In North America, the standard EV charger uses a SAE J1772 plug—also known as a J plug—which attaches to the EV’s port. The standard SAE J1772 plug is compatible with all EVs and PHEVs, with the exception of Tesla vehicles. An adaptor to make the J1772 plug work with Teslas is typically included with the vehicle or available for purchase online.
Both the EVSE and iEVSE stations can be installed by plugging them into a 240v outlet or having a certified electrician hardwire the unit into a powersource. Once installed, they will be ready for use immediately.
If you’ve purchased an iEVSE and would like to use a network service provider to track your usage and/or connect with your local utility, that provider will need to be set up.
Learn more about how EV chargers work,
The biggest difference between Level 1 and Level 2 EV chargers is the speed of charge. EvoCharge’s Level 2 EV chargers have a typical charge time of 3-to-8 hours—that means you get up to 32 miles of driving range per hour of charging. Level 1 chargers, which come with the vehicle, have a typical charge time of 11-to-20 hours, or only 4 miles of driving range per hour of charging. Check out this article on the difference between Level 1 and Level 2 chargers for more information.
Both the EvoCharge EVSE and iEVSE units can be used at home, but the best fit for your family depends on how it will be used. The EVSE plugs into a 240v outlet and can be used immediately as it pulls electricity just like any other appliance without the need to connect to a network.
The iEVSE can also be plugged into a 240v outlet and has the ability to be connected to your home’s WiFi. If you have selected a third-party network provider, you will need to activate the charger with them. Although it has more steps to set up, the iEVSE allows you to better control your electricity usage and can potentially qualify your home for additional utilities incentives.
Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) is an application protocol for communication between the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station and a central management system, also known as a charging station network. The unique thing about true OCPP chargers is that you aren’t locked into using a specific network. Other non-OCPP EV charging stations won’t work unless you use a specific network that can communicate with that specific charger. OCPP chargers give you the freedom to choose the network you want to use and switch companies later. Learn more about OCPP.
The standard limited warranty for an EvoCharge Charging Station is 3 years and EvoReel is 2 years. EvoCharge warrants products against defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service conditions, including software and firmware. For more information, including terms and conditions, see the full warranty information.
Before installing, locate a 240V outlet. If you do not have a 240V outlet or want to install in a specific location where one is not available, we recommend hiring a certified electrician to install the outlet and your EVSE. View full installation instructions.
Yes, the EvoCharge iEVSE charging stations feature load management capabilities that control how much electrical load is applied to the circuit from the chargers, so multiple units can be installed.
Yes, EvoCharge charging stations are designed to stop the transfer of electricity to the vehicle when the car is completely charged. Because the transfer of electricity will automatically stop, your vehicle can stay plugged in overnight as well.
The plug type is NEMA 6-50.
All models come with a cable holster to place the charger in when not in use and the cable can be looped around the holster.
If you’d like better cable management, EvoCharge offers the EvoReel, which mounts to the ceiling or wall and self-retracts when not in use, or the Cable Retractor if you want a more basic tethered cable mount.