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Hello,

I love my new I-Pace! I would really like to be able to use the 120V wall charger that it came with. I realize it is slow. That's OK, as long as it works as expected.

What I am seeing is the following:

1) I plug the charger into a 120V outlet in the the wall, and the other end into the charging port on the I-Pace
2) The charging light on the charging port goes on.
3) The Remote app shows that the vehicle is charging
4) After a few hours, the Remote app says "Not connected"
5) The charging light goes off
6) Only about 30 miles has been added to the total range
7) If I unlock and lock the car with the key fob, charging starts again, but then stops again after another 30 miles

Is this expected behavior? I'm hoping not. I would love to be able to charge to >80% with the level1 charger.

Thanks,

jon
 

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Is it a dedicated outlet or shared? Any way to check voltage while charging? All I can think is the charging may kick off due to low voltage. Especially if it is a shared circuit.

Otherwise you may need an electrician to check it out.

I honestly recommend getting a dedicated 240v EVSE even if it is lower power.
 

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Thanks for the response ...

It is a dedicated outlet in the wall in my garage.

What is the advantage of an EVSE charger over the 120AC charger that is included with the I-Pace?
 

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I have an issue with my Level 2 charger .. the car starts throttling after a few minutes but then it keeps charging once I stop the session and restart it. I don't have that same issue with the Level 1 charger .. it keeps charging reliably .. I think I've had it plugged in for 30 or more hours with no problem.
 

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Thanks for the response ...

It is a dedicated outlet in the wall in my garage.

What is the advantage of an EVSE charger over the 120AC charger that is included with the I-Pace?
Faster and more efficient charging is the main advantage. There is a certain amount of electrical overhead to charging so the L1 probably uses 10% to 30% more power than an L2.

If you don't want to pull wire you can probably re-purpose the neutral to be a second hot, pop in a 240v breaker and you are good to go. With any luck it has #12 wire and you can charge at 16 amps. That is 3,840 watts vs 1,200 watts. 3x the speed.

Clipper Creek $400
https://store.clippercreek.com/residential/LCS-20P-Plug-in-16-Amp-EVSE-25-foot-charging-cable-with-NEMA-L6-30-plug

If you happen to have an unused electric dryer outlet you could move up to LCS-30 and charge at 24 amps 5,760 watts and very close to the 7kW vehicle rating. Plug and play.

Just some options to consider.
 
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