I'm was offered it for $200 which sounded like a OK deal? I just got my car so I don't plan on replacing it for at least the next 5 years.alozzy wrote:Looks like a 14-50 plug on it and it's showing 60A on the lid. The onboard charger on your LEAF maxes out at 3.3 kW, so unless it's super cheap I would pass on it. For your car, an EVSE using 220V@16A is all you need, lots of other choices for around $200 US...
Good catch--hopefully the pilot signal is set to a maximum of 40 amperes. Perhaps the unit is capable of being set to 60 amperes when hard wired to an 80-ampere branch circuit. At any rate, the 2012 will draw a maximum of about 16 amperes at 240 volts or about 18 amperes at 208 volts so it should be OK for Tucsonjak. I would be concerned about the cables and connectors if charging a car that could draw more than 30 amperes, but it should be OK for any car with 6.6 kW or less onboard charger.SageBrush wrote:I thought a 14-50 plug is rated for 40 Amps continuous
Yikes! I don't know if I'm comfortable opening up the box to mess with it.jjeff wrote:The earlier?? Juicebox units were notorious for over-hyping their current rating. My Juicebox Premium also lists 60a in big font yet has a 10 gauge J1772 cable(rated for 30a) as well as a 10 gauge 6' power cable(rated for 30a) terminating in a 14-50 plug(rated for 50a)
Of course with my Leaf it's fine as it maxes out at 27.5a but my Juicebox's digital display would let me set it to 60a
I know better than to set it higher than 30a but I'd guess that not everyone would, ahh the early days of EVs, kind of the wild west
To the OP, Juicebox has always made quality products, not always code Kosher but decently built. For $200 I'd rather have it than a cheap Chinese 16a portable unit, unless it has WiFi to set charging current you'll have to take off the cover and adjust the trim pot with a small regular screw driver.