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I got the Schneider Electric EV230WS EVlink 30-Amp Generation 2.5. I was given a $2000 credit to not have the cadillac one installed and this one was on sale from $599 to $288 at the time, so I saved a lot. But it works perfectly so far. It is the best looking one of the bunch and you can make your own "skin" for it. The cord is VERY long and the connector is very high quality with a metal latch and wall mount.
 

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Keep in mind, the ELR (and Volt) only charge at a rate of about 18 amps @ 220V. Getting a bigger station might be worthwhile for resale of your house, but it will not charge the car any faster...
Not making any judgments, just saying that if you have a choice on the power of the unit, it might not be worth buying more than what you need.
 

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I strongly suggest getting a plug-in type charger with 30a service. That will ensure the unit will work anywhere on any car for a very long time.

We have the AeroVironment EVSE-RS plug in charger.

Also installed the same one at work, which has charged a half dozen cars every day for the past year - spanning Ford, Tesla, GM and Nissan.

It works flawlessly.

As far as I'm concerned, a hardwired 18a charger will be obsolete within a few years. And you'll make the difference up between a plug-in type within one move.
 

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I purchased a Clipper Creek LCS-25P, 20 amp EV Charging Station, 25 ft cable, NEMA 14-50. This uses 20 amps to charge the ELR and it is portable. I had an electrician install a NEMA 14-50 outlet on a 50 amp circuit so that the outlet can be used as a backup charging option for my Tesla Roadster or future EV's. The 50 amp NEMA 14-50 is available at many RV parks so the portable Clipper Creek charger can be taken off the wall and taken with us to use on the road. As mentioned previously, you don't need more than 20 amps since that is as fast as the ELR will draw current.
 

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I've been using a Bosch EL-51245 Power Max 16 Amp Electric Vehicle Charging Station with 12' Cord for a year on both the Volt and ELR. It is outside and exposed and has worked perfectly! (knock on wood)
 

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I got a brand new GE Wattstation 30 amp charger for $488 shipped. Retail is $699 + shipping at most places.

Got it installed, plugged it in and it flashes the fault icon. Called GE the next business day, explained what it was doing and they are 2 day cross shipping me a new one for free with a paid return label for the bad one, no questions asked.

It should be here tomorrow. I know there is a good amount of negative press about the GE because of the Leaf failures ( that ultimately were Nissan's fault ), but I am glad I went with it. Lifetime warranty on something like this is a must!

And even though the ELR only charges at 16A I wanted a 30A charger just to future proof myself as much as possible.
 

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I got a brand new GE Wattstation 30 amp charger for $488 shipped. Retail is $699 + shipping at most places.

Got it installed, plugged it in and it flashes the fault icon. Called GE the next business day, explained what it was doing and they are 2 day cross shipping me a new one for free with a paid return label for the bad one, no questions asked.

It should be here tomorrow. I know there is a good amount of negative press about the GE because of the Leaf failures ( that ultimately were Nissan's fault ), but I am glad I went with it. Lifetime warranty on something like this is a must!

And even though the ELR only charges at 16A I wanted a 30A charger just to future proof myself as much as possible.
Good call on the future proofing. On the fault icon: if the next one has the same issue, check the ground. I've had my charger in a few different environments and older homes are the ones that tend to have a bad ground.
 

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Got it installed, plugged it in and it flashes the fault icon. ... I know there is a good amount of negative press about the GE because of the Leaf failures ( that ultimately were Nissan's fault ), but I am glad I went with it.
So... you found a product has a bad rep. You bought that product anyways. Your product was defective. You are glad you chose that product. This makes zero sense.
 

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The Leaf issues were with the Leaf, and I am glad I went with the GE since they are replacing it for free with no-hassel, no so sure I would get such service with any of the other smaller companies. So great customer service I am glad I picked them. I still saved $250 off a $700 LVL2 indoor outdoor charger. And for the record, everyone I have talked to with a Volt that has a Bosch or other charger says "I really wish I had went with the GE". So yes, glad I did what I did.
 
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