For people who this would be their first ev. What would be good home charging options for the Ocean
Strong advice: do not buy a home charger at all. Just install a NEMA 14-50 plug. Wait and see what sort of mobile charging block comes with the Ocean. Chances are this will charge at 32 Amp or 40 Amp (~30+ miles per hour). If it does not, then you can buy one of the 32 or 40 amp mobile chargers which will be better to take on trips anyway. The separate home chargers are a waste of money. Four years after getting my Tesla I leave the mobile charger hooked up in the garage where it can deliver 30+ miles per hour on the NEMA 14-50. I unplug and take it with me on road trips. We also have an permanently wired charger for our other EV and it is basically a waste of money and actually charges slight slower than the free mobile charger on the 14-50 plug.For people who this would be their first ev. What would be good home charging options for the Ocean
This year at CES Wallbox (makes a great level 2 home charger) introduced their NAm version of their Quasar 2 that allows VEH to home charging as well as level 2 charging. This is a feature Fisker has built into the Ocean. By next year the Quasar 2 should be available.For people who this would be their first ev. What would be good home charging options for the Ocean
If you do end up buying a home charger, I would suggest you watch video reviews by Tom Molougheny on You Tube. He has reviewed most of the popular chargers. I personally purchased the Wallbox Pulsar 2.
Wallbox or Charge point would be my choice. And yes have watched many of his reviews. The Wallbox Quasar 2 is supposed to go into production Q4. Excited to see how that works with V2H.
With the circuits I had installed for my hot tub as well as our SunPower solar my box is full. Will look into tandem circuit breakers or if necessary a sub panel.One surprise I had, was that you need to make sure you have room in your breaker box / electrical panel for another 30+ amp circuit. I didn’t even hear this question anywhere until after I had purchased the charger. It turned out to be fine, I had a 200 amp panel with room but didn’t know this until the electrician called before the appointment and wanted a picture of the panel breakers before coming out.
Many places only have 100 amps total so breaker space might be tight. I’d find that out before buying anything.
Blurrgh ! 😅I will probably have to move my wall panel bcs the cable only have 10' and the charger is not on the good side
I see good call, there is chargers which can manage the power when two cars are plugged very cool.Blurrgh ! 😅
Well the good news is once it's set up nice it should just sit there and pump electrons.
I'm going to need to revisit this as well, one of the reasons IIRC for originally wanting the 50 amp was so that it supported daisy chaining 2 chargers in case we got a 2nd EV in the future. The future is now oooff !