Zencar Level 2 EV charger review – how to use this adjustable level 2 charger?

Zencar Level 2 EV charger review
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How to use this Zencar Level 2 EV charger – adjustable level 2 charger? Users can schedule the charging session at off-peak times to save money. Intelligent power saving, reasonable arrangement of your charging time-make your electric car cheaper. The LED indicator on the charging cable shows you where the car is at three different charging levels. Get details in Zencar Level 2 EV charger review.

In the box

These parts include a charging plug, a power plug, an adapter, a control box, a charger cord, as well as a hook/dock.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Mounting hardware was included and pretty straightforward to install.
  • Comes with an adapter to plug it into a regular (5-15) outlet if needed.
  • It Charges the car at about 16A as expected.

Cons

  • kWh meter is nice, but unfortunately it resets if it ever loses power. So, it’s really “kWh used since your last power outage”.
  • It comes with two RFID tags that you need to use if you want to set charging delay. Sometime it does not work.

Specs

  • Level 2 charger that works with 120V adapter
  • Rated for indoor use
  • 25 feet charging cord
  • Electric current: 16 amp
  • Input voltage: 240V/120V – NEMA 6-20 / NEMA 5-15 outlet
  • Power: 3.86 kW (level 2)/ 1.92kW (level 1)

Zencar Level 2 EV charger review

Build

Zencar Level 2 EV charger seems well built, heavy and generally good quality overall. It is made of ABS plastic and can withstand with adverse weather – IP66 rated.

Design

This is a compact portable station that is an ideal solution for low-cost charging in your garage or to keep in the trunk of your EV for charging at work or on trips. Measuring 16.38 x 12.52 x 4.88 inches, it weighs around 12.27 pounds.

Cable length

The Megear/Zencar charging stations include a 25 feet charge cord and have multiple protection ratings for their cable as IP55 waterproof, leakage and overheat protection, as well as flame resistance.

Cable Specification
  • 16A:3*14AWG + 1*18AWG VOLTAGE: 250V
  • 32A: 3*10AWG + 1*18AWG VOLTAGE: 250V
  • 25 feets long
  • A hook to mount it on the wall.

Display

It has 2.8′ OLED. EVSE that has passed tuv ce and kc. The charger automatically detects the connection status and handshake protocol, also can automatically fixes minor charging problems.

NEMA plug

The input power of the NEMA 14-50 plug is 230V. You can connect it to a 230V socket for level 2 charging. It has a frequency of 60Hz and maximum current variation 10A 16A 20A 24A and 32A.

Timer function

There is Timer function to save your money and PE test to keep safe charging. Has a cool RGB animation when in use. You can choose between 10,16,20,24 and 32 amps and then it will tell you what it’s actually running at to the right.

Charge speed – Zencar Level 2 EV charger

These electric car battery chargers are designed to be a level 2 model with the capacity to provide 16 amps at 240V which is equal to 3.86 kW. This translates in a speed of charge that is equal to 11 miles per hour. This means that a typical electric car like the Ford Fusion C-Max or the Nissan Leaf can be charged between 2.5 and 6.5 hours.  As an example, while a BWM I series vehicle could be charged in 6 hours with the 240V input, by using the adapter it would increase the charge time to 16.5 hours.

Zencar Level 2 EV charger Performance review

Works great, great price, no problems. The cord is long and flexible. There is about 4 feet of cord from the wall plug to the box, that is helpful in placing it where you want but depending on your garage might cause you to have too much cord in the wrong spot. (for me it was an unexpected bonus that I appreciated). The adapter works well for our NEMA 14-50 outlet. The adapter cord is about 1.5 feet long. We have used it for 2 months at this point.

Alternate of Zencar Level 2 EV charger

Jeep Branded Electric car charger


Key Features:

  • Cable length: 25 feet
  • Circuit breaker required: 40A
  • 3-year warranty (option to 5-year)

Key Specifications:

  • Electric current output: 32A
  • Input Voltage: 220-240V – NEMA 14-50
  • Power: 7.7 kW

The compact size of this model has 25 feet of cable length, suitable for flexible installation and usability as well. The product can be easily stowed with the included cable wrap and the wall mount connector holster as well.

ClipperCreek HCS-40P offers another interesting alternative for electric vehicle supply equipment. In this case, the HCS-40P electric car chargers are designed for fast charging with up to 5.5 times the speed of a typical outlet.

This model uses the plug-in NEMA 14-50 with 220V-240V sockets, very simple and easy to install. The service voltage for the charger is 220-240V, using a single-phase 2-wire with ground connection. Moreover, the output of the charger in this voltage range is rated at 32A, which allows it to provide 7.7kW. The associated circuit protection needed for this device is a 40A circuit breaker.

This high-quality model is suited for both indoor and outdoor use since it is fully sealed with a NEMA 4 enclosure. Additionally, there is a ruggedized option that is available for an extra cost that has a 5-year warranty (instead of 3-years) and that has a type 4X watertight and corrosion-resistant rubber connector.

 EVoCharge Level 2 EV Charger

A U.S.-based company located in California, EVoCharge’s Level 2 charger is fully compatible with all electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles sold in the U.S. and Canada. This charger offers maximum 7.68kW charging, meaning it charges up to 8 times faster than a standard AC Level 1 charger. It delivers an estimated 25 to 35 miles of range per hour of charging.

It’s an easy to install home EV charger with a standard NEMA 6-50 plug and comes with a universal mounting bracket for wall mounting, as well as post mount or the ability to mount to any other structure. It supports multiple current ratings (20A, 30A, 40A) so you can adjust the maximum output current (16A, 24A, 32A). The charger is NEMA 4 outdoor and indoor rated and can also be hardwired.

Pros/Level 2, 30-amp, can be hardwired or plug-in, connector holster, on/off switch

Cons/Price

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