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Charging Hack: EV Level 2 Charging

Charging Hack: EV Level 2 Charging

Whether you are already the proud owner of an electric vehicle or are considering purchasing one in the near future, a critical aspect to address is the charging process. Typically, upon acquiring an electric vehicle, you will receive an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) level one charger, designed for home use, to facilitate the charging of your vehicle.

20AMP wall outlet

Level 1 Charger

A level one charger can be plugged into a regular 20 Amp wall outlet, which with the help of a connector, will provide an electric current for charging. A level two charger uses the same mechanism however, it requires a circuit with a much higher voltage, so these outlets may need to be specially installed in your home. In essence, a level two charger will take less time to fully charge your vehicle and provide greater miles of driving range per hour as it delivers a greater wattage.

Zac Cataldo messy cable

Plug wall outlet

For electric vehicle owners who do not have the convenience of accessing a level two charger at home, Zac Cataldo from Now Lets Review offers a valuable tip. Zac himself faced a dilemma with his level one charger. Leaving it at home meant not having a backup for emergencies while being on the go, but taking it with him required packing and unpacking it daily. He discovered that this constant packing and unpacking caused damage to the charger cables, potentially resulting in further harm and decreased resale value for his car. Yikes!

Tesla charging display

Here’s where the Lectron 16A 21ft J1772 Electric Vehicle Charger came to Zac’s rescue. After Zac purchased the Lectron charger, he found that it was a great backup charger to be kept on hand, but also, it actually improved his charging process. This is because the Lectron charger can draw up to 16 Amps which is more than a typical OEM charger, which will only draw up to 12 Amps continuously in a 15 Amp circuit outlet. As a result, the Lectron charger has allowed for faster charging and greater mileage for his vehicle!

EV Charging case

So, if you ever need a quick charge in an emergency situation or simply want to invest in an efficient and durable charger for your electric car, the Lectron 16A 21ft J1772 may be a great option for you!

Watch Zac’s full review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IabaMkkHBsM

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