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What kind of 220v Outlet should I install

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:46 pm
by zardeenah
I want to install an outlet for a plug in level 2 charger for my 2017 Volt. There are a bunch of different types of these outlets, though. If you could choose any one of them, what would you choose?

Re: What kind of 220v Outlet should I install

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 8:27 am
by Guard65
Depending on your country and the amperage rating should determine the outlet type. The line should be isolated. You may or may not want to go with a locking class 'L' version outlet depending on if you connection is exposed to the elements. Hope this helps.
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Re: What kind of 220v Outlet should I install

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 9:39 am
by Guard65
The US standard plug is the 14-50 plug if this is a US device.

Re: What kind of 220v Outlet should I install

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:50 am
by blavere
I think you are putting the cart before the horse. I believe it is best to first identify the brand of Level 2 charger you are interested in purchasing. Not all Level 2 chargers are plug-in, or use the same type of plug. Once you decide on a Level 2 "plug in" charger, that will dictate the type of outlet you will need. For example, I recently purchased the Siemens VersiCharge Gen 2 plug-in model. The plug on the Siemens is a NEMA 6-50. I hope this helps.