MAX GREEN EV Charger review – how to charge fast with Level 2 EV charger?

MAX GREEN EV Charger review

Where to find DC Fast Charger near me? Does MAX GREEN EV Charger charge fast? It is a smart charger that comes with 25 feet cable and support 240V charge. It can adjustable current (16A,24A,32A), due to its NEMA 14-50 plug. It is a portable EVSE Electric Vehicle Home Charging Station Compatible with Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Tesla and many more. Find more in MAX GREEN EV Charger review.

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Specs – MAX GREEN EV Charger

  • Charging plug meet SAE J1772 2010 standard
  • Control box meet SAE J1772 2010 control principle
  • Output: 3.84KW
  • Input: 240V, 16A, 60HZ (16A 24A 32A adjustable)
  • Waterproof J1772 EV Connector can be used outdoors even on light rain days.
  • Level 1 & 2 EV Charging Cable Type:
  • Input: 110V-240V  16AAC 50Hz/60Hz
  • Output: 110V-240V  16A AC 50Hz/60Hz
  • Plug: NEMA 6-20P(20amp Rated)
  • Adapter options: NEMA 10-30/NEMA 14-50/ NEMA14-30/ NEMA 5-15
  • Level 1 charging: Use with NEMA 5-15 adapter
  • Level 2 charging: Use without adapter OR use with one of NEMA 10-30/NEMA 14-50/ NEMA14-30 adapters

Electric Performance

  • Input voltage: 100-245 Vac single phrase
  • Output power: 1.9KW/3.8KW
  • Stand by power: <2W
  • Input power consumption(While charging:<7W)
  • EMC: FCC/CLASS A
  • Safey requirement: Follow UL2594 design
  • Control box Enclosure Protection: IP66
  • Working Environment: Keep Ventilated
  • Operating Temperature: -22F to 122F (-30C +50C)
  • EV Plug Reference Standard: SAE J1722-2010

MAX GREEN EV Charger Compatibility

Maxgreen 32A level 2 ev charger is perfect for plug-in(NEMA14-50) electric vehicles like Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt and BMW i3. This high-power charging station is perfect for all electric vehicle cars.

Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, NissanLEAF, BMW i series, Chevy Volt, Chevy Bolt, Fiat 500e, Ford C-Max Energi,

Ford Focus Electric, Ford Fusion Energi,Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid, Kia Soul EV, Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive,

Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Porsche Plug-in Hybrids, Smart Electric Drive, Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, Volk swagen E-Golf.

MAX GREEN EV Charger comparison

MAX GREEN Level 1&2 EV Charger | NEMA 6-20 & NEMA 5-15MAX GREEN Upgraded Version | Level 2 EV Charger | NEMA 14-50MAX GREEN Level 1&2 EV Charger | NEMA 6-20 With 5 Adapters
Charging LevelLevel 1&2 ChargingLevel 2 ChargingLevel 1&2 Charging
Max Power Output3.84KW3.84KW3.84KW
Max AC Charging Current16 Amp16 Amp16 Amp
Charger Length25 Feet25 Feet25 Feet
Circuit Breaker18A18A18A
SocketNEMA 6-20&NEMA 5-15NEMA 14-50NEMA 6-20/10-30/5-15/14-30/14-50/6-50

MAX GREEN EV Charger review

Build

MAX GREEN EV Charger review seems well made and has a thicker cable than the original Ford supplied product. It is lightening-proof and has leakage, overvoltage, overheat, overcurrent protection and the Max Green EV Charger is IP67 certified to resist gentle water spray & splash.

Design

Measuring 16.14 x 12.68 x 4.92 inches and weighing 7.32 pounds, it is box shaped. It has LCD display to show you real time charging status. What you need just to hang up this EV charger and plug in, double intelligent control, much safer.

Display

Its control box comes with LED charge status indicators, as mentioned earlier, to show the various stages of charging and to warn of possible errors. It will give you idea about your charge duration to estimate charge rate.

NEMA Plug

MAX GREEN EV Charger is fitted to any NEMA 14-50P which is compatible with the dryer’s outlet. It plugs into a dryer, RV-type or regular wall outlet with available adapters. Maxgreen’s standard J1772 Universal connector works with all production EVs on the road.

You can set different current level as this EV charging set includes NEMA 6-20 plug that includes 5 adapters cable (NEMA 10-30/NEMA 14-50/ NEMA14-30/ NEMA6-50/NEMA 5-15) according to the most commonly used sockets in US.

Cable length

25ft is enough for your charging with this MAX GREEN EV Charger, the Level 2 EV charger.

Charge speed

Installed this on a 240 line and it charges the car quickly, about 25% faster than a standard 110 line. . used for fast charging my plug-in-hybrid Ford. Fully charges my EV car in 1/3 rd the time of the factory charger. That is to say, fully charged in 2 hrs rather than 6.6 hrs. 

Time setting

With Megear EVcharger, schedule your charging sessions to take advantage of off-peak rates, so you use power more wisely and save even more. This timer EVSE allow you to set it to charge your electric car delay for 2 hours/ 4 hours/ 6 hours /8 hours by swiping the RF card after connecting your ev.

Alternate of MAX GREEN EV Charger

EVCARS Tesla Adapter

The EVCARS Tesla Adapter is smaller and weighs less than competing products, so it takes up less space in your car or trunk. This product will function normally in light rain but will not stand up to hazardous weather conditions. 

With 40 amps and 250 maximum voltage, the EVCARS Tesla Adapter connects non-Teslas to Wall Connectors, Mobile Connectors and Destination Chargers and ranks a close second to the best overall pick. It’s a Level 2 charger only.

Pros

  • Gives non-Tesla cars access to Tesla Level 2 chargers
  • Smaller dimensions and weight compared with top rival
  • Rain resistant

Cons

  • Not compatible with Tesla Supercharging or DCFC
  • Does not work with the Volkswagen eGolf

Lectron Tesla Adapter

The compact and portable design of the Lectron charging adapter makes it easy to take on the go in your electric vehicle’s trunk, and Lectron also makes a 20- and 40-foot charger extension cable for home chargers that are tucked away. It is not compatible with Tesla Superchargers. It comes in black and white and works with all plug-in hybrids and full battery electric vehicles on the market that don’t draw more than 40 amps.

This Lectron EV charging adapter connects non-Teslas to Tesla Wall Connectors, Mobile Connectors and Destination Chargers, significantly expanding charging station options regular EV drivers. The Lectron Tesla to J1772 Adapter offers up to 40 amps of current and 250V of voltage. For the less tech-savvy: it will charge your vehicle in a few hours and 3 to 4 times quicker than other Level 2 chargers on the market.

Pros

  • Gives non-Tesla cars access to Tesla Level 2 chargers
  • Compact and portable
  • Rainproof

Cons

  • Not compatible with Tesla Supercharging or DCFC
  • No lock and leave feature

How fast does MAX GREEN EV Charger charge?

On average it takes just under eight hours to charge an electric vehicle’s battery from empty to full, but the speeds are getting faster as battery technology progresses. EVs that charge on a DC fast charger while on the road can typically recoup 80% battery power in under an hour (some in 30 minutes), depending on the vehicle. However, most electric vehicle drivers will continuously top off the charge rather than drive it to empty.

MAX GREEN EV Charger customer review

Great level 1 charger, level 2 has issues

*Update 2* Max Green Tech was kind enough to send me a replacement charger to try again. Unfortunately, my issue is still the same. On my 2015 Chevy Volt, the charger will stop charging my car at around 61% when charging from empty. A red light will flash quickly 2 times indicating there is an AC current issue. I have had multiple electricians check my dedicated car charging circuit, which was recently installed, and there are no issues to speak of. I have tested the outlet with 2 other chargers and they do not have any issues. Because this product is sold as a level 1 and 2 charger, and level 2 does not consistently work, I have to provide the 1 star rating for it.

However, The charger works excellent as a level 1 charger on my car and the included accessories like the carrying case and NEMA 5 to NEMA 6 adapter are excellent quality and the charger itself feels very solid and has a good build quality. Support also was very eager to assist as much as they could and did everything in their power to make things right, so kudos on that. *UPDATE* This charger exceeded my expectations as a level 1 charger. I got excited and had a NEMA 6-20 outlet professionally installed and was excited to use this charger as a level 2 charger.

BUT on the very first level 2 charge, the charger quit charging 3 different times during one charge. The red light flashed quickly 2 times indicating an “AC Current Fault”. Had another electrician come out and check the first electricians work and everything was done correctly. I tried the charger 6 more times, and every time the same fault error occurred. Eventually, my Chevy Volt even started showing the check engine light stating “there is a problem with the onboard charging system” using this charger. I ended up ordering another brand of charger and immediately charging worked perfectly with out any issue on the other brand. The check engine light also went away once I charged with the charger I ordered to replace the MaxGreen one.

Side note, this charger has a card in the box to leave a review, take a survey and send a screenshot of the review to them to get a mount for the cable and charger connector to the car. I followed the directions exactly but never got any mount or any confirmation that one was coming. That was almost a month ago. Kinda starting to think it is a scam to get information out of me. I sent an email for help, also no response. Very skimpy and suspicious company website.

*Original Review for reference* I got this for my 2015 Chevy Volt. I was happy to see the level 1 charging capabilities support 12 amp charging! The build quality is WAAAY better than the volts included level one charger and I am currently in the process of getting a NEMA 6-20 outlet installed to take advantage of the level 2 charging. Highly recommend this super affordable charger.

Reviewer at ubuy

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