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If you're not planning on getting the Mopar home charger for the 4xe there are plenty of third party options that are available for sale. Here are some of the ones I've been looking at. If there are others you'd recommend add them below. I'm leaning towards the JuiceBox because it seems to be the best value of the bunch.

JuiceBox 40 Smart EV Charger

The JuiceBox 40 is a 10kW charging station and can be installed indoors or outdoors. It comes with an app called JuiceNet that allows you to control things like charge scheduling, energy metering, notifications, and LED charging light indicators. It can also be controlled by Amazon Echo and Alexa.

It uses the standard J1772 charge protocol and comes with a 24-foot output cable attached to the plug


Bosch Level 2 EV Charger

Bosch offers a Level 2 EV charger that can be used indoors or outdoors with its weather resistant casing. It uses the J1772 standard plug has a 12 foot or 18 foot cable. It comes with a three-year limited warranty which is always handy.


ClipperCreek HCS-40 EV Charging Station


The HCS-40 EV is an American made option for home EV charging. It delivers 32 amps (7.7kW) of power and works indoors or outdoors. It comes with a 25-foot cable, a wall mount J1772 connector holster, and a lockable SAE J1772 connector. Lock and keys are included. It also comes with a 3 year warranty.


AmazonBasics Level 2 EV Charging Station

The AmazonBasics charger delivers 240-volt, 32-amp charging and comes with an 18-foot cable (there's an optional 25 foot cable). It uses a NEMA 6-50 outlet and the hardwired station can be installed indoors or outdoors. Amazon claims it can charge up to 6 times faster than a standard wall outlet adding up to 25 miles of range per hour"

 

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Anyone find any where the charging head(nozzle)clips into the side of the charger like the Tesla charger. I like the fact that if I walk buy it I don't risk bumping it and doing damage to the head.
 

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Anyone find any where the charging head(nozzle)clips into the side of the charger like the Tesla charger. I like the fact that if I walk buy it I don't risk bumping it and doing damage to the head.
Welcome @bradcrerar. Good question.

This video from Jeep shows how to charge the Wrangler 4xe and so far it doesn't seem like accidently bumping into it would cause much damage, if any.

 

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Anyone find any where the charging head(nozzle)clips into the side of the charger like the Tesla charger. I like the fact that if I walk buy it I don't risk bumping it and doing damage to the head.
I believe the rectangular outline on the side is where it clips. But regardless once it clicks you shouldn't be able to do a lot of damage to it.

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I believe the rectangular outline on the side is where it clips. But regardless once it clicks you shouldn't be able to do a lot of damage to it.

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I'm actually referring to the charger mounted on the wall. My garage is a bit narrow so I could leave it draped like a hose but the Tesla drapes then clips into the wall unit when not using.
 

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So I have an original charger from my Chevy Volt. It’s 240v but only 20Amps and can generate 3600 watts. It would charge the Volt (which was a 16KwH battery, regulated to not allow it to ever consume more that 10KwH) in about 3 hours if the battery was all the way down.

I am assuming the 4xE onboard converter will automatically adjust and charge at 3600 watts (and therefore take twice as long to charge which isn’t an issue). I have been led to believe the onboard charger is capable of 6000 watts. For a 16KwH battery all the way down it should take around 5 hours if my math is right using a 3600w charger.
 

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So I have an original charger from my Chevy Volt. It’s 240v but only 20Amps and can generate 3600 watts. It would charge the Volt (which was a 16KwH battery, regulated to not allow it to ever consume more that 10KwH) in about 3 hours if the battery was all the way down.

I am assuming the 4xE onboard converter will automatically adjust and charge at 3600 watts (and therefore take twice as long to charge which isn’t an issue). I have been led to believe the onboard charger is capable of 6000 watts. For a 16KwH battery all the way down it should take around 5 hours if my math is right using a 3600w charger.
That shouldn't be an issue for charging your 4xe since it uses the same plug.
 

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Oh my mistake. I've seen a photo with the head resting on top but I don't know if it's secured or not.


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I actually have this exact charger installed at home and can confirm that the J1772 nozzle just rests on the top like that. It's not secured by plugging into anything. I tend to wind the cord so that the nozzle ends up resting on the side of the unit so it is less likely to fall over.

This particular unit is made by Webasto and many different auto brands sell the same unit with their logo on it through dealer networks. I bought the charger from the Chevy dealer (this is also the recommended charger for the Bolt) and the unit I picked up has a Webasto logo where the Mopar logo is in this photo. I noticed that the Mopar site is saying there are delivery delays for this item, so if you cannot get ahold of one, it's worth calling up your local Chevy dealer to see if they have the exact same charger in stock! I paid $520 at the Chevy dealer and picked it up within an hour.
 

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I'm now looking at the Grizzl-E Smart charger it has Wi-Fi Connectivity, 24ft cable, and a 3 years replacement warranty.
It's adjustable up to 40A and is less expensive at $479.00 than the juice box, or the Clipper Creek hcs40.
 

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I actually have this exact charger installed at home and can confirm that the J1772 nozzle just rests on the top like that. It's not secured by plugging into anything. I tend to wind the cord so that the nozzle ends up resting on the side of the unit so it is less likely to fall over.

This particular unit is made by Webasto and many different auto brands sell the same unit with their logo on it through dealer networks. I bought the charger from the Chevy dealer (this is also the recommended charger for the Bolt) and the unit I picked up has a Webasto logo where the Mopar logo is in this photo. I noticed that the Mopar site is saying there are delivery delays for this item, so if you cannot get ahold of one, it's worth calling up your local Chevy dealer to see if they have the exact same charger in stock! I paid $520 at the Chevy dealer and picked it up within an hour.
Welcome to the forum @tep! Thanks for the great info. Are you going to trade in your bolt for a 4xe? Or keep both?
 

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Holy hell, great post! I was just sitting here scratching my head over the [mostly likely] pending 4XE purchase, and needed some guidance on the charger setup.

What I'd like to do is mount it inside the garage, but charge the Jeep on our side, outdoor parking, so maybe just charge during "garage open" time.

Looks like most (all?) of these systems have the $1000 Fed Tax credit as well.
 

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Holy hell, great post! I was just sitting here scratching my head over the [mostly likely] pending 4XE purchase, and needed some guidance on the charger setup.

What I'd like to do is mount it inside the garage, but charge the Jeep on our side, outdoor parking, so maybe just charge during "garage open" time.

Looks like most (all?) of these systems have the $1000 Fed Tax credit as well.
There are ways to install an EV charger outside if that's something you're interested in. Or you could get a long enough charging cable that can reach outside.

 

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I wound up picking this one (just now):


32a, nice display, great reviews, I guy using it with two BMWs (i8 and an i3), who had two failures with JuiceBox. I had the Amazon Basics one in my cart, it was $200 more, nice quite as nice of a display, though it was a 25' vs. the one above at 20'.

$415, no tax, and we get 5% cashback, so a pretty solid deal. I'll report back when it's here and running. I'm going to use a NEMA 10-30 to 6-50 adapter and use the 30a dryer outlet in the short term, getting a proper outlet installed in the garage, right next to the breaker box, but that's a couple of weeks out.

Oh, FYI, they have two model variants, one with a 6-50 plug and one with a 14-50 plug, there's not any charging difference, just some compatibility in terms of outlet (i.e., the 14-50 is common in RV parks)
 

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Got the charger I mentioned above in today. I'm as sort of a temp solution (again, per above), I'm using a N10-30P to N6-50R adapter (holy smokes, is it beefy), I figured for $18 it might come in handy in the future. Plugged in the adapter, plugged into the dryer 30a outlet, turned it on, plugged into the 4XE, done!

Nice light show :D It has a nice indicator that shows the temp, amps being pulled, and has this green strobing line. I was only down a single "bar" on the blue dash lights, so I imagine this will be quick, it started at ~18a, and has since dropped to ~6a, I assume as it reaches peak capacity it slows down.
 

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Hey all, been reading up on home chargers, going to be going with the Chargepoint home flex. Certainly not the cheapest out there, but includes some neat features that others don’t, including Bluetooth that pairs with the chargepoint app.
I like that there’s already a public use chargepoint charging station network, with more to come, and you can use the app to find stations, access and track your usage and charge status for both your home charger and public stations.
Not sure whats going on with getting them through Amazon any more, they did just go public (CHPT), but you can order them through their site.



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