Any word on VW launching ID.Charger home charging kit? Apparently its been launched in Europe for ID3 . Any third party home charging kits worth considering?
What’s the purpose of installing a juicebox or other EVSE aside from aesthetics? Genuinely curious as I’m planning to just get a 240v outlet installed and call it good.
Be aware, from what I have read, the 'dongle' that VW is providing is for 120vac, which only charges at the rate of 3 miles per hr of charge. But I haven't been able to verify that yet. It is one of the questions I have asked my dealer to find out.My understanding is that most EV manufacturers offer a dongle so you can connect to a 240v.
If we really get 220/240 Vac 11kW single phase charging, that could be 48A. The chargepoint flex I installed required #6 romex (6/2 with the ground, NY allows bare stapled Romex), a 60A breaker, and hardwired installation (manual specifically does not allow 48A with a plug, ironically, including the supplied plug).I prefer to hardwire such devices rather than plugging into a standard 220V outlet. It's the ol' electrical engineer in me reducing the variables of another connection point. Same rationale for my generator.
Of course I wouldn't hardwire say a dryer, but again given this opportunity that's the way I'll go. I have a dedicated 220V/50A circuit roughed into my garage and am awaiting 'final' ID.4 insight prior to finish wire installing, although will likely go with the ChargePoint unit.
Plus the ChargePoint and Juicebox have some nice BT-phone features that a generic might not.
Any level 2 home charger (called an EVSE) should work for your needs. JuiceBox and Siemens have good reviews. Lots of people like ClipperCreek and Chargepoint chargers.The ID.4 will be my first EV and I am starting to look for a home charger. I am finding a confusing array of options and I was wondering if some more experienced EV folks could help guide me. I am retired and I can go days without going anywhere and most of my trips are 60 miles or less, I am thinking I don't need a fast charging 11Kw unit. I don't have WIFI in the detached garage where I will be keeping the car, so I don't see any advantage to a 'smart' charger. The nearest EA charging station is 1.5 hrs away, I did find a PlugShare charging station in the next town over that is free.
Any brands/models you can recommend I look at, or stay away from?
Thanks from a newbie