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The electrician installed a 6-30 receptacle in my garage and a 30A 240V breaker in the panel. I changed the 6-20 plug on my Duosida to a 6-30 plug to match. Since the panel was full, the electrician had to replace 4 full size breakers with 2 tandem breakers to free up space for the new 240. He charged me $400 including wire and materials. He also had to go in the attic to run the wire. It's so nice seeing that 220-240 charging notice on the DIC. And no more switching from 8 amps to 12 amps!





 

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I know the feeling, I had an electrician install my Clipper Creek L2 EVSE in the garage about 5 years ago. It is nice to be able to use the car to it's fullest potential (is that a pun?)
 

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That's nice for sure. Seems like a reasonable price for the work done. I used 120V for 6 months before installing a 240V system. 4-5 hours recharge, plus better for preconitioning in winter. Enjoy!
 

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Welcome to Europe :p

Why US is still on 110v is hard to comprehend...
Existing infrastructure. More money for power companies, protecting stupid people from themselves. 110 v is less likely to electrocute idiots.
 

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Yes 240 is the way to go. Mind you I already had that, just had to install outlet to match cord and 20 amp rocker switch to break.
 

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Have that same EVSE, been working well for a year and a half. Installed it on a dedicated 20a circuit.
 

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I decided to check out the L2 Duosida using MyGreenVolt. I measured the AC power at the receptacle with my trusty Fluke meter and it measures 246VAC, same as my workplace. But MyGreenVolt shows it as 238VAC at 13.4 amps? Shouldn't it be charging at or near 16 amps? Does this look normal? Or is the input power to the EVSE 16 amps?


 

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I decided to check out the L2 Duosida using MyGreenVolt. I measured the AC power at the receptacle with my trusty Fluke meter and it measures 246VAC, same as my workplace. But MyGreenVolt shows it as 238VAC at 13.4 amps? Shouldn't it be charging at or near 16 amps? Does this look normal? Or is the input power to the EVSE 16 amps?
Was your measurement of the 246VAC a no-load measurement? It will drop under load.

The charger on the Gen1 models was 3.3kW, and 13.375 max amps.
 

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Yes, should be 3800 watts but you were already 80% charged and iirc it slows the charge rate near the end of charge.
Unless you are nearly 100% charged, on a 240v outlet the power should be 3600 watts. If voltage is lower than 240v, then the current can go above 15 amps; up to 16 amps with power trying to stay at 3600 watts. If TPMS battery heating/cooling is required then the AC is running and then the power could go as high as 16Amps*Voltage<=3840 watts.

For public chargers on 3-phase power at 208Volts and 16amps, the power is limited to 3325watts.
 

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Was your measurement of the 246VAC a no-load measurement? It will drop under load.

The charger on the Gen1 models was 3.3kW, and 13.375 max amps.
Yes, I was measuring with no load.
 
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