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Re: Where to install Outlet for 240V Portable charger

Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:29 am

If the J1772 cord gets damaged or appears to sustain damage...
There's the rub: it may not show the damage from the outside. It may just start breaking wire strands inside the insulation, with nothing visible outside. You should be able to improvise some sort of stress relief for it...
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Re: Where to install Outlet for 240V Portable charger

Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:12 pm

I installed an RV box on the side of my house and I just unplug every morning and stick the evse in my trunk. It's nice because the connection point is covered, your can lock it, and it has a 14-50 plug which is relatively future proof IMO.

https://www.connecticut-electric.com/50 ... mpsc55grhr

I've had no issues using this setup with my evse upgrade unit since 2015. I'm in coastal Virginia so there is no shortage of rain and humidity here.
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Re: Where to install Outlet for 240V Portable charger

Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:14 pm

Those panels are nice.
Probably put the 50, 30, 20 amp version in my back yard.

I put the 240v receptacles in the garage and I don't need a panel, plus the evse brick stays out of the rain.
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Re: Where to install Outlet for 240V Portable charger

Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:36 pm

I charge with a Quick Charge power cable. I use as small 1x2 board to block the door from closing completely. It works fine. The Quick Charge cable is small but a larger board would work.
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Re: Where to install Outlet for 240V Portable charger

Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:29 pm

I have the same question. We don’t have a garage. My electrician ran a line to a post and put the 240v plug on it, the bracket that came with charger and a light. He added a hook to wrap the cord around. At first we were leaving it outside but Now we bring the whole thing inside when it is t being used. I’m wondering if I can just put a protective cover over the “brick” that sites in the bracket. Can’t figure out how to post a picture of it here.

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Re: Where to install Outlet for 240V Portable charger

Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:18 pm

If you can cover the whole connection that's all you need, although it would be better to cover the "brick" as well.
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