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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:30 pm 
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3kW ain't too shabby out of that little thing.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:37 am 
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Personally I think it's a little scary. 12.5A out of 16 gauge wire is right on the hairy edge. NEC Table 400.5(A)(1) indicates a max of 13A for 16 ga. flexible cord. If they had used 14 ga. it would almost be worth a little over $100 it would cost to gut the EVSE and replace the innards with Open EVSE and up the current to 16A (3.84kW). Personally I would want a little extra overhead for when the cord has some wear and tear and may not be able to carry that full capacity safely anymore.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:42 am 
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Ah breadboards, they always get me into trouble.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:42 am 
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For what it's worth after charging for hours on my 240v setup the cords & EVSE weren't even remotely warm. Granted it was probably 20° in my garage at the time, but if there was a problem it would have heated up.

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