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Old 03-08-2019, 12:20 PM
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I see folks talking about the chargers they're buying and installing. Audi says the e-tron will come with a combination level 1/level 2 charging capsule. Why not use that one instead of buying a JuiceBox or ChargePoint charger?
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Originally Posted by Beantown S6 V10 View Post
I see folks talking about the chargers they're buying and installing. Audi says the e-tron will come with a combination level 1/level 2 charging capsule. Why not use that one instead of buying a JuiceBox or ChargePoint charger?
You can get by with just the Audi-supplied charger but many plan to keep the Audi charger stored in the car for travel and use the installed Jukebox, etc. as a more permanent fixture.
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Makes sense.
Has anyone seen info regarding the amperage of the Audi charger? I see that there are multiple models available for the JuiceBox, 32 amp or 40 amp.
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What jeffbtx said. I'm going to need the Audi EVSE to charge free at work, so more convenient to have a permanent EVSE at home. If you have no use for the Audi unit on the road, there's a small wall mount and a more elaborate enclosure that includes cord management. Either way, you're going to need to spend the money (or time) installing a NEMA 14-50 near where you park your e-tron so you can do Level 2 charging. Level 1 takes days.

Also, some utilities and municipalities offer tax credits and rebates for EVSE installation. I remember getting one, but it's been a few years.
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Originally Posted by Beantown S6 V10 View Post
Makes sense.
Has anyone seen info regarding the amperage of the Audi charger? I see that there are multiple models available for the JuiceBox, 32 amp or 40 amp.
As I understand it the 40 amp Jukebox will provide 10kw level 2 charging so from zero to a full charge in 8+ hours or so. On most, if not all, the EV chargers you can ratchet the charging level down if you wanted to. I plan on getting a 40 amp charger since it can be plugged into a dedicated 50 amp circuit using the 14-50 NEMA plug. The Juicebox 75 needs a hardwire installation and a dedicated 100 amp circuit - too much for me.
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Originally Posted by Beantown S6 V10 View Post
Makes sense.
Has anyone seen info regarding the amperage of the Audi charger? I see that there are multiple models available for the JuiceBox, 32 amp or 40 amp.
This is from the myAudi website:

Start your day with a freshly charged battery with the included home charging capsule that fully charges the battery in about 9 hours. The 9.6 kW AC charger (level 2, 240-volt/40 amp) plugs into a NEMA 14-50 outlet and is designed to deliver a full charge overnight.

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I installed a hardwired JuiceBox 40 because I want to leave the Audi charger in the car for emergencies when traveling. My other car is a Tesla Model 3 and we did the same thing with it. Hardwired charger and leave the Tesla one in the car for emergencies.
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