If by "travel charger" you mean that it plugs into an outlet (vs being hard-wired), I don't think there's a significant difference unless you plan to plug and unplug a lot. Then the connection to the outlet might get loose, and you'd want to watch out for heat.Maybe this is a different thread, but does anyone have an opinion on using a "travel" charger as their main at home charger? I'm comparing the AmazingE Fast 32 Amp charger (32A Level 2 EVSE AmazingE FAST with NEMA 14-50 Plug | Powered by ClipperCreek) and the Clipper Creek 32 Amp station (32A Level 2 EVSE HCS-40P with NEMA 14-50 Plug). Is there a downside of using the "portable" AmazingE over the Clipper Creek?
As best I can tell, they both have 32 Amp output, are both made by Clipper Creek (so I trust them from a safety perspective) and the AmazingE is $100 cheaper and lighter. I realize that assembly of the AmazingE is "contracted out," but its still backed by CC and both are listed.
Is there a drawback to using a "portable" charger for daily home charging? Is there a shorter life on the portable ones or something? You can use it to charge at home, but then also have it to throw in the trunk for a road trip.