silverone
Posts: 58
Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:29 pm
Delivery Date: 03 Jan 2017
Location: Eastern OH

Re: EVSE options for 2013+ Leafs

Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:34 pm

jjeff wrote:
silverone wrote:I was able to get a 30A EVSE from Ebay that appears to be an unlabeled version of Evocharge 30A EVSE.
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Do you have a link? I searched ebay for EVOcharge but found nothing :?


Here's an eBay listing for the LO-BC2 EVSE
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Portable-Level- ... fb&vxp=mtr

And the EvoCharge for comparison is on Amazon for $625 plus shipping. Model number EV072-300-001A.

When I searched for LO-BC2 there were other websites that had it available for a similar price from the same vendor.

Edited - couldn't post link to Amazon for some reason
2013 SL with Premium package - build date 5/13. 32,000 miles and counting...still 12 bars

2014 Volt - 44,000+ miles

jjeff
Posts: 1059
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:10 am
Delivery Date: 13 Jul 2014
Leaf Number: 422121
Location: MSP MN

Re: EVSE options for 2013+ Leafs

Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:26 pm

silverone wrote:
jjeff wrote:
silverone wrote:I was able to get a 30A EVSE from Ebay that appears to be an unlabeled version of Evocharge 30A EVSE.
....

Do you have a link? I searched ebay for EVOcharge but found nothing :?


Here's an eBay listing for the LO-BC2 EVSE
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Portable-Level- ... fb&vxp=mtr

And the EvoCharge for comparison is on Amazon for $625 plus shipping. Model number EV072-300-001A.

When I searched for LO-BC2 there were other websites that had it available for a similar price from the same vendor.

Edited - couldn't post link to Amazon for some reason

Wow that is a great price! I've already got too many EVSEs but if I didn't :lol:
Link to Amazon listing, not such a great price, but again a nice looking EVSE.
https://www.amazon.com/EVoCharge-Certif ... ev+charger
2012 SL purchased used 2/'16
2013 S w/QC purchased new
Juicebox Premium 60a L1/L2 EVSE, Ebusbar 16a L1/L2 EVSE
'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
GE Durastation 30a

jjeff
Posts: 1059
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:10 am
Delivery Date: 13 Jul 2014
Leaf Number: 422121
Location: MSP MN

Re: EVSE options for 2013+ Leafs

Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:46 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:
Turnover wrote: No, I haven't and my son hasn't had any trouble with the equipment I bought. Still, I paid good money for this equipment and I stand to loose big time if something goes wrong and don't care to be blown off even by folks I like.


That's one advantage of buying your EV products from a reputable vendor like us at Quick Charge Power is that you are taken care of. Good luck to those folks who buy their stuff directly from China, and subsequently need warranty repairs.

UL neither hinders, nor helps. It should provide a baseline of safety, but as we clearly know, UL listed devices are being sold and failing, some in spectacular ways. It doesn't weed out the "bottom-feeders" like Blink is.

It really does come down to knowing who you are buying from. It does pay to do business with reputable suppliers, whether the equipment has been UL listed, or not. No reputable supplier will risk their brand name on junk, and we certainly have never done that.

By the way, we had a weekend sale on our Go-Cable, with NEMA L6-20 plug, plus two adaptors for NEMA 10-30 (old dryers) and NEMA 14-50 (RV parks and ovens). We sold almost 100 in 3 days. These are PERFECT for a lightweight, low cost, portable charge cable with all the plugs for a LEAF.

Totally agree and personally I wouldn't have ordered direct from China but doing so allowed me to order it just the way I wanted it built. None of the US based resellers of this EVSE had the amp settings I wanted nor the correct combination of cable length and plug style I wanted.
But ordering direct from China I'm the US dealer, any warranty issues and I personally would have to contact the Chinese seller and arrange shipping back to them(and I'd guess on my dime). I kind of took the chance because it looked to be a quality device and basically gambled it would be decent, luckily it seems to be but again I understand the consequences if it hadn't turned out to be.
I have no problem with someone purchasing such an item in bulk and reselling for a profit and in doing so providing local support or warranty. It looks like the cheaper ebay seller of the EVSE very similar to mine has kind of split the difference, basically not charging much more than I paid after shipping but stating that warranty support would need to be direct with the Chinese seller, the other ebay seller that was $95 more did provide warranty support, I think both sellers are providing a decent product, just different levels of service which is reflected in their pricing and certainly fair :)
2012 SL purchased used 2/'16
2013 S w/QC purchased new
Juicebox Premium 60a L1/L2 EVSE, Ebusbar 16a L1/L2 EVSE
'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
GE Durastation 30a

baustin
Posts: 360
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:23 pm
Delivery Date: 09 Mar 2015
Leaf Number: 402162
Location: North Las Vegas, NV

Re: EVSE options for 2013+ Leafs

Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:04 pm

If you want a quality unit, and cost is a concern, I still recommend the GE Durastation. I purchased and have been using one since March 2015 with no issues. It is in a weather-tight housing with adjustable output and a three year warranty. It is designed to be hard-wired, but a cord can be attached instead. It is available from Home Depot for $399, and also available on Amazon (but the price fluctuates there). It is a plain looking unit, but functions well. I also purchased a cord hanger that the handle clips in for about $25 (available from multiple vendors).

http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-EV-Charge ... /205808537
2013 Leaf SV - Cayenne Red - QC Port - LED Headlights

annabel398
Posts: 37
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:09 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Nov 2013
Leaf Number: 424858
Location: Austin, TX

Re: EVSE options for 2013+ Leafs

Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:15 am

Twenty-two pages of posts and only one mention of the Chargepoint EVSE, so I'm chiming in:

This EVSE is on the pricey side, but it does go on sale every now and then... I bought the plug-in with 25' cord for $636 delivered, during the retail bonanza between Thanksgiving and Xmas.

Federal tax credit 30% = $191, City of Austin rebate 50% = $318, for an out-of-pocket cost of $127. <fist pump>

The connectivity is a nice-to-have, not a must, but I was happy to turn off my Leaf's charge scheduler and replace it with the unit's scheduling (configurable for weekend/weekday, with however a start and stop time, not an "end by" time). I do like the ease of overriding the scheduler--you can either do it with the hardware (plug in, unplug, replug) or with the app (tap "Start charging now").

The unit is very sleek-looking and comes with everything necessary to mount it, including long screws and a paper template. The cord wraps around the mounted box. The "holster" is a ball swivel, so if you mount the unit low to the ground, the "nozzle" can still be engaged and disengaged easily. The colored lights are, well, mainly for the ooh-ahh factor when I show it off to friends. Green for online, blue when plugged in to the car, flashing blue when actually charging. I guess it goes red or amber for faults--haven't seen it though.

I know a lot of members here are avid do-it-yourselfers, but I really liked the ease of opening the box, screwing the plate to the wall, snapping in the wires, and plugging it in. It's worth noting that this unit is UL-listed, as one of the requirements for the 50% rebate from the city was UL approval.

No dog in the hunt... Just a happy customer. (I guess it didn't hurt that about 97% of the public chargers in Austin are on the Chargepoint network, so I already had a Chargepoint account.)

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11 bars, dropped the first at 30.300 miles | located in Austin, TX

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