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 off by talking about features that are common to both charger options.
They both utilize a J1772 connector that is the industry standard plug for electric vehicles and is 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.
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.
Both chargers have built-in cable storage, which is nice compared to many cheaper charger options which require you to mount a separate cable hook to wrap the cable around.
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.
Both of these chargers are Wi-Fi enabled and allow you to connect it to a user-friendly mobile app to monitor track and schedule charging.
They are also both UL Listed to meet safety standards and Energy Star Certified for efficiency.
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 max power, electrical connection, cable length, charging network, build quality, customer service, mobile app, price and then pick an overall winner.
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 for this category for providing more power.
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 check mark for cable length.
Enel X currently does not have their own away–from–home charging network while ChargePoint currently has a network of over 18,000 chargers in the US.
That is a definite win for ChargePoint.
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 strong and robust.
Overall, the build quality on the ChargePoint is better.
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.
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.
At the time of writing this article, the JuiceBox is available on Amazon for 569 dollars (32 amp 14-50 plug) and 599 dollars (40 amp plug) while the Home Flex is available for 699. Therefore, JuiceBox gets the green check mark for price.
The ChargePoint Home Flex is the overall winner of this head-to-head competition.
To be honest, you can’t go wrong with either of these chargers. Both chargers are popular high-end home Level 2 charging systems.
If you are willing to spend the extra money, the ChargePoint Home Flex sill 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 JuicBox charger because it’s NEMA 4 rated which can withstand crazy blowing snowstorms. In addition to that, it costs less.
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