Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 55
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sjohn47 Hard wiring very dependable.
This is a simple straight forward device once installed. You can have your electrician set it up for 15, 20, 30 or 40 amps. This flexibility should serve me well for any future upgrades from my 2016 Volt or subsequent EV vehicle. I set mine up for 30 amps which is more than the Volt wants, but it still works fine. Sbj
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 33897 Charger Purchase
Product as advertised. Easy installation, but had an electrician do the installation. Works great on my cMax.
May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by orangeflood Fair price and good quality product. Easy to install, despite lacking instructions.
I installed this myself, running a 240v line over from an electric range I had in my kitchen (we switched to a gas range).
You have to drill your own holes on the side or bottom for the conduit to go through, I used a 1" hole-saw and a 90° elbow with a 3/4" inside diameter, then connected it to some 3/4" I.D. PVC conduit.
I had an electrician come out to inspect my work. My breaker was a 50amp as it existed, he suggested downgrading to a 40amp since that would better protect the charger, and he suggested some ox-gard on the spliced wire connections since the wire was aluminum and is apparently more susceptible to bimetallism.
The instructions included with the unit were not very clear, but it was pretty easy to figure out the mounting bracket and which wire goes where once inside the unit.
The manual does include some useful information about potential error codes, and the unit will blink green when everything is A-OK, if not, it will blink out an error code for you so you can fix the problem.
The electrician complimented the simplicity of the unit, noting that the box had plenty of space to work with, and was very easy to understand. He also liked the "secure" star-drive screws which make it unlikely that you'll bump it open or that anyone can get in without at least having the right tools.
Mine was mounted inside with a combination of stud and toggle bolts in the sheet-rock. Out of the six mount-points, four were toggle bolts and two were screwed directly into studs. The unit is not going anywhere.
Remember to secure your conduit too, my electrician said that Washington State code required some form of strapping and support no more than 3' from the point of connection.
The unit being sized right to wrap the cord around the outside is nice, but it would be handy to have some sort of hanger for the vehicle connector to rest in.
This is my fifth GE appliance and I find their instruction manuals to be very much lacking in specific directions or steps, but they include just enough that you can figure it out as you go.
November 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jerric Works very well and the most affordable charger I found......
I had recently purchased a LEAF and while the trickle charger works it is exceedingly slow, as long as 21 hours. The G.E. charger is simple and straight forward, not a difficult install at all. Also appreciate the weatherproof enclosure as my installation is outdoors. I highly recommend as a simple straight forward approach to faster charging. For my LEAF typically 3 hours or less.
March 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TorqueWrench We dont use it
This EV charger was purchased for use on a Chevy Volt. It is the car my wife uses. The charger is not usable by her, it is to hard unplug from the car. In fact it is hard for me to disconnect, The latch needs to be depressed in way past were you think it would need to be and once you get it depressed to unlatch it the plug requires way to much pressure to pull it out of the socket until the last 1/8" or so.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BakoDuck Best Level 2 charger for the money
I was not content with the trickle charge as the home charging option for my 2015 Leaf. After researching the different charging options, I purchased the DuraStation from Home Depot and performed the hardwire install myself. Although the unit is rated to work on a 240v 40a circuit, I used an existing 240v 20a circuit which allowed me to use the existing breaker and wiring. I can always upgrade the breaker to 40a and run heavier gauge wire to the unit if I want to increase the charge speed. The 240v 20a charges plenty fast for my purposes. It charges between midnight and 7am to benefit from off peak electric rates and therefore doesn't really need to charge in 2 hours or less. The 4-5 hour charge works great for me at this time. Highly recommend this unit. Looks good and is easy to install.
August 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by as400guru Works perfectly with my BMW and the variable amp setting saved me the cost of an electrician
I considered buying the BMW Level II charger but this one was $600 less and works just as well. Full charge in 2.5 hours
March 22, 2016