AmazingE 16A Portable EVSE

  • Connection: Plug-in, NEMA 14-30
  • Power Level: 240V
  • Amperage: 16 Amp
  • Cable Length: 20′
  • Safety Certification: UL Listed
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Made in: USA
  • MSRP: See Today’s Price on Amazon

Our Review of the AmazingE 16A Portable EVSE

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • UL Listed (Safety certified)
  • Compact
  • Portable

Cons:

  • No integrated cable wrap; need to purchase matching cable wrap for $19
  • One plug type available (NEMA 14-30); no hardwired version

We ordered AmazingE off Amazon. They have a website, www.amazing-e.com, that you can now order directly off the site. (Of note: their website is the most creative, fun EVSE site, by far). Our AmazingE arrived 2 days later from Amazon, packaged well. The AmazingE comes with well-written directions and three carrying bags. Not sure why we need three, but one for AmazingE in the car and the other two for groceries, I guess.

With 16 Amps of power, the AmazingE can give our Chevy Volt about 11 hours of range per hour of charging – just like AmazingE says, three times faster than the Level 1 charger that came with the car.

A potential drawback to the AmazingE is that at this time there is only one kind of installation option: NEMA 14-30 plug. There is not a hardwired model or other plug options. If you don’t have a NEMA 14-30 receptacle, you can have one wired.

AmazingE is UL Listed, unlike all the other options in its price range (Amazon price fluctuates; we bought ours for $300, but have seen it as low as $250), so it’s a certified safe station to use. It has a slightly shorter cable than many of the stations we’ve reviewed in the past – 20 feet. This should be suitable for most situations, but always measure the distance between outlet and charge port of the vehicle before purchasing. Be sure there’s enough cable length to reach comfortably with some slack when it’s plugged in.

The AmazingE has a NEMA 4 rated enclosure, which means it’s watertight and ideal for indoor or outdoor use. Refer to your local codes when installing the AmazingE.

One of the nicest features of the AmazingE, in our opinion, is that it’s size and plug mean it’s very portable. If you’re looking for a Level 2 charging station to travel with you, this is probably the perfect station. The one drawback is that it doesn’t have an integrated cable wrap, meaning you’ll need to wrap the cable around the unit unless you just want to throw it in the carrying bag, which is certainly roomy enough to do (don’t keep cable wrapped around the station when charging/plugged in, however – this will cause too much heat in the cables, potentially damaging the cable or station). AmazingE does sell a cable wrap that can be mounted next to the station (or close to the car), when it’s hanging in the garage, so no need for integrated cable wrap; but when traveling you’ll have to wrap it up yourself.

AmazingE seems to be new to the market; we only noticed it on Amazon a couple months ago. However, as one astute Amazon reviewer discovered, the station appears to be manufactured by Delphi and ClipperCreek, OEM charging station suppliers for major automotive brands such as Chevy, Daimler, and Volkswagen. In fact, we agree with the reviewer that AmazingE looks exactly like the Chevy Bolt charger, except it is a faster charging station. AmazingE boasts “US-based service center” and when we called the number to ask questions and test customer service response, it was a very knowledgeable ClipperCreek employee who helped us. According to ClipperCreek, they “provide support” for AmazingE. There is no indication of a ClipperCreek relationship on the website or in the manual, but some kind of relationship does exist – another reason we love the AmazingE!

User Reviews of the AmazingE

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GREAT inexpensive EVSE, not 120V compatible
You can also see my full review at 300 MPG dot Org.
This is a great portable Level 2 EVSE.
It’s 16A, so it’s full power/full speed for vehicles with 3,300 watt or so chargers, such as the Chevy Volt and other plug-in hybrids, older Nissan Leafs, and Mitsubishi iMiEVs. (If you have a Bolt, or Leaf with 6.6K charger, you would likely want a 30A charger.)
This EVSE uses the NEMA 14-30 240V power plug. You could also build an adapter to other 240V connections. Since this EVSE does NOT use the neutral, you actually COULD cut off the neutral blade to make this compatible with both 14-30 AND 14-50 connections. That would be perfectly safe and electrically sound (although not for people who are afraid of voiding warranties…)
This EVSE will NOT run on 120V wall power.
The case is made by Delphi and the main circuit board is made by Clipper Creek.
This EVSE is NEARLY identical to the Gen 2 Chevy Volt EVSE, except with the 30A plug and the fact that it will NOT run on 120V.

     

Benjamin N.

Verified Purchase, Amazon

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Great product. Looks much better than the pictures. Good quality.

Edward Toro

Verified Purchase, Amazon

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This charger is Awesome! Very light and easy to use. Just plugs in to an outlet I already have so it’s very portable and I can take it with me. Charges my 2015 (half-full) leaf in about 4 hours. I like that it’s made in the USA and has US based service if it needs it. Most importantly it is safety tested and certified. Some of the chargers were not safety certified and that was scary to me – why take the chance?

Susan

Verified Purchase, Amazon

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Works great. High quality materials. It looks just like the one in the Chevy Bolt, but higher power. Also faster charging.

Martha Moore

Verified Purchase, Amazon

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Great product that works, charging time for my Ford CMax down to 2.2 hours from 6.5. Highly recommended.

Sid Branmblett

Verified Purchase, Amazon

More Industry Reviews of the AmazingE

The AmazingE is the lowest-cost choice of the three, and by a significant amount. At only $219.00 it’s a good value for a solid 240-volt portable charger. Like the ClipperCreek unit, it’s NEMA 4 rated, which is fine for use in all outdoor weather conditions.

Read full review at InsideEVs.com >

Tom Moloughney

Inside EVs

User Photos of the AmazingE

Shared by Benjamin N on Amazon.com

GREAT inexpensive EVSE, not 120V compatible
You can also see my full review at 300 MPG dot Org.
This is a great portable Level 2 EVSE.
It’s 16A, so it’s full power/full speed for vehicles with 3,300 watt or so chargers, such as the Chevy Volt and other plug-in hybrids, older Nissan Leafs, and Mitsubishi iMiEVs. (If you have a Bolt, or Leaf with 6.6K charger, you would likely want a 30A charger.)
This EVSE uses the NEMA 14-30 240V power plug. You could also build an adapter to other 240V connections. Since this EVSE does NOT use the neutral, you actually COULD cut off the neutral blade to make this compatible with both 14-30 AND 14-50 connections. That would be perfectly safe and electrically sound (although not for people who are afraid of voiding warranties…)
This EVSE will NOT run on 120V wall power.
The case is made by Delphi and the main circuit board is made by Clipper Creek.
This EVSE is NEARLY identical to the Gen 2 Chevy Volt EVSE, except with the 30A plug and the fact that it will NOT run on 120V

Shared by Brent and Caitlin on Amazon.com

This charger is made by Delphi which is a supplier for General Motors. The same company supplies the Chargers for the brand new Chevrolet Bolt. I purchased this charger for my 2014 Chevrolet Volt and, as expected the charger works flawlessly. Even the cord is listed Made in the USA. This charger is a really good deal because you’re getting OEM quality at a discounted price.

Shared by J. Murray on Amazon.com

The Amazing E is awesome. If you already have a 240volt 20amp nema 6-20 outlet don’t fret, go to a home supply store and make an adapter (do so at your own risk). Make it look nice and mount it on a piece of plywood along with a garden hose reel to keep the cord stored. If you move you can take the entire assembly with you. You can’t go wrong with this Amazing evse!

Shared by bell-bell on Amazon.com

I installed my amazing e. Myself.
Very basic installation, after all connections, I plugged in my Leaf my Nissan Leaf, I was not prepared for the actual speed. I was coming from the basic issue that comes with the vehicle the quick connect 120v. WOW, I really feel great about this one. THANK YOU JESUS
And thank you Amazon. BE-BLESSED

User Videos of the AmazingE

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