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I intend to have a 240 volt cable run to an exterior charging station. Is there an ideal amp draw that I should select for the charging station?
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Is there an ideal amp draw that I should select for the charging station?
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The car controls the draw. That said, the charge station may be able to supply more than the car can draw, which is not a problem. It's called future proofing for the next EV you get. A charge station that's 20A, 30A, 40A, 50A even 60A or 70A will all work. Again, the car controls how much it will actually use. So, 20A is fine for a Spark. But install a larger capacity if possible, your next EV will likely be able to take more than the Spark.
 

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The car controls the draw. That said, the charge station may be able to supply more than the car can draw, which is not a problem. It's called future proofing for the next EV you get. A charge station that's 20A, 30A, 40A, 50A even 60A or 70A will all work. Again, the car controls how much it will actually use. So, 20A is fine for a Spark. But install a larger capacity if possible, your next EV will likely be able to take more than the Spark.
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I intend to have a 240 volt cable run to an exterior charging station. Is there an ideal amp draw that I should select for the charging station?
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Like others in the forum, I 're-assigned' the 220 dryer circuit for a new outlet in the garage. The main panel is in the garage, and the house was wired for an electric dryer, but has a gas dryer.

I disconnected the 30amp wiring, labeled it, and set it aside. I then added the 30amp outlet below and in the same stud bay as the mains. Took about an hour and cost $4 for the outlet and cover, since I already had the 10ga romex sitting around.
 
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