BESENERGY EV charging station review – is this J1772 Level 2 charger?

BESENERGY EV charging station review
As a Resource Person, share with your network

It is very well suited for both indoor and outdoor use (exceeding typical standards for electrical installations). I specifically purchased this EV charger to reduce my 2017 Chevy Volt charging time. I installed it inside my garage, on the wall. Everything works as it should, lights, solid connectivity & a nice length of durable cable. Get details in BESENERGY EV charging station review.

Pros & Cons – BESENERGY EV charging station

Pros

  • ENERGY STAR-Certified
  • Intelligent Chip
  • Safe, Fast & Durable
  • Long-Lasting
  • Simple design
  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use
  • UL Listed
  • Professional EV Charging Station
  • Has a 20ft Cable

Cons

  • No Smart Features

Specs – BESENERGY EV charging station

  • Dimensions : 19.8 x 15.9 x 3.9 inches
  • Mirror Adjustment: Manual
  • Manufacturer: BESENERGY
  • Brand: Visit the BESENERGY Store
  • Model: BS-PCD041-32
  • Item Weight: 9.93 pounds
  • Voltage: 240 Volts
  • Wattage: 7.68 KW
  • Mirror Lighting Type: Turn Signal Indicator
  • Amperage: 32 Amps
  • Date First Available: July 19, 2019

BESENERGY EV charging station review

Build

The Besenergy EV Charging Station uses an aluminum alloy body and PC alloy plate. This increases its durability and allows you to enjoy the unit for a long time. You can also benefit from a simple button start mode for added convenience.

Design

It is a wall-mounting charging station. It has an elegant and easy-to-use design, and can easily blend in with your white-painted garage. The charger is well made and so far reliable. The display is a nice bonus. I can see how long the charge took and how much power was drawn in that session.

Display

The 2×3″ display updates specifics of charging progress. runway style external light indicates process off/on. connecting cord length sufficient to run under car to other side if necessary.

It indicates actual-time charging Amperage, precise charging Voltage, overall kilowatt intake, present temperature. Just Insert The Plug to The EV¯s Inlet and the Charger Will Automatically Detect the Connection Status and Handshaking Protocol then Start Charging, Automatically Repair Minor Charging Problems. While Charging. the Lights Will Blink in Different Ways to Indicate Different Problems.

Cable length

Cord length was the main feature I was looking for, and at an advertised 27 feet this caught my attention; it also had reasonable reviews at this price point. 

NEMA Plug

The EV charging stations need no assembly – just plug in to your existing NEMA5-15 or 5-20 receptacle or install a 5-15R or 5-20 socket, plug in and start charging.

Charging speed

The Besenergy EV Charging Station needs a 240V plug and has 32 Amps, providing up to 7.6 kW. This makes it way faster than any typical Level 1 EV charger. You can use it to charge your vehicle in just 3 hours. working within a range of 100V – 240V. The 32Amp model charges at 7.2kw/hour giving 26 miles of range per hour!

Installation

As for installation, I had to buy the NEMA outlet and 12awg 3 conductor (you can get away with 2) wire (yellow). This whole time I thought I had to run new wire to my garage in order to connect a level 2 charger.

I ended up having a 40 amp circuit to my garage already in which I was able to add a double pole 20 amp breaker in order to wire up the plug for this charger. My install total was about $60 for the outlet, wire, and breaker.

Editor’s recommendations