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How to Install the Lectron V-BOX at Home

How to Install the Lectron V-BOX at Home

According to the US Department of Energy, approximately 80% of electric vehicle charging takes place at home, often overnight or while the vehicle is parked, using either a Level 1 or Level 2 charger. Although trickle chargers are still the most commonly used in residential settings, recent studies indicate that 60% of EV owners who currently use Level 1 chargers are contemplating an upgrade to Level 2 chargers, whether they are wall-mounted or portable.

If you're among those considering an upgrade, consider the Lectron V-Box. This Level 2 home charging station can be plugged into a NEMA 14-50 outlet or hardwired directly into your home's electrical panel. Hardwiring provides a higher maximum power output at 48A while plugging it into your existing 240V outlet allows for charging at up to 40A. Additionally, you have the flexibility to select from lower amp settings of 16, 24, 32, or 40 amps, offering a wide range of charging control and customization.

Here are the steps to install the Lectron V-Box without hardwiring:

Step 1: Remove the bracket from the V-BOX by unscrewing the 4 screws on the side.

Step 2: After unscrewing all 4 screws, the bracket should come off from the charger’s body.

Step 3: Check the maximum output capacity of the outlet where you plan to install your charger. Inspect your electrical panel to determine its capacity. As a general guideline, it's advisable to maintain a 20% buffer below the maximum output. For instance, if you have a 50A circuit, your charging capacity should not exceed 40A. If you opt for a hardwired installation, you should ensure that your electrical panel can support at least 60A to accommodate the charger's power needs.

Step 4: By default, the V-BOX has been set to 4 (48A). To adjust the amps, unscrew and remove the plastic cover from the back of the V-BOX, and turn the dial on the inside to your preferred setting using a flathead screwdriver.

Step 5: Find a good location for the charging station. Make sure that the NEMA 14-50 plug can reach the outlet. Mark your desired spot using a pencil if needed.

Step 6: Use the included drilling reference paper for guidance to mark the wall where you plan to install the mounting plate. Then, drill the holes.

Step 7: Insert the wall anchors. Then, align the mounting plate with the holes and fix it to the wall using the screws provided.

Step 8: Attach the V-BOX by lining up the slots at the back with the tabs on the mounting plate. Then insert the short screws into the holes at the sides of the V-BOX, and place the screw caps on top.

Step 9: Plug the power cable into a NEMA 14-50 outlet.

Step 10: Press the power button at the side of the V-BOX. The button should light up GREEN.

The Lectron V-Box is a convenient choice for EV owners looking to upgrade their home charging experience. With its great customization and user-friendly design, the V-Box offers an enhanced charging solution. Whether you prefer the flexibility of lower amp settings or the increased power output of a hardwired installation, the V-Box provides the versatility to meet your specific needs.


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