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 Post subject: Re: How many Amps?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:21 pm 
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blaferty wrote:
Juicebox by Electric Motorwerks is now UL Certified.


That is fine if they have a unit that is certified. It is my understanding that something as simple as changing the input cable requires a big buck re-certification. That is the reason that Tesla did not get their design certified. It is a good unit but they did not want to spend the money. Ul certification is a major expense for a small company. For sure it can never be done for a kit like OpenEVSE.

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 Post subject: Re: How many Amps?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:24 am 
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FWIW, I have used a NEMA 14-50 with a JESLA since early '15 and couldn't be happier (I had the setup done for a previous PHEV and another EV). (Note the Jdapter was not available when i got it in 2016).
The tesla UMC is a great base EVSE with the swappable adapters, it is great for both home-base and travel backup, and the J1772 makes it compatible with our vehicles even as they change.


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 Post subject: Re: How many Amps?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:40 pm 
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I built us two JuiceBox EVSE's and I have had no problems. A while back they were offering the basic parts cheap. Overall I prefer OpenEVSE but the two I sold were reliable. They were very basic. As supplied they had no indicators at all. They seem to be still working since the people I sold them to have not complained.

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 Post subject: Re: How many Amps?
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The Tesla UMC is a great base EVSE with the swappable adapters, it is great for both home-base and travel backup, and the J1772 makes it compatible with our vehicles even as they change.'
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To me the Tesla EVSE is just too expensive. When you convert it to J1772 Quick Charge Power sells it for 1K. You can easily buy two EVSE's for that money. I also do not like that they use a 30A Pottor and Brumfield relay at 40A. Granted that is the rated non-switching current but what if there is a problem and the relay opens under load?

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