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Preparing for Mach-E charging at home - preparation and installing charger

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Also remember that there's a 30% (US) federal tax credit if you buy it before the end of 2020.

https://envirocenter.org/ev-charging-tax-credits-explained/

Also take note of the plug type of the charger you get (or if it's hardwired). Best to get the charger first so your electrician knows what to install.

Note too that the Mach-E comes with a 32A charger with a 14-50 plug.
 

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Do you use 3 or 4 conductor wire?
My installation has four 3 awg wires. Three wires come from the double pole 50 amp breaker L1, L2, (two loads each carrying one 120v leg) and neutral. The fourth wire is from the panel ground bus.
 

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My installation has four 3 awg wires. Three wires come from the double pole 50 amp breaker L1, L2, (two loads each carrying one 120v leg) and neutral. The fourth wire is from the panel ground bus.
I thought 4 or 6 awg was sufficient
 

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I thought 4 or 6 awg was sufficient
6AWG would suffice for most 50A installations (for a 40A EVSE), depending on distance from the panel, and 4AWG for a 60A installation (for a 48A EVSE like the Ford Connected Charge Station), again depending on distance.

You can certainly use much thicker gauge wiring, usually to "future-proof" the install, if you'd like.
 

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6AWG would suffice for most 50A installations (for a 40A EVSE), depending on distance from the panel, and 4AWG for a 60A installation (for a 48A EVSE like the Ford Connected Charge Station), again depending on distance.

You can certainly use much thicker gauge wiring, usually to "future-proof" the install, if you'd like.
IF it's a long distance, would the wire get thicker or thinner?
 

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IF it's a long distance, would the wire get thicker or thinner?
Thicker (lower gauge wire). It would have to be somewhere around 160-170 feet from the main panel to need larger wire though, I believe (for a 50A circuit).
 



 










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