PhatBoyG wrote:...Currently trying to decide on an L2 charging solution. The EVSE upgrade sounds great, but to buy a second adapter and have it upgraded is around $750 or so. The Blink system sounds slick, particularly since you could let others use it (others meaning the one other Leaf owner in BA I suppose - for now anyway) but it's expensive. I believe there is a tax credit to help cover the cost (up to $1000 this year) but I'm worried with the $7500 tax credit that we would be ineligible for the EVSE credit as well.
Being in Oklahoma, I have a dryer AC outlet (240V, not sure which plug) that is unused (natural gas is cheap and plentiful here, so we have a gas clothes dryer) and I would like to re-purpose that breaker pair to run the charger at 240V/16A to get a level 2 charge rate...
It's not going to get any cheaper than an EVSE upgrade. You can get the Schneider
for about $100 more than the EVSE upgrade, but you'll have to run a 40a line for it. The AV unit is almost a grand, and if you can even BUY a Blink, it would likely cost more. They both require a 40a circuit as well. The SPX 32A L2 Plug-In, All-Voltage EVSE
is about the same price as a second EVSE upgrade, can be run on your 30a dryer circuit, and is a contender, although no one has actually reported actually using one, yet. If my Blink hadn't been free, and I were buying now, I'd get either a second upgrade, or buy the SPX unit if the reports turn out good.