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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-20-2019, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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I that it was recommended to have an electrician come to the house to check the wiring for charging. I rent, is that really necessary? I’m not sure I want to pay or ask the owner unless it is necessary.
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I that it was recommended to have an electrician come to the house to check the wiring for charging. I rent, is that really necessary? I’m not sure I want to pay or ask the owner unless it is necessary.
From the little I have seen a standard 20 amp outlet should be fine, I think I seen one post it was like 12-13 amps at 120 volts? That like plugging in an electric heater. Ultimately an once of prevention is worth a pound of cure

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Make sure that the outlet is tight and check for overheating by touching the plug frequently during the first our hour of charging.
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From the little I have seen a standard 20 amp outlet should be fine, I think I seen one post it was like 12-13 amps at 120 volts? That like plugging in an electric heater. Ultimately an once of prevention is worth a pound of cure
A 20 amp outlet is the one with the sideways 'T' slot. While it would be plenty for the charger, I don't know if many residential apartments come with 20 amp outlets.

I would think the much more common, standard 15 amp outlet (two solid vertical slots) would suffice, as well, so long as the overall wiring/breakers are correct.

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A 20 amp outlet is the one with the sideways 'T' slot. While it would be plenty for the charger, I don't know if many residential apartments come with 20 amp outlets.
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There are millions of 15 amp receptacles (outlets) on 12 gauge, 20 amp circuits. My home, built in 1968, is full of them. All installed by a licensed electrician, signed off by the city inspector.
The only way to really tell is to look at the breaker/fuse box, and even that is no sure thing.

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I think it all depends upon your panel, charger and if your going to future proof the nema plug or hard wire it . I’d personally installed a 50 amp outlet for my juice box pro 40 . The lesser the amps the longer the charge rate and the least effective the charge will be ( loss of electricity due toe the charging rate / time ) . You could possibly do all the cable running yourself and just have a electrician come and hook up the breaker to panel and the outlet box if stour doing a plug instead of hardwiring it . It’s teally not that hard a project at all , check YouTube for videos or the old forums on here . A little bit of homework saves you time, hassle and grief down the road .
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Until I finish up with installing a 240v receptacle for my Clipper Creek charger, the 15A receptacle is working fine although it takes 14 hours to charge a depleted battery.

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If you have access to a dryer outlet (230v) the charger that comes with the car will work on 230v and charge twice as fast. There are posts about this aand how to make an adapter cable.
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I don't think there is any need of an electrician for your problem.
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I don't think there is any need of an electrician for your problem.
Agreed. Any outlet and the wires leading to it should be protected by a fuse or circuit breaker. Your PacHy will draw less current than a 1875-watt hair dryer.

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