I think just at the standard 12A for that cord. There's not much to gain in getting the extra amps, probably more trouble than it's worth. Ultimately aside from gauges and fuses it probably comes down to that pilot signal programming.Using it at 16 amps? Can you post a link please?
It should only pull 16A at 240V if it's configured properly. Regardless, plugging an unmodified OEM charger into a regular 15A outlet and pulling 12A can be questionable, as some outlets can't handle a constant 12A draw even if they're rated for higher. It boils down to a case-by-case basis. I wouldn't recommend trying to get the OEM charger to draw 16A in any situation because the internal wiring gauges are only designed for 12.If you modify the OE unit to 16 Amps, wouldn't it then be unsafe (and/or impossible) to use when plugged into a common 15A outlet? It's nice to have a unit that can be used in an ordinary outlet so you can charge just about anywhere.
And even if you don't need that capability, it is still an issue if you sell the car. A buyer will expect to receive an unmodified EVSE that works in an ordinary outlet.
Agreed. 16AWG is good for 12A maximum. 14AWG will safely handle 16A maximum.My 2014 L1 EVSE has 14AWG cord, the gen 2 units are only 16awg. And while I could manage the power loss per foot and heating of 16A on a 16awg cord set, I wouldn't do it.
Another possibility if you don't mind adding a plug and an uglier EVSE is the GE DuraStation. It has a jumper inside for limiting current draw to 12, 16, 24, or 30 amps. On Home Depot, you can get one for $400.If you want a selectable EVSE, build an OpenEVSE. Then you can select from 6 amp to 80 Amp if your plug can take it.
My Siemens VersiCharge does as well ($429 Amazon). That's one reason I bought it. The other is up to 7.2 kW of power, something my 3.0 kW Volt can't use but my Bolt can (if and when I upgrade my wiring).Another possibility if you don't mind adding a plug and an uglier EVSE is the GE DuraStation. It has a jumper inside for limiting current draw to 12, 16, 24, or 30 amps. On Home Depot, you can get one for $400.