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What Level 2 home charging station, aka EVSE, is everyone using now or planning to install? Porsche-branded EVSE, or JuiceBox, or ChargePoint Home, or Clipper Creek, or something else?

Looking at the Porsche-branded options, has the Porsche Universal Charger that debuted for the Cayenne and Panamera been superseded by the Porsche Mobile Charger Connect? Anyone understand the different capabilities of the Porsche unit options, in terms of amps and how many kW I will actually see at the car once it's plugged in? I read the Mobile Charger Connect maxes out at 9.6 kW. I am still not exactly clear on the different Porsche branded options and whether I should choose one.

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I have had great experiences charging other EVs using the Chargepoint network, so I'm partial to their newer ChargePoint Home that integrates with the ChargePoint app, so if you have multiple EVs in your household, you can track them all in one app and schedule charging times.

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The Taycan can charge at 9KWHr, so if you want fastest make sure whatever you choose is a 40A (not 32A) unit. The Porsche mobile charger that I got is 40amp, have a very nice display, can be accessed via wireless. But it doesn't have a lot of other features. But then again the Taycan has a lot of well thought out charging features so they are not needed (including max charge, timers, min charge and profiles, etc).

So its really up to you, some offer detailed monitoring and graphs of the charge rates (if you want to know), others are very basic and simply provide juice. Cost is another factor, the Porsche one is rather expensive, while you can get units as low at $300 for 32A charging.

The ChargePoint does have some gotachas you should make sure you know, like they need to be connected for some reason to internet.
 

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The ChargePoint does have some gotachas you should make sure you know, like they need to be connected for some reason to internet.
Thanks for the info, very helpful. I did not know that about the Chargepoint -- didn't even think about the WiFi aspect being an issue. I'd hate to not be able to charge because the unit can't connect to the house WiFi for some reason. The Clipper Creek and other models look more simple. Maybe simple is the way to go.
 

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Thanks for the info, very helpful. I did not know that about the Chargepoint -- didn't even think about the WiFi aspect being an issue. I'd hate to not be able to charge because the unit can't connect to the house WiFi for some reason. The Clipper Creek and other models look more simple. Maybe simple is the way to go.
That is my general advice, first decide whether you want a simple "dumb" charger, or do you want logging, being able to monitor in detail etc. Then you can go from there. If you don't remote remote monitoring any EVSE that can deliver 40amp will work great in combination with the Taycan built in charging controls and remote monitoring. And you can probably save money too.
 

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The Taycan can charge at 9KWHr, so if you want fastest make sure whatever you choose is a 40A (not 32A) unit. The Porsche mobile charger that I got is 40amp, have a very nice display, can be accessed via wireless. But it doesn't have a lot of other features. But then again the Taycan has a lot of well thought out charging features so they are not needed (including max charge, timers, min charge and profiles, etc).

So its really up to you, some offer detailed monitoring and graphs of the charge rates (if you want to know), others are very basic and simply provide juice. Cost is another factor, the Porsche one is rather expensive, while you can get units as low at $300 for 32A charging.

The ChargePoint does have some gotachas you should make sure you know, like they need to be connected for some reason to internet.
I feel satisfied with the Porsche charger connect offering. I learned about the following features:
  • It has Wifi and Powerline/HomePlugAV capability.
  • It talks to the Taycan via ISO15118
  • In combination with the car and an energy manager it can provide scheduled charging following time and tariff plans or even work together with your PV system for self consumption.
  • It has exchangeable cables so you can use it mostly everywhere with the right set of cables.
  • Charging statistics are downloadable from the device via its website.
  • It is waterproof
  • And it can charge other cars also
So if investing extra money into an additional wallbox makes sense only if it has some very high price features, I think. And I dont know about an aftermarket product that would match at the moment.
 

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I heard from the dealer that a more powerful 19 kW home charger will be sold by Porsche later this year. Anyone know more about this, or how much Porsche will sell it for?
 
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