DeWalt Gives EV Drivers the Ability to Charge Anywhere
Electric vehicles have gained an unprecedented amount of traction in the past few years. Especially in high-traffic areas where stop-and-go traffic burns more gas, drivers all over the world are justifying the switch to EVs. Paragon Group and DeWalt are partnering up to take steps to ensure that you can charge your electric vehicle at home or on the go. We’re looking at the DeWalt EV chargers to see what they offer in terms of convenience.
DeWalt EV Chargers: Overview
- Compatible with all major vehicle brands
- Charge at home or on the go
- 16 and 32 Amp Portable Chargers
- 40 and 48 Amp Wall-Mounted Chargers
- Various adapters and mounting brackets
- 25-foot high-grade cable
- Tesla compatibility with adapter
- Charger automatically determines optimal amount of electricity to administer
- Prevents overvoltage, overcurrent, overheating, and overcharging
- Rated for both indoor and outdoor use
- Surge protection
- Circuit temperature sensors
- Bluetooth app allows remote start and stop (wall-mounted chargers only)
These EV chargers are being manufactured by Paragon Group through a licensed partnership with the Dewalt brand. They’re compatible with all major electric vehicle makes, even with adapters for Tesla cars.
There are two types of EV chargers in this lineup: portable and wall-mounted. The portable chargers come in 16Amp and 32Amp varieties and are great for on-the-go charging, as long as you’re within reach of a common household outlet.
If you’re looking for something a little more permanent, the wall-mounted chargers may be more your speed. They come in 40Amp and 48Amp models and get installed directly onto your home by certified professionals.
Both DeWalt EV chargers include 25-foot UL-certified, high-grade cables. Rated for both indoor and outdoor use, they also feature an IP66 waterproof rating and a number of safety features, like surge protection and circuit temperature sensors.
Which Plug Type Does the DeWalt EV Charger Use?
From the information provided and the photos, DeWalt (natively) uses a J1772 style plug as opposed to the (soon to be) SAE-Standardized Tesla plug that seems to be the emerging USA standard. They do provide compatibility with the Tesla NACS via the use of an adapter. Here’s a breakdown of the major car manufacturers committed to using the Tesla NACS charging plug by 2025:
- Stellantis (pending)
- Volkswagen (pending)
Presumably, DeWalt will issue an updated plug option in the next year or so as more and more vehicles adopt the Tesla NACS standard plug. That will eliminate the need for an adapter when charging.
DeWalt EV Charger: Price and Installation
The price of your DeWalt EV installation will depend on several factors, including location and electrical load. DeWalt employed Qmerit, the leading provider of EV installation services, through whom you can get a quote after filling out your EV assessment form. DeWalt and Paragon Group back your purchase with a 3-year warranty and 24/7 technical support.