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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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Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado
3/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles

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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: ... c-vehicle/ ... 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: ... 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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