Sponsored by FLO
There’s a new home charging station on the market, the FLO Home.
The charger is made by FLO, Canada’s largest EV charging network and manufacturer. The company has delivered thousands of units to Canadian customers.
FLO Home charges five times faster than a standard wall outlet and is compatible with all electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the road. It provides a full charge in four to five hours.
There are two versions of the FLO Home charging station, the G5 and the X5. The G5 is the basic version while the X5 is connected through the FLO app or secure online portal. Smart charging features include charging schedule, real-time session progress, tracking energy consumption and the ability to participate in demand response programs.
The X5 is available in Tungsten (gray) or Carbon (black), while the G5 is only available in Carbon.
Installation is simple and safe. FLO Home can be installed with a hardwire set-up or with a NEMA 6-50 plug. It works with the existing electrical panel without the need for a junction box. The interior provides ample space for neat, uncluttered electrical connections.
Installation is also cost-effective. The G5 maximum output current can be adjusted by a rotary switch to adapt to the available capacity of the existing electrical box. The X5 is equipped with power sharing so that two X5 charging stations can be connected to the same electrical circuit to eliminate the need to upgrade the home’s electrical box if a second EV is purchased.
FLO Home is designed to provide continued safe and reliable operation. It is CSA certified and meets all applicable UL requirements.
While most charging stations are made of plastic or sheet metal, FLO Home is encased in 100% NEMA 4X aluminum. It resists corrosion, dust, rain and ice. It can be installed indoors or outdoors and can even be safely hosed down for cleaning.
FLO Home is backed by a five-year warranty.
“It’s probably the most solid unit we’ve ever tested… FLO obviously has confidence in their product, as all FLO EVSEs come with a five-year warranty, which is the best in the business as far as we know.”
They come standard with a 25-foot cable that stays flexible in all weather conditions. The stations are certified to operate between -40°F to 122°F.
FLO Home is a sleek, elegant companion to any EV. The built-in cable management system provides a clean and uncluttered installation, without ugly brackets, cables or junction boxes.
“The focus on quality is also important and a welcomed change compared to some other offerings on the market.”
The X5 version is connected using IEEE 1901 Power Line Communications (PLC) technology. The PLC connection provides a more reliable data exchange between systems and appliances connected to the home electrical system. PLC is a simple set-up and can easily reach the distance required to connect the charging station in a larger home or detached garage.
FLO Home G5 is available for $795. The X5 with Carbon casing is $995, and the X5 with Tungsten casing is $1,095. Chargers can be purchased at flo.com.
FLO operates a comprehensive electric vehicle charging network for drivers to plug in wherever they are – at home, at work or on the go. For nearly a decade, the FLO Family of Companies has manufactured high-quality durable charging stations and developed network management software for all markets – residential, commercial and public infrastructure. We are dedicated to supporting the movement toward electric mobility, and have extensive experience helping utilities, municipalities, businesses and employers deploy charging projects of all sizes. Our commitment to quality and reliability is what makes our charging solutions a preferred choice and the largest EV charging network in Canada.