john1701a - Prius Prime Home Charging Cheat Sheet

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  1. Tideland Prius

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    Bought a 2018 Prius Prime about a week ago. I've charged it every day we've driven it. It has tripped the circuit breaker twice now so I'm hesitant to plug it back in until I've changed out the circuit breaker from 15amp to 20amp and I'd also like to switch out the standard receptacle to a GFCI receptacle. Anyone else have this issue come up? Is it feasible or recommendable to install 220v to my garage? Does Prime support 220v chargers?
     
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    You can temporarily reduce the max amperage to 8A in the settings until you upgrade to a 20amp circuit breaker.

    It supports 220/240V charging. That will drop the time from 5h30m to 2h10m for a full charge. Note that the 5h30m is with the 12A setting. If you drop it to 8A, it may be closer to 8 hours at 110V.
     
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    Make sure your outlet wiring can handle it. There is a reason you beaker is tripping. I had that problem because other house hold outlets were sharing the same line. When I plugged it into my pool outlet, which is a dedicated line 20 amps. The extension cable is rated to handle 20 amps. I had no problem charging. Or it can be a bad circuit breaker. Best of luck.
     
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    In Canada, that is 240 volts. I could have a line installed for $1400, and get a governments grant of $1000. This hot line gives a full charge in 70 minutes
     
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    "It" as in the supplied CCID? Or as "it" in the Prius Prime itself? I ask because I have not actually gotten my hands on the Prime CCID as yet. Tnx. J
     
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    the prime charger (inside the car) supports L2 (240v) charging.

    also, the oem evse will allow 240v simply by using a plug adapter at the wall end, plugged into a 240v outlet. there is a thread on this.
     
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    What you need is an electrician, while you haven't burned down the house.

    The breaker trips before the wires melt, upping the breaker is asking to set fire to your house.
    There are 20 Amp GFCI receptacles, yes.
    Yes, you can find multiple threads here on PriusChat of fires, melted receptacles, and tripping breakers. Don't be one of them.
    Any good electrician can answer the feasibility of adding 220 in your garage.
    The Prime does support 16 Amp 220 volt EVSEs, yes.

    GFCI Breaker keeps tripping | PriusChat

    Charging keeps blowing circuit breaker | PriusChat

    Prius Plug IN | PriusChat

    Need advice - Outlet caught fire | PriusChat

    and on and on...
     
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    Sorry, the car's onboard charger.
     
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