Does anyone know who makes the Rivian Wall Charger?? I'm assuming they contracted with one of the charger companies to make it for them.
When I initially found the accessory images, the image name for the charging station was "wallbox", so I assume Wallbox is making them.Does anyone know who makes the Rivian Wall Charger?? I'm assuming they contracted with one of the charger companies to make it for them.
Could be. We do know that the Wallbox web site features a partial image of a Rivian. They've also referred to it as "the wall box" so who knows.When I initially found the accessory images, the image name for the charging station was "wallbox", so I assume Wallbox is making them.
I basically did this for four years - didn’t get the Tesla wall charger and just used the mobile charger with a NEMA 14-50 outlet in the garage. I originally thought I would unplug it and bring it with me on road trips, but honestly I never once unplugged it.I checked the box to include that Rivian wall charger for $500, but I’m sure wrestling with just having a NEMA 14-50 outlet installed in my garage and using the portable charger that comes with the vehicle - that setup would be fine for my around-town daily needs. I could then go to a local fast charger the few times a year I might need to top up before a long out-of-town trip. Heck, I could probably get along fine just using a standard 120V outlet…
I'm not an electrician but, as do so many here, I have an opinion. I'd wait until I had the Rivian EVSE ("charger") unit in hand before deciding what to do. If you are really lucky the wires going to the 14-50R will be long enough to allow them to reach the terminals in the unit. You ought then to be able to mount the unit over the box the 14-50R is mounted getting a really neat installation and, best of all, provided that the wire is AWG 6, commission the thing for the full 48 A it is capable of. Note that you don't have to deal with the neutral. There is no connection for that.Already have a 14-50 garage outlet on a 60 amp breaker circuit, self installed, have added the Rivian charger, and was considering adding a "plug" to the end of the intended "hard wired" end, and just plugging it in. Otherwise, would replace the 14-50 outlet with a junction box, and hardwire/connect it there with twist tie connectors? Since it's unlikely would ever be plugging and unplugging the 14-50 very often, a connection is a connection, and don't see the harm. Any electricians want to weigh in here?
Really? Rivian is not charging you $200 more. They’re giving you a $200 discount. Check out the 48A Wallbox Pulsar charger. MSRP $700. That’s what you’re getting from Rivian for $500.I’m a little disappointed that Rivian is charging $200 more for the charger if not purchased with the vehicle. I have NEMA 14-50 now that I use for my Tesla 3 and usually get 32 mph charge which has been plenty for overnight and don’t often get low enough to even need more than 2-3 hours of charge to get to 80-90% (never charge to 100 with a Tesla.) Rivian says I will get around 16 charge mph with a 14-50 and I’m curious to see if that will be enough for my regular use. If it’s not, then I can upgrade to the Rivian charger as my wiring is rated for 80a (maybe 100a - it’s been a few years) so just have to change out the 50amp breaker but I may have to look for other charge box options if Rivian’s is going to be $700.