There are three levels of EV charging for Porsche: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. The higher the level of charging, the faster the charge process as more power is delivered to the vehicle. Only the first two levels can be used to charge your Porsche Taycan at home.

Best Level 2 chargers for Porsche Taycan (Hardwired)

Level 1 or “charging by plugging into an ordinary wall outlet” typically requires a cord with a standard (often referred to as “Type 1” in Europe) J1772 connector (or simply “J”), which is also used for electric cooktops. Back in 2010, most new EVs sold in North America were shipped with this onboard; however now many automakers include only a stubby pigtail adapter that can be hard-wired into your home electrical system (thereby avoiding having to pay for installation).

Best Level 2 portable chargers for Porsche Taycan

Level 2 charging stations require 240 volts and, unless you have a dedicated circuit already installed in your garage, will require the services of an electrician to install a new outlet and/or breaker. These stations can deliver from 3.3 to 20 kW of power, which can charge the Porsche Taycan up to 80% in 3-4 hours.

Now that you know the basics, what do you need to consider when choosing a charging station for your home?

#1 Power. One of the most important factors to consider is the power requirements of your electric vehicle. Not all chargers are created equal and some can deliver more power than others. If you have a newer, high-power EV, it’s important to make sure you have a charger that can match its needs. Many Level 2 chargers offer multiple power levels, so be sure to choose one that can provide enough juice for your Porsche.

#2 Speed. How important is speed to you? Some people don’t mind waiting a few hours to recharge their vehicles, but others want a faster charge. If you have multiple cars in your household it’s good to keep this in mind too.

#3 Placement. Where are you going to mount the charger? You should place it where it is easily accessible and convenient for you to use. Many people choose garage locations because they are close to the Porsche Taycan, but if you don’t have an attached garage consider installing one near your parking area or driveway.

Installation

EV Adept has done some research on charging station installation cost and found that it typically ranges from $700-$1,500 depending on what you need installed (including the charger itself). Also be sure to check with your local building codes as there may be specific requirements before a charger can be installed.You can contact us and get professional advice on EV installation.

When shopping for a charger consider the location you will eventually mount it and how much power your Porsche Taycan needs in order to determine if Level 2 or Level 3 is best for you. Look at what types of power connections are available on your EV and match that up with the charging station specs. And remember, even if your car doesn’t have fast chargers today, there may be options in the future—so choose a charger that will accommodate higher speeds when they become available.

How many amps do you need for a Taycan home charger?

When looking for an EV charger for Porsche, you need to find one that has the right amount of amps for your car. Most cars require at least 32 amps of charging capability, but 50 amps is best. Chargers with more than 50 amps can be expensive, though, so make sure your car can handle that much power before spending the extra money.

Once you’ve determined how many amps your car needs, it’s time to choose a charger. There are a few things you should keep in mind when selecting a charger:

  • Portability: If you plan on moving your charger around often, make sure it’s lightweight and easy to transport.
  • Efficiency: Look for a charger that’s Energy Star certified for maximum efficiency.
  • Compatibility: Make sure the charger you select is compatible with your car and your electrical system.

Once you’ve chosen a charger, it’s time to install it. Installation can be tricky, so it’s best to leave it to a professional. If you’re comfortable doing it yourself, though, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • The location of your charger is important. It should be in a spot where the cord will reach the car without stretching or being too close to traffic.
  • Check your home’s electrical wiring to make sure it can handle the load of a car charger. If not, you may need to have an electrician update your before installing the charger.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to avoid any safety hazards.

Can I use a Tesla wall connector to charge a Porsche Taycan? 

Yes. It’s possible with a Tesla-to-J1772 adapter. This provides approximately 6-8 miles of range per hour of charge, depending on the car. Porsche’s Mobile Chargers are also available for purchase and offer fast charging capabilities that give you up to 10 hours or 8.5 hours respectively when recharging their Taycan models from zero battery life in comparison to the average time it takes using a typical household outlet at home; this could be anywhere between 12-18 hours if not more! If you’re looking into purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) like the Porsche Taycan or Taycan S, make sure you have access to these

Once your Porsche Taycan home charger is installed, you’re ready to start charging your electric car. Enjoy the convenience and environmental benefits of driving electric.

Porsche Taycan Charging Specs and Guide

This guide will cover charging specs for the Porsche Taycan. The GTS, Turbo, and Turbo S all have larger batteries. The GTS is the third largest battery in an electric car, behind the 100kWh battery of the Tesla Model S and 108kWh battery of the Mercedes EQS. The GTS has the fastest charging speed of any battery in an electric car, and can go up to 313 miles before recharging.

Performance Battery Plus

The performance battery of a Porsche Taycan is its biggest selling point, and it’s worth noting that the car’s weight is downright shocking – it’s 76 kilograms lighter than the standard model. In addition to a reduced weight, the Taycan’s range is significantly longer than its traditional counterparts. Here, we’ll take a look at the range and charging specs of a Performance Battery Plus Taycan, along with a guide to this battery’s unique qualities.

The Performance Battery Plus Porsche Taycan has a larger, 93.4-kilowatt-hour battery than its Tesla counterpart. The car also features an optional Premium Package that includes adaptive cruise control. The EPA’s official range rating is 225 miles, and its efficiency rating is 2.11 miles/kWh. That means the Taycan beats the Model 3 on highways. Despite its higher cost, it has a longer range than its competitor.

Plug-in charging stations

With a 350 kW DC fast charger you can recharge your Porsche Taycan from 5% to 80% in as little as 22.5 minutes. The system offers 128 charging stations at 32 locations, most of which are located along major highways or well-traveled metro areas. Whether you’re traveling to the beach, the city or the mountains, there’s a station nearby.

The charging infrastructure of the Porsche Taycan includes the CCS charging standard, which consists of a single, combined AC-DC inlet port. The inlet features an integrated Type-2 connector, which is used for charging at home and at public AC points. The inlet is divided into two sections – the upper section carries high power during rapid DC charging. The inlet is located in the front door and flank, behind the off-side front wheel.

Public charging calculator

If you are considering purchasing a Porsche Taycan, you may wonder how much it will cost to charge your car. With a Porsche Taycan charging cost calculator, you can find out the costs involved in charging your car and see how much you will save in the long run. You can input the amount of battery charge you want at the beginning and end of the charging process. This calculator also considers different types of charging stations, including public charging stations and Leviton EV chargers.

Charging a Porsche Taycan4? Find out how long it takes to fully charge it

  EV Home Charger • 16 Amp EV Home Charger • 40 Amp EV Home Charger • 24 Amp
Porsche Taycan4 Cross Turismo 18 h 25 min 7 h 18 min 12 h 04 min
Porsche TaycanTurbo 18 h 25 min 7 h 18 min 12 h 04 min
Porsche TaycanTurbo S 18 h 25 min 7 h 18 min 12 h 04 min

Many parameters for selecting an electric car model and charger are available in the calculator.

Comparison table – Level 2 chargers for Porsche Taycan (Hardwired)

ChargePoint NEMA 14-50 plug/hardwired Home Charging Station...JuiceBox Pro 40 Hardwired Commercial Charging Station (40 A...Siemens VersiCharge Level 2 Hardwired EV Home Charging stat...AUTO ENTERPRISE Level 2 EV Charging station 12 kW (240 Volt...Bosch Level 2 Hardwired EV Charging station (240 Volt, 18ft...
OverviewCharge Smarter, Not Just Faster. The Flexibility to Work with Any Home. Works with Any EV. Hardwired connections are eligible up to 50 amps.Designed for commercial areas. Supports access via RFID cards.A high-powered home device. Has high WiFi signal requirements.EVSE with IP65 protection class, IK10 mechanical protection. Charging speeds of up to 50 amps.The compact charger, despite its size, is not portable. Weatherproof design for any environment.
BrandchargepointJuiceBoxSiemensAUTO ENTERPRISEBosch
Amperage16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 504012, 16, 24, 32, 40, 4812, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 5012, 16, 24, 32
Cable length, ft2325202218
Enclosure MaterialPolycarbonate casing and robust cables and plugsSteel with anti-corrosion coating
OutdoorYesYesYesYesYes
Wall/StandWallWallWallWallWall
WaterproofYesYesIP65
Weight17.615172714
Working temperature-40°F to 113°Fn/an/a-40°F to +122°F
Warranty3-years3 yearsn/a3 years
CertificateUL certificate 20190607-E328478 issued 06/07/2019; Type 3R per UL 50E; ENERGY STAR qualified 06/25/19.UL and cUL Listed & ENERGY STAR certifiedcUL listedn/a

Comparison table – Level 2 portable chargers for Porsche Taycan

Lectron Level 2 Portable EV Charger (240 Volt, 21ft Cable, ...Accell AxFAST Level 1 and 2 Portable EV Charger 3.8 kW (120...BESENERGY Level 2 Portable EV Charger NEMA 14-50 Plug, 32 A...BougeRV Level 1-2 Portable EV Charger (120/240 Volt, 25ft C...Duosida Level 1+2 Portable Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger (1...
OverviewСompact device. The light weight makes it easy to transport.
BrandLectronAccellBESENERGYBougeRVDuosida
Amperage3216321616
Voltage240120, 240240120, 240120, 240
Cable length, ft2124212525
Level21, 221, 21, 2
OutdoorNoYesNo
SocketNEMA 14-50NEMA 10-30, NEMA 5-15, NEMA 6-20NEMA 14-50NEMA 5-15, NEMA 6-20NEMA 6-20
WaterproofNoIP55IP66No
Weight‎10.85.9910.738.188.18
Working temperature-22°F to 122°Fn/a-13℉ - 131℉-22°F to 122°F
Warranty1 yearn/a1 year1 year2-year
CertificateUl certifiedn/an/a

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