I looked into the EvoReel. I love the concept, and was even willing to pay the insanely high price, but it's only rated for 30A. While that is fine for the i-Pace, I specifically bought a 40A charger to be a bit more future-proof, and since this is more expensive than the charger I won't be getting it.
Very interesting! Here is the Amazon link for those of you in the US. 249.00
While certainly an option, this approach transfers a "cable on the ground" to a "cable suspended in the air". While I'm not concerned about my cable getting dirty in my nice clean garage, a tripping hazard is certainly a problem. For that reason, my charger is located on the rear wall of my garage and I pull the car forward to prevent anyone walking in this area. Your approach leaves the cable at shoulder and head height leading to alternative dangers. Ones that I hope you address in your sales literature. A lawsuit could be expensive.Interesting wallbox. But the cable is still on the floor getting dirty when charging. The chargehanger avoids that.
Not sure what your usage of the I-Pace is but coiling/uncoiling "two times a day" seems a little excessive. I charge on average once a week. 10s/week is not worth the cost of buying, installing and playing around with your cheap looking gadget.Hello Qtown,
Concerning the Net-etiquette, I'm respecting the rules of this forum, which allow "to make recommendations as posts in response to direct requests for product/service suggestions", I am not spamming, I hope my posts are welcome.
Concening the technical solutions
Yes, for sure, coiling/uncoiling is a solution, but those extra 10 seconds two times a day is exactly what I invested a lot of time to get rid of
Of course the cable and arm are to be mounted overhead, and not at shoulder height, the user manual will also be online quite shortly.
For the redesign of the plug, that is not a good idea, because it will lead to water ingress in a typical outdoor setup, so even if a cable comes from the top, a small loop, and a bottom angled plug is much safer and also more convenient to have the slack in the cable to be able to plug in comfortably.