If Norway is a nominal 220 volts, and the included charger is 10 amps (read the back of it), you can add about 2 kWh per hour, or 24 kWh in 12h, assuming 2.5mi/kWh, or over 90 km each night. Unless you drive >90 km every day, the battery will eventually fill up completely.Im trying to figure out the ideal solution to charge up our I-Pace without investing in expensive and possibly unnecessary installations. So far I am using public fast chargers and go to max 80% then pull the plug and its usually enough for around 1 week. Once the winter weather here disappears we will be going on longer trips and will want full range, hence getting close to 100% will be wished. There are of course many options out there but here in Norway installing a proper wall box with all of the regulations and installation costs will be around USD2500-3000
The I-Pace is fitted with a 7 kW on-board charger for Type 2 AC charging which theoretically should get you from 0-100% in 13hours, but im basically looking for an efficient and safe solution to get the last 20% charge and could possibly get through with a simple wall socket charge as well as that is of course readily available. Using a normal wall socket is too unsafe however, but there are mobile charging boxes/adapters that can be purchased to make it safe, like visible here:
This one seems to be a Europe only product, but im sure there is similar stuff in the states.
Anyone have any experience or advice?
You rarely arrive home with <10%, and the last 5% of charging takes longer. So Level 2 charging is not really taking 13h in real life situations. Normally you are over 90% in under 10 hours.
With household outlets, your limit is amps. Find out what the wiring and breaker is limited at, then multiply by 0.80 (safety factor). Say you have a 15 amp breaker going to a 15 amp 220vac outlet. You can safety use a charger that is 220v x 12 amps. That might be fast enough for you.