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post #11 of 74 (permalink) Old 01-07-2019, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Oddly, the juicebox seems to be the less expensive choice on Amazon right now - or am I missing something?
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ChargePoint and/or Amazon had some great ($150 off) holiday promotions that several forum members (including myself) mentioned receiving. I got the CP Home 25 (plug in, 18' cord) for $549.
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Wow, that does seem to be a great deal.
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Hi All,

Sorry for so many questions today. I just heard my car might be here in Denver in about a week!

Therefore, I need to get a charger ASAP.

I'm looking at the Charge Point or the Juice box system. I like the look the charge point one but it's only a 32 amp. I know 40 amp shouldn't matter, but it seems like it could be good to be more future proof??

Also, did you go hardwired or plug and play? I'm thinking about one with a plug so I can take it with me if I really want to.

Let me know what you think.

Thanks!
I bought the JB40 simply because it was a bit cheaper than the ChargePoint the day I ordered it. However, if I were given a do over I would probably buy the Tesla setup for about the same money or save a couple hundred dollars and buy the Mustart. Definitely do the plug in vs. hardwired
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I got the JuiceBox Pro 75 (hardwired only) at a massive discount. So far it's been good, though it's model for how much charge is in your car is off and I don't understand how it could be sensed by the charger. Reviews state that it holds its time-of-day charging schedule even when the internet is down, which is what tipped me in it's direction. If the 18kW version is cheaper, then I'd say a no-brainer.
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We've got the JuiceBox Pro as well as the Tesla Mobile Connector Bundle ($300) + TeslaTap ($230). Both do exactly the same thing. They charge an I-Pace at a rate of 20-21 miles per hour using a NEMA 14-50 outlet. Our preference is the Tesla bundle because it's about one third the size and weight of the JuiceBox and hence is much more portable. The other advantage is you can use the TeslaTap at any of thousands of existing Tesla Destination Chargers at restaurants and hotels. Most RV parks also have a NEMA 14-50 outlet.

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How much is the installation? I think it's more expensive than to just install a 14-50 outlet.
And then go with a flexible portable charging solution?

https://www.i-paceforum.com/forum/55...-solution.html
My Electrician did it for $150 which is a 1 hour service call. Took him about 20 - 30 minutes Connecting the wire from the breaker box to a receptical and then mounting it and actually takes longer than just screwing the leads onto the terminals in the box.

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Went with JuiceBox Pro 40 because:

1. Liked the idea of future-proofing in case JLR somehow upped the charge rate on the on-board charger (wishful thinking, I know ), or offered an upgraded charger, or I purchased another EV with a higher charge rate down the road.
2. Liked the idea of plug-in option in case the EVSE broke down and I had to replace it (simply unplug and replace versus rewiring the hardwired connection). My installation is outdoor and JuiceBox offers outdoor rated plug-in option while ChargePoint does not.
3. I got the JuiceBox 40 with a 24' cable for $549 which was cheaper than the comparable ChargePoint (Hardwired, 32A, 25' cable) at the time of purchase.
4. The JuiceBox matched my fence color better
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Which one has the better software?

Can both set charge times and charge to levels?
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I believe both are comparable - they both can set charge times but neither can set "charge-to" levels.

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