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We spent a lot of time researching various 240V charging options for the I-Pace since a 240V AC connection is required to achieve the 21 miles/hour charging rate at home. We finally chose the following combination for a couple of reasons: (1) easy to deploy, (2) uses less bulky cables which can be stored in the frunk, (3) connects to standard NEMA 14-50 240V outlet which is also available at most RV parks, and (4) provides compatibility with all Tesla Destination Chargers which are available without charge at thousands of restaurants and hotels worldwide. Tesla Destination Charger Locations available here.

Tesla Mobile Connector Bundle ($300) + TeslaTap ($230).

DEPLOYMENT: Have an electrician install a NEMA 14-50 outlet at your home or office. Specs here.

USE: Follow the steps below. The sequence matters, or the I-Pace will never start charging!

(1) Make sure the NEMA 14-50 outlet is live. Then plug in the Tesla Mobile Connector cable to the NEMA 14-50 outlet. Skip this step if using a Tesla Destination Charger.

(2) Close and lock your I-Pace. Then unlock the car.

(3) Open the charge door. Remove rubber cover from white end of TeslaTap. Plug in the J1772 white end of the TeslaTap connector to your I-Pace while the I-Pace outlet is blinking white.

(4) Plug in the Tesla cable to TeslaTap black end. Within a couple seconds, the outlet should start blinking green. The Tesla Mobile Connector or Tesla Destination Charger will begin scrolling through the lit TESLA letters indicating that the vehicle is charging.

(5) Lock your car. Use Jaguar Remote app on your smartphone to monitor for charge completion. You can't hurt anything by leaving things plugged in once the charge has completed.

REMOVING CHARGING CABLE:

(1) Close and lock your I-Pace. Then unlock the car.

(2) Press the black lever on the top of the white end of TeslaTap and remove it from the I-Pace outlet.

(3) Remove the Tesla cable from TeslaTap.

(4) Unplug the Tesla Mobile Connector for NEMA 14-50 if you're using one.





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You can have virtually the same thing with a J1772 connector if you like from Quick Charge Power in San Marcos CA.
Owner is Tony Williams if you need something special he probably has it.



https://shop.quickchargepower.com/JE...on-JESLAJR.htm
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You can have virtually the same thing with a J1772 connector if you like from Quick Charge Power in San Marcos CA.
Owner is Tony Williams if you need something special he probably has it.



https://shop.quickchargepower.com/JE...on-JESLAJR.htm
While the pricing is about the same, it looks like you would lose the flexibility to connect to Tesla Destination Chargers if you went with this solution.
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Yes you would still need the second adapter for the Tesla destination charging. Just would not have to use the (tesla to J1772) adapter every time.
So one for outlets and one for the Tesla destinations. Either way it works fine.

The Tesla connector and the J1772 communication and charging standards are electrically the same... Just the connectors are different.
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Very clever. Hope lots of people find this early in their search for a solution!
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Yes you would still need the second adapter for the Tesla destination charging.
By 'second adapter' you just mean the Nema 14-50 dongle?
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By 'second adapter' you just mean the Nema 14-50 dongle?
The $230 TeslaTap is what you'd need to connect to Destination Chargers.
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Oh I get it.

1. TeslaTap is for the destination charger.
2. The Mobile bundle is to plug the TeslaTap into your home/whereever 14-50 (or 5/15)

Other cables, including Quick Charge Power, are just J1772 on one end and Nema on the other, not giving you the Tesla Destination option. Correct?
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Oh I get it.

1. TeslaTap is for the destination charger.
2. The Mobile bundle is to plug the TeslaTap into your home/whereever 14-50 (or 5/15)

Other cables, including Quick Charge Power, are just J1772 on one end and Nema on the other, not giving you the Tesla Destination option. Correct?
Exactly. TeslaTap is the interface between Tesla's cable platform and the J1772 outlet on your car. But, for home charging, you still need a way to connect to the 240V power grid. That's the NEMA 14-50 outlet in your garage. Tesla's Mobile Connector Bundle provides that with a 14-50 plug on one end and a Tesla-proprietary cable and connector on the other. With Tesla Destination Chargers, there's a Tesla cable and connector included in the platform so you don't need the Mobile Connector Bundle to connect to the 240V grid.
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It's pretty easy to visualize if you look at the pictures in the very first post on this thread (from the bottom up). You see:

1. Pigtail Plugs 110v & 220v (like your electric dryer) that would plug into a wall outlet. Nerd is suggesting you have an electrician put a 220V outlet with a 50 AM circuit into your garage.
2. Into that pigtail, you attach the Tesla charger (the boxy looking thing with TESLA on it). If you have this one instead of the wall mounted version, it is mobile because you can take it with you to any other place that has plugs (including mobile home parks which may have the 220v).
3. And, you use the TeslaTap adapter in your car, and plug the Tesla Charger into THAT.
4. And, you could use the TeslaTap anywhere in the world you find a Tesla Destination charger. So, keep that in your car.
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