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My dealer gave me a 16 amp charger which I have previously discussed on this Forum. I now decided to upgrade to 26 amp or 32 amp portable charger. I emailed several
manufacturers regarding their products and whether they recommend keeping the plug in the receptacle all the time or only plugging in when charging.

I received different answers, some recommended only plugging in when charging and others said the drain of electricity is so low, no problem to keep the charger plugged
in full time.

I would like to know what other Jag owners are doing.
 

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Mine is also always plugged in. I've heard that continually plugging and unplugging these big plugs is hard on the outlet - not sure if it's really true. My charger is mounted directly over the outlet and has a short cord. I don't want those prongs scarring the walls if it's left unplugged.
 

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There are people who tell you to go around and unplug every power adapter, appliance, etc., to eliminate all unnecessary power usage when those things are not in use.

The cost of wear and tear on me would be higher than any electric bill savings.

I leave my charger plugged in 24/7. When I'm away from home, I can use the phone app as one way to validate the power is on at home, the network is working, and what the home voltage is.
 

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ChargePoint 24/7 plunged I’m by the short cord that comes with it and mounted above receptical. I’ve had zero issues . Motivated me to check the rates of my power provider - which were way too high it turned out so switched
 

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There are people who tell you to go around and unplug every power adapter, appliance, etc., to eliminate all unnecessary power usage when those things are not in use.
I'm one of them ;)
Actually not quite. Compared to my new beer fridge it uses a heck of a lot less power. But I do unplug every time anyway. I only charge once every ~10 days and I don't want to keep it plugged in. Search the site for "nanoballs" for some entertainment around this question.
 

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My concern with leaving the charger plugged in is not the use of electricity, I don't care what it cost, I am concerned about the possibility of over heating and possibly causing a fire.

I never unplug my low voltage stuff, However 32 amps is a lot of power. I understand that if the unit I buy is not portable, it will be hooked up to the electric full time, so my gut tells me either
those units are better built or leaving a portable plugged in is okay. I am leaving to a portable unit that I could take with me when I visit family members and friends.
 

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Keep in mind the actual charger doing the work is in the I-Pace. The charging station is really just a gateway and won't draw 32A unless it's got a load (the I-Pace's onboard charger) attached.
 

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The wall EVSE is just a night light that closes a big relay to send power to the vehicle.
No real power or heat is created unless the vehicle is charging and the wall unit is just passing through the power during this charging.
 

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Another charging question. Notice as my Jag gets closer to a full charge the Charge Added per Hour goes down? Is this normal?
 

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Another charging question. Notice as my Jag gets closer to a full charge the Charge Added per Hour goes down? Is this normal?
It is normal. The charging rate slows to reduce battery heat and then reduces further to push additional energy.
 

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My dealer gave me a 16 amp charger which I have previously discussed on this Forum. I now decided to upgrade to 26 amp or 32 amp portable charger. I emailed several
manufacturers regarding their products and whether they recommend keeping the plug in the receptacle all the time or only plugging in when charging.

I received different answers, some recommended only plugging in when charging and others said the drain of electricity is so low, no problem to keep the charger plugged
in full time.

I would like to know what other Jag owners are doing.
Which level 2 travel charger did you get and do you like it? I am about to purchase a 2020 Ipace as my daily driver. I travel one way between 3 places constantly, its about 90 miles each way. None of the places have a indoor garage, but off street parking, and I am fine with adding 40amp 240v plugs in the driveways. Is there a level 2 travel charger that makes sense for daily use outdoors in the northeast, or am I stuck getting three fixed home chargers?
 

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Which level 2 travel charger did you get and do you like it? I am about to purchase a 2020 Ipace as my daily driver. I travel one way between 3 places constantly, its about 90 miles each way. None of the places have a indoor garage, but off street parking, and I am fine with adding 40amp 240v plugs in the driveways. Is there a level 2 travel charger that makes sense for daily use outdoors in the northeast, or am I stuck getting three fixed home chargers?
I purchased a 26amp 240 volt Mustart charger. I already had a 30 amp circuit and a NIMA 10-30 receptacle in my garage from previous owner of the house. I felt for the small difference in
charging times that 26 AMP would be safer then 32 AMP with my setup. I am happy with the unit. The face is small but I can still read the charging info with no problem. For your needs they make
more powerful chargers as do many of the other manufacturers out there.
 

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Which level 2 travel charger did you get and do you like it? I am about to purchase a 2020 Ipace as my daily driver. I travel one way between 3 places constantly, its about 90 miles each way. None of the places have a indoor garage, but off street parking, and I am fine with adding 40amp 240v plugs in the driveways. Is there a level 2 travel charger that makes sense for daily use outdoors in the northeast, or am I stuck getting three fixed home chargers?
If your utility is offering a lower rate for off-hours chargIng, get one with wifi or one approved by them. My utility gave me $500 to purchase an approved wifi charger so that they know the times I’m charging. They send a quarterly rebate check that reflects the 30% off-hours discount.

I bought the ChargePoint Home Flex charger and I like it.
 

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If your utility is offering a lower rate for off-hours chargIng, get one with wifi or one approved by them. My utility gave me $500 to purchase an approved wifi charger so that they know the times I’m charging. They send a quarterly rebate check that reflects the 30% off-hours discount.

I bought the ChargePoint Home Flex charger and I like it.
What state do you live in. I live in South Florida and it is impossible to get the power company on the phone or respond to an email, unless it is an emergency. I tried emailing, asking best time to charge, and never got a reply.

As far as I know they offer no rebate or any benefit for having an electric vehicle.
 

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I’m in NY on Long Island.
I lived in L.I. over 45 years. Moved from Mount Sinai to Florida full time 1 1/2 years ago. Did not want to deal with the winter anymore. Now I deal with very hot summers, not the best for the Jag as the
fans never stop running. Just the other day took the car for a ride, temp was high 60's and the fans were so quiet could barely hear them. It was great.
 
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