Wiring needs for EV


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Old 07-30-19, 11:20 AM
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Wiring needs for EV

My carport is wired for a 240 volt heater that was removed and the wiring capped. The wire is 10-2 with ground and was previously attached to a 30 amp double pole circuit. Will the 10-2 be sufficient for a home charger for an EV if I choose to buy one of these cars?

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Old 07-30-19, 11:53 AM
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It will be sufficient for a charger up to 30A @ 240V (7200W).
 
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Old 07-30-19, 01:23 PM
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EV chargers are a rapidly changing landscape. Some parking lot chargers are now 50kW and 30 cents per minute. Most homes won't support 204 Amps to the garage!
 
 

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