jjeff wrote:GlennD wrote:nrvous wrote:Similar to some of the posts in this thread, I also have a JuiceBox Pro 40 and it works great for charging to a specific percentage like 80%. I enter in the amount of charge left on the car when I plug in and can set the iphone app to charge to whatever percentage I set it to. I have a Leaf S but the Juicebox gives me some remote charging functionality of the SV/SL.
A JuiceBox is great for the Smartphone generation. The only way to set its parameters is by the app. Personally I am happy to walk up to my EVSE.
Unless it's changed, the only way to adjust the amperage is with the app, no WiFi, no ability to adjust output amperage!
No thanks, I'm happy to use my older JuiceBox where I have a little RF remote
Agreed, there is a little more setup (or capability depending on how you look at it) with a JuiceBox Pro 40 than a dumb EVSE. Just to clarify, it can be configured via the phone app or web dashboard.
It's important to note that the Juicebox can still be used as a dumb EVSE even if wifi or internet is not available. Why you'd want to do that I have no idea but the smart features won't disable the EVSE by any stretch if you can't connect to it for some reason.
For example, my Juicebox Pro 40 is on a 50a circuit and is set to 32a. I can still use it to charge both my cars (Leaf @ 27a and Volt @ 16a) no problem even if I didn't connect it to my phone or my network. So for me, I really don't have a need to play with the output amperage once it's set.
Again, it's all about personal preference and your needs. For me I could never go back to a dumb EVSE after having all the convenient features of the JuiceBox Pro 40.