charging Systems

Charging System Reviews

Delta AC Mini Level 2 Charger

Posted 06.15.2016 in Reviews by Editor

Delta introduced its second generation Level 2 40-Amp, 10kW EVSE earlier this year. Approximately half the size of the first generation, the unit's white housing with black accents give it a clean, modern look and its rated for indoor or outdoor use. Its small size means finding a suitable mounting location should be easy. An integrated cord reel makes storing the cord when not in simple task. Adding to the unit's ease-of-use are 3 indicator LEDs that notify users of vehicle charging and any potential faults.

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Home Charge Stations Reviewed and EVSE Sizing Guide

Posted 01.18.2016 in Reviews by Editor

Except for cases where an EV driver is looking to conform to the limitations of existing wiring or a constrained budget, the selection of charger rating is usually dictated by the specifications of the car. In a residential installation, there’s usually no advantage to purchasing a more expensive charging station that has greater capacity than a car can handle. The exception to this is if a purchaser wants to “future-proof” the installation and anticipates the purchase of an electric car with a faster onboard charger, although falling prices might make advance purchases a false economy.

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Driving on Sunshine: Envision Solar EV ARC – Electric Vehicle Autonomous Renewable Charger

Posted 01.18.2016 in Reviews by Editor

Workplace charging is becoming an increasingly popular employee benefit, used to attract the highly educated technical workers who represent the majority of early adopter electric car drivers. Since the goal of electric transportation is true zero emissions, pairing the chargers with solar panels is appealing. The energy source is zero emission, zero carbon and inexhaustible.

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ClipperCreek offers high-quality 3.6kW charge station for $379

Posted 01.18.2016 in Reviews by Editor

ClipperCreek announced new lower pricing on their LCS-20 240 volt 15 amp charge station. The unit is matched for plug-in cars with 3kW on-board chargers which includes plug-in hybrids, older Leafs, the Chevy Spark and Smart ED. The unit is also ideal for people who want to install the slower 240v charger using an existing 20amp electrical circuit to avoid the expense of installing new wiring to the garage or parking space.

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OpenEVSE - a DIY charge station

Posted 01.18.2016 in Reviews by Editor

I'm not sure if it was the desire to save $500 or the more fundamental curiosity of “what's in the box?” that interested me in the OpenEVSE. When I heard that you could build your own high-power 240 volt 30 amp home charge station from high-quality off-the-shelf parts and a couple of custom circuit boards created by an open source hardware collaborative, I was intrigued.

 

 

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