- Jun 24, 2020
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I think I’m gonna go with the JuiceBox 40. I’ll have an electrician put in a 240v / 40 amp circuit and an outlet in the garage. I’ll plug in the JuiceBox to the 14-50 outlet. I’ll let the MME charge at 32 Amps. 21 mph is perfect for me.Simply swapping out the breaker probably isn't an option, as the thickness of the wiring in the circuit to the outlet is usually sized to match that breaker size. That would typically require all new wiring too, which is basically a whole new install. So you're basically limited to a 30A outlet now.
I think we've heard that the Ford Mobile Charger that comes with the vehicle will auto-detect the current in the line and automatically downstep, but don't quote me on that. It would need to be confirmed. If it doesn't, you can always buy another charger that works at 24A or 16A. There's plenty on Amazon and elsewhere. 24A is the max you can draw from a 30A circuit (80%). Of course, the vehicle will charge slower, but it should still be fast enough to do a nightly charge just fine for most people. A 32A charger is supposed to add 21 miles per hour, so you can scale that accordingly (24A would add about 16 miles/hr, a 16A about 11/hr).
Many of the Amazon chargers are cheap Chinese makes though. Clipper Creek and Juicebox are more trusted names, but also more expensive. Some of us are getting the Grizzl-E, which can be set at 16A/24A/32A/40A ($412). There's a few other good brands too. There are 2 or 3 different outlet plug choices too, so make sure you get the right one for your existing outlet (or get an adpater).