MaxiCharger AC Home 40A - NEMA 14-50 - EV Charger With Separate Holster
Have this unit hard wired in my garage. I love all the features and how easy it is to track usage and costs. I initially had a small issue but Autels support really stepped up and went to great lengths to resolve it and ensure I was satisfied.
I bought the EV charger for my new car. The App interface of Autel is pretty good as it can show the charging progress clearly on my smartphone. Charging Speed depends on the output of the home outlet so that a pre-installed NEMA 14-50R outlet with high voltage is preferred. For my car, with the high voltage output, it could provide 10% per hour so that majority of the charging session could be finished within only 5-6 hours during night time. The long charging cable (25-feet) is very useful as no matter head-in or back-in, the car can always be charged easily. The only reminder is about the wall mounting. If your NEMA 14-50R outlet is very close to other devices or switch box, you may need to figure out the ideal location of the charging devices, an 8"x14" available space near your outlet with wall stud could be the best location.
I've never heard of Autel before shopping for a level 2 chargers. They have been around a long time but recently introduced home level 2 chargers. The specs were phenomenal for the price. The charger had everything I was looking for and just happened to be on a Prime Day sale.
The unit is well constructed with the handle and cord having a good feel to them. The app is decent but I don't really need it.
Autel shines in customer service. They answered my questions pre and post purchase. It is difficult to get support from most companies but not Autel.
The charger works great with one caveat. It is a 40 amp charger out of the box and works that way until you install the app. Then the maximum is set to 32 amps. There is a way to restore it to 40 amps but you have to find online or from Autel. They throttle it to 32 amps for your safety but it doesn't make sense to do so.
I really like the charger so far and appreciate the three year warranty.