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 Post subject: Does North American Outlander EVSE support 240V
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:39 pm 
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Just picked up a 2018 Outlander PHEV!

I have a question about the charger/EVSE that comes with the Canadian 2018 model: does anyone know if it can work with a 240V given the right adapter (ie can it be safely connected to a dryer plug with an adapter and charge at 240V)?

My Volt EVSE that came with the car can do this, even though it officially only supports (it is labelled) 120V.

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 Post subject: Re: Does North American Outlander EVSE support 240V
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:25 pm 
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Welcome whoca,

The supplied charger with the car is for 120V. (It's nick-named a granny charger, as it's slow (max 12A at 120V.) It's meant for overnight charging and in a pinch, when no L2 charger is available.
But if you buy any Level 2 EVSE charger that can supply 16A, it will be connectable from 240V.
I bought this one "EV Charger Level 2 EVSE PHEV 200V-240V 16A 25ft 7.62 Meters Cord SAE J1772 NEMA 6-20P Plug Electric Vehicle Car Charger" (from Amazon) and it works very well. It is available with various plugs; I did not get a plug as I wired it fixed to the electrical panel. It's a simple charger with no display to tell you how much the PHEV did charge. For more money you can get ones that provide more bells and whistles.

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 Post subject: Re: Does North American Outlander EVSE support 240V
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:14 pm 
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Thanks.

Good to know that inexpensive EVSEs that support 240V at 16A are available.


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 Post subject: Re: Does North American Outlander EVSE support 240V
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:00 am 
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Most of Europe is 220-240V, so 10A (2.5kW) granny chargers are everywhere here. Not sure that there are many 16A grannies though: they'd need a special plug and socket, so it's often easier to get a charge point and cable

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 Post subject: Re: Does North American Outlander EVSE support 240V
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:03 am 
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ThudnBlundr wrote:
..., so it's often easier to get a charge point and cable

The OP specificity asked for the N.A. option.
240V is here L2 charging territory and our chargers come with a fixed cable with J1772 connector. And can have varying plugs to connect to the 240V outlets.

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 Post subject: Re: Does North American Outlander EVSE support 240V
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:36 pm 
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Thanks for everyone’s input. Yes, I’m in Canada so the granny EVSE options are often 120V. I was wondering whether the ones that come with North American vehicles happened to support up to 240V given

I have a 40A level 2 charger at home I got when I purchased my Chevy Volt and I was thinking about installing a 240V outlet in the garage and use a cheaper 240V EVSE (16A or so) to charge the Outlander.

It sounds like buying a $200CAD one should do the trick.


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