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Curious if that is an LED light bar just above the Ford logo. I was hoping there would be some sort of visual method to communicate if it's connected to a vehicle and charging or if there is a fault etc....
Normally the car and the wall box will advise you if something is going wrong. My charger is telling if the charging is on or not, the level of charge and the total of kw charged from the beginning (1st day). Why to get a charger (wall box) with the WIFI at $799.00? We should be able to see and control the charge via the cell's application! On my side I got a wall box plugged via a clothes plug on a 40amp breaker. It is going very well :)
 

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Hard Pass. Just like with extended warranties, I always tell them to save their breath.
I'm leaning towards buying the connected station from Ford. Will possibly wait until next year, though that risks me losing out on a 30% federal government credit.

I can't think of many other ways to use the FordPass Rewards points that I've collected, which amount to a few hundred dollars at this point and will grow more with new vehicle purchase and also if I sign up for their points & cashback Visa card. The points can't be redeemed towards vehicle purchase or third party accessories.

The connected station is theoretically well built... It's from Webasto and their other chargers of this bulk tend to be well built for high temp garages. (@SnBGC had a discussion about this in another thread). The alternatives I'd consider are pretty limited, just Clipper Creek and Grizzl-E, so far.

It has WiFi connectivity, which at this point seems completely useless to me. But if it is OCPP compliant (and we don't know any details like that yet) then it's possible my power utility will provide some benefit for enrolling it into demand response controls. So that's a tiny plus.
 

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