Rat wrote: I typically drive < 5 mi. before noon and then the car sits all day and all night. I would think that I could charge off 110V house current just fine, but the question of how that affects battery life was not addressed in this info. It's still not clear to me whether this approach is permitted, practical, or financially wise. I have 220 in my garage now, so it probably wouldn't be all that expensive to put in the charger, and I have to believe that there would be times I need to charge faster than 18 hours.
I'll also be using the Level 1 cable as the primary connection to the grid. As for how it might effect battery life - slower is better for any battery. We'll certainly not degrade the battery at all because of charging more slowly.