ChargePoint Home Flex vs Enel X Juicebox: Best Level 2 Home EV Chargers

A comparison of the ChargePoint Home Flex and Enel X Juicebox, the best Level 2 home smart EV chargers currently on the market!

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Best Home EV Chargers

The number of available home EV chargers is growing rapidly as the electric vehicle market continues to grow exponentially. With so many chargers available, it is easy to get lost in the sea of options.

Yet, out of all of the home EV chargers on the market, there are two that clearly stand out among the rest. The ChargePoint Home Flex and Enel X JuiceBox are highly reviewed Level 2 chargers with great performance, features, and affordable prices.

Charge up to 10x Faster!

Both the ChargePoint Home Flex and Enel X JuiceBox are considered Level 2 chargers. Level 2 home EV chargers charge up to 10x faster than traditional Level 1 EV chargers.

This is because Level 2 chargers charge at 240V AC (like your clothing dryer) compared to Level 1 chargers which only charge at 120V AC (standard wall outlets).

Level 1 chargers can take up to 3 days to fully charger your electric vehicle. With a Level 2 home EV charger you can plug your electric vehicle in before you go to bed and sleep comfortably knowing that your EV will be fully charged when you wake up. Level 3 chargers are not available as home chargers because they charge with DC power at 480V.

Charge ANY Electric Vehicle

With the ChargePoint Home Flex and Enel X JuiceBox you can charge ANY electric vehicle (and YES that even includes all Tesla models)! The ability to charge any EV is made possible because both of these chargers use the industry standard SAE J1772 charging port. Similar to how USB is a universal standard for computers, J1772 is universal for electric vehicles.

So no matter what EV you own (Chevy Volt / Bolt EV, Hyundai Kona / Ioniq, Kia NIRO, Nissan LEAF, Toyota Prius Prime, BMW i3, Honda Clarity, Chrysler Pacifica, Jaguar I-PACE, and many more) you can charge your electric vehicle.

But wait…doesn’t Tesla use a different charging port!? The answer is yes, they do. But luckily all Tesla’s come with a J1772 to Tesla adapter, enabling you to charge your Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y (Roadster / CyberTruck) with any 3rd party charger.

Leading the Charge

So what makes the ChargePoint Home Flex and Enel X JuiceBox stand out from all of the other chargers on the market? Both of these chargers have top specifications and features. Unlike many cheaper chargers made in China, these chargers are backed by some of the leading companies in the EV charging space and offer great customer support.

In addition, these chargers are rare in that they are UL Listed which guarantees they meet the electrical safety requirements of the Underwriters Laboratory. You really can’t go wrong purchasing either of these chargers.

While there are many similarities between the ChargePoint Home Flex and Enel X JuiceBox, there are a few minor differences which may guide your purchase decision. So now let’s take a look at each of these chargers in more detail!

ChargePoint Home Flex

ChargePoint

Home Flex
$ 699
  • Hardwired: 50A @ 240V = 12.0kW Power
  • NEMA 14-50 Plug: 40A @ 240V = 9.6kW Power
  • 23ft Charging Cable
  • Charge Rate up to 37 mph
  • SAE-J1772 Connector
  • Built-In Cable and Handle Storage
  • Indoor / Outdoor Rated
  • Wifi Enabled w/ Mobile App
  • UL Listed for Safety
  • ENERGY STAR Certified
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • 24/7 Customer Support
Best Seller

The ChargePoint Home Flex is a 240V Level 2 EV charger that is configurable up to 50A through its mobile app. This charger can either be hardwired or plugged in with NEMA 14-50 or NEMA 6-50 plug options.

It is important to note that if you choose to plug the charger in, the maximum amperage you can reach is 40A. You can reach the maximum of 50A only in the hardwired configuration. Most EV chargers only charge at 40A (or less) and therefore 50A capability is a big distinguishing factor for this charger.

Even if you house is only currently setup for 32 or 40 amp charging, this charger is a “future-proof” option that will work if you decide to upgrade your homes electric setup at a later time.

In addition, the ChargePoint Home Flex is ENERGY STAR® certified, UL Listed as Energy Management Equipment (UL 916), and backed by a 3-year manufacturer warranty. Furthermore, ChargePoint offers 24/7 support (technical support only Monday-Friday, general support on the weekends).

The ChargePoint Home Flex is a wifi enabled device that can be remotely  monitored through their user friendly mobile app. The mobile app is very intuitive and allows you to track all of your charges in one place, schedule charging when energy is cheapest, get reminders to plug in, find places to charge away from home, and even connect to your smart home via Alexa.

ChargePoint is a reputable brand and the company is well known when it comes to EV charging stations. ChargePoint owns one of the largest networks of electric vehicle charging stations with over 18,000 chargers and more than 100 DC fast chargers (and this number continues to grow).

Enel X JuiceBox 40

Enel X

JuiceBox 40
$ 629
  • 40A @ 240V = 9.6kW Power
  • Hardwire or NEMA 14-50 Plug
  • 25ft Charging Cable
  • Charge Rate up to 37 mph
  • SAE-J1772 Connector
  • Built-In Cable and Handle Storage
  • Indoor / Outdoor Rated
  • Wifi Enabled w/ Mobile App
  • UL Listed for Safety
  • ENERGY STAR Certified
  • 3 Year Warranty
Best Seller

The Enel X JuiceBox 40 is a 240V Level 2 EV charger that charges at 40A. Like the ChargePoint Home Flex, this charger can either be hardwired or plugged in with a NEMA 14-50 plug option.

Also similar to the ChargePoint Home Flex, the Enel X JuiceBox 40 is ENERGY STAR® certified, UL Listed, and backed by a 3-year manufacturer warranty. Enel X does not offer 24/7 support, but does have great support during normal business hours.

The JuiceBox 40 is wifi enabled to remotely monitor your charging through their mobile app. Enel X does a nice job at displaying charging history to keep track of energy usage. The JuiceBox 40 is voice control compatible via either Alexa or Google Home. The mobile app allows you to schedule future charges when charging electric rates are lower.

Enel X is an established company with nearly 3,400 North American energy customers spanning more than 10,000 sites.

Which EV charger is better?

At the end of the day, you can’t go wrong with either of these EV chargers. The ChargePoint Home Flex and Enel X JuiceBox chargers are both industry leading in the home Level 2 charging space. Both chargers offer reliable charging for your electric vehicle and mobile applications to enhance your charging experience.

ChargePoint Advantages over Enel X:

Enel X Advantages over ChargePoint:

Both of these chargers are reviewed on the EVUNITE YouTube Channel (links below):

ChargePoint Home Flex Video Series:

  1. Unboxing
  2. Installation
  3. Review

Enel X JuiceBox Video Series:

  1. Unboxing
  2. Installation
  3. Review

Both chargers are great options, so the best charger depends on what is most important to you! Which charger interest you more? What features do you think are most important in an EV charger? What type of EV do you own?

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