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How Much Does an Electric Vehicle Charger Weigh?

How Much Does an Electric Vehicle Charger Weigh

You might be wondering, how much does an electric vehicle charger weigh? There are a few different levels of Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers and they all have significantly different weights. Have no fear, Micro Real Estate experts have tabulated the weights of some common chargers for you.

Weight of a Level 1 EV Charger

A Level 1 EV charger typically comes with an EV when it is purchased and typically weighs around 5 pounds including the cable, however, there are some that weigh over 8 pounds. Level 1 chargers are essentially fancy extension cords that have a 120v plug on one end and an EV plug on the other end and some electronics to control voltage and amperage in-between.

This table has weights of some common Level 1 EV Chargers (though some of them say Level 1 and 2, they’d be at the very low end of power output for a Level 2 charger):

Level 1 EV Charger NameCable Length Max AmperageWeight
Schumacher SC1455 Level 1 and Level 2 Portable EV Charger28 feet16 amps7.8 pounds
MEGEAR Skysword Level 1-2 EV Charger25 feet16 amps7.6 pounds
BougeRV Level 1-2 EV Charger25 feet16 amps8.3 pounds
BESENERGY Level 1 EV Charger20 feet15 amps6.6 pounds

Weight of a Level 2 EV Charger

The weight of a Level 2 EV charger varies significantly based on the manufacturer, and whether or not you include the weight of the mounting pole, security camera systems, or a larger enclosure. For a typical home level 2 charger, you can expect it to weigh between 10 and 20 pounds without a mounting pole, as the charger is typically mounted to a garage wall.

There is a lot more variability in the weights of commercial EV charger because of the mounting systems, and there’s even Volta chargers that have 2 large (40″ or so) display screens for advertisements. So, a simple commercial charger will weigh about the same as a home level 2 EV charger or rental property EV charger, while a Volta charger weighs 100-200 pounds.

Level 2 EV Charger Name
Cable LengthMax AmperageWeight
ChargePoint Home Flex Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger23 feet50 amps17.6 pounds
MUSTART Level 2 Portable EV Charger25 feet40 amps13 pounds
Grizzl-E Level 2 EV Charger24 feet40 amps19.9 pounds
JuiceBox 40 Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station25 feet40 amps19.1 pounds
EVoCharge iEVSE Home – Smart Level 2 EV Charger with WiFi25 feet32 amps16 pounds
Electrify America Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger, Level 2, WiFi Enabled24 feet40 amps17.1 pounds

Weight of a Level 3 (DC Fast) EV Charger

Level 3 (also called DC Fast Chargers) are significantly heavier, especially if you include the weight of the transformers that are required to install a Level 3 charger. All of this is in the range of several hundred pounds. How much does an EV charger weigh without the transformer? Definitely heavier than a level 2 charger, but only about 100-300 pounds, which is actually less than similar Micro Real Estate hardware like a heavy vending machine or the surprisingly heavy ATMs. Don’t even get me started about how heavy shipping container farms are – once you plop it down you won’t want to move it – unless you keep in on a chassis! That’s right, mobile farms are on the horizon! So, how much does an electric vehicle charger weigh compared to a shipping container farm? Nothing.

If you have other questions about EV chargers, take a look at Leptonic’s other EV charger articles or the general Micro Real Estate info and news feed.

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