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The 7 Best Residential EV Chargers

The best residential EV chargers can be compared by looking at their cord length, WiFi connectivity, plug type, power output, warranty, and cost.

Price

As with most purchases, you’ll want to look at the price when choosing an EV charger. Cheaper EV chargers tend to have less connectivity, shorter cords, and lower power output. As they say, “you get what you pay for”. However, they’ll get your vehicle charged just the same, so do whatever is best for your situation.

Cord Length

Cord length is an important factor to consider if you plan on charging your EV at home. A longer cord will allow you to reach a wider range of parking spots. Consider the layout of your garage and driveway, the location of your outlet, and where you plan to park when choosing a cord length.

Connector Type

J1772 is a standardized charging connector used by most electric vehicles (EVs) on the market, with the exception of Tesla vehicles. Tesla vehicles use a proprietary charging connector called the Tesla Charger, which, for now, is only compatible with Tesla vehicles.

Connectivity

WiFi connectivity is another feature to consider when choosing an EV charger. Some electric vehicle chargers offer built-in WiFi connectivity so that you can remotely monitor the system via an app or website.

Hardwire or NEMA 14-50

Hardwire vs. NEMA 14-50 plug is something that most electric vehicle owners will have to consider at some point. Hardwiring an EV charger can provide a faster and more reliable charging experience, but it is a more complex and expensive process. Installing a NEMA 14-50 outlet is generally easier and less expensive. For a full breakdown, check out our article titled What is the difference between hardwiring an EV charger and installing a NEMA 14-50 plug?.

Power Output

The output of a Level 2 charger is typically between 3.3 kW and 19.2 kW, depending on the specific model and the capacity of the EV’s onboard charger. Level 2 chargers typically can sometimes charge an EV in 6-8 hours, depending on the capacity of the battery, the output of the charger, and temperature.

Warranty

Warranty is another important factor to consider when choosing an EV. Most electric vehicles come with a warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship. It’s important to understand the terms of the warranty, including how long it lasts and what is covered, to ensure you are protected in the event of a problem.

Overall, in answering the question “what are the best residential EV chargers?”, you have to look at a variety of factors. By considering factors such as cord length, WiFi connectivity, plug type, power output, warranty, and cost, you can make an informed decision that meets your needs and budget.

If you need help deciding, feel free to contact us at 720-828-3225 or info@PeakEVS.com. You can also schedule a call here. 

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At Peak EV Solutions, we provide start-to-finish home EV charger installation services including selecting a charger, maximizing savings through rebates and incentives, and connecting you with our network of Peak Certified Installers. We are EV experts that will ensure your charger is installed by a professional electrician at a competitive price. Plus, you won’t find a better customer service experience.

Manufacturer’s websiteBuy NowWi-Fi/Bluetooth ConnectivityCable LengthConnector TypePlug TypeRange per HourCurrent and Power OutputIndoor/Outdoor CertifiedWarrantyEstimated Charger Only Cost
Autel MaxiChargerBuy NowYes, includes mobile app25 FeetSAE J1772NEMA 14-50 or HardwiredUp to 37 milesAdjustable up to 50A and 12kWYes3 Year$600
Chargepoint Home FlexBuy NowYes, Alexa compatible & ChargePoint app23 FeetSAE J1772NEMA 14-50 or HardwiredUp to 37 milesAdjustable up to 50A and 12kWYes3 Year$750
Grizzl-EBuy NowYes, Grizzl-E Smart app24 FeetSAE J1772NEMA 14-50 or HardwiredUp to 30 milesAdjustable up to 40A and 10kWYes3 Year$430
JuiceBox 40Buy NowYes, Alexa & Google compatible & JuiceNet app25 FeetSAE J1772NEMA 14-50 or HardwiredUp to 30 milesAdjustable up to 40A and 9.6kWYes3 Year$700
Lectron V-BoxBuy NowNo20 FeetSAE J1772NEMA 14-50 or HardwiredUp to 46 milesAdjustable up to 48A and 9.2kWYes1 Year$450
Wallbox Pulsar Plus 40ABuy NowYes (Alexa & Google compatible)25 FeetSAE J1772NEMA 14-50 or HardwiredUp to 30 milesAdjustable up to 40A and 9.6kWYes3 Year$700
TeslaBuy NowYes24 FeetTeslaHardwireUp to 44 miles48A and 9.6kWYes4 Year$470