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40 Amp EVSE Review – Topdon PulseQ Home Charger

40 Amp EVSE Review - Topdon PulseQ Home Charger

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40 Amp EVSE Review - Topdon PulseQ Home Charger


In the market for a home EVSE for your electric car? If ample power and solid build quality are top of your list, the 40 amp Topdon PulseQ charger might just be the option for you.

Product Link: https://www.topdon.us/collections/ev-charger/products/pulseq-ac-home

Our review of the new home EV charger from Topdon walks through unboxing, a brief RTFM moment, and a performance test on the Tesla Model 3 and our 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5. The Model 3 is typically charged using a 32A Tesla Mobile Connector, so we compare the two to see how much time 40A would save us over a couple of hours charging.

While the PulseQ home charger sits in the usual $600-$700 price bracket for this power level, Topdon is currently running a $100 post-installation credit on the product. Visit this link for more details (expires 12/31/22): https://www.topdon.com/pages/installation-bonus-campaign-for-pulseq-ev-charger

Chapters:
0:00 – Start
0:13 – Intro
0:38 – Unboxing
2:52 – All box contents laid out
2:57 – Read The Flipping Manual? (abridged!)
3:45 – Tesla Mobile Connector vs. Topdon Pulse Q (32A vs. 40A)
4:42 – Product Info
7:19 – Testing on a Tesla Model 3 (and IONIQ 5)
11:03 – Pros & Cons of the Topdon PulseQ Home Charger
14:48 – Which EVSE is for you?

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