powersurge wrote:Forget about getting cheap chargers.... Those cheap ones are only 16 amp 240 volt. Your car is most likely to have the 6.6 charger, which can charge at 30 amps and charge ate TWICE the speed of the 16 amp charger.
You only buy one charger.... Don't be cheap and buy a charger that takes 6 hours to charge the car completely, when you can get one that charges the battery in only 3 hours!! That would be real dumb!!!
20A was the maximum circuit I could add, given our home's existing service wiring and load calculations. And so I've been using a 240V16A charger for nearly six years now. If I could have easily gone with 32A I probably would have. But I've got to say that it hasn't been a handicap in practical application.
I think 16A is perfectly fine for many folks' residential use and workplace charging. And perhaps counter-intuitively, as pack sizes increase home charging rate becomes less important imo. The car's "capability" is not an imperative. What determines your needed rate is how many miles of range you consume over a given time period, keeping in mind the battery's role as an accumulator. Lots of unnecessary compulsion to high amperage in the name of "future proofing", I think.
On-the-road charging is a different matter of course.