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I just ordered a Clipper Creek 40 amp charger. There is a 4 to 6 week waiting list.
 

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I just ordered a Clipper Creek 40 amp charger. There is a 4 to 6 week waiting list.
 

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A family member just installed my Wallbox Pular yesterday but there is a shortage in south California on power breakers for my panel box that I cannot yet plug my charger to power. So far I do love the size and look of the charger. Can't wait to play with its smart features. All this and I am still waiting for my Pro S that has been in dock since 4/20 with no news on movement to dealer.
 

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Clipper Creek was attractive to me because it's made here, and is dirt simple. The price though? Sheesh. I saved a search on eBay and it took a few months to get ahold of one.

I'm in the process of installing it and I cracked open the housing to switch out the supply cable. I can't believe how small the main board is in relation to the case's overall girth.
 

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I decided to deal with the price because all of the better level 2’s are likely getting scarce. Plus I like the idea of buying US when possible.
 

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I recently ordered my id.4 a few weeks ago, and it is now at step 4, quicker than I thought. So I've been trying to get everything all set, including setting up some charging at home. I have noticed that the popular chargers (EVSE) are getting hard to find. The Chargepoint is out of stock on the manufacturer's website, although scalpers are selling them on Amazon for $1500 or so. Sigh.

I'm thinking that for now I will try to find a smaller dumb charger with selectable amperage that I can also take with me on trips, in case I can find an available dryer plug along the way. I know there have been several discussions here on dumb vs smart chargers, and the respective advantages.

Has anyone considered the Alpha EV charger with the touchscreen, not available yet, but available for preorder? $599 now, $699 when it comes out. Way more than I need, but sounds pretty cool to me!

And then there is the Electrify America Home charger which has promised to appear soon. I don't know anything about its features.
 

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I recently ordered my id.4 a few weeks ago, and it is now at step 4, quicker than I thought. So I've been trying to get everything all set, including setting up some charging at home. I have noticed that the popular chargers (EVSE) are getting hard to find. The Chargepoint is out of stock on the manufacturer's website, although scalpers are selling them on Amazon for $1500 or so. Sigh.

I'm thinking that for now I will try to find a smaller dumb charger with selectable amperage that I can also take with me on trips, in case I can find an available dryer plug along the way. I know there have been several discussions here on dumb vs smart chargers, and the respective advantages.

Has anyone considered the Alpha EV charger with the touchscreen, not available yet, but available for preorder? $599 now, $699 when it comes out. Way more than I need, but sounds pretty cool to me!

And then there is the Electrify America Home charger which has promised to appear soon. I don't know anything about its features.
And not knowing about the features, reviews, and who makes it is a problem. A Tesla owning electrician that I know told me to not get the one made by Bosch. Since he will probably bethe one doing my install, I listened.
 

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My daily charger is a DuoSida 16A dual voltage unit. I bought it from an outfit called BSA Electronics for about $180. It gets used 5 days a week and took a dump just shy of one year; Brad the owner of BSA handled the warranty replacement without fuss, but also diagnosed the broken one and said it was repairable (had I been outside of warranty) but also a rare failure.

At 120v, that charger will put 40 miles back into an ID.4 over 8 hours, which is great for charging at work. Plugged into 240v, the rate doubles.
 

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I just ordered Wallbox Pulsar plus for $599 at Amazon. It has good ratings and reviews
 

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I am on hold for my AWD ProS, which will be my first EV ever, but still thinking about my level 2 charging needs, especially given the back-order status of some of the popular units.

My question is, does one really need a “smart” wall charger (like the Chargepoint), given that the vehicle seems to mostly control the charging anyway, or is a “dumb” charger good enough? Does a smart charger with its programs actually cause confusion with the car’s charging program?
 

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I am on hold for my AWD ProS, which will be my first EV ever, but still thinking about my level 2 charging needs, especially given the back-order status of some of the popular units.

My question is, does one really need a “smart” wall charger (like the Chargepoint), given that the vehicle seems to mostly control the charging anyway, or is a “dumb” charger good enough? Does a smart charger with its programs actually cause confusion with the car’s charging program?
From all the issues with in-car charging control I see on this forum, a smart charger seems to be the wise choice
 

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I ordered a Clipper Creek dumb charger. Our electricity is the same rate regardless of the time of day so exact timing isn't a problem. We do have hurricanes with driving rain though and Clipper Creek and GrizzlyE are Both Nema 4 rated for water penetration . I'll just take rope and tie it to the porch post before I evacuate. Of course if I had known that Grizzl-e was far cheaper....
 

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Purchased the Grizzl E classic. To be installed on a 50mp circuit. Just wanted a non smart charger and not fuss with apps. Have enough problems using the EA app.
 
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