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Old 07-03-2019, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by alexski05 View Post
My e-tron is due to arrive in 30 days.so I would like to understand the purpose of buying a JuiceBox (Electrical Vehical Supply Equipment - EVSE) if Audi already gives you their EVSE to charge the car. I'm having the NEMA 15-50 outlet installed in my garage next week so I'm ready.
If its only to have two EVSEs (one in car, and one at home), why not buy another one from Audi ?

Sorry, just asking fundementals.
I bought the JuiceBox because I needed an extra charger. The dealer told me an additional Audi Charger was something like $1,000 though he didnít seem 100% sure.

Also, I like the JuiceBox better because I can regulate the amps remotely to several different settings whereas the Audi Charger is either 50% or 100% and needs to be set from the charger itself.
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:07 AM
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There is a section of the forum devoted to Juice Box (JB), I recall, with loaded with info. Although I have a feature laden JB and carry the Audi-supplied EVSE in the frunk, I often wonder how often I will come upon a compatible 14-50 220-240v outlet to be able use it on the road. The likelihood is that it will be rare. The backup 110-120v will probably give you a couple of emergency miles after an hour or so, but that’s not a comfort. Re JB, not mentioned by TPilot is the feature of setting up the time of charging, Important if your utility provides for discount late-night use. The best description of JB features is presented in an eMotorWerks 4:54 min video. Went on the web and viewed on YouTube. It will give you a good description of all the features. I had a few minor challenges with installation of my JB, viz.: dealing with the short 12 in plug-in cord and with wifi signal in my garage. With the former, I had o reorient the outlet plug to put the round hole on top to maximize the distance of the JB from the floor (my plug is about 12 in above the floor). And, with the latter discovered that our 2d car had to be parked “just so” for the WiFi signal to be strong enough. My advice is show your electrician where you intend to mount the JB and the orientation of the plug. By the way, mounting the JB is snap. I also purchased an adapter so I could use a Tesla destination charger for a free top-off when I come upon one. We have two such at the Philharmonic Ctr that we frequent. Lastly, and I believe you know is: Audi has a mounting bracket for its EVSE. I’ve seen a pix of one in use on the forum and its part #. Iit looks quite neat. Good luck with your car when it arrives. Mine is starting to grow on me and is quickly becoming my favorite for running around town.
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Thanks for the info oh0150.

I should have mentioned that I need the additional charger for a vacation home otherwise Iíd have no need for it.
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There are lots of short videos on every aspect of the car. More than 60 are at https://www.audiusa.com/help/video-t...eTutorial/all/
Some of these apply to other Audi models but the caption shows which one.
There are a few annoyances in these videos, nothing major. 1. They play loud military style music over top of the narration. 2. They chose a narrator who can't pronounce the letter "L" and comes across like Elmer Fudd. 3. Not all aspects of the subject are covered; for example on the charging method they don't tell you what quick charge means, they don't show the entire cable so you have no idea what that Audi plastic block is in the middle of the cable, they don't show you how to store the cable, etc.

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