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Re: NEMA 14-50 ( 32 Amp Vs. 40 Amp) Charger Q

Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:32 am

jflowers wrote:But if the car only draws X Amps, wouldn't a portable charger that is rated for a higher Amperage actually be a safer option?

If all else was equal, I think so.

But you do not know that, thus my recommendation to buy from a reputable company.
Let me put it this way: I would buy a lesser rated product from a reputable company over a higher rated product from a reseller of unknown manufacturing quality.
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Re: NEMA 14-50 ( 32 Amp Vs. 40 Amp) Charger Q

Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:39 pm

cwerdna wrote:OP, you're looking for an EVSE, not a charger. Please see viewtopic.php?p=262630#p262630.

These may also help:
https://www.clippercreek.com/ev-chargin ... c-vehicle/
https://www.clippercreek.com/three-thin ... arge-time/

Max Leaf vehicle acceptance rate on AC charging is 6.6 kW for a Leaf w/6.6 kW on-board charger. 6600 watts / 240 volts = 27.5 amps



I'm looking at:

https://store.clippercreek.com/level2/l ... w0QAvD_BwE

and there was one that was 32 AMP

As for an actual station, I would if I could - but cannot for other reasons.

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Re: NEMA 14-50 ( 32 Amp Vs. 40 Amp) Charger Q

Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:34 am

Clipper Creek makes several units with 14-50 plugs (ranging from 16 amperes to 40 amperes). The HCS-50P is rated at 40 amperes output (maximum allowable on 50-ampere circuit) so it will allow cars that can draw more current to charge as fast as possible on the circuit.
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Re: NEMA 14-50 ( 32 Amp Vs. 40 Amp) Charger Q

Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:04 am

jflowers wrote:I'm looking at:

https://store.clippercreek.com/level2/l ... w0QAvD_BwE

and there was one that was 32 AMP

The LCS-20P would be a bottleneck if you had the "6,6 kW" OBC. That EVSE maxes out at 16 amps or 3.8 kW.
jflowers wrote:As for an actual station, I would if I could - but cannot for other reasons.

Not sure what that's supposed to mean.

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Re: NEMA 14-50 ( 32 Amp Vs. 40 Amp) Charger Q

Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:52 am

Consider looking at one of the WIFI controlable units. You may think it won’t be handy but there are times it is. Current limiting in certain circuits, diagnosing or monitoring current. . I don’t know if Clipper Creek makes one but Juicebox does. Also by going to a 40 amp unit you are future proofing a bit. I have heard rumours that future leafs and others may have higher capacity chargers. The BMW already does.
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Re: NEMA 14-50 ( 32 Amp Vs. 40 Amp) Charger Q

Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:59 am

Sorry. Here is the link for the Juicebox 40. It will actually run at a full 40 amp as well. So a full 10 KW if you ever get an EV that can handle that. Our Tesla friends live visiting us. :).

https://emotorwerks.com/store/residential/juicebox-pro-40-smart-40-amp-evse-with-24-foot-cable
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