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ChargePoint Vs JuiceBox

Last updated Sep 18, 2022
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ChargePoint Home Flex and Enel X JuiceBox EV chargers are two of the most popular Level 2 home chargers currently on the market.

In this article, we will be making a side-by-side comparison of these two EV chargers and hope to help you make a decision on which charger is best for you.

ChargePoint vs JuiceBox: Features in Common

Let’s start by talking about common features of both charger options.

Adjustable Power Supply

They both are capable of flexible power delivery, which means that you can set the power output to match the circuit you have it on.

J1772 Connector

They both utilize a J1772 connector, an industry-standard plug for electric vehicles, and are compatible with nearly all electric vehicles on the market in North America.

You can even charge any Tesla with these chargers by using the J1772 to Tesla adapter that comes with all Tesla models.

Hardwired or Plug-In

The Home Flex and the JuiceBox either can be hardwired or has two electrical connection option of a NEMA 14-50 or NEMA 6-50 plug.

Integrated Connector Holster

Both chargers have built-in cable storage, which is nice compared to many cheaper charger options that require you to mount a separate cable hook to wrap the cable around.

Indoor and Outdoor Rated

In addition to that, both the JuiceBox and Home Flex are indoor and outdoor rated, allowing you the flexibility to mount it in whatever location is most convenient to you, unlike many less expensive charger options.

Wi-Fi Enabled

These chargers are Wi-Fi enabled and allow you to connect them to a user-friendly mobile app to monitor track and schedule charging. Besides, they both work with Alexa.

Utility Demand Response Programs

They can participate in Utility Demand Response Programs.

UL Listed and Energy Star Certified

They are also both UL Listed to meet safety standards and Energy Star Certified for efficiency.

Three-Year Warranty

Lastly, they are both backed by a three-year warranty.

ChargePoint vs JuiceBox: Features that are Different

Next, we will take a look at features that are different between the two chargers and assign a winner for each category.

The categories we will look at are portability, max power, electrical connection, cable length,cable flexibility, weatherproof rating, charging network, power-sharing, locking system, build quality, customer service, mobile app, price and then pick an overall winner.

Portability

The Home Flex weighs 13.8 lbs and sizes 7.06 inches wide by 11.19 inches high by 7.07 inches deep.

The JuiceBox charger weighs 16 lbs, and the dimensions are 7.6 inches wide by 18.6 inches high by 5.6 inches deep.

Compared to the JuiceBox, the Home Flex is lighter and more portable, so the Home Flex earns one score.

Maximum Power Output

The Enel X JuiceBox charges at 32 amps or 40 amps and 240 volts so the max power could be 7.6 kW or 9.6 kW.

The ChargePoint charges at 50 amps and 240 volts for a max power of 12 kilowatts.

It’s important to note that you can only achieve 50 amps on the ChargePoint if it’s hardwired and will only achieve 40 amps if it’s plugged in.

That being said, we will give ChargePoint the advantage in this category for providing more power.

Electrical Connection

Both chargers can either be hardwired or connected with a NEMA 14-50 plug.

The Home Flex also has an additional electrical connection option of a NEMA 6-50 plug.

Therefore, ChargePoint gets the green checkmark on this one.

Cable Length

The JuiceBox comes with a 25-foot cable while the Home Flex only comes with a 23-foot cable.

Therefore, we will give Enel X the green checkmark for cable length.

Cable Flexibility

The cable of the JuiceBox is a little thicker, heavier and less pliable than that of the Home Flex, so the Home Flex gains another score.

Weatherproof Rating

The Home Flex is NEMA 3 weatherproof rated, and the JuiceBox charger has a NEMA 4 rating.

Hence, the JuiceBox outperforms the Home Flex in terms of weatherproof rating.

Charging Network

Enel X currently does not have their own awayfromhome charging network while ChargePoint currently has a network of over 18,000 chargers in the US.

That is a definite win for ChargePoint.

Power-Sharing

The JuiceBox charger can share power, which is a bonus, especially for people who are getting their second electric car.

However, the Home Flex is not capable of power-sharing.

Locking System

One other thing noticeable about the JuiceBox is it’s got a little lock so you can actually lock the cable, and nobody can use your charger without your permission. It’s an important feature, especially for people living in a more public place.

Therefore, in terms of the locking system, the JuiceBox defeats the Home Flex.

Build Quality

The JuiceBox is made in the USA which is a plus for many US consumers.

The Home Flex is nice, compact, and has a comfortable handle. It also provides a nice pivoting handle storage feature.

The ChargePoint design feels robust.

Overall, the build quality on the ChargePoint is better.

Customer Service

Enel X offers customer service during standard business hours, Monday through Friday.

Although ChargePoint technical support is only offered during regular business hours, Monday through Friday and general support is available on the weekends, ChargePoint offers customer service 24/7.

Mobile App

Both chargers offer a user-friendly mobile app that allows you to schedule and monitor charging as well as provide real-time data.

These apps can and will receive software updates over time for further improvements so it’s hard to pick a real winner on this feature.

We will call it a tie for the mobile app category.

Price

At the time of updating this article (9/18/2022), the JuiceBox is available on Amazon for $699 (40 amp NEMA 14-50 plug) , while the Home Flex sold by Amazon.com is sold out and is available for at least $909 from other sellers. Therefore, JuiceBox definitely gets the green checkmark for price.

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Conclusion

To be honest, you can’t go wrong with either of these chargers. Both chargers are popular high-end home Level 2 charging systems. However, as the Home Flex is much more expensive than the JuiceBox, we’ll pick the JuiceBox as the overall winner of this head-to-head competition for now.

If you are willing to spend the extra money, the ChargePoint Home Flex still suit your charging needs, as the ChargePoint Home Flex has a high build quality, an easy-to-use mobile app user interface, and it charges your car faster than most other Level 2 home EV chargers on the market.

Besides, ChargePoint has a large away-from-home charging network, and ChargePoint may become one of the top EV charging networks as they expand this out even further.

However, if you live in extreme weather locations, you may want to choose the JuiceBox charger because it’s NEMA 4 rated that can withstand crazy blowing snowstorms. In addition to that, it costs much less.

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