Mustart Level 2 portable EV charger (240 volt 25ft cable 40 amp) review

Mustart Level 2 portable EV charger (240 volt 25ft cable 40 amp) review

How to easy to install Mustart Level 2 portable EV charger (240 volt 25ft cable 40 amp)? Works with most electric vehicles, the EVSE is compatible with all plug-in EVs. Installation was super easy. All I had to do was to install a 220v outlet and plug this sucker in! I ran a 6-3 wire through my attic, punch a hole in my main breaker box. Solid construction, correct readings and really solid quality for the price. Also love the IP rating for the handle puts me at ease when a little moisture is present. Get more in Mustart Level 2 portable EV charger (240 volt 25ft cable 40 amp) review.

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In the box

  • 1 x Mustart NEMA-14-50 40 amp Portable Electric Vehicle Charger (with 25 feet cable)
  • 1 x Carrying Bag
  • 1 x Hook
  • 1 x Holster Dock
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Holder Bracket
  • 240V receptacle that mounts in the wall of the home NOT included and must be purchased separately.

Pros & Cons – Mustart Level 2 portable EV charger (240 volt 25ft cable 40 amp)

Pros

  • Over-voltage protection prevents overcharging
  • High-quality wire cover material prevents leakage
  • Water-resistant material prevents water damage
  • Level 2 charging capabilities
  • Can automatically adjust for electric cars that need lower amps
  • Has tons of safety features
  • Well built
  • Comes with hanging hardware

Cons

  • Connection issues
  • The cable is a bit short
  • Needs to have proper outlets

Compare Mustart Level 2 portable EV charger (240 volt 25ft cable 40 amp)

MUSTART 40A NEMA 6-50 EV CHARGERTRAVELMASTER Level 2 Portable EV Charger
Max Power Output240V x 40A = 9.60kW1.65kW~7.68kW
PlugNEAM 6-50NEMA 5-15/ NEAM 14-50
Charger Length25 Feet25 Feet
Max AC Charging Current40 Amp15Amp /32 Amp
EMC and Safety StandardFCC and TUVFCC and TUV
EnclosureIP55IP55
ConnectorUniversal SAE J1772Universal SAE J1772
Circuit Breaker Requirements50A Circuit Breaker50A Circuit Breaker

Mustart Level 2 portable EV charger (240 volt 25ft cable 40 amp) review

Build

This portable charging station is made to last with durability and reliability. It is lightening-proof and has leakage, overvoltage, overheat and overcurrent protection, so you can safely charge your vehicle.

Design

 Its compact size houses 25 feet of charging cable making it flexible and easy to install. It also comes with a handy carrying bag and hook, so you can easily take the charger on the go or have it stay put inside your garage. It is also equipped with a silver plating on the standard J1772 inlet with waterproof rating IP67 which is good for both indoor and outdoor use.

Display

The display screen has a huge LCD & LED Lights which show all the details you need during the charging including the real-time current flow, voltage, charging amount and time. 

Cable

The charger cable from the wall plug to the control box is around 3 feet in length, which I wished it could’ve been a bit more longer. But the cable from the control box to the charging plug is around 22 feet, which is just enough to reach everything on a typical garage. Although an extension cord is available for a further reach.

J1772 connector

The connector used on the Mustart EV charger is a J1772 connector. The J1772 is essentially the standard connector that can be used with any electric vehicle. You can still use this for your car even if it has a proprietary charging port like Tesla’s charging port. Which can be connected to a J1772 plug using an adaptor included upon purchase of the car.

NEMA 10-50 outlet

To bring power to the control box, the charger plugs into a NEMA 10-50 outlet which one of the standards for charging high power appliances like electric cooking ranges, laundry machines. Most importantly, this has been used for most electric vehicle chargers as it will bring a stable and safe connection even without hardwiring.

Auto-detection

With this portable charging station, all you need to do is just connect the proper adapter plug and start charging! The charger automatically detects which adapting plug is used and starts charging at the maximum allowable charging power.

The charger automatically calculates the kilowatt-hours limit you can charge so there is no need to worry, you can save valuable time while charging safely.

Charge speed

 The MUSTART upgraded 40A level 2 EV charger which is more sturdy, contains more sensitive chips, higher waterproof level and better abrasion resistance, can charge your car up to 2.5X faster than the 16A level 2 EV charger. It is 5X faster than the 16A level 1 EV charger that most electric vehicles come with. (The actual working current it depends on your vehicle setting).

Control box

The control box also has a small display showing the voltage, amperage, charging time, wattage, and the temperature. It has several monitor lights. There are three monitor lights dedicated to indicating something.

First is the power indicator on the center which glows green, to the right is the charging indicator which glows red. Last is the one you don’t want to see, and that is the fault light at the very left glowing in yellow, which will indicate charging errors.

Alternate of Mustart Level 2 portable EV charger (240 volt 25ft cable 40 amp)

ClipperCreek Level 2 EV Charging Station

Mustart Level 2 portable EV charger (240 volt 25ft cable 40 amp) alternate

Sounding for all the world like a jacket or pair of pants from L.L. Bean, the ClipperCreek charger is another unit that purports to charge up your EV faster than the standard unit that came with the car.

The advertiser is quick to note this unit works with all electric cars. However, its 16A of power (3.3kW) is better suited for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) like the Chevy Volt, Prius Prime, and the Ford Fusion Energi. This one also has a 25-foot cord, which seems to be the industry standard.

A simple padlock system looks decidedly low tech but will keep 10-year old (and 39-year old) pranksters from unplugging the thing in the middle of the night. Otherwise, you’ll jump in the car to go to work and find the range just says “2.”

Pros/Good extra system for your plug-in hybrid while visiting the cottage

Cons/Not great for pure EVs

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