Fast Charge Your PiP At L2 Speeds, For CHEAP !

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    For those of you that have a conveniently located 240 volt outlet near where you charge your PiP, you can Fast Charge your car in less than half time compared to right now.

    Your Toyota OE 120v EVSE unit operates perfectly at 240 volts, all you need to do is feed it 240 volts for fast L2 charging speeds. Imagine coming home from work with a 0% battery, then you go inside your home for a bit to relax & freshen up before you head back out for dinner somewhere; when you head back out your PiP is either almost charged or fully charged up !

    All of this can be achieved for less than $50 dollars if you already have a 240v outlet somewhere near your PiP.



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    Well if this is the case thats good just an adapter at home depot should do the trick, if a knew this before i bought the 240 evse.
     
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    me too, could have save 500 bucks :(
     
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    Kinda accurate.... but not quite.

    Home Depot certainly sells all the individual parts, but they don't sell a pre-made unit. You'd need to be very confident in your wiring ability or you might end up with expensive $$$ problems.


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    True dat !


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    This is a game-changer, but I want to hear a couple more good reports before I pull the trigger.
    Somewhere someone is thinking to himself, "Why don't I just wire a standard outlet into the 240 line and put a warning sign over it?"
     
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    Just take a few minutes & do some research in the Prime charging sub forum. I've built more 240v adapters at this point than I have hairs left on my head (lol).

    Using the Primes 120v Charger at 240 Volts, Cost $20 !!! | Page 9 | PriusChat


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    Can you provide a link to this adapter, pre-made, at Home Depot? Or Lowe's? Or any other big box store?

    (Amazon and Alibaba vendors and international plug adapters excluded.)

    Openly advertising and selling such an adapter to the broader uninformed public is a recipe for burning or blowing things up. That is why you generally need to assemble your own, or go to a niche provider selling them only for a single specific purpose, such as here.
     
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    My thinking was just to replace the connector of the evse with one of a 220v or just make the adapter your self, at home depot they sell the plug and all you have to do is wire it, if you search for 220v plug you will find many different ones and i thought removing the one it has and replace it with one that fits a 220v outlet will do the trick
     
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    its interesting, because we used to pay a company a couple hundred bucks to 'convert' our pip evse's to 240v
     
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    Changing the plug locks you in to 220V only. No more charging from 110V while traveling away from home, unless you acquire a second one for travel. Or build an adapter anyway, of the opposite flavor.

    Yes, you can build your own adapter with parts from just about any vendor selling electrical supplies. Rob is assisting those who lack the skills or confidence to do it themselves.
     
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    This Won't Work....


    What you don't know is there's a Temperature Sensor inside the NEMA 5-15P plug on your Toyota EVSE, Toyota put this sensor there as a safety device.

    Your Toyota EVSE is always monitoring this temp sensor, if you remove the plug the EVSE goes into fault mode.... Your EVSE becomes an expensive Paperweight.


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    Here's another example of PiP charging with a Rob43 adapter !

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    "I had an electrician install a pair of 240 outlets in the garage. I bought a JuiceBox Pro for my 2018 Prime. And I bought one of Rob43's pigtails for my wife's 2012 PIP."


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