rmay635703 wrote:IssacZachary wrote:
I'm afraid the law makers wouldn't be happy with that. And businesses are afraid of liability problems. Offering a NEMA 15-50 outlet for public use could be asking for problems. So that puts us back at the thousands of dollars per installation cost for each J1772 charging too.
I guess every camp ground is illegal
The article 625 of the NEC clearly states that it is mandatory that 240V EVSE's be hardwired and not portable with a plug (which does not apply to RV's). But apparently other regulations, even in the same article ( 625.18, 625.19, 625.29) state if the EVSE is “…part of a system identified and listed as suitable for the purpose, achieving the requirements of NEC 625.18, 625.19, 625.29 shall be permitted to be cord-and-plug connected.” So there you have a loophole. Well, sort of. If I'm reading this correctly an EVSE with a voltage over 125V must also be permanently mounted, be it plugged in or hardwired too.
But then you have to add in local zoning laws, as well as each company's own policy and perspective, as well as the question of how long the loophole will last. Yes, looking at it from our perspective would be "yes, there's no problem in letting us use your NEMA 14-50." But looking at this from a company's perspective, they will be concerned with several things that to us may not even be a problem. One thing that is obvious is that they won't be able to check if each and every EVSE being used is UL listed and NEC compliant.
RV parks and campsites wouldn't be in the same situation. Yes, to us it's the same thing. But to the NEC, Wal-Mart and Joe's Deli it's not the same thing.