Common Home EV Charging Systems

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Top 5 EV Charging Stations

Owning an electric vehicle (EV) has many advantages. The main one is saving lots of money on fuel expenses. Even if your car is a hybrid, you’re going to slash your gas expenses. It’s important to remember, however, that an EV still needs fuel from a charger to stay on the road.

Choosing a Home EV Charger

Most of the time, you’ll be charging at home. That’s why it’s important to choose the right charging station and install it correctly. Luckily, SESCOS has a special on EV charging installations.

Here are some of the most popular home EV charging stations. We’re starting with a Level 1 charger, which is a budget-minded choice that will work for people who don’t put a lot of miles on their cars. The others are Level 2 chargers, which are ideal for most owners. Any of these charging stations will keep your EV ready when you need to roll.

 

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1. MEGEAR Zencar Level 1 EV Charger

This portable unit requires no assembly and is compatible with most EVs on the road today. The manufacturer says it will deliver up to 8 miles per charging hour on the average car.

The plugs meet SAE J1772 standards for safety and come with a 25-foot charger cord. The unit includes leakage protection, lightning protection, and over-and under-voltage protection.

Features:

  • Portable and lightweight to take along for on-the-go charging.
  • Plugs into any normal 110-volt socket.
  • Works in all temperatures.
  • Affordable price.
  • Comes with a one-year warranty.

2. ChargePoint CPH25 Home Charging Station

This Level 2 charger can be hardwired or standalone. This “smart” charging station comes with wifi connectivity that lets you connect to a smartphone app for full control of your charging.

This Energy Star-certified charger is compatible with most EVs that have J1772 plugs, and it provides quick charging of up to 25 miles for each charging hour.
Features:

  • Choose an 18- or 25-foot cord.
  • The connected smartphone app tracks your charging level, charging time, and battery levels.
  • Includes 24-7 technical support lines.
  • UL-rated for safe outdoor use.
  • Comes with a three-year warranty

3. JuiceBox Pro 40 EV Charger

This Energy Star certified charger comes with built-in wifi to connect to your home’s smart automation systems. It works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. It can handle 40 amps for fast charging of any EV on the road. The JuiceBox will even work on Teslas if you use a special plug adaptor.

Power-sharing is the biggest advantage you get with a JuiceBox. This allows you to charge several cars at once without overloading your circuits.

Features:

  • Adjustable power settings.
  • Smart wifi connectivity.
  • Can be hardwired or standalone.
  • Power-sharing capability.
  • Comes with a three-year warranty.

4. Grizzl-E Classic EV Charger

This powerful charger can handle up to 40 amps for fast, smooth charging of almost any EV. With adjustable power and a 24-foot cable, this is a simple, streamlined charging station that is easy to use.

The Grizzl-E is UL listed for safety and comes with over current, over-voltage, under-voltage, and ground fault protection. The Grizzl-E has some of the best safety features of any charger in its price range. If you don’t need smart connectivity or any bells and whistles, this is a great, budget-friendly choice.

Features:

  • Rugged, protective housing.
  • Built-in GFCI.
  • UL certified to run safely under all weather conditions.
  • Eligible for the federal rebate program.
  • Comes with a three-year warranty.

5. Bosch EL-50600-D Power Xpress Charging Station

You can expect a premium product from Bosch. You can also expect to pay a premium price for it, but you get a lot for your money.

This sturdy, well-built charger is UL rated to stand up to wind, rain, snow, heat, and ice. It comes with automatic tracking, which means it charges the car in the shortest amount of time possible. That helps you save even more on energy costs.

The Bosch charger works with any EV on the market. Adjustable power settings, continual self-testing, and a ground monitoring circuit make it one of the safest chargers on the market. The one downside is the 18-foot cord, which is shorter than the others on our list.

Features:

  • Built to withstand the harshest weather conditions.
  • Can be hardwired or standalone.
  • Made in the U.S.
  • Adjustable power output from 12 to 32 amps.
  • Comes with a three-year warranty.

 

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Get Safe, Expert Installation of Your EV Charger

An EV charging station is a must if you own an electric or hybrid vehicle. Whether you want a simple, affordable system or one that comes with all the advanced features, they all do the same thing: safely, reliably charge your car.

A SESCOS technician can help you get the charging station that’s perfect for your needs. Talk to us today, and check out our EV charging station special and more!

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