jjeff wrote:smkettner wrote:With a 30 amp circuit the EVSE should be limited to 80% or 24 amps.jjeff wrote:Note because mine came with a L6-30 plug they restricted my top charging current to 30a
True but with an outlet adapter to say a 14-50 outlet I'm just fine up to 30a or the rated capacity for the plug and wiring
It's the breaker itself that needs to be derated to 80% for continuous use, wiring and plug are fine at 100% capacity continuous. Note in Europe apparently they don't monkey around with the 80% thing, if their breaker is 16a it's 16a continuous but note they do have odd values, where we generally go in increments of 5 or 10a.
As long as you have short sessions that is fine. The NEC defines continuous use as exceeding 3 hours. That said, they define EVSE'S as continues devices . Only you know how you use your EVSE but the NEC assumes worst case.