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If you are hardwiring, you would not be required to or want a GFCI breaker, right? ChargePoint recommends not using one for hardwire (nuisance tripping).
 
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Chargepoint seems a close runner up to the Juicebox. My utility company will pay me $500 on the Chargepoint (if I let them pull my usage data, wheras Juicebox is not supported).

Prime Day is coming and I'll be watching.

Who's your utility company? I would expect it to be PSE and the only information I can find on a $500 EVSE rebate is a program that ended in 2017. :(
 

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Who's your utility company? I would expect it to be PSE and the only information I can find on a $500 EVSE rebate is a program that ended in 2017. :(
I have Snohomish County PUD.
 
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If you are hardwiring, you would not be required to or want a GFCI breaker, right? ChargePoint recommends not using one for hardwire (nuisance tripping).
Yes you do not need a GFCI breaker if you hardwire - it is mainly for a NEMA outlet.
 

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Who's your utility company? I would expect it to be PSE and the only information I can find on a $500 EVSE rebate is a program that ended in 2017. :(
In case you weren't aware , WA state exempts sales tax on the purchase and installation of EVSE's. So at least those of us with PSE have something...
 

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My JuiceBox 40 plug-in just arrived today. Having an electrician come out and install on 11/5. Wish me luck!
 

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VW and BMW are partnering with ChargePoint for coastal USA charging corridors.

I鈥檝e seen press on Electrify America as another partnership as well.
I know this is an older post, but just to clarify... the ChargePoint partnership isn't ongoing. The project was "completed" in September 2016, before the existence of Electrify America (which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America): BMW, Volkswagen, and Chargepoint announce completion of electric vehicle express charging corridors on the East and West coasts
 
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I've recently received a ClipperCreek HCS-50/Nema 6-50 home charger. I purchased the unit based upon it not requiring WiFi and very favorable Amazon reviews. My electrical panel is approximately 50 feet away, from the intended home charger location. So, I'm getting my "stuff" done early and taking advantage of this year's tax incentive, for home charging installations. I've ordered a fully loaded dual motor, White, black interior model.
 

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Yes, it appears that Electrify America is doing the bulk of the infrastructure at this point. My VW dealership has a ChargePoint parking area and there is an Electrify America station on a main highway in my immediate area nearing completion.

I know this is an older post, but just to clarify... the ChargePoint partnership isn't ongoing. The project was "completed" in September 2016, before the existence of Electrify America (which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America): BMW, Volkswagen, and Chargepoint announce completion of electric vehicle express charging corridors on the East and West coasts
 

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Just to close the loop on my ChargePoint Plug-in installation (6-50 socket and 50A Non-GFI breaker*: 40A max charging load), which is now terminated and activated. If only I had an ID.4 to plug into. ;)
I've printed out ChargePoint's "Congrats on Activation" email for my 2020 Fed tax [deduction] records. :)
Note Eaton socket type (just for photo).
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* For my locale a GFI breaker is not required for a "220V dedicated appliance connection", such as a clothes dryer, A/C compressor, or in this case my EV charger.
 

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Yesterday, I had an electrician install my Clipper Creek HCS-50 charger. The electrician installed a 40 foot run, from my basement electrical panel, to the intended garage electrical outlet. The electrician used Gauge 6/2 wire, terminating into a NEMA 6-50 outlet. I'm ready to go .. I just need something, to plug into. At least I'm ready ...
 

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Coincidentally I also had my chargepoint installed yesterday. It鈥檚 hardwired with a 60amp breaker. The electrician was super diligent and made sure he installed a neutral wire without my asking and put in a small routing panel so I can go to a NEMA outlet easily if I want to. But the chargepoint is also super easy to remove if needed for warranty etc. Now I just need an EV to use it!
 

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My electrician recommended Clipper Creek and Siemens. I鈥檓 going with a Clipper Creek 40 amp model, which is powerful enough to future proof me a bit. I鈥檒l be installing it outdoors. The Clipper Creek unit is NEMA 4 rated, meaning it鈥檚 highly weather/rain resistant. And it has a long 25鈥 cord, which I鈥檒l need to reach the ID.4鈥檚 charge port at the back of the passenger side.
 

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EV charging stations can be pretty ugly when installed outdoors, like the new one at my California home. I'll try to hide the unit by painting the post and planting a shrub, and I'll move those black irrigation pipes on the ground. The Clipper Creek unit makes a noticeable click when it starts charging and when it quits, and I'm assuming other brands do the same. Hopefully it won't disturb my neighbors late at night. Overall, I'm happy with the hard-wired, Clipper Creek 40 amp unit so far. $635 plus tax for the unit, and $600 for installation (before the 30% tax credit).

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a cheap 鈥渄umb鈥 L2 charger? We put in a 40 amp circuit three years ago for my wife A3 etron that she had at the time. Audi鈥檚 come with an L2 charger, so I didn鈥檛 have to worry about it. On the Q5 PHEV, they moved the charging port to the rear driver side (on the A3, it was in the front behind the rings), so that cord doesn鈥檛 reach if mounted to the wall, so it sits on a bench between the two cars for now. I will need a better setup when the ID.4 arrives.

I don鈥檛 need smart features like on the charge point or juicebox. Clipper Creek seems overpriced, Amazing E is not much cheaper. The Electrify America charger is out of stock.

Thanks in advance for the picks!
 

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a cheap 鈥渄umb鈥 L2 charger? We put in a 40 amp circuit three years ago for my wife A3 etron that she had at the time. Audi鈥檚 come with an L2 charger, so I didn鈥檛 have to worry about it. On the Q5 PHEV, they moved the charging port to the rear driver side (on the A3, it was in the front behind the rings), so that cord doesn鈥檛 reach if mounted to the wall, so it sits on a bench between the two cars for now. I will need a better setup when the ID.4 arrives.

I don鈥檛 need smart features like on the charge point or juicebox. Clipper Creek seems overpriced, Amazing E is not much cheaper. The Electrify America charger is out of stock.

Thanks in advance for the picks!
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