Yeah, if you can do 120 volt circuits, 240 volt circuits are nothing special. Definitely should be comfortable with the process though. Don't want anybody getting electrocuted while preparing for a great Mach E!I watched that yesterday on YouTube. (Actually, this one looks a bit different. Seems like he edited it.)
Those Amazon costs were ridiculous. I know I won;t be paying anything like that. Pretty sure I'll just install it myself. I've done enough 120v wiring - even installing a few breakers - to feel comfortable with that. I've never done 240v but I watched some videos and it looks just as easy (a bit simpler, actually).
I'm still not even 100% sure I'll put in 240v at all. We're pretty low-usage drivers (retired). 120v will add 40-50 miles/day, which is more than we usually drive in an average day. And at least 2 or 3 days/week we don't even leave the house, where it can charge 40+ hours straight.Yeah, if you can do 120 volt circuits, 240 volt circuits are nothing special. Definitely should be comfortable with the process though. Don't want anybody getting electrocuted while preparing for a great Mach E!
Good point. I'll have to check out what subsidies they're offering (that my tax dollars are already paying for).You still may want to contact your electric company: My initial wiring + EVSE install cost me $100 due to tax breaks they were getting (The invoice showed $2600 minus $2500 in tax breaks/credits/etc. and my total was $100). All that included the EVSE.
Sure you can do it yourself but if you can get some freebie's out of it (and a city inspector to approve it) why not? Even better: you can sit back and have a cocktail while watching it be installed
It could be as easy as a phone call..
240 volt would come from your breaker box, but have two "hot" wires. It would be similar to an electric dryer, but may have a different amp rating. I'm not sure if conduit is required, that would be according to your local code requirements. You may need a local inspection for the work and unless you are skilled and comfortable, an electrician is your best bet for designing and installing the wiring, etc.Hi everyone,
My question: Is a 240 line connected directly to the breaker box? Is this 240 line the same as for an electric dryer? Can I run the conduit and have a electrician wire it to the box and outlet? Thanks
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The NEMA 14-50 outlet can only supply up to 80% of its rated capacity continuously, so 40 amps. The hardwire install equipment mentioned can draw 48 amps, that's beyond the allowable continuous rating for the NEMA 14-50.Is there a difference between 'hardware' versus 240v outlet? Was thinking of having a electrician install the outlet in the garage. Cost around $400-500 here.
I know the video says the hardware will support more amps and charge faster. But is it because of the charger model or the connection limitation?
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