Nobody is going to charge you in your own home. That was a joke.
The commercial units often have networking and the needed connections to make it work and collect a fee through the network. The network can also put you on the map for public use. This makes them substancially more expensive and geared toward business. You don't want that unless you want to ensure noone else can pull up and charge. An inside switch would accomplish the same thing. You need them to come out and walk you through what is needed as your install is not typical.
In order to get the rebate I believe the Blink does need some connection to transmit usage data.
If you don't go through Blink you can buy any outdoor rated evse and mount it the way you like and hire your own electrician to hardwire it.
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on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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