EVoCharge EVSE Review

On your first steps to helping the environment, you have bought your first electric car, good on you! However, as you may now realize, having an electric car isn’t quite as simple as a gas car.

You can’t just pop to the gas station and top up on fuel real quick. Your electric car needs charging, and you don’t want to be standing there waiting for it to charge at a charging point. Most of us don’t have time for that. 

What do you do? You get a home EV charging station, but there are so many to choose from! There are different types, makes, brands, it can be so overwhelming when faced with all these possibilities for your new car.

How can you choose? Maybe it’s best to just use public charging points, right? Wrong! Getting a home EV charger saves you from hours of standing around waiting at public points and lets you get on with your life. 

So, what should you do? We have the answer for you. We have reviewed one of the best EV home chargers on the market, with all the information right here. So you know what you are getting when you buy your EVoCharge EVSE charger. 

Take a look at all the information we have below, so you can go from stressy to stress-free.

About EVoCharge EVSE

As we take the fight against pollution caused by communal gas vehicles, more people are purchasing electric vehicles, and in turn, there are more public charging points popping up around the country. 

However, despite this influx of public charging points, around 80% of the charging is done at home charging stations. So, when looking to buy, you need to ensure stability, reliability, safety, and speed. 

There are three primary types of EV Chargers; Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Level 3 are also known as DC Fast Chargers, they can charge your vehicle in just 20 minutes, but they are also not for home installation. So, for home installation, you have the choice of Level 1 or Level 2 charging. 

Level 1 is cheapest but takes a long time to charge, Level 2 is more expensive but boasts are shorter charge time. This is what the EVoCharge EVSE Charger is.

Quick to install indoors, or in your driveway, there are many pros to having this particular charger at home. Not to mention the ease of a wall-mounted charger. 

OUR REVIEW

EVoCharge EVSE Description

The EVoCharge EVSE Charger is a Level 2, wall-mounted charging station. It has a simple, white design that will blend in perfectly with your garage or outdoor space. It is made to charge faster than any Level 1 charger, so you can always guarantee a good charger. 

Furthermore, it is also fully compatible with plug-in electric hybrid vehicles in both Canada and the USA. So it boasts versatility also. EvoCharge is also an astounding make, being one of the United States’ original EV charging infrastructure providers, so you can certainly trust them. 

You should be aware that with any electric vehicle and any electric charging station, you need to keep the area clean and safe. You should keep the chargers away from children especially, this is easily maintained by having a wall-mounted system, like with the EVoCharge. 

This is a charger that is also versatile thanks to its J1772, or J-Plug, which can work with Audi, BMW, Cadillac ELR, Chevrolet Bolt, Spark, Volt, Fiat, Honda, KIA, and even more makes. Whatever electric vehicle you have, the EVoCharge is bound to be compatible. 

The Features

The EVoCharge EVSE has many features that make it a sought-after charging station. Not only is its versatility admirable but many other factors about it are too.

Its Level 2 charging is one of the perks of this as well as its Nema 6-50 plug, 18ft cable, safety features, and easy installation.

Not only this but it is also available in many other options, you can get a 25ft cable if the 18ft won’t cut it for you, and you can even get WiFi-enabled options too!

Let’s see what this means in more detail.

Level 2 Charging 

If you still aren’t quite sure what Level 2 charging means don’t worry. A Level 1 charge is slower and can take just under a full day to fully charge an electric vehicle.

Whereas a Level 2 charger can charge an electric vehicle in less than 12 hours, the average charge usually takes 6-8 hours to reach full. 

The EVoCharge EVSE charger can charge your vehicle at 8 times the speed of a standard Level 1 charger. It will therefore provide you with an estimated 25-35 miles of driving range per hour of charge.

This way if you are nearly empty, you can put your car on charge for an hour if you need to take a quick trip to the local store and be worry-free. 

It also means that you can stick it on charge overnight if you are expecting a long drive the next day, and you can wake up to a fully charged car, ready and raring to go. 

Nema 6-50 Plug

Unless you know your plug types very well you might look at this and have some questions. A Nema 6-50 plug is a 50Amp plug that is most commonly used for welders or plasma cutters. 

Thanks to the adjustable current output, you can then choose the ideal output settings for your home.

The maximum current output can be adjusted between 32Amps, 24Amps, or 16Amps. This means it will be able to support multiple circuit ratings, such as 40Amps, 30Amps, or 20Amps. 

This is an additional versatility that you may not know you need, but will be grateful for having once you are charging up your car with the EVoCharge EVSE. 

18ft Cable

18ft sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? Well, it will be worth it. And thanks to the standard cord and plug holder, which is also known as a holster, you can keep this long cable secure when it is not in use.

Keeping it safe and away from children. This is included and can be securely mounted near the charger for easy access. 

You also get the choice of either having a 18ft or 25ft cable. This can allow you to reach your vehicle without having to park awkwardly, or having to install the unit in a weird place. It makes for easy use regardless of how your home is set up. 

Safety

With any electrical item, safety is imperative. It is no different from any EV charger. 

However, the EVoCharge EVSE Charger is UL listed and ENERGY STAR-Certified. This ensures that it is safe for electrical uses and won’t waste any power when it is not being used, so your energy bills won’t suffer. 

It is also weatherproofed, so even if you live in a state that gets some truly horrendous weather, you can be sure your charger will withstand them. Due to this, it can be installed wherever you want, within reason. 

Its cable management system also ensures safety, so you can keep it neatly tucked away when not in use, avoiding tripping hazards, or any cable damage. You can mount this setup wherever you want, on the walls or even the ceiling if you want. 

Installation

Did someone say “easy installation”? Yes, we did. Thanks to its engineering, its installation is a breeze.

You can start using your EVoCharge EVSE Charger as soon as you want. It is ready to be installed as soon as you get it. All you need to do is unpack, put in place, and plugin. Easy-peasy. 

Pros 

Now we know more about the EVoCharge EVSE Charger, what are its pros. Let’s take a look at the biggest factors that make this charger shine. 

  • Very safe. 
  • Weather-Proof; install anywhere and weather won’t damage it. 
  • ENERGY STAR-Certified. 
  • Extremely easy to use. 
  • UL listed. 
  • Has an adjustable current output. 
  • EVolnnovate Engineered boasting high-quality. 
  • Charges at 8 times the speed of a standard Levl 1. 
  • Elegant design so will do the job while looking cool. 
  • Works on any EV and PHEV. 
  • Holster included.

Cons

With so many pros, there must be at least one con, right? Yes, there is. One con. 

  • Slightly pricey. While this is still a fairly cheap option for an EV charger, it is not the cheapest on the market, and if you are on an extremely tight budget, it may still be a bit much for you. Especially in comparison to Level 1 EV chargers. 

Final Thoughts 

The EVoCharge EVSE charger is a fantastic option for EV owners. It is weatherproof, reliable, fast, safe, and has so many features that make it one of the best options on the market.

Sure, it might be a bit more expensive than everyone can afford, but if you can, you’ll love it. It rids of complications that tend to come with a modern-day smart EV Charger.

Available with or without Wi-Fi, whatever is your preference. 

If you want something that will charge up your EV quickly and easily, from your garage or outdoors, this is the home EV charger for you.

Michael Schuck
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