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Re: Charging at an RV Park?

Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:59 pm

alozzy wrote:@LeafPowerIsIxE The Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE does everything you are looking for...

I am able to charge via:

  • the NEMA 14-50 plug on the Zencar for 50A service (max charging rate of the LEAF is 6.6 kW)
  • a 14-50R to TT-30P adapter cable I made, for 120v @ 24A charging
  • a TT-30R to standard 120V plug, for 120V @ 12A charging

In short, I can always charge at the highest rate provided by the RV park supply. Note that this is only possible with an EVSE that provides multiple amperage set points.



Thanks to all for your helpful responses.

This looks to cover all the bases.

Is this the unit you're referencing?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J5 ... G7J0&psc=1

This is a 220v unit. Is it correct to assume the NEMA 15-50 power panel at the RV parks is compatible?

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Re: Charging at an RV Park?

Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:30 pm

That charging cord will work fine in all RV parks with 50 amp service.
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Re: Charging at an RV Park?

Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:51 pm

A juicebox will work fine for you in a campground connected to a 14-50 receptacle. This is how I know.

Here is our coach pulling an electric smart car.

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And here is the Jucebox installed in the front cabinet that charges the car.

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Hope that helps.
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Re: Charging at an RV Park?

Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:07 am

@LeafPowerIsIxE That's not actually the correct unit. You want to order this one instead:

https://www.e-zencar.net/product/evse-32a/

Order it with a 14-30P, then when it arrives you can remove the unused neutral blade from the plug. Doing that allows you to use it with both NEMA 14-30R and NEMA 14-50R supplies.

If you want assistance with creating an adapter cable to allow TT-30 and regular 120V outlet charging, then PM me for details.
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Re: Charging at an RV Park?

Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:12 am

You can get TT-30 to household 120 adapters on Ebay fairly cheap. I've had one for years - used it once.
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Re: Charging at an RV Park?

Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:34 am

@LeftieBiker Yes, that's exactly what I purchased from Amazon - a prebuilt Camco 55223, 5-15P/TT-30R adapter "block".

However, I couldn't find any reasonably priced NEMA 14-50R to TT-30P cable adapters so I made one instead. If I need to charge from a regular 120v outlet, then I plug the adapter you mentioned onto the TT-30P end of my custom cable.

It's good peace of mind to know I can charge at pretty much any RV park, regardless of the supply.
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

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