Needing a second charger, but where?

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by DBLXX, Sep 1, 2020.

  1. DBLXX

    DBLXX Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    114
    76
    0
    Location:
    NY NY
    Vehicle:
    2016 Prius
    Model:
    Three Touring
    I have 2 homes and would like to purchase a second charger. Can some of you post links to chargers/places where you think I should be looking.

    Just looking for the same type as the OEM - regular wall plug in.

    Thank you.
     
  2. sam spade 2

    sam spade 2 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2018
    3,906
    1,707
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius c
    Model:
    Four
    Am I missing something here ? Probably.
    Why wouldn't you just carry the charger / cord WITH you in the car ??

    Have you asked a dealer ?
     
  3. Tickwood

    Tickwood Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2004
    313
    94
    0
    Location:
    San Diego
    Vehicle:
    2020 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Limited
    Try E-bay, any make will do, it does not need to be Toyota. Enter EVSE Charger. I see several (Ford, Fiat, Chevrolet bolt etc). for less than $200. I think a good used one of those would be much better than a cheap chinese made one.
     
  4. DBLXX

    DBLXX Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    114
    76
    0
    Location:
    NY NY
    Vehicle:
    2016 Prius
    Model:
    Three Touring
    No, great question. In my primary residence I have mounted it to the wall, ran the extension cord, and sort of fixed it in place. I'd rather not have to transport yet another thing to my weekend house every weekend. I'd prefer to just purchase a second one and keep it there - ready to go.

    I'd prefer not to spend $800 for the Toyota logo. Just me.
     
  5. DBLXX

    DBLXX Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    114
    76
    0
    Location:
    NY NY
    Vehicle:
    2016 Prius
    Model:
    Three Touring
    Never looked at it that way. I just assume the cheap ones were probably made by the same company as the dealer supplied ones. I will look at used versus new and grab a OEM mfg one.

    Appreciate that.
     
  6. DBLXX

    DBLXX Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    114
    76
    0
    Location:
    NY NY
    Vehicle:
    2016 Prius
    Model:
    Three Touring
  7. Raytheeagle

    Raytheeagle Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2016
    10,570
    14,404
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Vehicle:
    2019 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
  8. Salamander_King

    Salamander_King Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    6,827
    5,425
    0
    Location:
    New England
    Vehicle:
    2020 Prius Prime
    Model:
    LE
    #8 Salamander_King, Sep 1, 2020
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2020
    Raytheeagle likes this.
  9. route246

    route246 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    90
    44
    0
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Vehicle:
    2020 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Limited
    I looked at used ones on ebay for about a month and decided to try one of the Chinese L1 models on Amazon that had a decent rating. I searched and settled on this one. There are plenty to choose from there. I've used it daily for almost 3 months without issues.

    I have the Toyota one stored in a bag with extension cord for travel or using remotely.
     
  10. Sid786

    Sid786 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2017
    204
    133
    0
    Location:
    Cherry Hill, NJ
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    I do have a second charger OEM, from my previous prime. Send me a message and we can work out something.

    Sid
     
    Raytheeagle likes this.
  11. PT Guy

    PT Guy Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2016
    758
    528
    0
    Location:
    Washington, the state
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced
    DBL, a couple of points to consider...
    ...You're looking for a charge station, or EVSE, which is actually a smart power supply. The charger is built into the car.
    ...The car's charger communicates with the charge station, so even if the charge station has a higher rating than the stock one, it won't overcharge.
    ...Many charge stations work with multiple input voltages. As long as it matches what you'll use, you're good. It might say something like, "100 volts to 240 volts," and that'll work for you with a standard 120 volt home receptacle.
    ...You need the standard 2-blade + ground plug on the charge station. As long as the input voltage is OK, you can put this plug on and charge away.
    ...You need the U.S. standard SAE J1772 connector to plug into the car. This looks like the mini-gas nozzle. You don't want to change this. If a bargain charge station on eBay or elsewhere offers a different connector, skip it. Keep looking.
    ...Check the length of cord you need for a good routing. Try to get one that fits just right.
     
Loading...