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Home charging station question

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:43 am
by Davadin
Hi folks!

Got myself an Outland PHEV 2020 here and we recently moved to a new condo. The parking lot is EV-friendly which has a rough-in for charger.

Can anyone recommend me which charger to get? Probably from Amazon is my best bet, but I'm in Ottawa, Canada if anyone knows local that can have a better deal. How many Amps can the Outlander take for lv2?

I called the dealership and all they can say is "anything 220V would work just fine" without any other spec... I saw in the manual there are 3 level of charging, and I can have up to level 2 charging at home. (Lv1 charger came with the car and there's a rapid/quick charge I tried in Montreal for lv3 I assume)

The rough-in in the parking lot is just 3 open wires... I'm guessing the electrician can install whatever plug to support whatever I buy for the car....

Thoughts? Comments?

THanks!

Re: Home charging station question

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:12 am
by Davadin

Re: Home charging station question

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:26 am
by jaapv
Any 240/220 V 16 Amp station should be fine.

Re: Home charging station question

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:33 am
by ThudnBlundr
Though a 7kW charger would also make you ready for when/if you decide to buy an EV

Re: Home charging station question

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:20 pm
by Davadin
ThudnBlundr wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:33 am
Though a 7kW charger would also make you ready for when/if you decide to buy an EV
any specific recommendation unit?

Re: Home charging station question

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:16 pm
by jaapv
ThudnBlundr wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:33 am
Though a 7kW charger would also make you ready for when/if you decide to buy an EV
Yes, but those are 380/400 V, not 220/240.

Re: Home charging station question

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:06 am
by ThudnBlundr
jaapv wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:16 pm
ThudnBlundr wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:33 am
Though a 7kW charger would also make you ready for when/if you decide to buy an EV
Yes, but those are 380/400 V, not 220/240.
Really? My 7kW charger is 240V

Re: Home charging station question

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:07 am
by ThudnBlundr
Davadin wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:20 pm
ThudnBlundr wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:33 am
Though a 7kW charger would also make you ready for when/if you decide to buy an EV
any specific recommendation unit?
I have no knowledge whatsoever of what is available on the other side of the Pond