spirilis
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Re: Breaker size for 2018 Focus Electric

Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:08 pm

Fat Focus wrote:
spirilis wrote:As long as the EVSE is wired with 8 gauge wire, it should be OK. Smaller than that I would hesitate and see if the wire can be re-run.
I would think they'd use the correct size wire on the charger itself as delivered from the factory. Here's the info I found in the manual. I suppose I could open up the unit and use larger wiring but again, I'd think they'd use what is required out of the box. The run from the breaker to the charger is less than 3 feet.

The three supplied HCS-20, 25, 30 or 40 HCS-40 service conductors use stranded 10 AWG 75ºC copper wire.

The three supplied HCS-50, and HCS-60 service conductors use stranded 8 AWG, 75ºC copper wire.
Got it... 10awg is a bit small but for a 3ft run it's fine.
2017 Ford Focus Electric (Magnetic)
2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE (Kona Blue)

triangles
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Re: Breaker size for 2018 Focus Electric

Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:14 pm

Odd that they would use 75F 10ga since that's only rated for 30A I guess they think that since the HCS-40 maxes out at 32 that is close enuff :? Either way the FFE pulls less than 30A so I guess you are still safe.
2014 Blue Candy FFE
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Fat Focus
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Re: Breaker size for 2018 Focus Electric

Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:32 pm

Thanks Guys. We put in the 40 AMP breaker and all is well.
2018 Focus Electric
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RubyAdams
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Re: Breaker size for 2018 Focus Electric

Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:40 pm

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triangles
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Re: Breaker size for 2018 Focus Electric

Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:12 am

What is it you need to fix?
2014 Blue Candy FFE
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RubyAdams
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Re: Breaker size for 2018 Focus Electric

Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:41 am

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WhiteFFE
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Re: Breaker size for 2018 Focus Electric

Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:45 am

Hi, this is not a forum for solar power for homes. Its for the ford focus electric car. While many members probably have solar on their homes or use it for charging, you probably wont get the answers you need here. Especially posting in someone else's thread. I would post your own thread in an appropriate section of the board to get the best responses. But off hand Id say you probably need to consult your local solar installer. I dont think converting your home to solar is really a dyi type thing using parts from walmart or ebay. But solar is great. Good luck.

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