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Curious to hear everyone's tips for managing the massive cord with my JuiceBox in the garage. Curious if you guys know of a good solution I can order on Amazon or Home Depot.
 

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My EVSE is mounted to the ceiling near a 50 amp outlet I installed, which is also near the garage door opener. I have coiled the excess wire and attached it to the brackets holding the garage door opener. The handle of the EVSE is hung on a bungee cord that I also attached to the garage door opener bracket. So the handle and small loop of cable dangles from the opener bracket when not in use, and is just long enough to reach the car when it is in use.
 

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:)I recommend mounting your EVSE as close to the charge ports of your EVs as possible. I only have to unwind two rounds to charge my Bolt. For my Prius Plug In, I only have to unlatch the handle and I have enough length to plug in without unwinding the charge cord. Simple is best.



 

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I use a self retracting spring loaded line to reel in the final length of cord similar to what you see at a gas station.

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Good ideas! Unfortunately my car has to remain outside but my garage closes just fine on top of my cord.
 

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I have three ClipperCreek EVSE's (two with JuiceNet that I got for free from the utility company, one I had installed with my solar). Nice thing about the ClipperCreek is the case serves as the cord hanger, and they include a really nice holster that the head plugs into, and can be locked with a padlock if that is an issue. Since one of mine is on the outside of the house it's a nice feature, unlikely anybody would try to juice up, but at least it protects the holster and contacts from the weather.
 

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I have three ClipperCreek EVSE's (two with JuiceNet that I got for free from the utility company, one I had installed with my solar). Nice thing about the ClipperCreek is the case serves as the cord hanger, and they include a really nice holster that the head plugs into, and can be locked with a padlock if that is an issue. Since one of mine is on the outside of the house it's a nice feature, unlikely anybody would try to juice up, but at least it protects the holster and contacts from the weather.
Ditto with the Siemens VersiCharge. It is structured to wrap the cord around it and I only have to unwrap one loop to charge. It also has a plug dock. I placed the outlet behind the unit for esthetics. The unit is light and easily lifted off the bracket. I unplug it and take it on trips to the backwoods where only NEMA 14-50 outlets at RV parks are available. Is this termed "BYOEVSE"?
 

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I have three ClipperCreek EVSE's (two with JuiceNet that I got for free from the utility company, one I had installed with my solar). Nice thing about the ClipperCreek is the case serves as the cord hanger, and they include a really nice holster that the head plugs into, and can be locked with a padlock if that is an issue. Since one of mine is on the outside of the house it's a nice feature, unlikely anybody would try to juice up, but at least it protects the holster and contacts from the weather.

I have a Clipper Creek myself and really like the holster they included with the charger. We mounted that near the charger. Thing is that the cord is starting to bunch up in places.
 

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My ClipperCreek has a 25' cord. And I draped the cord up over the garage rafters and let the plug hang down near the Bolt's charge port. (See Photos)

I use a self retracting spring loaded line to reel in the final length of cord similar to what you see at a gas station. Jeff
Jeff, where did you get this ?
 

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My ClipperCreek has a 25' cord. And I draped the cord up over the garage rafters and let the plug hang down near the Bolt's charge port. (See Photos)



Jeff, where did you get this ?
Luck.. I ordered mine from Clipper Creek. It is heavy duty, American made and not cheap. You could also try the manufacturer:

CNI Manufacturing INC.
15627 Arrow Highway
Irwindale, CA 91706
(626) 962-6646



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We now have a '17 Bolt and a '17 Volt. Had planned to sell the Volt, but we're now thinking of keeping them both for a while. Charging is Clipper Creek L2 20A charging station plugged into a 50 A 240 V outlet, so we needed to figure out how to serve both Chevys. Solution shown in pictures. Next step is getting a 40A CS to take advantage of the Bolt's 36 A charging capability (the current L2 only serves 4.5 kW from its 249 V supply (18.1 A).
 

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Clipper Creek HCS-40:
 

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Clipper Creek HCS-40:
I think that the HCS-40 is my next move, although some of the Wi-Fi features of the competition are intriguing.
 

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My Aerovironment charger is mounted outside in a NEMA 3R enclosure. I wrap the 25 foot cord around the bulbous body of the charger.
 

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While I do not have a different charger then what came with the Bolt and a 110v outside outlet...
I have a carport and this is the best I can do for now. Come Spring I will fiddle with it.
There is a 12/3 cord run from the house under ground (in a pipe) to the carport, about 25 foot cord, up the side and attached to the carport with Velco.
EVSE is in a bag and the cord runs to the rafers that the line drops down. I do have to move it if I back in, but no biggie.
That 'recoil' thing might work very well for me.

Other orange cord goes to the Electric snow blower
 

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While I do not have a different charger then what came with the Bolt and a 110v outside outlet...
I have a carport and this is the best I can do for now. Come Spring I will fiddle with it.
There is a 12/3 cord run from the house under ground (in a pipe) to the carport, about 25 foot cord, up the side and attached to the carport with Velco.
EVSE is in a bag and the cord runs to the rafers that the line drops down. I do have to move it if I back in, but no biggie.
That 'recoil' thing might work very well for me.

Other orange cord goes to the Electric snow blower
I did a setup like yours for the first month. I wouldn't stick with L1 charging at home for very long. People end up always plugged in to top off as frequently as possible. From what I know of lithium ion batteries, the charge cycling you are doing isn't doing justice for your longevity. I went from always being on the charger, to just going on the charger twice a week with L2. And now, my portable charger is back in the trunk where it belongs.
 
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