There’s nothing that anyone hates more than buying a brand new electric car, going to sleep with it, and then waking up to find that it wasn’t plugged in or that someone unplugged it.
Now you have a useless electric vehicle that hasn’t been fully charged. While some electric vehicles are hybrids and can run on gasoline in a pinch, if you don’t want to have to rely on that for your electric vehicle, then you need to use the HCS-50 EV Charger, which can charge your vehicle up to 9 times faster than your included cordage!
This charger is a level 2 charging station that is permanently mounted on the wall of your garage and can be used both indoors and outdoors. The HCS-50 EV Charger can be bought in several different amplifications, such as 24, 32, 40, 48, and 64. Additionally, it can come with various types of plugs to match every single electric car type, including hardwired, hardwired with dual charging, and various NEMA plugs.
The HCS-50 EV Charger is also compatible with all the plug in vehicles, including the Kia Soul, Ford Focus, Honda Clarity, and BMW i3, etc. So no matter what electric vehicle you own you will be able to power it up with this charger. It is also very easy to install in your garage and has various features ingrained inside of it to ensure that your vehicle will be charged whenever you wake up in the morning.
Comes with communicative lights that show the status of the charge
Comes with minimal power consumption while in standby mode, no on or off switch is needed.
Worried about adding another cable to your garage? The HCS-50 EV Charger won’t clutter up your garage, because it comes with an easy store 25 foot charging cable, so no matter where you park your electric vehicle, it will be reached by the charger
The charger comes with several safety features, including an automatic circuit recloser which checks conditions after a power fault and then resumes recharging the car as soon as possible.
It also has a service ground monitor as well as ground fault protection with an automated self test.
However, it does have some problems whenever you look past the spark that it can give you
- It is slightly more expensive than other chargers, which comes in at about $700
- Does take some time and possibly a licensed electrician to install the charger in your home especially if you have a hardwired version.
Our Final Opinion on this Gadget
If you own an electric car or want to own one for your home, then the HCS-50 EV Charger is going to be one of the best tools you can use for your new vehicle. It charges fast, and unlike other chargers it works to make sure that your car is fully charged, resuming the circuit after a power fault or other failure. You won’t need to wake up after a long night of rest and find your electric vehicle low on battery ever again, which will be better for you and for the planet.
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While technically yes you can install the HCS-50 EV Charger yourself and get it working inside of your home, especially if you buy the plug in version of the charger, you should really focus on getting a licensed electrician to do it all for you. This is the best way to ensure the charger is installed both safely and effectively, and that it will work without posing any danger to you or your home.
Still, if you do decide to install it yourself, make sure to know what you are doing and that you have a firm working knowledge of electronics.