GlennD wrote:Any method of adjusting the pilot to set the max current works. You spent a great deal of money on your JuiceBox and you are proud of it. Any OpenEVSE with a display and select button can also set the current. The stock table goes by 5A steps from 10A to 80A. I edit it from 10A to 50A in 2 A steps. It could have 1A steps but that becomes cumbersome.
Correct! However, I did spend a whole lot more (~$1500) for a Leviton L2 EVSE and before that (~$800) for an SPX L2 EVSE, neither of which were nearly as versatile as my JuiceBox. There was no way whatsoever to adjust/limit current my Leviton and the SPX's "adjuster" was virtually inaccessible. Thus, those EVSEs essentially only had fixed outputs of 32a and 24a respectively, except when charging my VOLT that only allowed 15a max. All three EVSEs were "plug ins", but I still have to give the nod to JuiceBox for being the most portable and easiest to transport.
I dabbled with a few customizations to my Leviton (i.e. adding a dual AC V/A display module), but went all out on my JuiceBox. I had no clue how to modify the electronics in the Leviton or SPX, but was able to modify the firmware in my Juicebox. This allowed me to implement a fully customized display capability and some additional upgrades to support enhancements to the existing AC voltage and current measurements as well as adding an internal MCU based temperature monitor.
I have since made various AC input adapters for my JuiceBox, so that its overall portable versatility will be even better.
Was my JuiceBox worth the total cost of ~$700? ABSOLUTELY!!!