Charger reviews by Tom Molougney

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  1. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    @Tom Moloughney is a long-time EV owner and advocate. He was involved in the BMW Mini-E program way back when, has hosted a public charging station for years, and conducts thorough tests on home charging equipment. He posts videos of these tests, along other great electric vehicle content on his channel, State of Charge.

    Since home charging equipment (EVSE) is something many have questions about, I thought it makes since to feature his reviews here, so people can have a sense of what the best options might be for them.

    I'll try to update this thread with new reviews as they're published.

    Also note, he does not get a commission from sales and is not paid to do these reviews.

    First up: the ChargePoint Home Flex

     
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  3. Domenick

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  5. GvilleGuy

    GvilleGuy Well-Known Member

    I watched the Chargepoint Home Flex review (which I had installed several weeks back). Very thorough review, and good to know that he rates it highly. This thread will be a great research tool.
     
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  6. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    I don't know if the forum has a 'knowledge base' mode where posting can be viewed by title and subsequent revisions easily handled. Products change it helps if updates can be edited to the original product thread(s).

    Bob Wilson
     
  7. dGarry48

    dGarry48 Member

    I admire Tom's work and dedication.
     
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  9. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Perhaps a subforum for EVSE plus Fast DC chargers? Title "Chargers"?

    Each subform can be specific to each maker with models as thread? The moderators can make sure the maker layer remains valid.

    Bob Wilson
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2021
  10. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    That's not a bad idea, Bob. I was trying to figure out something like this.
     
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  11. Sounds like a good way to list the category, that way it doesn't get lost while keeping current to new products. Additional input from Tom would be awesome as well, as he doesn't post much on this forum and we sure appreciate his insight concerning charging in general.
    BTW I think you meant an acknowledgement to Bob, unless I missed something:oops:
     
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  12. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    I did, and thanks for mentioning it. Apologies to you as well, Bob. I should get your name right after all these years.
     
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  13. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    In the world of problems, this is a nit.
     
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  14. Tom Moloughney

    Tom Moloughney InsideEVs Staff Subscriber

    Thank you!
     
  15. Tom Moloughney

    Tom Moloughney InsideEVs Staff Subscriber

    Thank you - it is a great unit.
     
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  16. SSpiffy

    SSpiffy Member

    I installed the Chargepoint Home Flex and agree with everything in the review. My only complaint, and it's minor, is that the amp settings when setting it up only offered 40a and 50a choices in the plug in section. To set it to match the 20a circuit I used, I had to use the hard wired section. Fairly simple, but could easily confuse some people. And yes, I know why they did this.

    As far as cost, it's not cheap. But I got a $500 rebate from my PUD. Between that and the Federal tax credit, total out of pocket was ~$60.

    Thank you for doing these reviews.

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Inside EVs mobile app
     
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  17. DavidC

    DavidC New Member

    Tom, hope you get your hands on a Rivian home charger soon to review. I’ll be deciding between it and the ChargePoint. Leaning ChargePoint but a five-year warranty on the Rivian is a nice perk. Still like ChargePoint’s app.
     
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  18. The mention of app in the thread got me thinking. Is it possible to download the apps for the units to be able to look through the app before making a purchase decision? The quality and ease of use of an app can make a big difference since it would be used often and a painful app would lessen the experience with a particular charger.
     

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