Using the Primes 120v Charger at 240 Volts, Cost $20 !!!

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  1. buta17

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    Well. I understand.


    check your Pm box, please
     
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    Indeed, it's 14 gauge. Hmm… I might need to change that. Still, it's rated for 15A and 12A is all that's going through… Again, not a hint of heat during charging.
     
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    Is this car coming from North America (120V), Japan (100V), Europe (220V?), or somewhere else? And is it coming without a charger or EVSE, so you had to purchase one separately?
     
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    yes , this car is from New York, 120v, I am in Europe 220v, I bought it from damaged car auction, iaai.com and there is a huge chance it will not come with oem charger,
    so I looked in forward and getting ready for it with charger :))) here is all info about my car

    Looking for Previous owner 2013 Plug-in 1st Gen. in New York | PriusChat
     
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  5. Rob43

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    I would recommend that you do change it.

    I use 10 AWG Pure Copper for a reason...


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    Done! (y)
     
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    Hello Prius Primers,

    Attached are photos of my adaptor made by @Rob43 the adaptor was made to fit my garage existing plug: NEMA 14-50R dryer 240V.

    Works perfectly to a OEM Level 1 EVSE from our 2018 Prius Prime. Charge time has been reduced from 5 hours down to 2 hours 20 minutes.

    2020 Crosstrek Hybrid Plug-In
     

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    The adapter I won in Rob43's Holiday contest arrived in the mail today, it looks beautiful. i have a little housekeeping to do in the garage yet but hope to have it doing it's job this weekend.
    MANY THANKS!
     
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    I want that adaptor too, to use inEurope. how much I have to pay for it? I have US shipping address.
     
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    You are in luck, I have a few European plugs in stock.

    Please post up a Picture of the Male plug that you need and tell me what Country your car will get charged up in.

    I can build you a high quality 10 AWG pure copper adapter plug that will allow you to charge your car, as long as I have the correct European male plug.


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    Ordered the adapter from Rob43 for my 2020 Prius Prime XLE.
    The adapter arrived promptly and securely packaged.
    The adapter looks well built, sturdy and worth the price.
    I'm looking forward to fully charging the Prius Prime in 2.5 hours on the 240V.
     
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    this is our plug. I have Subaru OEM level 1 charger, 12a 60hz. this is for 110-120V, I need to put this in European plug with 220v, we do not use here grounding. so we only use 2 cables from oem charger. grounding would be in offside.
     

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    That's all good, I have the male plug that you need in stock.

    I do insist that you use a "Ground", so when I build your adapter I will build it with a separate custom ground wire that I will add to your European plug. You will need to attach (clamp) this separate custom ground wire to some existing water pipe, or install a new grounding rod.

    I will send you a PM.


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    Hopefully your garage cleaning went well, have you experienced your first 2:28 minute charge yet ?


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    Yes, we are all set up and will charge tonight
     
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    Installed a 14-50R in the garage today, attached Rob's adapter, and speedily charging away. Carefully packaged and shipped quickly. Highly recommend
     
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    At my place there is a 240V power outlet CS6364 (photo above) which is not very common. So, I contacted Rob43 if he could make me an adapter cable and he did using a CS6365 plug. Now I'm charging at about 1/2 the time comparing to 110V outlet using the same Prime charging cable.
    His adapter cable is SUPER QUALITY made. And I really like the bright yellow color he used because its very visible from a distance. He has put lots of thought into it. I highly recommend Rob43 if you ever need an adapter cable for using between (almost) any 240V outlet and the Prime charging cable that came with your car.
     

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    Hi,Can this built in to a NEMA 14-50R plug with a 15 ft cord? Planning to put up a 50amp rv power outlet outside of my garage and run This 15 ft setup to my prime on the othe side of the driveway,Thank you rob43 for this very informative post
     
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    I just bought Rob43's 240v adapter for my new 2020 Prius Prime Limited. I have already tried to use it. The 240 volt adapter worked as promised! The battery wasn't fully depleted and I had it hooked up to my 120 volt outlet. It was going to take about 4 hours to charge. I switched over to my 240v plug using Rob43's plug adapter and the charge time dropped to 1 hour and 40 minutes!! Amazing!!

    I will use this 240 volt adapter many times. I will also add the construction quality of the adapter is really great. Which is important when messing with high voltage. Rob43 isn't cutting corners on quality. Excellent product!!

    Thanks Rob43!!
     
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    Awesome and thanks. (y)

    How are you liking your 2020 Crosstrek Plug-In ?


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