FAQ

Can the Grizzl-E EV charger charge all EVs on the road?

Yes, the Grizzl-E EV charger is tested to work with all Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid models. Tesla vehicles take maximum advantage of Grizzl-E’s design with the use of a J1772 to Tesla adapter to draw up to 10W of current.

How long will it take to charge my car with the Grizzl-E EV charger?

This varies according to the maximum current output. When the maximum current output is set to 40 Amp it will add approximately 30 miles per hour to your EV or PHEV battery until its fully charged. At 32 Amp it will add approximately 25 miles per hour, 24 Amp will add approximately 18 miles per hour, and 16 Amp adds about 10 miles

How long does the Grizzl-E EV charger last?
The Grizzl-E EV charger built to last at least 5-10 years. Even if you buy a new EV model you do not need to change your charger for your next vehicle.
Is Grizzl-E EV Charger portable?

Yes, the locking pin can be removed to easily lift and transport the charger. Accessories such as outdoor locks, soft carrying cases, additional wall cradles, and plug holders are available on our website store.

Is Grizzl-E UL and cUL certified?
Yes, all units sold by United Chargers are UL certified and field tested.
Is Grizzl-E on the approved EV chargers list in Quebec and British Columbia?
Yes, the Grizzl-E EV charger is on the Quebec and BC Hydro Approved EV chargers list.
What level of charging does the Grizzl-E EV charger provide?
Grizzl-E EV charger is a level 2 charging station. It provides between 16 Amp and 40 Amp of maximum continuous output to the EV or PHEV. Maximum current output is regulated by adjustable DIP switches on Grizzl-E EVSE board.
Can I adjust my maximum output current on the Grizzl-E EV charger to use smaller breaker if my current electric panel does not support 50 Amp breaker?
Yes, Grizzl-E is designed to accommodate several output modes: 16 Amp for 20 Amp dedicated breaker, 24 Amp for 30 Amp dedicated breaker, 32 Amp for 40 Amp dedicated breaker, and 40 Amp for 50 Amp dedicated breaker. The default factor setting is to 40 Amp, which is the maximum power output set up.
How can I adjust the output mode for the charger to set maximum output current to the value my panel can accommodate?

If you need to set up Grizzl-E for a 20, 30, or 40 Amp breaker, remove the front cover of the charger and adjust the DIP switches inside. For more information on how to do this please refer to the manual. The Grizzl-E EVSE is designed so that opening the box does not void the charger warranty and there are no loose parts or wires inside the unit.

Can I ask to pre-set the DIP switches?

Yes! We now provide an option to choose the maximum output current for your circuit breaker and pre-set it at our factory.

Why do you need to open the charger and use DIP switches in order to set maximum output current, why you did not create an app to change the maximum output current?
Using a manual switch to set the maximum output current is the best way to ensure the charger is acceptable to most electrical codes and inspectors in North America. Other EV chargers may allow users to set the current via an app, however, as easy it is to set up, it’s also easy to change those setting in the mobile app by mistake, which could put electrical infrastructure of your home in danger. Since they can easily be changed, many electrical authorities in North America only allow chargers with Apps controlling the maximum output current to be used with breakers with the maximum available circuit. This defeats the purpose of having variable current settings. Utilizing a physical switch inside the charger is a legal and safe means of allowing for variable current settings. This method is also used by Tesla and other EV charger manufacturers.
Do I need to use any apps or internet to use my charger?
No, Grizzl-E charger is made to be very simple to use. Just plug it into the car and charging will start.
Why you did not make Grizzl-E Smart EVSE with an app and remote control?
Our initial goal was to produce a low cost, durable charger cost that was simple to use. Now that we have achieved this goal, we are working to add a Wi-Fi Smart option for the Grizzl-E EVSE OCPP 2.0 compliance access as well as develop our own Alpha EV charging Open Controlled Environment network that will be available very soon.
If I buy non-smart Grizzl-E today, can I later upgrade to Wi-Fi Smart version?
Yes, we are working on a solution to enable current Grizzl-E owners to upgrade earlier models of Grizzl-E to include a Wi-Fi option. This option will be announced soon.
Are there going to be more EV chargers in Grizzl-E product line?
Yes, of course! We are working on a few more interesting and innovative additions to the Grizzl-E EVSE product line. We will be launching the first new products in 2020. There will be 3 new and game-changing Grizzl-E products released in 2020.
Is Grizzl-E made in Canada?
Yes, the Grizzl-E EV charger is proudly designed and built in Canada. It is engineered to be one of the toughest and longest lasting EV chargers on the planet, to withstand elements and harsh weather conditions. Grizzl-E takes on cold and heat, snow and rain with its fully air-tight NEMA 4 aluminum cast enclosure and selection of premium or Regular output cables for different climate conditions.
Why Grizzl-e is so inexpensive? Is it made of cheap components?

Absolutely NOT. Grizzl-e is inexpensive because United Chargers is committed to providing high-quality economical charging solutions to advance the adoption of electric vehicles in North America. Grizzl-E chargers are assembled in Canada with the highest quality components and first-class workmanship, with all required certifications and regulations. Every charger leaving our assembly line undergoes multiple quality control tests to ensure that they are fault proof. For more information on how the Grizzl-E is made check out this video on our YouTube channel.

What is the difference between Regular and Premium Cables?

We at United Chargers like to provide you with a choice of output cable to improve your charging experience in different climate conditions as well as in different installation locations. The regular cable is used by majority of EV charging stations and is designed for indoor use or in mild to hot climate conditions. The premium cable is designed to be used outdoor in cold climates (below -10C or 10F) as it is more flexible in cold weather and better protected against harsh conditions.

Is the premium cable more or less flexible than the standard one? My residence is currently in a moderate climate in Washington State USA.
If you do not have freezing temperatures, the regular cable is recommended. It will be fine up to -10C or 10 F.
How is the warranty supported from Canada? Can I rely on Canadian company to keep me protected for warranty claims?
Absolutely! Your flawless EV charging experience is our number one priority! The Grizzl-E EV charger is made with high-quality components to prolong the lifespan of the unit beyond 5-10 years of use and goes through rigorous quality-assurance throughout the production process. If any issue with the performance of the product arises, we will replace it free of charge within 1 business day. Please contact our toll-free support line at 1-833-840-4970 or open the ticket under your account and we will contact you immediately to solve any issues.
Grizzl-E and JuiceBox: Are they related?
There are only a few EV chargers on the market that utilize metal enclosures, because the manufacturing cost of metal enclosures is significantly higher than most plastic enclosures. JuiceBox 2.0 is now only made by EnelX in a plastic enclosure, as EnelX redesigned the JuiceBox 1.0 charger and is no longer using the generic and widely available metal rectangular enclosure. Because Grizzl-E is made to withstand the harsh and extreme climate conditions of the Canadian North, we produce it with a metal enclosure. This best meets the requirements for NEMA 4 air- and water-tight rating of the charger, and although the metal enclosure is more costly, it helps make the Grizzl-E a truly robust charger. Most electrical NEMA-4-rated metal boxes on the market utilize same construction principles, such as lid with 4 screws in a rectangular box. Due to certification requirements for connectivity of cables to metal enclosures, Grizzl-E enclosure might look somewhat similar to the metal enclosure used on the first version of JuiceBox, but this is where any similarities end. Grizzl-E is an inexpensive non-smart EVSE with DIP switches inside the box to control the maximum output current. JuiceBox is a smart and significantly more expensive connected EVSE with Wi-Fi and has the ability to adjust maximum currents through the app. Grizzl-E is NOT associated or related in any way with the respected and trademarked products of EnelX’s previous-generation JuiceBox. All trademarks mentioned belong to their respected owners.
Do you have bi-directional chargers? Wallbox, Nuvve, and Delta are all in the process of receiving their UL listing so we Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Nissan Leaf owners can both charge and discharge out batteries to the grid or my home in an outage?
Bi-directional chargers utilize CHAdeMO DC standard and are extremely expensive with prices up to a few thousand dollars each. Our goal is to make our products more affordable by focusing on mass market products and we believe at that price point there is no financial reason to buy these in high-volume yet. We do have a few ideas regarding Level 3 chargers and will start working on those products once we finish with all current Level 2 products currently in development.
I have a 2017 Chevy Bolt that draws a maximum 32 amps. Is there any problem with getting a charger that is set to 40 amps? I will be using 50-amp breakers or ones matched to the amperage based on the advice of my electrician.
It is fine to have charger that can deliver 40 AMP power even if the car only takes 16 or 32 Amps. The car communicates with the charger how much power it requires, and the charger delivers.
Does the aluminum cover have or need a gasket?
The aluminum cover has a gasket that is already included with assembly.
How robust is the heat dissipation?
Metals dissipate heat far more efficiently than plastic. This is one of the major advantages of having a metal enclosure for the EV charger.
Is the 7mm security lock pin included with the purchase?
The lock is NOT included with the charger. The security lock can be purchased in the website store for just $9.99 US or 12.99 CAD. If you purchase the lock at the time as the charger, we will ship them together.
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