AFAIK there aren't any 240 volt split phase AFCI breakers yet.koolkev wrote:I am leaning towards the HCS-40 P with 14-50 so I can take it with me if I go camping.
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Anyone have a comment on an Eaton Br Load Center GFCI breaker?
Any comment on AFCI breakers.
You may not care, butkoolkev wrote:I am leaning towards the HCS-40 P with 14-50 so I can take it with me if I go camping.
Q: Can I install a ClipperCreek 240V charging outdoors?
A: For outdoor installations we recommend installing a hardwired 240V EV charging station. ClipperCreek charging stations have a fully sealed NEMA 4 enclosure that provides superior protection to the components inside the station from outdoor elements. All of our plug-in 240V charging stations have an indoor rating due to the 240V plug. The plug-in units have the same fully sealed NEMA 4 enclosure, it is 240V plugs that are not rated for outdoor use and should not be exposed to the elements. Also, an optional wall mount connector holster can in installed indoors or outdoors. The optional holster provides a secure place to store the connector head and provides extra protection from the elements.
Home Depot sells the 50 amp 240/50a BR GFCI for $99 all day long.koolkev wrote:I would be happy to go $100 even if it isn't required. I picked one out and was quoted $300 but the counter man inferred that I choose a rare over specked part.
That was the initial problem with OpenEVSE units using the mfg recommended 22K resistors. Switching to 47K resistors still worked fine with the light output load and they no longer tripped the external GFCI.GerryAZ wrote:Some 240-volt EVSEs test for a good ground connection by passing a small current to ground. If they pass more than 5 mA, they will trip a GFCI breaker. Therefore, check EVSE manufacturer recommendations before buying an expensive GFCI breaker. As an example, the AeroVironment EVSE I purchased in 2011 will instantaneously trip a 240-volt GFCI breaker even without the cable plugged into the car because it draws more than 5 mA to check the ground connection. I would prefer to have GFCI protection on my EVSE supply circuit, but the AeroVironment unit will not allow it.
The Nissan 120-volt EVSEs (and upgrades from EVSEUpgrade) will work fine on GFCI-protected circuits. I sometimes use my EVSEUpgrade unit with 20-ampere, 240-volt circuits fed from GFCI breakers.