Key differences between the HBS and HBL

We receive a lot of questions from our clients when they are interested in our HomeBox line products. The most popular one is- So what is the key difference between “HomeBox Lite” and “HomeBox Slim”?

We will try to explain the key differences between the two of our products, so you will be able to decide which option is most suitable for your needs:

  • Built type.

When it comes to building an EV charging station, there are two main approaches – using “individual industrial-grade components” or a “printed circuit board” (PCB).

Individual components refer to separate electronic parts that are assembled to create the charging station. This approach offers more flexibility in terms of customizing the charging station’s components.

A printed circuit board, on the other hand, is a pre-manufactured board that already has electronic components and circuits printed on it. This approach is less customizable as the circuits are already predetermined by the board’s design.

Both approaches have their pros and cons, and the choice depends on the specific needs of the charging station. Individual components offer more flexibility and are better choice quality-wise, while a PCB is cheaper and more simple alternative.

  • Safety measures.

The main difference in safety measures between the two EV charging stations, HomeBox Slim, and HomeBox Lite, is that HomeBox Slims includes additional safety features such as an MCB (Miniature Circuit Breaker) and an RCCB (Residual Current Circuit Breaker).

An MCB is an automatic switch that cuts off the power supply when an electrical fault occurs, preventing potential damage to the charging station or the vehicle.

An RCCB  is a device that detects and immediately disconnects the circuit in case of a residual current (or leakage) to the ground, which can be potentially dangerous for people and animals.

Both HomeBox Slims and HomeBox Lite have a leakage monitoring feature, which is important in detecting any current leakage that can be harmful. However, the additional MCB and RCCB in HomeBox Slims provide an extra layer of safety, making it a more robust and secure option for EV charging.

  • Warranty.

Both EV charging stations have a two-year default warranty, but the warranty of „HomeBox Slim“ can be extended to 5 years. „HomeBox Lite“ does not have that option.

In conclusion, the choice between HomeBox Slim and HomeBox Lite depends on individual needs and preferences. Those looking for a more high-end, reliable, and durable charging station may opt for HomeBox Slim, while those looking for a more affordable and practical option may prefer HomeBox Lite. Both EV charging stations offer different features that cater to different requirements, and it is essential to consider these differences carefully before making a decision.