hbquikcomjamesl wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:44 am
Grizzl-E was my first and only choice for a charging station:
1. I don't own a smartphone, so a smartphone interface would just be a vulnerability for hackers, and a mandatory
smartphone interface would render the unit unusable.
2. We haven't had space for a vehicle in our garage in about two decades, so the ideal situation would be to have the unit indoors (where indicator lights would be easy to check), and the cable run outdoors through a hole in the wall, with a separate cable hanger and plug hook, hidden behind a bush when not in use.
3. Because of cabinets and workbenches that would be nearly impossible to move out of the way, the unit would probably have to be mounted someplace where you'd need a ladder for access.
4. Without having new wires pulled all the way back to the main panel, I only have a 30A 240V power socket (and even that would have to be extended some 20 feet).
The Grizzl-E met all my needs: the only controls are an internal DIP switch, impossible to hack and impossible to accidentally disturb. The line cord and charging cable can both be detached (by unclamping the strain reliefs and taking out the screws attaching the wires to the terminal strips), and so I was able to (1) replace the 14-50 line cord with a 14-30, and (2) remove the charging cable, run it through a hole in the wall, and reattach it. And the plug hook is a separate piece, allowing me to fabricate a cable hanger, with a bracket to mount the plug hook sideways, and bolt it to the garage wall behind the bush. And on top of that, because of the designer's conscious decision to omit bells and whistles, it's one of the most affordable units on the market.
And the unit is made to survive full outdoor use, under Canadian conditions, so my own installation, under Southern California conditions, is likely to last forever.
So far, it has (like my 2018 Leaf) exceeded all expectations. So much so that if you go to the Testimonials section of the Grizzl-E site, you'll find a detailed description of my installation, with pictures.