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

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  1. randomwalk101

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    2 hours charging is great!!!
    Works flawlessly Thanks Rob!!
     
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    You are Very Welcome !

    Yes, charging up your Prime in 2 to 2 1/2 hours using the stock OE 120v EVSE at 240 volts is EXTREMELY satisfying !!!

    I will post up some "build" pictures in the next day or two of me building your 8 gauge 4ft long conversion pigtail.

    (y)


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    One of the biggest reasons to use your OE Toyota 120v EVSE at 240 volts with a conversion Pigtail vs a ~$200 dollar China built 240v EVSE is this:

    The FREE ~5,000+ miles you'll get driving around on your battery by saving $150 dollars or more.


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    Did anyone used standard 120V charger at 220-240V with 50Hz ? Yes, I'm not in US, I'm in EU.
     
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    No, not that I'm aware of.

    Personally if it were me, I would plug it in to your 220-240v / 50Hz outlet without fear, I say this because all USA units are marked "120v" with no 240v reference. The only difference I've seen between the European EVSE's and USA EVSE's is the back sticker & country plug, like already stated; It's millions of dollars cheaper for Toyota to manufacturer one single Dual Voltage EVSE for worldwide usage vs manufacturing multiple different EVSE's for all the different countries.


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    i thought there wasn't any 120v in eu?
     
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    I'm guessing that a US spec Prius Prime got shipped back to his home in the EU, I'm sure he will clarify later.


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