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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.
2013 Model 'S' with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California with 63.9 Ahr after 22k miles
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado

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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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