Photos of Our EVSE or Home Charge Station

We installed two types of “charge station” or more correctly two types of EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) at our home. The first is ClipperCreek’s 40-amp EVSE with J1772 EV charge connector and 23-feet of charge cable. The second is a NEMA 14-50 receptacle on the same 40-amp circuit. The 40-amp circuit is rated to provide 32-amps continuously (40-amps peak) as when charging an EV. So ClipperCreek’s “40-amp EVSE” is limited to 32 amps. (In North America circuits are limited to 80% of their “rated” capacity according to the National Electrical Code. This is to prevent circuits overheating and causing fires.) The NEMA 14-50 receptacle can be used by visitors driving Teslas or for testing mobile charge cables like the Jesla from QuickChargePower.

I’ve included two moble charge cables or EVSEs. The first is a modified version of the trickle charge cable or “granny lead” to some. It was modified to operated at 240-volts. The second is the Jesla High-Power Mobile Charge Cable. In the early days of EV travel in California this high-quality and high-power EVSE was essential for the kinds of trips we took. It’s hardly used now–and that’s the way it should be.