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EV Gear Level 2 electric vehicle wall charger station review
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How fast does EV Gear Level 2 electric vehicle wall charger station charge your vehicle? Each EV Gear charging set comes with an EVSE control box with indicators for power, connected, charging and fault so that you always know the status of your charge. There are Wi-Fi-connected smart-chargers that perform tasks like scheduling and sending notifications, and non-smart chargers that simply supply power to the car.

Key feature – EV Gear Level 2 electric vehicle wall charger station

  • Rapid 7.2-7.7kW output charges up to 8x faster than with a standard Level 1 charger
  • Universal SAE J1772 charger works with all EVs and PHEVs (even Tesla with adapter)
  • Charging cable options, 18 or 25 ft, for charging distance flexibility
  • NEMA 4 rated for indoor and outdoor use and protection from the elements and temperature range -22° F to 122° F
  • Safety certified as UL/cUL listed
  • Electrical 240V required, optional hardwire or NEMA 6-50 Plug for power supply connection

EV Gear Level 2 electric vehicle wall charger station review

Build

Measuring ‎27.2 x 14.2 x 6.5 inches, it weighs 16.42 pounds. EV Gear Level 2 also came with an anti-theft mounting plate.  The control box is IP66 enclosure rated.

Design

The control box is IP66 enclosure rated and comes with EZ wall mounting plate and screws. It included a clip dock wall mount J1172 connector holster that allows you to store the charging handle conveniently on the wall and out of the way.  It also looks sharp. Very attractive design, and

Display

EV Gear Level 2 has illuminative display. This indicator light color represents status so you always know if charging is taking place or if there are any disruptions to be aware of. 

Cable length

The cable is 24 feet long which allows for quick and convenient EV charging in your home. You can manage your charging facility in garage very easily.

Plug type

It made with UL approved components. The Level 2 charger works with Nema 6/50 plugs only. You can upgrade to a high-speed EV charging station.

Charge speed

With level 2 charging, some electric vehicles will charge up to 32 miles per hour. EV Gear Level 2 charging cable features 240V, 40 Amp charging and provides a rapid 9.7 kW/hour. That is almost 6 times faster than your car’s original charger! 

Model Compatibility

It comes with Standard J1772 charging cable and will fit with any electric vehicle. This EV Gear Charging Station is Compatible with All Electric Vehicles that support NEMA 6-50 Plug, Level 2 40 AMP/240v EV Charger.

With 26% charge / 75 mile range remaining on our 2020 Hyundai Kona EV, we used Hyundai Blue Link to schedule Level-2 charging to 80% beginning at 10PM. Blue Link completed the task at 3:20AM with 242 mile range.

Charging Rate Per Hour – EV Gear Level 2 electric vehicle wall charger station

VehiclePortable Charger Level 1 (110V)Portable Charger Level 2 (220V)Wall Charging Station (220V)
CARCharging Rate Car will Accept in KWMiles Added to Car per Hour.Miles Added to Car per HourMiles Added to Car per Hour
Audi A3 E-Tron3.35.51313
Cadillac ELR3.35.51313
Chevy Volt3.35.51313
Ford C Max Energi3.35.51313
Ford Escape 20203.35.51313
Ford Fusion Energi3.35.51313
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in3.35.51313
Hyundai Sonata3.35.51313
Kia Niro PHEV3.35.51313
Kia Optima3.35.51313
Mercedes C350 Hybrid3.35.51313
Mercedes GLE 550e3.35.51313
Mercedes S550 Hybrid3.35.51313
MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL43.35.51313
Mitsubishi Outlander3.35.51313
Nissan LEAF 2013-16 S (3.3 onboard charger)3.35.51313
Nissan LEAF 2017 (3.3kW onboard charger S Model)3.35.51313
Nissan LEAF 2018 (3.3kW onboard charger S Model)3.35.51313
Smart Car3.35.51313
Subaru Crosstrek3.35.51313
Toyota Prius3.35.51313
Toyota Prius Prime3.35.51313
Toyota RAV4 Prime SE, XSE3.35.51313
Volvo V603.35.51313
Volvo XC90 T83.35.51313
BMW 330e3.65.51414
BMW 530e3.65.51414
BMW 740e3.65.51414
BMW 745e3.65.51414
BMW i83.65.51414
BMW X3 xDrive30e3.65.51414
BMW X5 xDrive40e3.65.51414
BMW X5 XDrive45e3.65.51414
Cadillac CT63.65.51414
Chevy Volt 2016-20183.65.51414
Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid3.65.51414
Chevy Volt LT 20193.65.51414
Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring AWD3.65.51414
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid3.65.51414
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid3.65.51414
Porsche 918 Spyder3.65.51414
Volvo S90 T83.65.51414
Volvo XC60 T83.65.51414
VW e-Golf (3.6kW onboard charger)3.65.51414
Chrysler Pacifica6.65.51525.5
Fiat 500E6.65.51525.5
Ford Focus EV6.65.51525.5
Ford Focus EV 20176.65.51525.5
Honda Clarity EV6.65.51525.5
Honda Clarity Plug-In6.65.51525.5
Hyundai Ioniq6.65.51525.5
Karma Revero6.65.51525.5
Kia Soul6.65.51525.5
Nissan LEAF S 2016 (6.6kW onboard charger, S Upgrade)6.65.51525.5
Nissan LEAF S 2016 (6.6kw onboard charger SL & SV Model)6.65.51525.5
Nissan LEAF 2017 (6.6kW onboard, S Upgrade, SL & SV Model)6.65.51525.5
Nissan LEAF 2018 (6.6kW onboard, S Upgrade, SL & SV Model)6.65.51525.5
Nissan LEAF Plus (S, SL, SV Models)6.65.51525.5
Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE Premium6.65.51525.5
BMW ActiveE75.51527.5
Jaguar I-Pace75.51527.5
Range Rover P400e75.51527.5
Chevy Bolt7.25.51528
Chevy Volt LT 2019 Upgrade, Premier 20197.25.51528
Hyundai Ioniq 20207.25.51528
Hyundai Kona7.25.51528
Jeep Wrangler 4xe7.25.51528
Kia Niro EV7.25.51528
Kia Soul 2019-20207.25.51528
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Upgrade7.25.51528
Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Upgrade7.25.51528
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Upgrade7.25.51528
Smart Fortwo ED7.25.51528
VW e-Golf (7.2kW onboard charger)7.25.51528
VW e-Golf 2017-2019 (7.2kW onboard charger)7.25.51528
BMW i3 2017 (60 Ah battery)7.45.51529
BMW i3 2017-2018 (90 Ah battery)7.45.51529
Mercedes GLC 350e 20207.45.51529
MINI Cooper SE7.45.51529
Volvo XC40 Recharge7.45.51529
Audi Q5 Plug In Hybrid7.725.511
Tesla Model 3 Standard5.51530
Audi e-tron SUV9.65.51537.5
Mercedes B Class B250e9.65.51537.5
Porsche Taycan9.65.51537.5
Tesla Model 3 Long Range9.65.51537.5
Tesla Model S 60 Single9.65.51537.5
Tesla Model S 70 Single9.65.51537.5
Tesla Model S 85 Single9.65.51537.5
Tesla Model S 90 Single9.65.51537.5
Toyota RAV49.65.51537.5
Ford Mustang Mach E10.55.51537.5
VW ID.4115.51537.5
Tesla Model S Performance, Long Range11.55.51537.5
Tesla Model X Performance, Long Range11.55.51537.5
Tesla Model Y Performance, Long Range11.55.51537.5
Tesla Model S 100D & P100D11.55.51537.5
Tesla Model X 60 Dual, 75 Dual, 90 Dual11.55.51537.5
Tesla Model X 100D & P100D11.55.51537.5
Tesla Roadster11.55.51537.5
Tesla Model S 60 Dual19.25.51537.5
Tesla Model S 70 Dual19.25.51537.5
Tesla Model S 85 Dual19.25.51537.5
Tesla Model S 90 Dual19.25.51537.5

Setup

It was easy to attach to the wall, came with all the screws and anchors needed. I wanted a charger that was simple and easy to use. 

Does EV Gear Level 2 electric vehicle wall charger station eligible for tax rebate?

EV Gear charging stations may be eligible for utility discounts and rebates, state or federal tax credits. Browse available electric car rebates and incentives for residential, commercial and public charging stations. Because electric car rebates and incentives depend on the municipality or utility that provides them, this list should be used as a starting point. Please contact your local utility provider for more information if you don’t see them listed here as they may have rebates and other money-saving programs for electric vehicle owners or businesses that provide EV chargers.

Alternate of EV Gear Level 2 electric vehicle wall charger station

ChargePoint Home Flex

Pros

  • Sleek design
  • Adjustable power delivery
  • Many smart-charging features

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Cannot power-share
  • Not as durable as some other units

The ChargePoint Home Flex is a 50-amp smart-charger that is compact yet powerful. It has an integrated connector holster that is back-lit and swivels for easy use. It is available in plug-in or hardwired form and come standard with a 23-foot cable. It’s a WiFi connected smart-charger that’s packed with features, as it should be for about $700, and uses the ChargePoint app to control the unit and review past charging history.

Schneider Electric EV230WS Electric Vehicle Charging Station

The Schneider Electric EV230WS model features a modern, customizable design that works with user-friendly features to allow you to charge your vehicle in a snap. It also features an intuitive LED display to let you control charging and even to check whether your vehicle is charging or not. Other features that make this electric vehicle charging station earn a place rightfully in these reviews are the indicator lights and stop button. Well, these features will let you know whether the charger requires attention or is ready for use.

Pros

  • Reliable and good quality
  • Works flawlessly to give exceptional results
  • Installation takes around 30 minutes

Cons

  • May arrive with a few defects, but the manufacturer is always ready to help

Can you use it with Nissan Leaf?

No and yes. For Level 1 (120-volt) and Level 2 (240-volt) EV charging, all EVs in North America use the industry standard J1772 connector – except for Tesla which uses a proprietary connector. Therefore, a Nissan Leaf can use any home charger available today except for the Tesla units. However, when it comes to DC fast charging, which is public high-speed charging, the Leaf uses a CHAdeMO connector, which is different than the connector most other EVs use called the Combo plug.

Are home car chargers expensive?

A less powerful, portable Level 2 charger can be had for under $200 — like this Duosida model for $180 — while more premium portable options get closer to $400, due to having longer cables, higher power outputs, and useful features like integrated displays.

This 240-volt, $400 charger from Blink Charging offers a good range of features, including an 18-foot, integrated cable, compact design and Wi-Fi. It works with electric cars from all manufacturers, including Tesla, and has a delay-start motion to ensure your car only starts charging once electric rates are cheaper at night.

Wall-mounted chargers generally fall in the $400 to $500 region, with some options approaching $700 or even $1000 for this model from Bosch.

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