Basically the question is.
Do I must use FIAT (FCA) certified Level 2 charger?
Lets see this.
This is 32 A 240 V charger that is "plug in". It means I put a certain type of receptacle and pretty much done. Technically I do not even need a permit.
Now, if I wanted to go with the style that Mopar likes, that is something like that
I must hard wire it.
It means disconnect box and technically inspection/permit.
Not to mention the most important part - the cost. 300 vs 600 plus other parts, like the disconnect box (about 30, plus fuses, and some extras) so all in all we would be looking at say 320 vs 800 installed (minus the 8/3+G wire I do not include here as it is same for both).
So, what are the opinions and experience?
Now, before anyone asks.
Yes, I could use Level 1, and I do for now, but in winter time the battery drains rather quickly, especially if ambient is around +10 def F. Sure, the garage is at +40 deg F, but still - heater, parked outside during the day (work)... so about 7-10 hours everyday to recharge only if I go straight work-home, no errands.
It seems OK, but if I change the plan, I will have limited time to charge the car at night at low electric rate.
Besides, sometimes it is nice to come home for a couple of hours, charge it quickly, and go other places.
Unfortunately, there are not too many public chargers around (Lansing, MI).
And workplace is refusing to install one.