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      I'm looking to install a level 2 charger ... that will permit me to park and charge outside in the driveway since the car won't be garage parked at all times. ... I plan to have the outlet installed on the interior wall of the garage adjacent to the garage door. ... Anyone counter that solution or prefer other chargers over the JuiceBox?
      Another idea for your Red option is to install a 50-amp Service (NEMA 14-50 receptacle recommended) to that area and set it up similar to a RV connection. ... There are many possibilities.
      I'm going to second Gary's external outlet recommendation.

      That 20ft TurboCord that came with your T8 is good for both 110V (Level1) and 220V/240V (Level2) outlets and costs $500(!) but was of course free from Volvo.



      If an exterior Level2 outlet (NEMA 6-20) is installed (interior one costs $6 @ HomeDepot) near the red car - either by an electrician or you can do it all yourself if you're comfortable
      • putting the proper breaker in the main panel
      • wiring to the main panel
      • digging a trench and doing exterior wiring
      • looking up local/state code requirements
      • etc
      - there is no need to spend $500+ on another Level 2 charger box like the JuiceBox. You will need to encase the TurboCord somehow to ensure it's weatherproof at the plug point.

      The plus of doing this is saving $500+ on a "landlocked" Level2 charger box and putting that free ($500 value) TurboCord from Volvo to good use! (I put in an interior NEMA 6-20 outlet and didn't spend more money on another Level2 charger box - example setup photo from TurboCord shown below.)



      Let us know how you end up and good luck!
       
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      I'm going to second Gary's external outlet recommendation.
      If an exterior Level2 outlet (NEMA 6-20) is installed (interior one costs $6 @ HomeDepot) near the red car - either by an electrician or you can do it all yourself if you're comfortable

      - there is no need to spend $500+ on another Level 2 charger box like the JuiceBox. You will need to encase the TurboCord somehow to ensure it's weatherproof at the plug point.

      The plus of doing this is saving $500+ on a "landlocked" Level2 charger box and putting that free ($500 value) TurboCord from Volvo to good use! (I put in an interior NEMA 6-20 outlet and didn't spend more money on another Level2 charger box -

      Let us know how you end up and good luck!
      Here is a an actual photo of the driveway area with the S90 in the RED location rather than the diagram for the visual people like myself. I did very strongly first consider the NEMA 6-20 route with the existing TurboCord and even rereading these replies keeps me considering it. The problem is the distance from the S90 (charge port) to the exterior wall of the house is greater than the TurboCord length. Not that I couldn't put an exterior 6-20 outlet on a post near the car with all of the aforementioned provisions, I just didn't like that concept and the added elements of a standalone external line and post. That is also the south, sunny side of the house (hence my hop trellis location) so I'd still prefer an indoor mount for any setup to reduce sun wear. Lastly, I mentioned my parents periodically visit with their 5th wheel RV which has a 14-50 plug so having a mating outlet for their visits versus the 6-20 is a factor.



      What I did do was convince my wife who doesn't like me parking behind her and blocking her in, that with the impending holiday and the fact I was going to get a charge station for the car anyway, she should just get me a JuiceBox Pro40. The Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale eMotorWerks ran just eased her purchase decision. I'll still have to purchase the eMotorWerks J1772 extension cable (and figure a locking solution). In either scenario I need to contact my electrician to install the service line so I have that to work on before Christmas. Plan is to have the NEMA 14-50 outlet installed basically on the interior side of the wall opposite that left exterior light.

      Thanks for all the feedback!
       
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