Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Good charger, easy to install, good value
I installed this charger myself for my 2013 Ford Focus Electric. Installation was quick and easy with good supplied documentation.
This charger works at my Focus' full Kwh rating, so I get quick charges out of it, usually ~1 hour when my battery is half full.
I've been using it for 2 weeks. The first 2 days of use the charger indicated a Fault (twice) after completely charging, but that hasn't shown up again. I assume that might have been my car getting to know the charger. I'll update this review if I see it again.
I wish the plug had a light on it as other chargers have. Other than that, I'm not sure what more you could ask for.
This is one of the cheaper indoor/outdoor chargers that can charge a Focus at full power. A good deal for sure.
March 19, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by sfcontractor Cheap plastic housing
I'm an electrical contractor and installed one of these units for a customer. I cannot make any judgement on how well the device functions but the plastic housing and plastic mounting bracket are junk. I've installed may brands of chargers and they all have plastic housings but none of them have had parts (critical parts I might add) snap off during installation. This charger has 2 plastic mounting tabs that slide into to plastic mounting bracket. On the first attempt to slide the charger into the bracket, one of the tabs broke off.
The design of the tabs seem unusually flimsy for such a crital component and the plastic itself seems inferior to other plastic housings. Other brands that have a seperate mounting bracket have a metal bracket.
This product needs a redesign.
June 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Electron Terrible Customer Service
Unit has not worked since I've received it. Have been in contact with Siemens many times and in over a week they still haven't called me back to troubleshoot.
On the phone with Siemens I was told they have only one CS rep who handles this product. Also informed he's very busy, they STOPPED SELLING THEM IN US and (if I can't wait) it's up to me if I wanted to buy another brand in it's place.
I will return and look for a another manuf. with better service and a product still being provided in the US.
May 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cookie Charger not charging fully
We recently installed this charger and it is quick to charge our CMax but does not charge it to the full capacity. Normally with the charger it came with that we plugged into a 120 volt, it took 8 hours but charged up to 20-23 Electric miles. This one is quicker but the charge is only up to 16 electric miles.
Could someone please tell us if this is normal or if there is a problem.
March 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by john everything I expected
EV Charger appears solidly constructed and performs exactly as described. Installation was stratightforward and the multiple options made it possible to install without external conduit. No special features except for the timer making it simple to operate. Works smoothly attaching to our Leaf.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Harish Excellent product and a great design
I bought this product to charge my Chevy Volt. Elegant design. Has convenient mount that conceals the wall socket. I am using the inbuilt delay timer to charge during off peak hours. Overall very satisfied with the quality and functioning of this product.
May 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GTlaird I am very pleased with this charger.
I like the style and features of this charger. It had features that I was unaware of and was pleasantly surprised to discover when I began using it.
The price was very good for the quality and features of this charger.
April 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ITHEV1 Great Level 2 for my Leaf
I purchased the rear fed to have the wall outlet covered for safety and at the same time a system I could take off when moving.
The alignment bracket for the mounting is not very accurate and I anded up having the rear fed cable about 1 cm too high relative to the outlet - was quite difficult to insert the cable because the cable is not at all flexible.
Also, the unit is supposed to be tucked in the holder on bottom AND top - I have no idea how that is supposed to work when the rear fed cable is also to fit in at the same time...I ended up hanging the unit in the top holder, connecting the cable and then leaving the bottom holder open - secured everything with drill through screws (only one came with the unit instead of two).
Unit makes a load klack noise when starting to charge (scary the first time, but easy to get used to).
Despite other reviews of having trouble with the connector, the connection to my 2013 Leaf fits with no issue at all.
Having said all that - the unit is now totally tight and secure on the wall. The long 20 ft cable is excellent - I can charge inside and out of the garage no problem. The unit charges my car in about 4.5 h from empty to full - much improved from the Level 1 I had before.
I am not using the time delayed charging since its no cost improvement for me to use electricity at night, but nice feature to have and simple to use.
Overall, unit works as intended, I would buy the bottom fed when doing it again, best price/Level 2 I could find.
April 9, 2013