thefishnets wrote:I tow a caravan in Europe and use sites with an electrical 'hook-up' system. The output of the 220V electrical supply points is sometimes limited to 16 amp and sometimes limited to 10 amp. The limit is 'enforced' by having a circuit breaker designed to trip at the 16/10 amp level in the circuit.
Would it be possible to overnight charge the Outlander (using the Mitsubishi supplied 3pin charging cable + suitable outlet adapter) from this power source or would the demand be likely to trip the circuit breaker? I know it can be charged from a solar array 6amp supply but the current limit is then the limited output of the array but is there a way of telling the onboard charging unit not to demand more than 10 amps?
I've charged my PHEV from a caravan using the standard brick charger when the van was plugged into a 16A blue outlet so you should be fine.
The supplied 10A EVSE brick or "granny charger" actually draws 9.5A @ 240V as I have measured. I guess it may draw more current at lower voltage but I have not tested that.
If you are on a 10A supply then you have no real overhead to have anything else turned on while charging the car.
If you are on a 16A supply then you should be OK with lights, TV and fridge but not much else. Putting a 2KW kettle on would trip it and a microwave is probably marginal.