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EVSE L2 eMotorWerks JuiceBox 40 Pro - not submeter compliant

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Just received an email from eMotorWerks about my JuiceBox 40 Pro, they informed me of 1-year sub-meter pilot offering. This unit was suppose to be sub-meter compatible (has built in WiFi) so I could charge anytime at a lower power rate. They stated that CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission) requires a UL approved charger. I guess my JuiceBox 40 Pro is not UL approved. I have not even owned this unit a year, they are offering me a $400 rebate on a Aeroviroment EVSE. They sold me this unit as though it was approved for sub-meter usage. I paid over $600 for this charger.
The Aeroviroment charger unit is $850.
They offered no refund. I guess they just want to support JuiceNet cloud services to track statistics, usage and submeter.

I guess I need to convert my power metering usage to TOD (time of Day) usage to low rate only when I charge at night.
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Just received an email from eMotorWerks about my JuiceBox 40 Pro, they informed me of 1-year sub-meter pilot offering. This unit was suppose to be sub-meter compatible (has built in WiFi) so I could charge anytime at a lower power rate. They stated that CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission) requires a UL approved charger. I guess my JuiceBox 40 Pro is not UL approved. I have not even owned this unit a year, they are offering me a $400 rebate on a Aeroviroment EVSE. They sold me this unit as though it was approved for sub-meter usage. I paid over $600 for this charger.
The Aeroviroment charger unit is $850.
They offered no refund. I guess they just want to support JuiceNet cloud services to track statistics, usage and submeter.

I guess I need to convert my power metering usage to TOD (time of Day) usage to low rate only when I charge at night.
My JuiceBox EVSE can handle 16 kW (80 A) yet it cost me much less.
 

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Hi Genecpu,

My name is David from eMotorWerks. I can totally understand your frustration, and I appreciate that you purchased your JuiceBox Pro 40A with the hope it would be eligible for use in Phase 2 of the Submetering Pilot. If you would like to discuss potential options for participation given your situation, please contact me through the email address found on eMotorWerks' Submetering Pilot website.

David
 

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David, I did reply your company's email regarding this. I was told by you that my unit will not be UL certified only newer units that are currently undergoing certification. You implied I was out of luck and to get a new charger using the discount.

Has the situation changed?
 
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