henrydehoja
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Re: Grizzl E Charger ?

Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:28 pm

I have been looking to get an EVSE this year and narrowed it down to the Grizzl-E. It's made by my Canadian neighbors, UL certified, reasonably priced, and seems durable. I have seen various test and review videos on it and I'm impressed by its performance. I don't need any smart features, so its basic form works for me.
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GerryAZ
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Re: Grizzl E Charger ?

Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:34 pm

It looks like a good unit and maximum current setting is internally adjustable. I would consider one if I needed a new EVSE.
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alozzy
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Re: Grizzl E Charger ?

Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:58 pm

Nice! I like the white one
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EatsShootsandLeafs
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Re: Grizzl E Charger ?

Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:17 am

Just got mine.

I would have gone with the white one but it currently only has a white cable and I could picture it getting dirty, so went with the standard black, 24', premium.

Ordered direct from Canada on the weekend and it arrived today to NY, so that's quick. I paid in USD, but they process it as a foreign transaction so I got hit for about $15 from my credit card (it does charge foreign fees). No shipping cost, and they do not charge tax.

It feels super solid and is charging up the Leaf now. Will mount it later today. Went with the 14-50.

I didn't bother with a smart phone evse because I figure it's something I'd use for about three days and never bother with again. I do not have time variable electricity, and as for a reminder--which I would have possibly used--both of my cars offer one if parked at home and not charged within a certain period of time.

After reading some iffy reviews on Amazon of many chargers I knew that I would only be buying one from North America, because if it says it's UL listed I believe them and not that they just printed some stickers off. So basically this charger was ~$200 cheaper than other north american 40 amp based units (yes, the leaf only charges under 30A at this time, though).

alozzy
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Re: Grizzl E Charger ?

Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:43 pm

You were fortunate to get it before Biden has a chance to impose import duties on anything coming from Canada.
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Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
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SalemCat
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Delivery Date: 29 Jan 2021
Leaf Number: 311743

Re: Grizzl E Charger ?

Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:49 pm

EatsShootsandLeafs wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:17 am
Just got mine.

I would have gone with the white one but it currently only has a white cable and I could picture it getting dirty, so went with the standard black, 24', premium.

Ordered direct from Canada on the weekend and it arrived today to NY, so that's quick. I paid in USD, but they process it as a foreign transaction so I got hit for about $15 from my credit card (it does charge foreign fees). No shipping cost, and they do not charge tax.

It feels super solid and is charging up the Leaf now. Will mount it later today. Went with the 14-50.

I didn't bother with a smart phone evse because I figure it's something I'd use for about three days and never bother with again. I do not have time variable electricity, and as for a reminder--which I would have possibly used--both of my cars offer one if parked at home and not charged within a certain period of time.

After reading some iffy reviews on Amazon of many chargers I knew that I would only be buying one from North America, because if it says it's UL listed I believe them and not that they just printed some stickers off. So basically this charger was ~$200 cheaper than other north american 40 amp based units (yes, the leaf only charges under 30A at this time, though).
Perhaps they can offer a White Box w Black Cable ?

EVDean
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Leaf Number: 310034
Location: Pinehurst, NC

Re: Grizzl E Charger ?

Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:25 pm

I'm taking delivery of a 2019 SL Plus in a few days and I'm planning on buying a Grizzl-E Classic EVSE with the 6-50 plug from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XSNL95C/?c ... dp_it&th=1

I already have a 6-50 welder outlet in my garage and I can buy a welder extension cord on Amazon to reach out to my parking area in my driveway. (who has room in the garage for and actual car? lol)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085HLGB4X/?c ... _lig_dp_it

The factory EVSE has a 14-50 plug so until I buy the Grizz I can deploy this plug adapter to the existing outlet to charge my battery.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082X ... UTF8&psc=1

LeftieBiker
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Re: Grizzl E Charger ?

Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:06 pm

Rather than extend the power cord and "install" the unit outdoors, you can also get a J-1772 extension cord to let you have a 35'+ cable for the plug, with the unit snug in the garage.
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EVDean
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Re: Grizzl E Charger ?

Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:20 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:06 pm
Rather than extend the power cord and "install" the unit outdoors, you can also get a J-1772 extension cord to let you have a 35'+ cable for the plug, with the unit snug in the garage.
Seems to be unavailable at the moment. Also costly! I plan on leaving the Grizz unit unmounted. The cost of the extension cord is about 1/4th of the cost of running wiring and installing an outdoor outlet. We're planning on selling this house and moving this year as well.

jjeff
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Re: Grizzl E Charger ?

Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:30 pm

EVDean wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:25 pm
I'm taking delivery of a 2019 SL Plus in a few days and I'm planning on buying a Grizzl-E Classic EVSE with the 6-50 plug from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XSNL95C/?c ... dp_it&th=1

I already have a 6-50 welder outlet in my garage and I can buy a welder extension cord on Amazon to reach out to my parking area in my driveway. (who has room in the garage for and actual car? lol)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085HLGB4X/?c ... _lig_dp_it

The factory EVSE has a 14-50 plug so until I buy the Grizz I can deploy this plug adapter to the existing outlet to charge my battery.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082X ... UTF8&psc=1
Sounds like a nice idea. Note I believe?? you might be able to avoid the adapter plug by simply removing the neutral prong on your Nissan EVSE(hacksawing if off possibly). I believe without the neutral prong(which isn't need for the EVSE anyway) the 14-50 plug would plug into your 6-50 outlet. Verify this first but I believe it's true. I took the neutral prong off my 14-50 plug EVSE(not a OEM Nissan but rather my old Juicebox EVSE) and even though I've never ran into a 6-50 plug I believe I could plug into it. Of course your adapter plug would work too.
Actually looking at the NEMA connector photo it looks like one of the hot prongs may be narrower than the other, so maybe that wouldn't work....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEMA_connector
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