Rat wrote:If I'm following all this (probably not) it has drifted from the thread title of the Level 1 emergency cord to mostly Level 2 charging specs and issues. My concern for the 120 cord is that I have seen statements on this forum that even the Level 1 charging may require its own dedicated circuit or socket. If that's true, then what good is it? The whole point of having it is for an emergency - i.e. you are NOT AT YOUR HOME when you need to charge. You roll into some motel or restaurant parking lot with virtually no juice but can pull up to the 120 socket near the sprinkler box or something. Can you safely charge there or not? If not, then why have the nominal capability? Why carry that extra 10 lb. cord, for that matter? We need some clear guidance on this.
This is the only US L1 cable for which I've seen hard specs: http://www.clippercreek.net/images/ClipperCreek%20PCS-15%20Brochure.pdf
This device is designed for a 120V 15A connection.
These cables - because they're primarily intended for emergency or opportunity charging - should be as universal as possible. I expect that L1 will stay with the 'lowest common denominator' 12/13A draw from a 15A circuit.