- Connection: Plug-in, NEMA 6-20
- Power Level: 240V
- Amperage: 16A
- Cable Length: 20′
- Safety Certification: UL Listed
- Warranty: 3 years
- Made in: China
- MSRP: See Today’s Price on Amazon
User Reviews of the Webasto TurboCord
For the price beats the other level 2 chargers. Well built and easy to use. BMW wanted $1,000 for their level 2 charger plus having to mount the unit in the garage. The TurboCord just plugs in and is so inconspicuous and small that it doesn’t need any mounting hardware unless you want to mount the cord hanger to coil the cord on.
Save your money!! I purchased this product and it lasted less than one year. Poor customer service! Finally replaced it and within another year the same thing, it just up and dies. Customer Service only got worse. Gave me no help or offers to replace or repair the product. Find another manufacture – not worth the frustration and they just don’t deserve the business!
Pro’s: Beautiful, elegantly simple design. Compact and lightweight. Appeared to be high quality construction. It appears to have all the right certifications. Great packaging and presentation. It also arrived quickly (one day – Thanks Amazon!)
Con’s: When inserted into the 220 volt 6-20R outlet, between the weight and shape (moment-arm) of the head unit and the weight of the cord hanging from it, it was clearly very weak and wobbly. Slight pressure sideways results in relatively large deflections. It appeared that either the weight of the cord or the slightest tug could yank the head out of the outlet. At $499, this could result in some expensive damage. If this fit into a dryer outlet or something beefier that could support the weight, it would be much better. Since I’m guessing that 90%+ of folks who buy this have a special outlet installed anyways, or would hit up a RV park for some 220VAC juice, AeroVironment may want to redesign this to fit into a beefier outlet. I returned it and bought a Clipper Creek unit (sturdy and also has all the right certifications.) Disclaimer: This is my opinion and I don’t have any facts, data or tests to support my points above. Somebody else may observe the identical installation and conclude it’s just fine (i.e. there is some subjectivity in my assessment). With Amazon’s great return policy, if you think it’s right for you, buy it and give it a try. Also, if your primary use is mobile and you like the small and lightweight design, the issues raised above probably don’t matter. Thanks for reading and I hope this was helpful.
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User Videos of the Webasto Turbocord
The Webasto TurboCord 16 Amp EV charger is a great fit for vehicles such as: The Audi A-3 e-tron, Cadillac CT6 Hybrid, Chrysler Pacifica, Mercedes C350e, MINI Cooper Countryman Hybrid, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, Volvo XC60, Volvo XC90 T8 and many more.