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Re: 220 V charging outlet on a 200 V Japanese car

Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:12 pm

alozzy wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:31 pm
According to page 9-4 of the 2018 owners manual, the on board charger accepts both 220V and 240V single phase input voltages.
It will also accept 208V, IIRC. The issue is really just with the EVSE used.
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Re: 220 V charging outlet on a 200 V Japanese car

Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:39 pm

Yes, absolutely - that's why I suggested to the OP to purchase an EVSE that accepts a 220V supply ;)
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Re: 220 V charging outlet on a 200 V Japanese car

Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:49 pm

The JDM charger units operate can operate at 200 VAC, the unit can handle 200 to 240 VAC only problem is the control voltage transformer inside the charger, this is rated at 200 VAC, it will eventually heat up and fail, if using at a UK voltage of 230 VAC the control transformer can be changed out for a 230 VAC unit and the unit will work perfectly and give you a charge rate of 15 Amps, the supply plug will have to be a 16 amp unit such as a CE / Commando Blue plug type for UK applications.

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Re: 220 V charging outlet on a 200 V Japanese car

Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:19 pm

Onboard charger checks the software. If hardware is not happy with 220V input it will just not engage.
Normal onboard charger (likely the same for the whole world) accepts voltage up to 258V. (or something similar,
was mentioned in tech.manual).
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Re: 220 V charging outlet on a 200 V Japanese car

Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:22 pm

Japleaf wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:49 pm
only problem is the control voltage transformer inside the charger, this is rated at 200 VAC,
Did you mean "inside the EVSE"? The brick, not the on-board charger.
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