NavinRJohnson
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What level 2 charger is everyone using these days?

Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:00 am

I'm moving soon and need to have a charger installed at my new place (outdoors). Which make/model of charger are people highly recommending these days? I have a '14 FFE.

Fat Focus
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Re: What level 2 charger is everyone using these days?

Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:00 am

I've had two Clipper Creek's now and both have performed flawlessly. Made in U.S.A.
2018 Focus Electric
2013 GT350 Supercharged Widebody Convertible
1999 F250 7.3 Crew Cab 6-Speed 4x4
1964 Falcon Convertible 289 4-Speed

jmueller065
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Re: What level 2 charger is everyone using these days?

Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:09 am

Don't have the FFE anymore but my Clipper Creek (use in campgrounds, LCS-25P), Bosch Power Xpress (set to 30A), and JuiceBox (set to 36A) all work great on our C-Max and Bolt.
2018 Cajun Red Chevy Bolt
2016 Magnetic C-Max Energi (lease returned)
2014 Sunset Escape
2014 Thor Axis (V-10)
2013 Focus Electric (lease returned Jan 2016 for the C-Max above)
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triangles
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Re: What level 2 charger is everyone using these days?

Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:48 pm

The charger is built into the car. I assume you mean which EVSE or glorified extension cord are we using as I'm fairly certain no one has changed their OEM charger except maybe sefs who while not replacing his OEM charger, IIRC added a Brusa charger and added a CHAdeMO and ganged up several OEM chargers to "supercharge" his FFE with. For my EVSE I'm still using my JuiceBox that I use for both my FFE and TM3.
2014 Blue Candy FFE
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WhiteFFE
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Re: What level 2 charger is everyone using these days?

Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:40 pm

Ive got a GE watt station (outdoor model) and a cheap ebay 16A L2 portable charger. They both work well. The GE is just a big grey box with a big blinking light in the middle. Weatherproof and can be set for up to 30A charging.

Hokus
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Re: What level 2 charger is everyone using these days?

Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:12 pm

We also have a GE Wattstation. We had to replace it but I think that was more of the fault of the car we were plugging into it rather than the charger. The replacement has been working great for years.

starman
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Re: What level 2 charger is everyone using these days?

Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:15 pm

The Primecom.Tech charger on Amazon has high reviews, 269 us dollars. I am doing research, will be taking delivery of a 2014 next weekend Anyone use this? What about the mfg suggestion that you slow charge the battery?

Silverrabbit1954
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Re: What level 2 charger is everyone using these days?

Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:08 pm

I use a TurboChord. It is 240v 16amp. It puts out 3.6 KWh per hour. It is portable. Cost $199 now. Only draw back is the unique plug. I found that slower charging is not an issue as we charge two EV cars at night time. Each fully charged in the morning. We have two plugs/two chargers.

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2017 Ford Focus Electric
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