Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 73
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYPro916 Works like a champ
This charging station was well-packaged and the instructions were very clear. Using the product daily without any problems at all. Simple clear bright green light illuminates to tell you when unit has power and ready for charging. Whisper quiet operation.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fogger AWESOME PRODUCT!!
Product installation was a piece of cake after an electrician installed a sub panel in my garage. I was able to learn the how the product was factory assembled, took notes as to placement of appropriate wires then slowly took each one apart noting their exact locations. Then drilled a hole outside threw the siding and into the center of a box I now have assembled on the outside wall with a lock on the door. I love this product! I'm proud of the final result. My girlfriend was impressed too I believe when she walked by midstream and said: "Wow that looks pretty complicated." It's not though really. Simple 3 wire hook up directions are clear and quite simple. Just make sure to note exact locations of each color wire and EXACTLY where if you choose to disassemble it as I did. I also like how there are no switches or remotes to make use of the product once it's finally assembled it's plug and go. Excellent! That way I don't need to write out complicated instructions for her to use it.
August 3, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RogerD So far - so good - though this is a replacement for a previous unit
Had purchased one of these (in-store) on my way home from picking up my EV (Kia SOUL EV). Had the unit installed - everything fine for about two weeks -- then it stopped working. Popped the cover (after making SURE that the 240v was turned off -- had a disconnect installed right next to it) and discovered there was a burning smell and a melted area of the circuit card -- oddly enough AFTER the fuses, right where the white conductor from the J-plug attached to the card.
took it back to Home Depot, ordered another unit (this one) and so far, so good. Will update if necessary (hopefully not!)
great price - since most vehicles already have timers didn't see the need for a second one! Instructions are definitely ehh. Looks fine in my garage. Did pick up a bracket to hold the cable and J-plug.
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GoRyobi2015 Good quality at a good price
It may not be fancy but it does the job at less than half the price of others. Easy to mount. I chose not to hard wire it so I added a plug. Mounted just a few feet inside the garage door and the 18 foot cord is fine whether I back in to driveway or park nose in. I use it on a Ford Focus Electric. After round trip to work and back it took about 9 to 10 hours to charge on 110 outlet but now, only about 2 hours. Very happy with this purchase.
June 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DRPHandymen Easy Install and price to fit
The product works as indicated. Very easy to install and works well.
June 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BPeterson Simple, Cost Effective Charger
We installed this at our office in order to charge a 2012 Nissan Leaf. Very easy installation, simple design, and was far cheaper than some other Level 2 chargers out there. We also like the LED indicator
April 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HitUpOlas Two Versions out there. First one Failed after two weeks.
I ordered in-store which was basically using the online purchasing process. Within a week I received the GE durastation. I did agree with some of the reviews about the J1772 being very lightweight or perhaps made of cheap plastic (thin, glossy). One day I started my Chevy Volt and saw it had not charged. I reinstalled the connector to the car and the durastation started to flash every second and did not stay solid. The dash light on the car would turn amber if I held the connector in a certain position but would never "accept" to start charging. Used a voltmeter to check the internals of the durastation but found voltage present at the correct locations. I returned and re-ordered a new durastation which my local Home Depot made the process very easy to do. I just received and installed the new charger and it works great. The new unit I received has an UPGRADED, HEAVIER, BETTER (flat finish, thick) J1772 connector that is very similar to the unit that comes with the car (minus the LED light). I hope this review highlights the fact that both GE and Home Depot are companies who stand behind the products and are looking at ways to improve or correct the products they offer.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill works fine
Installed in garage for Chevy Volt. Hard wired using #10/3 wire with ground and 30 amp breaker on off-peak power. It charges the car in about 3 hours, no problems so far (about three weeks). Pay attention to the included jumper, it is not necessary on a 40 Amp install but is required for anything less. The wire sticking out of it has to be plugged in to itself to make the desired amperage and the instructions are a little vague.
August 9, 2016