I’m awaiting an EV I ordered, and in order to prepare for it, need to install a 240V outlet in my garage.
The circuit would be for a 'Ford Connected Charge Station':
- 60A breaker (240V, 2 pole, 60 Hz) with a 4-wire configuration
I currently have 100A service—however we have a gas stove, gas water heater, gas dryer, and gas range. Considering the EV would charge overnight, other than refrigerator, lights, alarm clocks, phone charging, etc., the total potential loads during that time would be:
- EV charger 60A (nominal current 48A)
- Central A/C 240V/30A
- 5,000 BTU Room A/C 120V (7A on 15A circuit)
- Dishwasher 120V/20A
Currently my panel includes a 240V/20A circuit (outlet pictured) that I'm removing, as it's no longer used. Based on these factors, should I add a sub panel in order to add this circuit, or can the 60A safely replace the 20A?
Thanks in advance!