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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!
 

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I went with the Chargepoint. The 40 amp does NOT charge any faster than the 32 amp, they are limited by the internal I-pace charger to 7.3 KwH. I also went for the hardwired, just as easy to take with you if you move and really there is no point to taking it off the wall unless you are moving. AND it costs $50 less. Look for sales of it on Amazon. it goes off and on sale intermittently. I paid only $429.00 for mine and it has the WIFI integration to see and control your charging online.
 

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I meant that I could take it with me to our mountain home if I wanted if it was a plug in.

I get that the I-Pace can't charge any faster, but you never know what the future will bring that might make 40 amp better?
 

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For portable I would be looking at Juicebox for the variable charge rate. Example would be a buddy's house or business with a 30 amp supply you could turn it down to 24 amps.
 

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For like if I had to plug it into their dryer socket?
 

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I went with the Chargepoint. The 40 amp does NOT charge any faster than the 32 amp, they are limited by the internal I-pace charger to 7.3 KwH. I also went for the hardwired, just as easy to take with you if you move and really there is no point to taking it off the wall unless you are moving. AND it costs $50 less. Look for sales of it on Amazon. it goes off and on sale intermittently. I paid only $429.00 for mine and it has the WIFI integration to see and control your charging online.
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/554-2018-i-pace-ev-batteries-charging/2161-most-flexible-i-pace-charging-solution.html
 

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Installation isn't really a concern for me. I'm in real estate/development so my electrician is doing me a favor.
 

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I love my JuiceBox Pro 40 Amp - I charge my Teslas and my I-Pace and my 500e on it and it works for all of them. It is worth the extra money.

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I went with ChargePoint Home 25 also. Had electrician drop a NEMA 6-50 just below electric panels in garage, so I went with the plug in version, both because I had the plug installed before I got the charger, and in case I wanted to move or replace (although probably NOT much more difficult to move or replace the hardwire version). I installed (hung with 3 screws) the charger the day AFTER I got the car in about 20 minutes. Plugged in the charger, then plugged in the car - worked fantastically very first time. The ChargePoint app is useful, even tells me how much I'm charging (and spending if you enter proper kWh cost) and allows scheduling. Nothing against JuiceBox, it was simply costlier, didn't seem to offer more with 40A (not useful for I-Pace for reasons mentioned above), and Jaguar promoted the ChargePoint as its 'approved' solution.
 

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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.

Complete setup and ordering details in this thread.
 

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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/554-2018-i-pace-ev-batteries-charging/2161-most-flexible-i-pace-charging-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 :rolleyes:), 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 :grin2:
 

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Which one has the better software?

Can both set charge times and charge to levels?
 
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