Review: ChargePoint Home Flex Electric Vehicle EV Charger
When it comes to electric vehicles, there are definitely some pros and cons to using special chargers. Let’s start with the pros.
Firstly, special chargers can charge your electric vehicle much faster than a standard outlet. This is because they are designed specifically for electric vehicles and can handle a much higher voltage. Some special chargers can even charge your car up to 80% in just 30 minutes, which is incredibly quick and convenient.
- manage charging your electric vehicle with your phone app and even Alexa
- more efficient, faster charging
- adds 37 miles of range per hour to your electric vehicle
- long, 23-foot cord
Another benefit of special chargers is that they can be more efficient than using a standard outlet. This is because they are designed to convert the energy from the electricity grid into a format that is more compatible with your car’s battery. As a result, you can charge your car more quickly and with less energy waste.
- need an electrician to install
However, there are also some cons to using special chargers. Firstly, they can be expensive to install. Depending on the type of charger and your location, installation costs can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Additionally, not all electric vehicles are compatible with all types of chargers, so it’s important to do your research before investing in a special charger.
Overall, while there are certainly pros and cons to using special chargers for electric vehicles, many people find that the convenience and speed of charging make them a worthwhile investment.
From the manufacturer:
ChargePoint Home Flex Level 2 WiFi NEMA 14-50 Plug Electric Vehicle EV Charger
* Requires Electric Vehicle 240V (Requires circuits rated 40A or 50A, with amperage settings from 16 to 50 amps.)
* Member should have an Electric Vehicle that requires either a NEMA 6-50 Plug OR NEMA 14-50 Plug.
* Cable Length: 23 ft
* PLEASE NOTE: THE PRODUCT REQUIRES A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN TO INSTALL IT IN THE GARAGE/HOME.
With today’s electric vehicles, a standard wall outlet won’t cut it anymore. The ChargePoint Home Flex adds 37 miles of range per hour to your electric vehicle.
The Level 2, 240V home charger delivers up to 50 amps of charging speed, charging your electric car up to 9 times faster than the typical wall outlet. Compatible with any electric car, the ChargePoint Home Flex was tested on leading electric vehicle models, such as the Nissan LEAF, Chevrolet Volts, Tesla cars, and more. Use the ChargePoint app to set calendar reminders, charging schedules, and review your charging data.
The WiFi-enabled EV charging station is compatible with Amazon Alexa devices. Install the home charging station indoors or outdoors. Installation by an electrician is easy. Choose from hardwired or plug-in installation. Plug-in installation with NEMA 14-50 outlet requires circuits rated 40A or 50A. The 23-foot long charging cable easily connects to your Toyota Prius Prime, BMW i3, or other electric vehicle.
Charge up for your commute from your own garage with the ChargePoint Home Flex EV Charger.
Level 2 electric vehicle charging station compatible with any EV charges up to 9Xs faster than a standard wall outlet
Tested on leading EV models: Chevrolet Bolt EV, Volvo Recharge, Polestar, Hyundai Kona and Ioniq, Kira NIRO, Nissan LEAF, Tesla, Toyota Prius Prime, BMW i3, Honda Clarity, Chrysler Pacifica, Jaguar I-PACE, and more
Set a convenient charging schedule with the ChargePoint app, compatible with Alexa devices
Energy Star rated electric car charging station features flexible amperage settings from 16 to 50 amps
Easy indoor or outdoor installation by an electrician; Plug-in or hardwired installation available
Plug-in installation requires circuits rated 40A or 50A
For residential use
Voltage: 240 V
Cable length: 23 feet
Dimensions (W x D x H): 7.06 x 7.07 x 11.19 inches
Weight: 13.80 pounds