Is there a device I can use which will tell me which electrical phase an outlet is operating under?
Of course before I proceed with the below, I'd get an electrician to double check everything and make sure the wiring is safe and sound.
I live in a house rental and there is no 240V outlet and I do not want to scare the landlord with a request for me to pay for the installation of a 240V outlet until we've lived in the house for a few years. I saw there is a product called Quick 220 (http://www.quick220.com
) which takes input from two 120V outlets and provides a single 240V outlet. The 120V outlets must be on different phases though. I have two 120V outlets on different 20AMP circuits which happen to be close to each other (5 feet away) so I want to try and use them with the Quick 220.
I've noticed a few leaf and volt owners who are in a similar situation have used this device too.The reason I'm considering this device is that we might add another EV to the household within the next 6 months so our lone 120V outlet might not be quick enough.