BP Pulse Home EV: BP’s new home EV charger makes charging your car at home as easy as plugging in an appliance – or at least, that’s the claim. This article offers an in-depth review of the BP Pulse Home EV Charger and its performance in real-world use. We discuss the installation process, performance, customer service, and price point of this new device and how it compares to other options on the market today. We also share our personal experience with using this product, including the upside and downside of owning it and how it has impacted our lives.
BP Pulse Home EV:
The BP Chargemaster, also known as BP PULSE, is a home electric vehicle (EV) charger. The BP PULSE can be used for connecting and charging up to two EVs at once. The charge time depends on your model of EV. Tesla Model S owners will experience an approximate 20-hour charge time while those with Nissan LEAFs or BMW i3 models may only need around 10 hours. For comparison, it takes roughly 20 minutes to fill up a gas tank in one visit to a gas station; filling up an EV’s battery from empty would take upwards of 10 hours using a standard 110-volt household outlet.
Installing your BP Pulse home EV charger
A quick overview and step-by-step guide to installing your BP Pulse home EV charger. At your home you will find electrical panel near or inside your garage. As an example for our setup we took a picture of an electrical panel with a main switch, a main breaker and two sub-breakers, one for load side (garage) and one for return side (house). This is exactly how our main breaker looked like before doing any work on it. Note that there are three connections on each breaker. The feed from main line comes in through L1 and returns back through L2; each sub-breaker has two sets of wires connected to it as well, labeled L1 and L2/N respectively.
Use your BP Pulse at home
Electric vehicles are growing in popularity. The biggest drawback so far, however, has been a serious lack of chargers. BP has stepped up to solve that problem with their new home charger called Pulse. So how does it work? The device comes with two parts – a charging station and an accompanying app to manage your account and schedule charging times from your phone. When you install it at home (or wherever else you choose), it will communicate with local electric companies for special rates and incentives for both power consumption AND production! Also included is a USB port so you can charge your other devices while at home as well.
Using your BP Pulse outside of your home
The BP Pulse home charging station costs $850 for a single bay and $1,500 for a two-bay unit. However, it is not usable as an on-the-go charging station like most other units. It only works when plugged into your home’s electrical outlet and only charges one vehicle at a time. This can be a major drawback for many consumers interested in purchasing their own charging stations. For example, if you want to charge multiple electric vehicles at one time or if you want to use your charger while you travel, then you should look elsewhere. Otherwise, however, there is no fault with how easy it is to use: just plug it in and plug your vehicle in!