SIGN UP

Electric Car Charging From 3 Pin Socket

Avatar Image
MantaRay | 21:12 Tue 30th Mar 2021 | Cars
2 Answers
I gather it's not really recommended to rely on a 3 pin plug charger for charging a vehicle long term due to the plug and wiring overheating. Is it possible to get a reduced wattage charger, i.e. 1-2kw if 3kw is likely to overload the socket and wiring. Charge time doesn't worry me as I'd only be using the car once a week.

Answers

1 to 2 of 2rss feed

Avatar Image
3kW drawn from a BS 1363 UK plug should not be a problem – even if it is for a prolonged period. UK domestic mains power outlets are rated at 13A, so can supply slightly over 3kW at a nominal 240Vac.
23:37 Tue 30th Mar 2021
go petrol
3kW drawn from a BS 1363 UK plug should not be a problem – even if it is for a prolonged period.

UK domestic mains power outlets are rated at 13A, so can supply slightly over 3kW at a nominal 240Vac.

1 to 2 of 2rss feed

Do you know the answer?

Electric Car Charging From 3 Pin Socket

Answer Question >>

Related Questions

Sorry, we can't find any related questions. Try using the search bar at the top of the page to search for some keywords, or choose a topic and submit your own question.