I hate to create a possible duplicate thread, but I can't find one that answers ALL of my questions together. Feel free to point me to other threads that cover some of this.
I currently rent the second floor of a two family house. There are no garages, just strips of pavement on either side of the house. There are also no outlets outside to even attempt to trickle charge my 2013 Leaf. I did find an old unused two pole 20/20 breaker connected to an outlet that was used for A/C back in the day in my kitchen.
My questions are:
1: Can I use that outlet to connect an L2 charger? I am aware that it would cost money to move/rewire. I'm hoping that in the process of moving said outlet that I'll be able to fix any issues due to the age of the breaker and wiring.
2: Can I have an L2 charger outside that isn't directly hardwired to the house? As in, can it just be plugged into said outlet if it has proper protection, but not a whole garage? Like maybe a tiny shed to shield it from the elements? I would like to take the charger with me when I move (probably in a few years, not months), and not leave my very kind landlords with this strange thing attached to their house that they can't use. Unless I can convince them to get an electric car too, but that's probably not going to happen.
If not, I can still charge an the Nissan up the road from my home. It isn't that much of an issue to make the stop since they are close enough, but I like the idea of charging at home so I don't have to factor in a trip whenever I want to drive more than my usual commute. I am pushing to get a charging station installed in the town I work for which is the county seat and should be doing things like this. The county is buying electric cars for part of their fleet, but I'm not sure how many charging stations they are going to put in. They will be open to the public at least, but I'm not sure when they will be built or how it will work once they're up and running.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by kuroneko
on Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
01/2013 Leaf SV 9/12 bars left