Using mobile charger connect at home

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I was planning to use my mobile charger connect at home w a 240V dedicated wall outlet at 50A. Might as well since it is a mandatory option. I live in CA so no worries about proximity to mobile chargers. And I couldn’t imagine charging 110V at some remote location for a couple days (?) anyway...;)

If I understand manual correctly that should give me 9.7kW charge hence 9-10 hrs to full

Correct or am I missing something?
 

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I was planning to use my mobile charger connect at home w a 240V dedicated wall outlet at 50A. Might as well since it is a mandatory option. I live in CA so no worries about proximity to mobile chargers. And I couldn’t imagine charging 110V at some remote location for a couple days (?) anyway...;)

If I understand manual correctly that should give me 9.7kW charge hence 9-10 hrs to full

Correct or am I missing something?
Correct. It will pull 40 amps on a 50 amp circuit. (240 volts x 40 amps = 9.6 kW). Make sure you have the NEMA 14-50 receptacle. That is the standard plug for the Mobile Charger Connect in the US.
 

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Btw, good call. A 120 volt outlet charges at a rate of something like 2-3 miles per hour of charging. That is slow!
 

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Btw, good call. A 120 volt outlet charges at a rate of something like 2-3 miles per hour of charging. That is slow!
I read takes 24 hours for a full charge
 

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No certain, but I think its actually a bit longer, depending on your actual circuit. Most equipment only uses 80% of a circuits capacity. In the US, your common 110/120 volt circuits are 15 and 20 amps. At 80%, the chargers would use either 12 or 16 amps. Multiplied by the voltage, the fastest you could charge is at 1.44 kW or 1.92 kW. Divide the battery by that rate and you get somewhere 65 hours for a 15 amp circuit or 48 hours for a 20 amp circuit, for a full charge. (You can tell amperage of a receptacle by looking at it, like the left one below.)

All this assumes the charger and inverter support these rates. At least this how an accountant (and not an electrician or engineer) figures things out, so quite possibly wrong. ;)

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