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Today I agreed to terms with the dealer and plan on taking delivery of an HSE (white) on Tuesday. I'm very excited - couldn't believe what a thrill it was to drive. And I have been consuming reviews and test videos for the past week.

I love special-interest message boards (forums), definitely the best place to get accurate, thoughtful, and helpful information, so thanks for having me and I look forward to all the site has to offer.

I have never had an EV before, so this is all very new and exciting. In my current car (a 2014 BMW 640 gran coupe), I left my metro area twice in nearly four years - and both were trips of less than 125 miles. So I don't think I have any real concerns about range, charge, etc., but I've got a lot of learning to do!

Out of the gate, is there a consensus on best home-charter (level 2) for the IPace? The dealer recommended ChargePoint.

Thanks!
 

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Hello and congrats on your first new EV.
JLR seems to be promoting the ChargePoint home unit.
That is the brand I installed and works well.:smile2:
 

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Out of the gate, is there a consensus on best home-charter (level 2) for the IPace? The dealer recommended ChargePoint.

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I doubt you will get a consensus about what is 'best' as they are all pretty similar and underneath the packaging all about the same. The 3 top brands are ChargePoint, JuiceBox and ClipperCreek, but there are many, many others that are just as good. If you like getting lost in data, ChargePoint and JuiceBox will give you plenty, with ChargePoint leading the way, especially if you plan on using ChargePoint public chargers. I bought the JuiceBox Pro, simply because it was on sale and the ChargePoint wasn't. It works fine, no complaints, but if I were to do it again I would save myself a few hundred dollars and buy a less expensive, more portable unit, such as a Mustart - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077D5C86M/ref=twister_B07BHNN2PM?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
 

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Hello and congrats on your first new EV.
JLR seems to be promoting the ChargePoint home unit.
That is the brand I installed and works well.[img= class=inlineimg]https://www.i-paceforum.com/forum/images/I-PaceForum/smilies/tango_face_smile.png[/img]
Thanks - that grey/red combo looks great!
 

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Out of the gate, is there a consensus on best home-charter (level 2) for the IPace? The dealer recommended ChargePoint.

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I doubt you will get a consensus about what is 'best' as they are all pretty similar and underneath the packaging all about the same. The 3 top brands are ChargePoint, JuiceBox and ClipperCreek, but there are many, many others that are just as good. If you like getting lost in data, ChargePoint and JuiceBox will give you plenty, with ChargePoint leading the way, especially if you plan on using ChargePoint public chargers. I bought the JuiceBox Pro, simply because it was on sale and the ChargePoint wasn't. It works fine, no complaints, but if I were to do it again I would save myself a few hundred dollars and buy a less expensive, more portable unit, such as a Mustart - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077D5C86M/ref=twister_B07BHNN2PM?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Great info - thanks
 

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I like my dumb as a brick Schneider 30 amp from 2011. If buying today it would be a Clipper Creek. I use two of these at least weekly.

If you want to geek out on data then as said above get the Juicebox or similar. Chargepoint is the official Jaguar partner.

For full speed charging you need 32 amp evse and a 40 amp supply. I-Pace will charge on lower rated units just fine but takes longer. If you have an available 30 amp supply I would not hesitate to get a 24 amp evse vs pulling a new circuit.
 

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I am using the same BMW branded EVSE from my old car as there really isn’t that much of a difference between the units from a power delivery point of view. Some of them have wifi enabled monitoring (which your app can do) or built in delayed charging (also in your app) along with a few other features.

The largest EVSE your car can handle is 32amp, so if people advertise 40amp or 80amp, don’t waste your money as the onboard chargers max out their draw at 32amp. Teslas draw more as they have dual chargers on board as an option. My suggestion would be to get a ‘dumb’ 32amp charger (as Time2Roll so eloquently puts it) which you can pick up for a couple hundred bucks and spend the extra making sure you have a circuit available that can handle the full load (you need a 40amp breaker on that circuit, otherwise it will trip out).

If your battery is empty, it will take over 12 hours to fully charge at 32amps. If you only install a 26amp EVSE, that could stretch to 18 hours or more. Based on your driving habits this may not be an issue, however once you realize how inexpensive it is to drive (generally less than $10 to drive 350 kms) you might decide to range a little farther away form home.
 

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I am using the same BMW branded EVSE from my old car as there really isn’t that much of a difference between the units from a power delivery point of view. Some of them have wifi enabled monitoring (which your app can do) or built in delayed charging (also in your app) along with a few other features.

The largest EVSE your car can handle is 32amp, so if people advertise 40amp or 80amp, don’t waste your money as the onboard chargers max out their draw at 32amp. Teslas draw more as they have dual chargers on board as an option. My suggestion would be to get a ‘dumb’ 32amp charger (as Time2Roll so eloquently puts it) which you can pick up for a couple hundred bucks and spend the extra making sure you have a circuit available that can handle the full load (you need a 40amp breaker on that circuit, otherwise it will trip out).

If your battery is empty, it will take over 12 hours to fully charge at 32amps. If you only install a 26amp EVSE, that could stretch to 18 hours or more. Based on your driving habits this may not be an issue, however once you realize how inexpensive it is to drive (generally less than $10 to drive 350 kms) you might decide to range a little farther away form home.
Adding to Timbo's post - You don't need to hard wire the install. Just put in a 240V type outlet based on the plug type for the EVSE that you purchase. This way you can move it when you move or even take in on a trip in case you have difficulty finding a charger. I personally like the idea of Chargepoint and Juicebox for all the detail they provide, but I went with a simple Mustart EVSE and somehow am living fine without crunching the numbers.:wink2:
 

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Adding to Timbo's post - You don't need to hard wire the install. Just put in a 240V type outlet based on the plug type for the EVSE that you purchase. This way you can move it when you move or even take in on a trip in case you have difficulty finding a charger. I personally like the idea of Chargepoint and Juicebox for all the detail they provide, but I went with a simple Mustart EVSE and somehow am living fine without crunching the numbers.:wink2:
Thanks - I have the Chargepoint coming tomorrow from Amazon, I just went with the Jaguar recommendation so if there's any issues, I can at least tell them I only did what they said.

I wanted to ask someone in a warm, sunny climate (and I think Central FL qualifies!) what you thought about the glass roof in the sun all day. On the KBB youtube review, the reviewer said that he thought the glass roof might turn the car into a greenhouse in warm sunny climates. I plan on using preconditioning to confront heat issues (and all cars bake in the relentless summer sun in the Southeast) but I was just curious if you had any observations. It seems like the tint goes pretty dark when the sun is in full effect.

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Thanks - I have the Chargepoint coming tomorrow from Amazon, I just went with the Jaguar recommendation so if there's any issues, I can at least tell them I only did what they said.

I wanted to ask someone in a warm, sunny climate (and I think Central FL qualifies!) what you thought about the glass roof in the sun all day. On the KBB youtube review, the reviewer said that he thought the glass roof might turn the car into a greenhouse in warm sunny climates. I plan on using preconditioning to confront heat issues (and all cars bake in the relentless summer sun in the Southeast) but I was just curious if you had any observations. It seems like the tint goes pretty dark when the sun is in full effect.

Thx!
Glass roof is not a problem. I've had it in low 90s and frequent upper 80s here in Central Florida. I'm not getting heat via the roof. However the front windshield and side windows do let in more heat than needed. There are several of us in warmer climates looking at the side front windows at minimum for some type of ceramic film coating. Not sure what could or should be done about the front windshield, though having a sun shade for when parked outside would help with the initial heat. Again, really feeling anything different than any other car with a solid roof. I've been happy so far. Check back in July and August.
 

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Welcome! If you are going on long road trips, replacing the factory 120v x 10a EVSE with something that will use 14-50 RV outlets that is easily portable adds a little insurance. You can stop at most RV campgrounds when in a pinch. Oddly, the prototype cars came with just such a device, but the retail cars did not, nor can you order it from JLR.
I selected the Tesla Model 3 UMC 32a L1/L2 ($280 on Ebay). It comes with both 14-50 and household 120v pigtails. You need to get a Tesla to J1772 reverse adapter like the TeslaTap to make this work. Not the cheapest solution, but very small and flexible. You can get additional kinds of pigtails for $35 each.
 

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Thanks - I have the Chargepoint coming tomorrow from Amazon, I just went with the Jaguar recommendation so if there's any issues, I can at least tell them I only did what they said.

I wanted to ask someone in a warm, sunny climate (and I think Central FL qualifies!) what you thought about the glass roof in the sun all day. On the KBB youtube review, the reviewer said that he thought the glass roof might turn the car into a greenhouse in warm sunny climates. I plan on using preconditioning to confront heat issues (and all cars bake in the relentless summer sun in the Southeast) but I was just curious if you had any observations. It seems like the tint goes pretty dark when the sun is in full effect.
Parked in the sun on a 90+ degree day, AC on a low fan setting, I put my hand up to the glass and could easily feel warmth from up to about 4 inches away. I was perfectly comfortable though, even with my Benedictine hairstyle. On a 120 degree day, I can imagine a problem. Short of that, I don't think it'll be an issue. The car cools off quicker than some of my ICE cars and rejects heat better than the sunroof on my truck.
 

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Today I agreed to terms with the dealer and plan on taking delivery of an HSE (white) on Tuesday. I'm very excited - couldn't believe what a thrill it was to drive. And I have been consuming reviews and test videos for the past week.

I love special-interest message boards (forums), definitely the best place to get accurate, thoughtful, and helpful information, so thanks for having me and I look forward to all the site has to offer.

I have never had an EV before, so this is all very new and exciting. In my current car (a 2014 BMW 640 gran coupe), I left my metro area twice in nearly four years - and both were trips of less than 125 miles. So I don't think I have any real concerns about range, charge, etc., but I've got a lot of learning to do!

Out of the gate, is there a consensus on best home-charter (level 2) for the IPace? The dealer recommended ChargePoint.

Thanks!
Read our post in the link below before you purchase a home charger. Now there are two of us in Charleston.
 

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Congrats on new car. Living in Indiana I cannot comment on its ability to deal with sunshine--however, it is definitely waterproof!
Like you got the Chargepoint from AMZ--very happy with it so far
 

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Thanks - I have the Chargepoint coming tomorrow from Amazon, I just went with the Jaguar recommendation so if there's any issues, I can at least tell them I only did what they said.
This is a valid point. Both Nissan and Toyota gave me grief when I had charging issues to blame the wall connector. I won't go into the gory details but if you have issues I assume you will get a better response for service.
 

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Thanks - I have the Chargepoint coming tomorrow from Amazon, I just went with the Jaguar recommendation so if there's any issues, I can at least tell them I only did what they said.

I wanted to ask someone in a warm, sunny climate (and I think Central FL qualifies!) what you thought about the glass roof in the sun all day. On the KBB youtube review, the reviewer said that he thought the glass roof might turn the car into a greenhouse in warm sunny climates. I plan on using preconditioning to confront heat issues (and all cars bake in the relentless summer sun in the Southeast) but I was just curious if you had any observations. It seems like the tint goes pretty dark when the sun is in full effect.

Thx!
I will second Dantrium's opinion that the glass roof has - to my surprise and delight - never been an issue, even getting into a hot car that was sitting in a parking lot all day... MAX AC cools down cabin in a hurry and the only uncomfortable sunlight heat I've ever experienced was through the front driver side window... so (still) looking into getting those front side windows tinted.

I, too, went with ChargePoint (they had a nice holiday sale back in December) and have been very pleased with it - no problems at all and nice to look back and see how many dollars, miles, and kWh I've used each month with their rather simple app. I bought the plug-in version since I had the receptacle added easily - dropped in right under my electric panel in the garage.
 

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In sunny California, we've had a few days in the 90's since we got our I-Pace and the roof is not a problem at all. Doesn't seem to get any warmer than our other cars with a normal roof. I also don't notice the sun beating down on the top of my head, which is what I feared the most. We'll see if I still feel that way in September!
 
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