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Re: Purchasing a home charging station

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:29 pm
by smkettner
Shouldn't do? Just saying don't let them say no. If you know what you want find a different supplier.

Installing an evse is not a big deal.

Re: Purchasing a home charging station

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:44 pm
by gbhyatt
What I'm wondering is, if I understand you correctly that, if I install the Ecotality charger they'll probably charge me the $1/hr at my own home? I can see where the Schneider or any other co. would not.

Thanks for helping me to see that the installation isn't that big of deal. Whenever you're dealing with something that's unfamiliar it seems like a big deal.

Re: Purchasing a home charging station

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:51 pm
by smkettner
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.

Re: Purchasing a home charging station

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:56 pm
by gbhyatt
Got it. Haha. Thanks again.

Re: Purchasing a home charging station

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:09 pm
by Gwizzz
For outdoor EVSE Charger, I Googled: EVlink by Schneider Electric. These come up at Home Depot. Looks like Grainger has it too.

http://www.homedepot.com/Electrical-Alt ... ogId=10053