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I recently talked to my dealer about purchasing the Ford charger so I could install it before I received my Mach E. I was disappointed that the chargers would not be available until April 2021. Fortunately there is an alternative, the Chargepoint Home Flex System. Bad planning on Fords part not to have the charger available when you receive your car.
 

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Without them announcing anything about what makes the Ford charger special beyond seeing energy use in FordPass, I'm perfectly happy to use the 240V charger it comes with for free. The difference between them in power output is so minimal for most use cases.
 

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We have a 240V Chargepoint (wall plug edition) that we bought to use with my Fusion Energy. We bought it on amazon, and had a local electrician install the 240V outlet in the garage to plug it into. It works like a charm and I don’t se any reason to upgrade.
 

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I have been using a Juice Box 40 for my Fusion Energi PHEV. I am very pleased with the information provided by the App and a daily notification (my setting) of my plug in time for lower electricity rate times. I already had a 240v 50 Amp outlet so it was a hang up and plug in operation. The unit is well constructed and available on Amazon. I will be utilizing my Ford mobile cord for travel.
 

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Just an opinion:

I find the 32 amp 240 volt EVSE that comes with the MME more than sufficient for my needs.

However, if you plan to get a larger charging unit, make sure it is UL certified. The last think you want, is to have a problem which could lead to fire and then have your insurance company deny your claim because the EVSE was not UL certified.

So if you go to Amazon make sure the unit is UL certified: Some brands in addition to Juice Box and ChargePoint are Siemens, Leviton and Bosch.

I think the extra you pay to have a unit UL certified is worth the money.

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Like some others here, we have also been using the Juicebox 40. installed for my Chevy Bolt about 3 years ago. It will be what stays in our garage for both the Mustang Mach-E and eventually a second BEV in our near future :)

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I just installed a Chargepoint Flex plug-in. Wanted to go hardwired but since it wasn't recommended to go up to 60A, it was easier to just get an outlet installed. I prefer to have a fixed station/setup and keep the mobile charger in the car for on-the-go top-ups.
why wasn't it recommended to go to 60A? Isn't 60A actually delivering 48 Amps to the car?
 

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why wasn't it recommended to go to 60A? Isn't 60A actually delivering 48 Amps to the car?
Overall Panel capacity. With what I have, I could have gone 60A, but it would have eaten into the load buffer for the overall panel. 50A was the best (and safest) compromise. And to be frank, the extra 8 Amps really doesn't make a huge difference for me in day to day recharging.
 

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50A was the best (and safest) compromise. And to be frank, the extra 8 Amps really doesn't make a huge difference for me in day to day recharging.
It’s the same for us in a house from the 50ies, and 50A is more than enough for our day to day charging needs.
However, once we get our second EV (my husband signed up for the cybertruck 🤦🏼‍♂️) I think we’ll need to update the entire panel for the house.
 
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