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Recommended inexpensive 'portable' 120V EVSE


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#1 OFFLINE   cr08

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:32 AM

Subject TL;DR. I have come to the conclusion after taking a few weekend trips recently to visit relatives that it is a bit of a pain to move my EVSE around, packing it away in its storage cubby in the car, rolling up the cord, etc.. Right now I am using the included 120V unit as my permanent charger in my garage which suits me just fine.

 

What I'd like to do now is try and come by a second EVSE to keep in the car at all times. Unfortunately it looks like a lot of them are pretty pricey still and, surprisingly, TurboCord's combo 120/240 unit is more expensive than the 240. Ideally with compactness of the Turbocord would be ideal and I'd be happy with a 120V only unit.

 

Just curious what some of you suggest. Not looking for anything with more capacity than what the C-Max will take so just a basic 120V 16A model will be perfect.









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#2 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 07:20 PM

Buy another stock cmax charger, should be around $250 for one of those.

 

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#3 OFFLINE   Perry Knopp

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 04:38 AM

 Looking on eBay, used OEM chargers can be bought for less than $200.


Edited by Perry Knopp, 01 August 2017 - 04:38 AM.


#4 OFFLINE   RubyMax

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 09:01 AM

I've rarely see the Ford EVSE much less than $400 on ebay

 

They're still nearly $600 new.

 

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#5 OFFLINE   MaxLB

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 04:47 AM

You're going to spend hundreds of dollars to save what, a buck's worth of gasoline on each trip?



#6 OFFLINE   Perry Knopp

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 06:27 AM

You're going to spend hundreds of dollars to save what, a buck's worth of gasoline on each trip?

 

 It's not always about the money. I get asked all the time......"How much are you really saving"? I tell them the same thing. It's not just about money.



#7 OFFLINE   MaxLB

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 05:20 PM

Well when people ask me that, I tell them about $17 every day.  That's $13 in tolls that I don't have to pay and a little over a gallon of gas avoided.  That's $340 every month.  For me, it is about the money.



#8 OFFLINE   sporkinum

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 04:56 PM

This standard Duosida charger on Ebay is 110-220, but with a 5-15p 110 plug. The Duosidas on Ebay look to be the same with a 6-20p plug replacing the 5-15p. Look like it may be worth trying. It's only $175 shipped.

http://www.ebay.com/...us/272704473496

 

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Edited by sporkinum, 06 August 2017 - 04:57 PM.









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