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ChargePoint Home Wi-Fi Connected Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger - $839.20

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[Amazon.ca] ChargePoint Home Wi-Fi Connected Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger - $839.20

20% off level 2 home charger for electric cars.

Might be good to get before they scrap the rebate.
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Called up about this unit to see if the charge rate can be controlled and it cannot. So it will charge at full rate car is capable of drawing and cannot be set by the user to give a slower longer duration charge.
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Martin (deal addict) wrote: Called up about this unit to see if the charge rate can be controlled and it cannot. So it will charge at full rate car is capable of drawing and cannot be set by the user to give a slower longer duration charge.
Just curious - is it better to have a variable charge rate so that at peak electricity rate periods you set it to draw less giving you a lower electricity bill or are there any other reasons it would be worth it?
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x-batman wrote: Just curious - is it better to have a variable charge rate so that at peak electricity rate periods you set it to draw less giving you a lower electricity bill or are there any other reasons it would be worth it?
I was interested in charging at a slower rate to extend battery life (less heat in the Summer) and to keep battery warm throughout the night in the winter, yet having the ability to charge faster when needed.
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Martin (deal addict) wrote: I was interested in charging at a slower rate to extend battery life (less heat in the Summer) and to keep battery warm throughout the night in the winter, yet having the ability to charge faster when needed.
Probably depends on if your car allows it. Tesla’s for instance can select a charge rate in the car so that would work but depends on what you have
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Martin (deal addict) wrote: I was interested in charging at a slower rate to extend battery life (less heat in the Summer) and to keep battery warm throughout the night in the winter, yet having the ability to charge faster when needed.
You need flo x5 charger. Ability to adjust the amps plus stop and start via WiFi is awesome.
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Dec 3, 2009
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I have this charger for my Ioniq ev with active battery cooling for charging I doubt there would be any benefit in slowing the charge. My car takes about 3 1/2 hours from from empty to full. It supports schedules and I can remotely override the schedule from my smart phone. Personally I like the charger.
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For those in the know, would this one be better (with 25ft cord @ 879.20) vs Costco Sun Country Highway ClipperCreek EV40P 32 Amp Plug-in EV Charging Station @ $849.99?

I don't need the WiFi application. Any suggestions?

After executive membership discount and after tax, Amazon is $50 more than Costco. I don't know much about these things. Is the Amazon one worth $50 more (I will never use the WiFi thing).
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ipassgas wrote: For those in the know, would this one be better (with 25ft cord @ 879.20) vs Costco Sun Country Highway ClipperCreek EV40P 32 Amp Plug-in EV Charging Station @ $849.99?

I don't need the WiFi application. Any suggestions?

After executive membership discount and after tax, Amazon is $50 more than Costco. I don't know much about these things. Is the Amazon one worth $50 more (I will never use the WiFi thing).
I have the Chargepoint w/25' cord on mine. Makes it handy when I move things around in the driveway.

Having said that they both do the same thing.

Chargepoint has a great app tho for controlling it, but also for the data that you might want to track. Such as the amount of time it was charging, how much electricity you used, setting a charge schedule for cheaper charge times (my is set to off-peak time, which I can override if I want), and finally it emails me when my car has finished charging. It's handy, all,some or none of those features but at least you have them .
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The sun country one is also a plug in charger whereas the charge point one is hard wired. So if you wanted to move the sun country one around, might be better..
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It says 32amp - what if your panel can only support lower amps? -can this run at lower amps to let says 8 or 12amps?

Would it just auto adjust based on amps ur panel draw?
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ysl5710 wrote: It says 32amp - what if your panel can only support lower amps? -can this run at lower amps to let says 8 or 12amps?

Would it just auto adjust based on amps ur panel draw?
You have to have a panel rated for at LEAST 40amps to use this. The 32 amps need to be 80% of the load. And yes it’ll do 32amps all the time.
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Using a Home25+ with my Model 3 via the J1772 adapter that Tesla includes. Works very well, and the electrician encased it in a metal enclosure that locks, since I live on a busy and very active road.
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jerjaroonie wrote: The sun country one is also a plug in charger whereas the charge point one is hard wired. So if you wanted to move the sun country one around, might be better..
The Chargepoint comes in 2 models (hardwired and plugin for a few dollars more).
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Feb 9, 2014
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So I just buy the charger myself and call up an electrician?

I always assumed that it is frowned upon since they don't get to mark up the cost on the product.

Or do I have to install myself and get it inspected?
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idcrisis wrote: So I just buy the charger myself and call up an electrician?

I always assumed that it is frowned upon since they don't get to mark up the cost on the product.

Or do I have to install myself and get it inspected?
You can do it either way. Install it yourself (does not need inspection) and call it a day. You will only receive the rebate on the charger itself for 50% of its cost up to $500 total rebates.

Or you can hire an electrician to install it. In order to qualify for the INSTALLATION rebate of 50% up to $500 it must be inspected by an ESA certified electrician (usually you hire an ESA certified electrician to do the install too).

In total the government will give you up to $1000 total for the charger and install. $500 max for the charger and $500 for the install.
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If you still had funds left over could the rebate be applied to two chargers?
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chodatus wrote: If you still had funds left over could the rebate be applied to two chargers?
You only get to claim 1 charger/install per each EV you have.
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Thanks. I am looking for one for my Ford Fusion Energi. Is this the best deal currently. Any other suggestions?
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ysl5710 wrote: It says 32amp - what if your panel can only support lower amps? -can this run at lower amps to let says 8 or 12amps?

Would it just auto adjust based on amps ur panel draw?
Anikiri wrote: You have to have a panel rated for at LEAST 40amps to use this. The 32 amps need to be 80% of the load. And yes it’ll do 32amps all the time.
When you configure the ChargePoint for the first time it asks if you've wired it on a 20A or 40A circuit (for 16A or 32A operation).

So while you can't really adjust it on the fly, you can wire it for 16A operation if you like.

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