If you’re like most Jeep owners, you surely love getting out and exploring the outdoors. Jeep is the perfect vehicle for off-roading, camping, and other outdoor activities.
However, when it comes to using the Jeep Wrangler, it will start to run out of battery after crossing 21 miles (33.8 km) and start using the gas-powered engine.
So, if you have just started using the Jeep Wrangler, you may not have any experience with electric vehicles like this one. Therefore, we have come up with this guide to explain how to charge the Jeep Wrangle and keep your Jeep running smoothly. So, here is everything you need to know about charging the Jeep.
Everything You Need To Know About Charging The Jeep
So, before we move to the charging, let’s have some idea about the Jeep Wrangler 4xe.
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is powered by a 17 kWh battery (total capacity) that has a usable capacity of 15 kWh. With a full charge, it can go 21 miles. It also comes in a combination of two electric motors and a two-liter turbocharged engine that produces 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.
The large wheels projected from the body, prominent exterior door hinges, large blocky shape, and high-wheel arches create the Jeep’s signature vertical grille. Besides that, with all 4xe versions, you will get to use a windshield made with Corning Gorilla Glass, 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone integration, remote start function, heated front seats, and heated steering wheel.
Best of all, if you want to add more comfort and protection to your seat, as well as make them look stylish and unique, it will also allow you to use seat covers for wranglers.
So far we have learned the basics of Jeep Wrangler, now let’s move to everything you need to know about charging the Jeep.
The Jeep Wrangler comes with a 32-amp onboard charger that can hold up to 7.7 kW. The best part is that this jeep comes with a “My eCharge Feature”. With the help of this feature, you or your driver can locate the public charging stations to start the charging process and then pay for the electron.
Now, let’s start with the process.
- You will get the battery pack under your jeep’s rear cargo area below the load floor.
- Then, you can locate the charging port right outside the driver’s side of your jeep.
- Now, all you need to do is, plug the cord of your charger into a standard 120 volt AC power outlet and look for the green light on the charger.
- Next, you can plug the charger into the jeep’s charging port. At this time, make sure to turn the engine off.
- Then, simply push the charger into the vehicle port and wait for hearing a click-like sound.
- Once done, you will get to see the indicator light blinking green. Remember, the blue light means your jeep’s battery is on a charging schedule, the blinking green light means it is charging, the solid green light will imply it’s completely charged, and finally, the red light means there is an error.
- There is another indicator you will find in the jeep’s dashboard that will show you the charging status.
- The indicator of your jeep’s dashboard has five indicators, and each LED light indicates 20% of charge. This means a single blinking light will represent the charge is 0 to 20% complete. Again, one solid and one blinking light will indicate that 21% to 40% charging is complete.
- Now, another thing is, if you enable the charging schedule, and you need to charge the jeep’s battery immediately, then you need to plug the charger into the charging port like before, then unplug it, and plug it in again. Only then, your jeep battery will get charged.
- Once the battery gets fully charged, the lights will go off, your charge cycle will end, and your jeep will go to sleep mode to conserve the energy.
- Finally, you can unplug the charger from the jeep’s charging inlet.
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Note: While charging the jeep’s battery do not open the hood, otherwise, it will stop the charging. And, if the charging schedule is on, make sure it is set for charging at the current date and current time.
For a visual representation, you can consider seeing the following video.
How Long Does It Take To Charge A Jeep?
While pairing the 32-amp onboard charger with a Level 2 charging station, your jeep can take up to 2 hours to get fully charged. On the other hand, with a 12-amp level 1 charging cord, your jeep will take over 12 hours to fully recharge.
So, this is all for this guide.
We think you get everything you need to know about charging the Jeep. Also, we hope this guide will help to make charging your Jeep more straightforward and manageable from now.