Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SirCaptain Works great! Glad I bought this.
I bought this to charge my new 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV. I had been charging it with an extension cord connected to a regular wall outlet. This would take up to 22 hours for an empty to full charge.
However, with the Legrand, I can now charge my car from empty to full in less than 6 hours. What a relief this has been for me in being able to maintain enough charge to keep me going with my busy work schedule of 65 hours a week at 2 jobs in 2 states.
It's convenient to use, and easy to connect. I did all the wiring by myself and set the system up on its own breaker. It's connected on the outside of my house where I can simply back my car in the driveway and charge it.
The only concern I have is that the fault light stays on constantly; it never goes off. So it initially appears as if something is wrong, but its not. The black plastic box it all comes in is excessively too big for what little components & wiring are inside.
But I will say for the price, compared to everything else I've seen, it was worth it. Nothin fancy about it, but it does work and does the trick. I've had no problems with mine so far.
Now.. because these are so much cheaper than the others, if only more of these were installed at area businesses and shopping plazas....life would be even better.
I really think Home Depot is missing out on a great Public Relations and Marketing opportunity to advertise this product by simply installing it and making at least one of them available to their customers at each of their Home Depot stores. I know I would personally shop there more if I knew this was an option. Not to mention how much of an opportunity this is for them to set a good business practice example for other businesses to attract customers like us that drive all electric cars.
Home Depot.... are you listening??
July 24, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LJGGT Legrand's Level 2 Charging Station - Returned
The Legrand charger worked but had several flaws and was returned as being defected. After charging the unit would lock-up and not operate until the power was removed from the unit and reset. Hence, after each charge the circuit breaker had to be turned off and back on before another charge cycle could be initiated. Another disturbing detail was the heavy tension applied to the car charge input connector by the chargers coil cord. The pull on the connector was excessive and in time, I believe would damage the connector. Home depot sells a unit from another manufacturer of which I have since purchased and am complete satisfied.
April 23, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by darthracing Does What is Promised!
Works fine as a L2 home charger for my 2011 LEAF at 16 amps.
Unit is huge and HALLOW - this could be made the size of a large book, or lunch box vs the big empty plastic shell it is.
As someone mentioned, the LEDs all stay on when unit is not in use - 1 would be plenty.
Cord is heavy, but bright orange gives it good visibility.
Very plain, but a good unit for the money. Durable/working so far!
Its great that Home Depot is selling these, hope we can get smaller units with self-retracting cords that can be installed everywhere :)
August 28, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MtnViewMark The coiled cord is great!
This EVSE does what it's built for: It supplies the 240v for your car. We've had no problems using it with our Mitsubishi i-MiEV over the last two months. The coiled cord and the place to store the connector when not charging make using it a cinch.
The only complaint I'd have about it is that the indicator lights are lit all the time, even when it isn't plugged into the car. Seems silly to waste electricity on lights no one is looking at most of the time - especially for a device bought by an energy conscious user.
March 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Diceman Great product but could be better. Best price available.
Great product easy to install it has the best price that I could find, but it could be a little better. My 120V charger that came with my Volt has a built in light at the plug which was a grat idea. This feature is not available on my 240V Legrand charger and is missed. Another thing they should have available is a 240V plug-in version, which can be pluged into a common dryer type outlet to make it more portable!
October 17, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Larry Good Unit
This unit performs as adveritsed and charges the Fisker well. I thought the coil cord would make the installation and use easier and it does. The only negative is the tension and heavy weight of the coil cord and the strain it places on the vehicle plastic charge socket. I fabricated a strain relief to carry the weight load. Fast shipping from Home Depot is a plus.
February 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EVdriver It just works
It's a fairly basic unit. Someone called L2 chargers "glorified extension cords", and it was spot on. Box itself is pretty bulky, and 90% empty. Plastic housing is thick and feels solid. It doesn't have any controls. When you plug it, it charges, when you disconnect - it stops. It shows when it is ready to charge (passed self-test), and when it is actually charging.
I was considering Schneider and Legrand, and decided on Legrand because of the coiled cord. I read that coiled cords are hard to walk past, but in my particular case cord was not in the way, and I didn't want to get my hands dirty coiling the cord in the morning before going to work.
This is a 16A unit. It will charge current generation of Volts and Leafs at full speed, but Schneider may charge future EV's capable of drawing more juice faster.
Cord is pretty heavy, and it pulls back with significant force. That assures that it comes back nicely, but also it feels like it puts more stress on the charging port than a straight cord would.
January 15, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EVGuy Note: This is only a 16A unit.
Just pointing out that this should be able to charge the Volt or model year 2012 Leaf just fine. But the 2013 Leaf will be able to pull 30A (and the Ford Focus). So, for the extra few bucks, you might want to get a 30A unit.
March 11, 2012