Maximum Amp Draw

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  1. Ferrarilover

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    Hi. I am hoping that you can help.
    What is the maximum draw from the Prime please? I know that I can set it to 8 amps manually but if I leave it on the max what does that pull? I believe on the older Plug In it was 12 Amos but I don’t know about the Prime. I have searched for the answer but I cant find it.


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    16 Amps, so you need a 20 Amp breaker and wiring.
     
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    12A on the provided EVSE.
     
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    Did you try searching in the Charging section of the owner's manual?

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    isn't it all 220v in europe?
     
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    I was just going to say they may provide a different EVSE in the UK with the Prius PHV. The Prime is North America only.
     
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    why is he asking about prime in u/k?
     
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    He probably thinks we would not understand the UK models.
     
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    what do you think he has? a pip?
     
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    I will have the Prius PHV 2017/18 model in a few weeks and am having a charger installed and just wanted to check to ensure my wiring is good enough.
    16 Amps appears to be the answer for draw so thanks for replying.


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    Outside North America they use the same name for the Gen 3 and Gen 4 based plugins. Prius PHV.
     
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    I was trying to help by calling it a Prime for all the folk in the U.S.


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    No worries.
    Primes come with a 120 volt EVSE. Current draw would be different.
    Does your PHV come with an EVSE or must you purchase one separately?
     
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    I have just had a EVSE installed. Paid for by the government and Toyota. IMG_0027.JPG


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    I have just had a EVSE installed. Paid for by the government and Toyota. View attachment 142273


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    what does your manual say about amperage draw?
     
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    16 amps just like level 2 here in the states.

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    Looks like they get a cable with 1772 plug (car) to type 2 Mennekes plug (Evse) . No Evse built into the cable. EU way of doing things. Wonder if there is much cable theft going on there? Locking latches on both ends?
     
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    In the EU, public charging stations do not come with a cord and plug. The user is expected to provide their own cord. The charging station just has a receptacle (Mennekes, I believe).
     
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