Originally Posted by triggerhappy007
1. I'm using a 20A EVSE made by clippercreek, bought 3 years ago before the 24A version came out. It seems if you're just looking for a 24A EVSE, get a clippercreek lcs-30 but it doesn't have WiFi. It's a good, reliable American brand. It doesn't come in a 10-30 plug, but it has a 6-30 so you'll have to replace the dryer outlet. It is expensive though. Here's a link:
If you're planning to mount it outside, why don't you have the electrician replace the 30A breaker with a 40A breaker and purchase a 32A EVSE? Then you can get faster charging speed for around the same price? I would go with a ChargePoint over JuiceBox.
I would've thought the electrician would've suggested that, given how cheap breakers can be. I THINK #8 wire would be fine, so we wouldn't need to get rewired. I agree, once you crack into the 32amp EVSE space, the feature set is much more robust, for the same/less money. I love the look of the Chargepoint, but not sure I could get a pass from my better half.
You have done your homework. Good for you! I have 2 evse. My first was a clipper creek 40 on a 50 amp breaker that I installed. I haven't tested it but it's suppose to draw at 32a. This was for my wife's soul ev. A few months ago we bought the PacHy and we didn't want to share evse lol. My garage was "pre wired" for ev's But it was only a 30a so I decided to use that for the PacHy. So I went with the juicebox pro 40 because it has adjustable current (as you know) and a scheduler. The scheduler wouldn't be needed if the one in the PacHy actually worked, but no biggie. So to answer your question you set the max draw of the juicebox at 24a and it will not draw more than that and trip your 30a breaker. I have tested my clipper creek on 32a vs the juicebox on 24a. The 32a takes right at 2 hours and the 24a take 2.5 hours to full charge. Hope that helps
That's what I was thinking, but I wasn't sure if there was some reason for permitting/electrical code that the max draw of a device couldn't exceed a certain threshold. I guess the County's jurisdiction is everything from the panel to the receptacle meeting code. Maybe it comes down to one's comfort level with a possible safety issue. I also figure, since the Juicebox has a 14-50 to 14-30 connector that this wouldn't be all too uncommon. I don't know, I've got a question out to the electrician to see what he thinks.
If you end up not using your existing 30a and have a new line installed instead go with a 75a or higher breaker (if your box can handle it) and future proof yourself. I'm sure this will not be your last EV.
Unfortunately, our basement is completely finished and rented, or else I'd be thinking of this. True, this will not be our last EV, but this may not be our last house either. Moving would necessitate another vehicle, which would likely be the impetus for the upgrade in the first place.