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GE EV Charger Indoor/Outdoor Level-2 DuraStation Wall Mount with 18 ft. Cord
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EV Charger Indoor/Outdoor Level-2 DuraStation Wall Mount with 18 ft. Cord

  • NEMA 3R outdoor non-metallic enclosure with 18 ft. cord
  • Level 2 station provides 7.2kW of power
  • Bi-color LED light to indicate standby/charge/fault status
$397.00 /each

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The EV Charger Indoor/Outdoor DuraStation Wall Mount from GE offers level 2 charging at an affordable price. This unique unit can be used either inside or outside while operating the same as many higher priced options. It delivers maximum power of 7.2 kW and is capable of providing 10-20 miles per hour of charging depending on the vehicle.

  • Designed for wall mount application
  • 18 ft. cord wraps conveniently around unit, keeping it organized and off the ground
  • Components are housed inside a NEMA 3R (outdoor) nonmetallic enclosure
  • Green charging light illuminates to signal that vehicle is charging, switching to red in the event of a fault
  • Meets all of the following standards: SAE J1772; NEC625; UL2231, 2251 and 2594; CUL 2594 and 2231; and is ETL and cETL listed

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How fast does this level 2 charger can be charged an EV battery from emptied to a full level?

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IT WILL CHARGE A CAR IN 4 TO 6 HOURS .....10 TO 12 KW BATT
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Since this is NOT a charger and the actual charger is in the car it depends on the actual charger specifications. For example, my Nissan Leaf comes with a power cord that charges at about 1.1kw and this GE station will charge my car at a maximum of 6.6kw (the maximum rating of the charger in the car), so for my actual car it charge 6 times faster than the "trickle charger" cord supplied with the car, and Read More
Since this is NOT a charger and the actual charger is in the car it depends on the actual charger specifications. For example, my Nissan Leaf comes with a power cord that charges at about 1.1kw and this GE station will charge my car at a maximum of 6.6kw (the maximum rating of the charger in the car), so for my actual car it charge 6 times faster than the "trickle charger" cord supplied with the car, and can charge the Leaf battery in about 4 hours if it was completely discharged. Read Less
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This is not a charger. The charger is on-board the car. The GE Durastation is EV Service Equipment. It communicates with and provides safe power to your car. On a 40 Amp circuit it can provide 30 Amps continuously. It can be derated easily to operate at lower output on a 20 or 30 Amp circuit.
To answer your question one needs to know the capacity of the battery and the output of the charger. In the case Read More
This is not a charger. The charger is on-board the car. The GE Durastation is EV Service Equipment. It communicates with and provides safe power to your car. On a 40 Amp circuit it can provide 30 Amps continuously. It can be derated easily to operate at lower output on a 20 or 30 Amp circuit.
To answer your question one needs to know the capacity of the battery and the output of the charger. In the case of my 2012 Leaf, it has 3.3 kW charger and a 24 kW hour battery. If the battery is near depleted it will take 7 - 8 hours to recharge at Level 2. Compare to Level 1 (trickle) cord at 1.2 kW where my charge time is 20++ hours. Read Less
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July 23, 2015
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I have been impressed by the unit. Connected to a 40 Amp breaker, it has been doing a full recharge in about 2 hours.
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This charging station can provide approximately 7.7Kwh per hour @ 40 amps.
So, now you need to know how big your battery is, how much power it keeps in reserve, and what does your cars charger permit as far as kwh charging. 2011 and 2012 EV chargers usually were limited to 3.3Kw per hour. So you will need to know what your car accepts as far as charging goes.
For example...if you have an EV, with a Read More
This charging station can provide approximately 7.7Kwh per hour @ 40 amps.
So, now you need to know how big your battery is, how much power it keeps in reserve, and what does your cars charger permit as far as kwh charging. 2011 and 2012 EV chargers usually were limited to 3.3Kw per hour. So you will need to know what your car accepts as far as charging goes.
For example...if you have an EV, with a 24kw battery, that will never allow itself to go below 10kw's. and only lets you charge at 3.3kw's...a "depleted battery", even @ 7.7kwh...will take around 3 hours to charge. Read Less
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It depends on how much current your EV can withdraw. My volt can only use about 16A, which need about 4 hours to get fully charged.
The max current of this charger is programmable from 16 to 30 by a multiple position jumper.
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The charging time is determined by your car (size of the battery and the amp draw) - see the car manual for level 2 (220 Volt) charging time.
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Stock answer is 6 to 8 hours. It depends on the car. My LEAF charged from 25% to 100% in just over 3 hrs the other day. This is not a charger, the charger is installed in your car. The rating of the charger in the car determines the charging speed. EVSE merely tells the car the max it is capable of supplying and the car (if necessary) steps down to the charge station output.
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The package states that most vehicles can be recharged in 6 hours (vehicle dependent)
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April 6, 2015
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Twice as fast as a 110 outlet.
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I use it on my Ford C-Max and it goes from empty to full in 2 hours. My level one took 5 hours.
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A user typically gets between 10-20 miles per hour of charging or twice as fast as charging with standard 120V charger that comes with the car.
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March 11, 2015
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EV Charger delivers maximum power of 7.2 kW and is capable of providing 10–20 miles per hour of charging depending on the vehicle.
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My garage has 120v connection. What do I need to install this GE charger. I have Cmax Plug in Veh.

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According to the sticker on the side of mine, it will run on either 120v or 240v. This is contrary to the online specs. I tend to believe the sticker, to be honest. The charger's job is to negotiate with the car a little and then just forward the electricity as is (120v or 240v AC). So making the charger work with 120V or 240V is a matter of putting in a $.10 rectifier just to drive the electronics.
According to the sticker on the side of mine, it will run on either 120v or 240v. This is contrary to the online specs. I tend to believe the sticker, to be honest. The charger's job is to negotiate with the car a little and then just forward the electricity as is (120v or 240v AC). So making the charger work with 120V or 240V is a matter of putting in a $.10 rectifier just to drive the electronics.
You can detune the unit to 15A using a jumper.
That being said, it seems a bit silly to be using one of these with a 120v plug. Just use a regular Level 1 charger. They're smaller and cheaper. Read Less
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To fully utilize the unit, you will need to run 8-3 wire to your electrical panel and install / use a 40 AMP breaker with the wire (to the unit).
If you do not have an understanding of electrical wiring and electrical panels - I would not suggest installing this on your own.
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The product works automatically at either 120Vac or 240Vac. There is a derate jumper included to set the charging current. The default is 30A (requires 40A circuit), but can be derated to 24A (for 30A circuit), or 16A (for 20A circuit), or 12A (for 15A circuit). Only thing to keep in mind is that the charger could be sharing the circuit with other loads ... if the other loads are large enough it could Read More
The product works automatically at either 120Vac or 240Vac. There is a derate jumper included to set the charging current. The default is 30A (requires 40A circuit), but can be derated to 24A (for 30A circuit), or 16A (for 20A circuit), or 12A (for 15A circuit). Only thing to keep in mind is that the charger could be sharing the circuit with other loads ... if the other loads are large enough it could trip the circuit breaker. At 120V and 12A the power draw will be similar to a vacuum cleaner or a space heater.
For 12A (15A circuit) operation, attach a #14/3 AWG cord.
For 16A (20A circuit) operation, attach a #12/3 AWG cord.
The circuit amperage is identified on the circuit breaker. If the outlet accepts one vertical and one horizontal plug that indicates for sure that it's a 20A circuit. Often however, even on 20A circuits electricians only install the normal 15A outlets (both plugs vertical) because that is what most people are used to. The only way to know for sure is to look at the circuit breaker. Read Less
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This charger is designed to deliver power from a 40 amp 220 volt circuit. If you want a Level 2 charger, than a 120v connection will not suffice. If you want a slower charging, Level 1 charger, another product would be your option.
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You need to install a 40 amp, 240v circuit to take advantage of the full capability of the unit, provided your car needs the full output. This does not/cannot operate with 120v.
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The Cmax comes with its own 120V charging cable which will work on a 120V 20A circuit. Takes about 8 hrs to fully charge w/ 120V
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You need 240v service with a 30a breaker.
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April 6, 2015
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You need to run 220 volts from a 40 amp breaker using 30 amp wire. You can't use 110 v outlet.
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March 26, 2015
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This EVSE requires a 240 volt supply, with a 40 amp circuit if using it at full capacity. It won't work on 120 volts.
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You will need 220V in your garage to use any Level 2 chargers. I have a C-Max and with this charger my time from empty to full is 2 hours. Way better than the 5 hours with the Level 1.
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A dedicated 240V 30A circuit from your existing panel.
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This unit requires a 240VAC connection (L1, L2, no neutral). It is normally connected to a 40A circuit (30A draw), but has a de-rating jumper to allow connection to 30A (24A draw), 20A (16A draw), and 15A (12A draw) circuits.
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The residential DuraStation is a level 2 charging station that requires a 240V, 40A circuit.
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Does it have an on/off switch so it doesn't waste electricity when not in use? Or does it stay on all the time?

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If you need a picture to hook up 3 wires, you need to hire an electrician.
For the second hole, simply mirror the existing one so it looks symetrical.
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It stays on all the time. A switching power supply is used, the standby power is less than 2W as measured.
For large current devices, a switch consumes electricity too (very possible more than 2W) so add a switch may not save very much if you charge every day.
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It stays on all the time.
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No, It's always on. It can be turned off at the circuit breaker if needed.
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Basically it stays in standby all the time. Probably uses a minute amount of power but not much. Mine is next to my breaker panel in my shop, so I just trip the breaker if it will not be used for a couple of days. There are no switches, buttons, or other controls on it, just the red/green LED and the J1772 cord and plug.
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No. It does not have a power switch. In my case, the dedicated circuit breaker is nearby, so I could throw that to off if were to be away a long time . . .
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There is no exterior on/off switch.
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April 6, 2015
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No, it stays on all the time. But I called the company and they said power use is minimal. Only the LED draws power.
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It is turned of/off by the vehicle that it is plugged into. That is part of the function of the multiple conductors in the cable and connectors to the car and the reason for all the complicated electronics in the unit. Mine doesn't use a measurable amount of energy when it isn't actively charging the car.
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No switch, but the light does not even come on when it is not plugged in.
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There is no on/off switch. It can be turned off at the breaker if needed.
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Does it need a fixed connection or a 240V-plug (aka dryer outlet)?

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This model uses a fixed connection, like the one in a electric panel box. I saw some models have two versions, about $100 more for the plug version.
If you can do it your self, or hire electrician to connect, I suggest to use a direct, fixed connection. A plug for large current is quite hot during charging, waste extra energy.
The station is not portable anyway.
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If you're having an electrician install it for you, he can do it either way. It will probably cost a little extra to have the plug outlet installed, just because it's an extra piece of hardware. An outlet doesn't come with the charger.
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GE specifies on the box and in the instructions that this is a "hardwired" unit. You could easily in stall a cord and plug, but this would violate the testing laboratory certification of the unit.
If you powered it off a typical 30 amp dryer circuit, you would need to install the jumper that tells the unit (and thus the car) that the car should not draw over 24 amps. (never exceed 80% of an electrical Read More
GE specifies on the box and in the instructions that this is a "hardwired" unit. You could easily in stall a cord and plug, but this would violate the testing laboratory certification of the unit.
If you powered it off a typical 30 amp dryer circuit, you would need to install the jumper that tells the unit (and thus the car) that the car should not draw over 24 amps. (never exceed 80% of an electrical circuit capacity for continuous use (more than 3 hrs by code is continuous). Read Less
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In this case, this is delivered intended to be hardwired. I suppose there's nothing stopping one from wiring for a plug-in . . . Mine is hardwired.
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It is designed to be 'hard wired' however I assume a suitable 'plug' could be used to feed power; 240v, 30a service.
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April 6, 2015
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It needs a fixed connection hard wired into it. It doesn't have a plug to plug into an outlet.
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The instructions tell you to use a fixed connection in conduit but if wired correctly you could use a dryer or range outlet. If the outlet and its circuit breaker are rated at less than 40 amps you should use the jumper supplied with the unit to reduce its amp draw so you don't overload the circuit.
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You have to hard wire it in. You could put a dryer or range cord on it and plug it in, but you still need to drill a hole for the wire in the plastic enclosure, as there is none. Then add a cord grip to the hole you drill.
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It is designed to be hard wired. However you could use a conventional dryer plug cable with a suitable cable clamp to make it a plug-in. If you do use a 30A dryer plug, set the J21 jumper for 24A (30A circuit) operation to meet electrical code requirements (per the instructions).
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Use a fixed connection if it is outdoors. That's the safest. Use a plug if you really need it to be portable. You can use a NEMA 10-50 to charge at campsites and some places without an EVSE. This unit isn't as portable as some of the others though and GE states to hard-wire it right on the packaging, probably for liability.
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This unit is set up to be hard wired but you could buy a cord and male plug and make it a plug unit easily.
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EV Charger Indoor/Outdoor Level-2 DuraStation Wall Mount with 18 ft. Cord is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 91.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I finished installing the unit yesterday and charged my 2017 Volt last night. I had 16 miles EV ... I finished installing the unit yesterday and charged my 2017 Volt last night. I had 16 miles EV range showing when the charge cycle started, and it was completed in 3 hours. The wiring diagram on the printed instructions is a little hard to read, but the installation was pretty straight forward. I used a 40 A circuit breaker and 41' of #8 wire. The two screws that hold the cover closed are torx with a little projection in the middle and a special bit with a hole in it to go over the projection. If you lose the special bit it would be difficult to remove the screws, so I used a dremel tool to grind off the projections. Now I can use a regular torx screwdriver.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great L2 charging station. Purchased this for my new 17 Volt. A bit more than necessary for the car but the low price sealed the deal and provides future capabilities. Great all around and no frills you have to pay for and never use, just a green light. You'll definitely get your money's worth with this L2 station.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a simple “What you see is what you get” no frills level 2 charger. I paid an electrician... This is a simple “What you see is what you get” no frills level 2 charger. I paid an electrician $75 to install it and mount it on the wall of my garage wall just beneath my electric panel. I have not had it for very long but, so far, it works as advertised and cuts the charge time for my Ford Fusion Energi by at least half. I feel it is a good buy considering the amperage. I had considered a less expensive 15 amp portable model but most reviews advised heavier duty models for possible future needs. Considering price, utility and value, I highly recommend this charger.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy purchase, easy install. Used on 2016 Chev Volt Simple set-up, though the documentation on the jumper position to lower the amperage if you do not have a 40amp feed was somewhat confusing at first. After a few minutes of studying the diagram and looking at the board it became apparent that the wire fits into a position on the jumper connector itself rather than onto the circuit board. Installation took less than an hour, though my electrical panel had a 30amp feed available. Great to charge the car in 4hrs max. The cord is flexible and the plug in connection feels sturdy and of good quality. Somewhat better than the 120v factory one. The shipment box is done very well, though quite a bit bigger than the unit. It folds down to store in case of a warrenty problem later on. Overall great price and value.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy install, works great with my 2013 VOLT Easy install, works great with my 2013 VOLT
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Got the charger fairly quickly. Packaged very well. The only issue was no instructions or templ... Got the charger fairly quickly. Packaged very well. The only issue was no instructions or template for the mounting plates. It wasn't that big a deal because the instructions are available on the HD website and it's not that heavy, and you can hold in place while marking the locations. One note about the security screws that hold the cover closed. My unit is mounted in the garage and I don't need them to be secure. I just replaced the screws with #10, 32 stainless steel screws. With a Ford Cmax Energi, I went from a 5 hour recharge to 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Date published: 2017-01-10
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