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Hi all. Happy Thanksgiving! On Amazon, there are several level 2 chargers that are cheap, < $250. Does anyone have experience with these or can comment on whether it is a good or bad idea to go cheap? I'm renting a condo and the city offers a rebate that covers a portion of costs of charger, install fees, permit fees. Installing just a basic 240v outlet probably wouldn't fall under the rebate. I see a few cheapo 16amp 240v level 2 chargers that are less than $200 and use the J1772 plug. This should charge maybe 10 miles per hour, which is more than adequate with daily 20mile trip. Owner of condo is not going to front any costs so I want to use rebate to offset both charger and installation costs. I can sell it to him that it would increase resale value of the condo and attract future tenants who want to charge EV, but I doubt he would care. Since these chargers plug into something like a NEMA 6-20/14-30/etc outlet, it's easy to take the charger and/or sell it when I move. I'd pick the cheapest 30A plug for them to install then get the appropriate charger plug. Thanks.