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I am considering purchasing a 2019 PACHY and if so, I will want to install a solar system to charge it. Can anyone tell me how many amps or watts are used when charging with level 1 (120 V)?
 

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You will need about 11 amps, 120 volts, or about 1300-1400 watts.
Another thing to think about is the amount of time it takes to charge with a level 1 charger. It will take around 9-10 hours and in most places, even during summer, you probably won’t have peak sunlight for that amount of time. So my guess is that your solar charger will have to be rated at higher than 1300-1400 watts.
 

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If possible, strongly consider upgrading your solar system to 250 Volts @ 20-30 AMP service (like a small generator).

If you were able to do this you would be able to charge your PACHY in just about 2 hours from 0%.

110 V @ 10-12 AMPs would take 9+ hours to charge from 0%. (longer than most regional SUN times.

I use a Duosida level 2 charger 250 Volt @ 20 AMP and it charges my PACHY 17 in 2 hours 20 minutes from 0% charge.
 

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Length of Time for Level 1 Charge

Another thing to think about is the amount of time it takes to charge with a level 1 charger. It will take around 9-10 hours and in most places, even during summer, you probably won’t have peak sunlight for that amount of time. So my guess is that your solar charger will have to be rated at higher than 1300-1400 watts.
Is 9-10 hours a real world time on a depleted, 0% battery? I thought it was something more like 12-14 hours, which would definitely put a crimp on solar charging on all but the most sunny of the longest summer days.
 

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Is 9-10 hours a real world time on a depleted, 0% battery? I thought it was something more like 12-14 hours, which would definitely put a crimp on solar charging on all but the most sunny of the longest summer days.
Well, to be honest, I have only used a level 1 charger a few times. We bought a level 2 charger almost immediately after purchasing the PacHy. So I didn’t really time it to find out exactly how long it took to get from 0 to 100% but I’m sure 9-10 hours is a conservative estimate.
 

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Well, to be honest, I have only used a level 1 charger a few times. We bought a level 2 charger almost immediately after purchasing the PacHy. So I didn’t really time it to find out exactly how long it took to get from 0 to 100% but I’m sure 9-10 hours is a conservative estimate.
I was just curious. I know the PacHy has a large battery, as well as a 6.6kWh charger, and figured that explained why a level 2 charger can get a complete charge in a relatively quick, slightly more than two hours, while a level 1 charger takes considerably longer.

I mean, the 12-14 hour level 1 estimate, if accurate, rivals one of the earliest (and slowest) modern BEV charging times, that being the Mitsubith i-MiEV. On top of having the slowest charge time, it also had one of the shortest EV ranges (60 miles). Imagine living with the range anxiety, coupled with the long level 1 charge time. They were the cheapest BEV but still sold poorly. If you could live with the charge time and low range, they were quite a bargain at the end of production.
 

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I posted this question in another thread but niw re-reading, this one is more appropriate (I think)


Background : I own a 2018 PacHy and a 2016 Kia Soul EV (100% electric with 93-106 mile range)

For the past year and half, I have been charging using the stock charger provided by the Soul EV. It takes between 6-8 hours for the PacHy and 14-16 hours for the Soul EV.
Now I have finalized an installer for solar and spoken to him about getting everything ready in my garage and circuit to charge both cars. He said he will install the necessary port in the garage. I am a bit clueless on what I need to get done.

What do you recommend I get done ? I have a 100A circuit coming into my house. Should I get my provider (PSEG) to spec out a 200A circuit ?

P.S -On a side note, I do frequently get GFCI reset (not sure if it has anything to do with using an extension cord for connecting the charger (the extension cord is outdoor-rated but very old pre-2005).
 

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Background : I own a 2018 PacHy and a 2016 Kia Soul EV (100% electric with 93-106 mile range)

For the past year and half, I have been charging using the stock charger provided by the Soul EV. It takes between 6-8 hours for the PacHy and 14-16 hours for the Soul EV.
You're using the Soul EVSE for both the PacHy and Soul? I guess this makes some sense since it's a whole lot more convenient to just have one charger out and ready in the garage while you can keep the PacHy EVSE tucked away with the vehicle.

Still, if this is the case, I would think that using the PacHy as the garage charger, and keeping the Soul EVSE with that car might be more pragmatic, considering that the PacHy is a PHEV and is unlikely to leave you stranded. The Soul EV, being a BEV, could be in a situation where keeping that vehicle's EVSE with it at all times might be the difference between (eventually) getting home without a tow or Lyft.

OTOH, if the 6-8 hours is for a 0%, completely depleted battery, that's quite a bit shorter (nearly half) than the 12-14 hours with the stock PacHy EVSE.
 
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