Rivian Wall Charger--Anyone know who makes it??

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The chargers at rivian service centres and their other charging locations are apparently Clipper Creek, so it stands to reason that the wall charger that can be ordered with an R1 is made by the same company.
Highly unlikely. Clipper Creek is a budget brand with mostly "dumb chargers" (no payment or cloud connection). It wouldn't make sense for them to spend all their time integrating a dumb charger with their cloud system when they could build their own or select a different company.

The L2 chargers installed at the offices were installed years ago (probably picked the most budget option) and in Salida they are required to be installed to satisfy the agreement with the town. I wouldn't be surprised if Rivian rips and replaces them when their proprietary L2 chargers make it to production. So Rivian probably wanted to save some money knowing they will not be in the ground forever.
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Which "cloud" features do you need for your charging situation? Are you willing to pay more for them?
 

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I'm not sure if Clipper Creek is a "budget brand" They are made in the U.S.A., a rarity, and have top of the line warranty. While I do not own one their construction specifications seem solid. Also the Rivian should take care of the "smarts" aspect within the BMS so additional connectivity may end up being unnecessary redundancy that introduces another point of failure.
 

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Which "cloud" features do you need for your charging situation? Are you willing to pay more for them?
I don't really see any consumer oriented value add features per-se. However, there would be tremendous value in terms of servicing/maintaining the units if their health can be monitored remotely. If the CC units don't support remote monitoring (and I don't know that they do or don't), how will service failures be reported and by who and how quickly will Rivian be able to have them repaired or replaced? The real value of a connected charger at a public installation such as in Salida would be the ability to quickly detect and remediate any service failures, acts of vandalism, etc.
 

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That was my point. These vehicles are going to have a pretty sophisticated smart phone app with which you will be able to start and stop charging, set charging limit, schedule charging (the competition has all this) and perhaps even be able to set charging speed (the competition doesn't have this). What do I need WiFi connectivity to the EVSE for? The one thing that would be nice is to be able to accumulate statistics on how much energy flowed through the EVSE and there are other ways to get that.
 

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I'm not sure if Clipper Creek is a "budget brand" They are made in the U.S.A., a rarity, and have top of the line warranty.
We like our Clipper Creek. It is a solid charger.
 

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I don't really see any consumer oriented value add features per-se. However, there would be tremendous value in terms of servicing/maintaining the units if their health can be monitored remotely. If the CC units don't support remote monitoring (and I don't know that they do or don't), how will service failures be reported and by who and how quickly will Rivian be able to have them repaired or replaced?
I am not familiar with the CC line but many of the others have various diagnostic lights which flash in various patterns to tell an observer what's going on. The surest indication of a failure is that the vehicle can't charge and this is indicated by the vehicle' app


The real value of a connected charger at a public installation such as in Salida would be the ability to quickly detect and remediate any service failures, acts of vandalism, etc.
There you might want to have remote connectivity and in a hotel or restaurant or appartment building you might want to be able to do billing and/or power sharing etc. I'll note that Telsa Gen3 HPWC have had WiFi since they came out a couple of years ago and such features have been promised for the future since then but at this point they have not been delivered. WiFi is only used to commission the unit and update firmware.

As I said I don't know anything about the CC units but as one can buy devices that contain a WiFi stack for a couple of bucks I wouldn't be surprised if the CC EVSE had it too.
 

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I'm pretty sure the charger spec'ed in the proposal to City of Salida had Rivian-branded L2 chargers.

My guess is that this is a stop gap & will be replaced at some point. Possibility is that supplies might be limited for the Rivian EVSEs and that those will be allocated to R1 customers.
 

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I’m doing my hypothetical shopping for a charger and noticed Wallbox is releasing a new charger tomorrow. It hits the specs that the Rivian has (48amp, 25ft cable). Maybe it’s the same unit without the Rivian logo.



Any suggestions for a 48amp 25ft charger to help me get ready for my truck? I’m thinking of installing at my cabin this fall before it snows this winter. I’m hopeful my max pack shows up Jan2021 like it still says on my configuration. Rivian’s $500 charger price point probably can’t be beat. I’m hoping they will sell me two of them.

The 25 ft spec is fairly critical for me. 48amp is nice. my house is a little far from the driveway; no garage. I’m also going to need a 20ft J1772 extension in situations the plow leaves a huge pile.

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Highly unlikely. Clipper Creek is a budget brand with mostly "dumb chargers" (no payment or cloud connection). It wouldn't make sense for them to spend all their time integrating a dumb charger with their cloud system when they could build their own or select a different company.

The L2 chargers installed at the offices were installed years ago (probably picked the most budget option) and in Salida they are required to be installed to satisfy the agreement with the town. I wouldn't be surprised if Rivian rips and replaces them when their proprietary L2 chargers make it to production. So Rivian probably wanted to save some money knowing they will not be in the ground forever.
I noticed Wallbox‘s installation partner is QMerit, which Rivian has announced as their charger installer. probably not a coincidence.
 

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I’m hopeful my max pack shows up Jan2021 like it still says on my configuration.
It very likely states that deliveries start in Jan 2022.
Actual delivery timeframe will be given during guide contact. I think it likely that the Max pack is pushed out a bit with minimal LE overlap.
 

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I’m doing my hypothetical shopping for a charger ...



Any suggestions for a 48amp 25ft charger to help me get ready for my truck?

The 25 ft spec is fairly critical for me. 48amp is nice. my house is a little far from the driveway; no garage. I’m also going to need a 20ft J1772 extension in situations the plow leaves a huge pile.

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I've installed the Pulsar 40A unit and can attest that it is a neat package that does charge my Tesla, has a plenty long cable and measures and keeps track of your energy utilization.
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