This is quite upsetting to hear... no savings with an EV if we have to pay for a new EVSE yearly...
The after market unit I bought shows the unit's temperature. On idle, it shows 109F in 90F ambient temp. I think it goes up to 125F while charging.My cheap $300 Mustart is doing fine after 13 months. Although now you guys are making me worry. Maybe I'll start taking temperature measurements during a charge cycle.
See page 3, message 51 of this thread. The linked enel x web page itself includes a link to UL to look up the actual certification.I could not find any claim that Juicebox was UL or CE lab tested. It is true that anyone can stamp the letters "UL" or "CE" on anything. Before paying a large sum of money, look for a UL or CE label. Better yet, make sure the manufacturer did not cheat: Be aware that there is a difference between listed and certified
See: Is it UL Certified? | Thayer Lighting
Correct, the OEM charging cord gives me ~2.8kW at 240V, which I've found to be easily more than I need. It's enough to recover around 200 km (~125 miles) worth of charge ovenright.But you're not getting the full 6.6kW of L2 charging, correct?
Of interest, could you post pictures of the plug?Update!
Actually, after the smoke cleared, i plugged the car back in by running the plug cable out to the driveway. The plug from my Juicebox40 into the wall receptacle started smoking right away. It is melted and charred. Good news, the Bolt is fine. Bad news, my charger almost burned my house down. Any insights anyone? Thanks to Mike for his quick help
And some evse manufacturers are telling purchasers their units should be supplied by circuits without GFCI breakers, only adding to the confusion.Which reminds me, for all the newcomers all plug-in EVSEs 50 amps and less in garages must be controlled by GFCI breakers. Hard wired not. Please don't shoot the messenger, I didn't write the codes. If your jurisdiction exempts you do it anyway. Love to see you all here to post for years to come.
what brand is that outlet? i cant quite make it out.Had my plug and outlet fail yesterday. 2 year old ChargePoint with new NEMA 14-50 outlet. I suspect loose crimps on the chargepoint plug or electrician installed outlet.
Last 4 weeks the garage has been a little warmer (90F) for night time charging. Also have had about 2, longer(7 hours) sessions of charging per week.
Will install new parts. I think this is why hard-wiring a charger is better so that you can eliminate this connection point.
No smoke, just a sizzling sound at outlet when first plugging in chargepoint cord to wall.
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