How to plug into a standard 220V outlet?

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  1. John H

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    You should just ask to have them install two 120V outlet alongside a 240V outlet.

    Ask for a 240V/100A sub-panel with a single 240V/50A (think tesla S) outlet and two standard 120V/15A outlets.

    The 240V/50A outlet will support most Level 2 charging stations at full capacity.
     
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    Appreciate the photo. The plug in port on my 2012 is actually on the rear righ (opposite side of the gas port). Any definitions to which PiP placed the port up front or in back?


     
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    none of the production models, just the mules.
     
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    So if bringing you own cable, how do you lock these expensive wires up so you don't have to babysit the cord during the charge?
     
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    I lock my charge cable to the bottom of my car with a small U-lock. Granted, thieves or vandals can still cut the cable.

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    some people drive on top of them, it's not a perfect system, but there's not much you can do if vandalism is the issue. idr anyone reporting a stolen evse here. any deterrent is enough to keep most would be thieves at bay.
     
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    Thread resurrection since my posts got thanked years later...
    My '13 Leaf SV usually pulls ~5.7 to 6.0 kW on L2 Chargepoint stations.

    On '13+ Leaf SV and SL (2 upper trims), 6.x kW on-board charger is standard. On the lowest trim, the S (new to '13 model year), it's a 3.x kW OBC standard. 6.x kW OBC is part of the "charge package" that also includes a CHAdeMO (for DC FCing) inlet.
     
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    UK is 50 Hertz, & we're 60
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    Um, that photobucket link is meaninglessness. Running sensitive electronics will not burn out your evse right away but will eventually cause it to malfunction. The reason is, improper frequency changes amount of current that resistors & capacitors get. See here;

    AC Circuits
    Go ahead - buy one anyway ... and report back in a few weeks, how that worked for you.
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    Toyota are not renowned for mislabelling equipment.

    That EVSE specification IS the EVSE specification. It WILL work within those parameters.

    Correct design works as described. My iPhone charger is marked as 100-240V 50-60Hz. I have used it all over the world without any problems and so have millions of other users. Do you naysay that?
     
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    $3 phone charger (which is NOT sensitive/expensive electronics, and are purposefully designed to operate on alternate voltage/frequencies) vs your portable $500 EVSE. You're right of course. (shrug)
    Free advice ... you get what you pay for. I'm sure it'll be fine. Again ... come back in a few weeks & report the results.
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