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VersiCharge SmartGrid Wi-Fi Enabled Level-2 30 Amp Indoor/Outdoor Electric Vehicle Charger with 20 ft. Cord

  • Wi-Fi Enabled allowing user to track electricity usage
  • Level 2 EV Charger, Charges most EV's in less than 3.5 hours
  • Visible glowing LED halo indicates charging status
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Product Overview

The Smart Grid VersiCharge features Wi-Fi connectivity allowing the user to connect via phone application to send commands and track power usage. Siemens 30 Amp Level 2 Smart Grid VersiCharge (VCSG30GRYUW) electric vehicle charger arrives ready to plug in for use into a 240-Volt receptacle and is easily attachable to most surfaces with the provided mounting bracket. Most Electric Vehicle batteries will be charged from zero to full in less than 3.5 hours, leaving plenty of time to delay your charge by 2-8 hours with the easy to use time of charge delay feature on the unit. Additional features like the status indicating LED Halo visible from a distance and a clean cord management solution will leave you even more satisfied when you get into you’re fully charged EV every day.
  • Siemens VersiCharge SG (Smart Grid) with Wi-Fi is equipped with a CEA2045 module to enable communication through the Siemens cloud to provide user with actionable information on a smart phone or via web pages
  • Universal version of the VersiCharge plugs into a NEMA 6-50 type receptacle installed in the wall below where the unit is mounted; it cannot be connected to a standard 110/120-Volt receptacle
  • Charging an electric vehicle has never been easier than with the Siemens VersiCharge SG, customers are able to monitor and control the charging status, charging schedule and power level remotely through the VersiCharge SG Smartphone app or via provided web pages
  • We make it easy to understand the power consumption of your EV, the usage information conveniently displayed via the VersiCharge SG Smartphone app or via the web pages is captured in real time from the revenue accurate meter integrated into each VersiCharge SG unit
  • Included mounting bracket is easily attached to many surfaces with the included screws; VersiCharge SG is rated for outdoor installations (NEMA 4)
  • Support advanced demand response programs all VersiCharge models feature variable amperage demand response and allow consumers to take advantage of utility rate programs
  • Your VersiCharge is equipped with a plug and cord assembly which can either be plugged into a suitably sized double-gang receptacle below or behind the unit, the plug and cord assembly can be detached from the unit for a hardwired installation
  • Charge delay button: a simple, multi-setting delay timer has been built into the Siemens VersiCharge; allows the user to delay charging by 2, 4, 6 or 8-hours from the time of plug-in and can be adjusted using the phone and web app; charging sessions will automatically start after the delay charge timer has completed; this can help you take part in utility programs that save you money
  • Maximum power adjustment switch: the VersiCharge SG features the amperage adjustment dial inside of the unit allowing you to throttle power all the way down to 1.8 kW and additionally features a throttling function to adjust your power rate from the web app or VersiCharge SG phone app
  • User focused design: the units standard SAE J1772 connector is ergonomic for user comfort and an integrated holster keeps debris and dust out of the plug for clean and convenient usage
  • Completely re-charges most EV batteries in less than 3.5 hours (up to 7.2 kW or 30 Amp)
  • 20 ft. flexible cord for those hard to reach spots with easy storage on the VersiCharge unit
  • 30 Amp, 240-Volt level 2 charging capability cuts charge time by 75% versus a level 1 electric vehicle charger
  • 3 year warranty: the Siemens VersiCharge comes standard with a 3 year warranty regardless of who installs the device, included with that is a dedicated support staff for any questions or installation questions you might have



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Specifications

Dimensions

Cable Length (ft.)
20
Product Depth (in.)
6.5
Product Height (in.)
16
Product Width (in.)
14.5

Details

Amperage (amps)
30
Charging Level
Level 2
Commercial/Residential
Residential
Features
Charges 1 Car,Indoor/Outdoor
Hub Required
No hub connection available
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor,Outdoor
Mounting Type
Wall Mounted
Power Input
Cord Connected
Power Options
Hardwired,Plug-in
Product Weight (lb.)
14.5
Remote Access
Remote Access
Requires Hub?
No Hub Required
Returnable
180-Day
Smart Home
Smart Home Enabled
Smart Home Protocol
Wi-Fi
Voice Control Hub Required
No Voice Control
Voltage (v)
208 v
Works With
Proprietary App

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
The Siemens limited warranty (Limited Warranty) covers defects in workmanship and materials of the VersiCharge EVSE (Defective Product) for a period of three (3) years (the "Warranty Period") from the date of original purchase of such VersiCharge EVSE.

Questions & Answers

12Questions27Answers

Lockable?

Asked by Mekzo December 23, 2015
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If you mean the handle, yes, just like a regular handle. If you mean the unit. NO, there is a screw you can take out to remove the whole thing with a push of a release.

is this unit fully compatible with 2017 chevy volt?

Asked by Paul May 9, 2016
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Yes

Is a 220 v outlet ok to use even though it’s not a 240?

Asked by Shaggy September 30, 2018
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Yes, Anything above 207V and up to 240V is the norm in the USA

Do I need to turn off the breaker while the car is not charging? How much electricity the charge...

Asked by Nick November 3, 2017
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No need to turn off breaker when not charging. I have yet to test energy draw when not in use and I would expect perhaps ~10W (like a router) to keep the Wi-Fi connectivity operational.

Will this automatically shut off when it is finished?

Asked by Smurf May 16, 2016
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Yes, once charging is completed the unit shuts off.

Can I use an extension cord with 240v power input(Nema 6-50 cord with male & female connectors, u...

Asked by Willy December 28, 2018
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For 30A, You should wire assuming 40A so it would take 6 gauge wire and if heaven forbid there was a fire your insurance might not cover as wiring not to code icmag.com/modules/Tutorials/ElectricalSafety/1655.htm

I have a 14-30 30 amp plug in the garage. Can it be used with this

Asked by Socaljay April 20, 2016
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No, for several reasons. Don't use an adapter! The sustained current the 14-30 circuit can carry is less than the 30 Amps sustained this charging station can draw. Get a charging station that is designed to work on a 30 Amp circuit, it will be limited to roughly 24 Amps.

How do I configure the local access to be a fixed IP address?

Asked by WetEV May 19, 2016
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Depending on your router, you should be able to configure it to reserve an IP address to the Versicharge. Look at "Address Reservation" or similar menu items in your router configuration web page. You will need the MAC address of your Versicharge, which you can get from the status information on your router. Many routers have the capability to set up a reserved address right from the status page that shows the MAC address.

Will this charge a Tesla Model X?

Asked by Linz February 6, 2020
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Versicharge is built to SAE J1772 standards. Typically an adapter is required for use with Tesla vehicles. Please check with Tesla for the required adapter which would not be offered by Siemens.

Is this unit compatible with a Kia Niro PHEV?

Asked by Peg February 22, 2020
1
Answer

Versicharge is manufactured to SAE J1772 standards. Any vehicle which also completely complies with these standards should have no compatibility issue with the charger. Please check with the vehicle manufacturer.

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Customer Reviews

  • 18 Customer Reviews
  • 3.6 out of 5 stars overall
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The Versacharge SG was provided as part of a pilot program started by my utility. I am writing th...
The Versacharge SG was provided as part of a pilot program started by my utility. I am writing this on 10.28.18 after 3 weeks of Siemens stone walling. On 10.26.18 Siemens finally did an over the air update that corrected the failure of the unit to maintain Wi-Fi contact. Upon startup of my unit the most recent update was done ln 2015. (compare that with the reviews/comments of 2016 herein). If it were not for the similar experiences of other customers in the pilot program and the influence of the utility, not to mention my best obnoxious persistence, Siemens would have continued blaming me for lack of Wi-Fi. Siemens may contact me -you know who I am. By the way it always charged my vehicle but connecting through Wi-Fi to the cloud was its main purpose. Make your own decision on what to buy and how much to pay.
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Response from SIEMENS Product ExpertNovember 6, 2018
Mr. Five0bwan

I apologize for the inconvenience and all the trouble you went through. Here at Siemens we strive to please our customers and to make it simple for everyone to work with our product. I can clearly understand your frustration and we are going to make sure this does not happen again. Please feel free to call us or email us if you have any further issues. I hope that the update we had corrected all the problems you were having. Once again, I apologize for all the trouble you had to go through and we as a company will work together to ensure this never happens again. SIEMENS
Speeds up the process
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Having the 220 charger really speeds up the recharge process. It makes a huge difference. Installation is very simple - you secure the bracket to the wall with the bolts included, hang the unit and plug it in. Unfortunately the power cord is only about 1 foot long, so the unit has to be mounted close to your 220 outlet. I like having the plug, this enables me to run my compressor in the garage when my car is not charging.
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Charges my Fiat 500e with NO problems unlike the Fiat charger!
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I installed this in place of my Fiat charger by AeroVironment that has plagued me with problems since week one. I had a hard time removing the old charger. Many pieces, many bolts, screws, washers, etc. But this new charger went in far less time, I'm guessing about 10 minutes! It took me longer to remove the old one than to put in this new one! Also, this new charger came with all the needed hardware! Simple instructions. I let my E car go almost dead, 8 miles left! Plugged it into this baby and wow! Charged right away! No Turtle of death! No error of any kind! The only problem I had was with the app and the setup of the WiFi. There is no APP and the WiFi would not connect! There is no local server available from the unit. I know the address on my net, but no joy. Also, I contacted Siemens by email over a week ago and NO ANSWER! I also see that I'm not the only one with the same problem! I hope that can be fixed. I want to know how much electricity I'm using! Also, I'm an Electrical Engineer. I've worked in development of Electric Buses. I've worked in the IT field too. Trust me I tried everything! And yes Siemens, I tried that cool USB green leaf information too.
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Response from SIEMENS Product ExpertMarch 25, 2016
Hi fastniky,

I am glad to hear that the installation went quick and that the charger is meeting your expectations! We would like to get a better understanding of the issue you are having getting connected to the WiFi and downloading the app on your phone or tablet. I would recommend that you double check that you emailed info.us@siemens.com for technical support or you can reach the VersiCharge technical support team at 1-800-241-4453, they will be able to help troubleshoot and work through getting you all set up on the WiFi so that you can start tracking your electricity usage through the utility! SIEMENS
Charger works great, wifi not so well.
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I was excited to have this Wifi enabled charger and be able to monitor my electric use, but after hours of trying I cannot get the Wifi to work. It still charges my car just as it should. It was easy to install and even though it came with a cord, I just removed the cord and hard wired mine in, it was easy. I shared a video of opening the unit and removing the cord. Disappointed in the WiFi setup procedure and that I cannot get it to work. Did lots of reading on the company website & none of it helped. I am still looking for a phone number I can call. With tech the way it is today, these things should be designed to be easy and foolproof.
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Response from SIEMENS Product ExpertFebruary 17, 2016
Hi AchersAway,

All of the information that you need regarding setting up the WiFi for the unit will be in the installation manual provided with the product. There is also a USB stick that comes with every unit and that has all of the information for set up and installation that you would need. If you do have further questions you can reach our VersiCharge support team at 1-800-241-4453. SIEMENS
Excellent charger for indoor and outdoor use with smart control
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Siemens has a great line of EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) and this unit has additional features with a WiFi interface (through the Siemens Web) which allows you to control and monitor the device. They delayed charging feature is great when you have a time of day usage fee from your electric company. I like the power consumption report data. The installation is very easy provided you have a 230VAC supply circuit. This unit does not run on standard 110VAC so you may need an electrician to install that. The instructions outline this for someone who is knowledgeable. The power cord is short so you have to mount the unit near the outlet and the charger plug-in cord is 20 feet, which is plenty of length in a standard garage. The unit can also be installed outdoors. It provides up to 7.2kW charging for electric vehicles. I have a 2016 Chevy Volt and it charges in under 5 hours. I don't use the delayed charge option and just plug it in when I get home.
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It’s very easy to install....
It’s very easy to install.
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My WiFi communications stopped after 2 years and Siemens will not honor the 3 year Warranty. I ...
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My WiFi communications stopped after 2 years and Siemens will not honor the 3 year Warranty. I even offered to purchase a replacement WiFi Comm Module. But they won’t sell it to you. When I called tech support with WiFi issues, it took over a week of games before I gave up and resulted to this post. Siemen’s Versicharge SG Support does not know the product, they continuously need to ask someone else questions. The philosophy is to stall until you eventually go away. Remember the old saying “Don’t go away mad, just go away”. Well…. So, if you want to spend between 6 and 7 hundred for this charger, understand the games if you need support. There are other chargers that are cheaper and maybe those manufactures will support their product(s) without games and the stalling ideology.
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VersiCharge offers the Ability to slow charging rate if you have limited amperage available I hav...
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VersiCharge offers the Ability to slow charging rate if you have limited amperage available I have an older home with only one pair of 15A circuits available to our detached garage... I have the VersiCharge turned down to 6A so there is still some capacity for other use in the garage. The Wi-Fi has dropped the connection a couple of times in a couple of months and mostly seems workable... Disconnecting from power for a few hours helps the EVSE reset and reconnect. The app is rudimentary and offers some information on historic power use. There are other Wi-Fi enabled EVSE so if you do not want or need the ability to reduce the amperage I would suggest checking out a higher-rated Wi-Fi enabled EVSE.
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I have had it installed, but I have not used...
I have had it installed, but I have not used it yet. It will be at least 2 months before I get my new car.
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Response from SIEMENS Product ExpertSeptember 17, 2018
At least you will be prepared when the new car comes in! SIEMENS
Not worth the money. If you're looking for a WiFi connected charger go for the JuiceBox Pro 40. I...
Not worth the money. If you're looking for a WiFi connected charger go for the JuiceBox Pro 40. It's less expensive (by a few hundred $$), has a higher power output, more app features, a longer cord, a metal outer case - better than this plastic unit, is portable so you can take it to other locations if needed, and you can use smart grid features that no other home charge has available.
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Response from SIEMENS Product ExpertJuly 3, 2018
Hello,
It is difficult to comment as this is more of a promotion of another company's product rather than a review of ours. Best of luck to you! SIEMENS
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