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.
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).
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.
Best Level 2 chargers for Porsche Taycan
- ClipperCreek HCS-40
- Read more about NEMA 14-50 Level 2 chargers here
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.
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.
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|EV Home Charger • 16 Amp||EV Home Charger • 40 Amp||EV Home Charger • 50 Amp|
|Porsche Taycan4 Cross Turismo||18 h 25 min||7 h 18 min||6 h 22 min|
|Porsche TaycanTurbo||18 h 25 min||7 h 18 min||6 h 22 min|
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