Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Evnow1 Great
Easy install and can work with the 3.3kw or the new leaf 6.6 charger.
May 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great Station for RAV4 EV or Tesla
This charging station is different than most because it supports the 40 amp maximum charging rate of the RAV4 EV and Tesla Model S Single Charger. It is also a good choice for other EVs since it provides some room to grow as on-board chargers start to accept more power. However, you need a minimum of 8 gauge wire and a 50 amp breaker to feed it. Pay particular attention to which version you buy. The -5PT is the "Flush Mount" for outlets recessed into a wall while the -SPT is the "Surface Mount" for outlets mounted in a box on the surface of the wall, usually fed by a surface conduit. The plug on the Flush Mount is hidden under the plastic cover at the top of the unit, while the plug on the Surface Mount unit comes out of the bottom and is exposed. Home Depot shipping was faster than they estimated at the time of order.
The only "Con" is that they should include the mounting bracket with the unit instead of forcing you to buy the "Pre-Wire Kit" which has extra parts that are not needed for the flush-mount type of installation.
May 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Waterfallacres Good charger, bad enclosure
Charger works very well, definite improvement over the Ford charger we had. The actual charger is in a metal enclosure mounted inside a plastic enclosure. We had no complaint with the metal parts. The plastic is another story. It is very flimsy and although they say you can use it for mounting without the extra plate they sell separately, you should buy the plate. The plastic will likely crack. They should just include it. Other the fighting the plastic, the installation was easy. The cord is very heavy duty, but surprisingly flexible. The cord also wraps around the enclosure fairly well and the plug fits into a neat self-aligning storage holder. It works well, but I am holding my breath on long-term durability due to the pour quality plastic previously discussed. Even if it does break, the actual charger still seems good, especially compared to other chargers in this size range price wise. I am charging a CMAX.
June 11, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by charles69 keeps faulting
I have exchanged it now, hope the 2nd one will work.
it worked great for the 1st 6 days.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Goingreener Delivers faster charge as promised with easy install
No problems with this higher end unit. Needed longer cord and like the plug for the wall instead of hardwired. Electrician was necessary.
August 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fogline Looks nice but ...
I bought this unit for charging my Rav4 EV. It was the only 40 amp charger I could find. I am not sure I would not have been as well served with a 30 amp Bosch costing far less, but who knows.
The nice thing is it comes with a 25' cord, that is longer than many others available. As I have had to build an extension for my welder in the past, I know how much that adds to the overall cost to produce, so perhaps the difference in cost is somewhat made up there.
Unit conveniently plugged right in to my existing plug BUT, I had to move the plug as the cord was not located on the bottom of the charger, but instead inside the cover, which is mostly what you see in the picture. Perhaps I ordered the wrong model, but it sure seems to me like the picture showed the plug coming out of the bottom of the case.
Also, the actual charger is similar to what I saw 20 years ago in public charging stations, a much smaller metal box that would take up less space. The cover serves to waterproof the system and provide a place to hang your plug when not in use, which is probably a good thing as I would hate to have to replace the plug at some point after it gets run over from someone leaving it on the floor. One other gripe about the cover - I could not fit my standard plug box into the case and had to slightly modify the hole to get it around my outlet. It is nice that it is all covered now though out of the reach of small fingers.
Overall, a nice looking product that is easy to use.
October 16, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Peanut Not worth the cost
Would not buy again. Not worth the $100's more for an hour less of charge time ! Plus, you have to buy their 40 amp non standard outlet for an additional $80.+. Plastic housing covers the charger, which is about 1/4 of the size. Unit does not need to be this big taking up valuable garage space.
April 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pumpman Not What I wanted
This unit requires wall mounting I wanted the unit that can be plugged into a wall Jack just below charger. This allows you to move charger, sell it or take it with you when you move. I am returning this and looking for the SBT option. Not sure if Home depot carries that model. I got the prewired kit so I thought this was the right one.
April 18, 2013