Questions tagged [electric-vehicle]

Plug-in electric vehicles can use a variety of chargers. These chargers are often high-current, 240V installations and typically require dedicated circuits. Chargers may be hard-wired or plug in to sockets. Specifics vary by manufacturer and vehicle model.

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1AWG with a smaller breaker?

I am thinking about having an electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) installed. In the interest of future proofing for an electric pickup truck coming on the market about a year from now, i would ...
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I want to install generic capability for future car charging. What 240v outlet on the outside of the house is acceptable?

I am wiring an old house with new wires and want to have an outlet outside for charging a potential electric car. There is no carport or roof overhang, so weather resistance is important. The wall is ...
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Running 100 amp line to detached garage

I found lots of questions about this, but with many different answers. I'm looking to run a 100 amp line from my 200A main breaker box to a subpanel in my new detached garage. The run is about 120 ft....
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Switch for alternating between outlets

I'm installing a Tesla charger, but I also want to install a NEMA 14-50 outlet so other EV owners can charge in that spot as well, but as it's one spot, both won't be used at the same time. I don't ...
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Adding new 240v 30 amp outlet by tapping into existing NEMA 10-30 outlet box

Here's the situation: House was built in the 1980s. My laundry room has an existing NEMA 10-30 outlet that is not being used since we have a gas dryer. I am thinking about getting an electric car so I'...
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Can I charge my Electric Car from two 120v home circuits?

I'm in the USA. I'm wanting to use two different 120v 15A plugs that are on different circuits at the same time to charge my car. I'm thinking of creating a hub adaptor that is the inverse of what is ...
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Sub-panel tapped from aluminum feed in Duplex

I live in a Duplex (build in 1979) with a 200A distribution panel which has 2 meters and 2 100A breakers (one for each unit).The distribution panel is on the outside of the garage and is fed ...
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Is a 240vac (2 pole) outlet a “single phase receptacle”?

I just read about NEC 2017, section 625.54: "Ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel. All single-phase receptacle installed for the connection of electric vehicle charging that are ...
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Wiring for EV charger in garage

I currently have a 240 40 amp charging unit in my garage for my electric car. I believe the wire is 4 gauge; the charging unit plugs in rather then being directly hard wired. The unit is on a 50 amp ...
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two-phase 50amps electric switch

I will be installing a NEMA 14-50 outlet/socket for my Level 2 EV charger. On average, it'll be about one connect-disconnect cycle a day. To avoid wear, I'd like to install a two-phase switch that ...
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Nema 14-50 40A outlet for electric car: one gang box (plastic or metal) and cable size …code?

I'm getting ready to install a nema 14-50 outlet for an electric car/vehicle (EV) and I'm looking at the details. I found out that NEC 2017 section 314.17 talks about enclosures but I'm a bit confused....
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tesla charger installation 60 amp vs 50 amps cable [closed]

I am planning to run a 60 amp wire and install Nema 14-50 with 50 amp breaker on it. That way in future if i buy a tesla wall connector, i can install the 60 amp breaker and the new receptacle on the ...