Poll: home charging, what do you use?

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by BlueKonaEV, Jul 28, 2019.

What type of charging do you use at home?

  1. Level 1 charger

    5 vote(s)
  2. Level 2 wall mounted hard wired charger

    10 vote(s)
  3. Level 2 wall mounted plugged in charger

    13 vote(s)
  4. Level 2 portable plugged in charger

    7 vote(s)
  5. Other/I don't charge at home

    2 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. BlueKonaEV

    BlueKonaEV Well-Known Member

    I personally use a portable Mustart Level 2 charger.. What do you all use?
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  3. BlueKonaEV

    BlueKonaEV Well-Known Member

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  4. Dan Pasch

    Dan Pasch New Member

  5. BlueKonaEV - Maybe rename the thread " Poll home charging, what do you use"
    just to avoid confusion
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  6. BC-Doc

    BC-Doc Member

  7. BlueKonaEV

    BlueKonaEV Well-Known Member

    Wow, that is pricey!! I just checked and Costco online here in the US offers the Siemens and the JuiceBox chargers.. I went cheap with the $330 Mustart Charger and so far, it has been working flawless.
  8. BC has had a rebates on these as well as municipal as well. I received $500 off mine (in 2013) as well as municipal $250 was offered (but they ran out of funds). Right now not to sure what is offered other than Zap BC
  9. BlueKonaEV

    BlueKonaEV Well-Known Member

    I wish we had those rebates here.. I would have gotten the Juicebox.
  10. Melly

    Melly Member

    I don't think we currently have any rebates on chargers.
  11. Konalife

    Konalife New Member

    Im currently using the stock hyundai charger pluged into 220volt nema 6-15 with adapter for 2.6kwh.
  12. Its not really that bad for a made in Canada UL certified EVSE which you can return to Costco no questions asked pretty much forever for roughly $650 in US dollars. Keep in mind the cheaper EVSE like your Mustart are Chinese origin with a manufacturer's CE self certification and questionable support. There is a reason they are cheaper, I am not saying one or the other is better but you rolls your dice and takes your chances.
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  13. cpf5

    cpf5 New Member

    How much faster is your charging compared to level 1?
  14. BlueKonaEV

    BlueKonaEV Well-Known Member

    Based on hundreds of customer reviews, the Mustart gets a very high rating. That's why I bought it.
  15. Lets be honest, I suspect you bought it because it was cheaper and it seemed to represent a better value over North American made product at a 30 to 50% premium.
    I'm not judging you. I own a Chinese EVSE as well but its important for people new to EVs and looking for an EVSE to understand what the extra couple of hundred dollars buys you. To be frank its the effort the North American companies went through to get proper certification which is not cheap and not insignificant. I await the day any of these cheap Chinese EVSE gets an UL rating and can continue to sell their product for less than their NA counterparts. If that product already exists that's the one you should consider.
  16. BlueKonaEV

    BlueKonaEV Well-Known Member

    Interestingly, the same exact ESVE, branded differently but clearly the same unit (same display, same LED location, same size) has the UL certification for a similar price ($20 more than what I paid for the MUSTART)

  17. Not quite, they claim the plastic they use meets the flame resistant UL 94 standard, there is not indication that the device in its entirety is UL listed or recognized product.
  18. BlueKonaEV

    BlueKonaEV Well-Known Member

    Where does it say that? All I see is the following quote in the description: EV charger is certified UL,ACM,UKAS,TÜV Rheinland
  19. Take a closer look
  20. I was originally contemplating installing a Level 2 charger at home. However, the Level 1 charger was doing a fine enough job keeping me topped off. My town also has free Level 2 chargers at various municipal lots that I've used repeatedly. Lastly, just found out that my company is installing Level 2 chargers. Saw them digging the trenches the other day. Woo Hoo! Think I'll hold off on installing anything at home and save myself some money.
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