webeleafowners wrote: smkettner wrote:
Belskinator wrote:I just want the car to charge faster without having to install another plug/breaker.
The existing outlet will only provide so much power.
Example: plug in a hairdryer on high and it works. Plug in 3 and the breaker trips. You just will not ever get 3x out of that connector.
You need to pull wire to get more power.
L1- 120 volts
L2- 208-240 volts
L3- 500+ volts DC
If he has a garage or outside circuit that he is willing to give up (including all the receptacles on that circuit except the one he intends to use with the L2 EVSE) he can repurpose a 120 volt 15 amp plug to a 240 volt 15 amp circuit. He can then put a 12 amp 240 volt circuit on that circuit by changing the breaker to double pole 240 volt breaker. No wire pull needed. Recommend using an electrician. He will more than double his charging rate.
Assuming that the wire is Romex or similar. If it's an older (ca. 1940s or before) house he may have knob and tube wiring without a ground, i.e. just two wires. And glass fuses instead of breakers. Bottom line, if the OP wants to get faster charging, they need an electrician, because they've stated they aren't qualified.
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].
The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.