Rat wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:12 pm
jjeff wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:21 pm
I'm envious your Volvo can charge up to 48a
Thanks to both of you for the info. The 48A speed is for the L2 cable that came with the car. It also has the CCS DC pins which is even faster, (not as fast as ChaDemo, I hear), but I haven't tried that out yet. I note that a 6-50P to 14-50R adapter is cheap and available and the car can be set to a max amp rating below 48 and within the 40A breaker capability. Then I could use the Volvo cable. That may be a simple solution.
Well as long as you can limit your EVSE to 80% of your breaker's rated capacity(in your case probably 32a unless you can find a 40a continuous rated breaker, in which case 40a) you should be fine with an adapter cable. I've built many adapter cables and as long as you don't pull more current through them than their wiring or plug can handle, you should be fine. Note a 50a plug should be capable of 50a continuous as well as the appropriate wiring but almost all breakers are limited to the 80% rule and again I've never seen a 50a breaker although they may be available??
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