The "Morec 16A" dual-voltage EVSE was linked earlier in the thread and it reminded me something I wanted to ask: the EVSE that Mitsubishi includes with 2022/2023 Outlander PHEV, has anyone tried it on 240V? DON'T TRY THIS with yours!!
But, just wondering if anyone knows either way?
Reason I ask is because the 12A EVSE that came with my Bolt is labeled (for US market) "120V only", but is actually designed (for international markets, presumably) to accept both
voltages. Which is super handy because with a very simple plug adapter (and a 240V outlet), you DOUBLE your charging speed (from 1.4kW to 2.8kW). I use it like that sometimes (on road trips usually) and it works perfectly, no over-heating, etc.
Morec 16A EV Charger Level 1-2 NEMA6-20P with Adapterfor NEMA 5-15, 100V-240V, Portable EVSE SAE J1772 Plug 6m (20 feet), Home Electric Vehicle Charging Station Compatible with All EV Cars : Amazon.ca: Automotive
i missed all the discussion earlier, but it sounds like there was some confusion about EVSEs. But basically the car will only use what it can (up to 3.3kW for the Outlander?), so you can't "hurt" the car with a bigger charger (7.8kW or 10kW or whatever your EVSE is rated for). For smaller EVSEs, like 12A or 16A models, the biggest problem is with your home wiring - 12A is pushing it for a regular 15A circuit (same for 16A on 20A circuit), esp in older homes, wires might get a little warm over a 12hr period of constant draw, wire insulators will break down quicker, etc. Using a 240V outlet (with proper wire guage, on 30-50A breaker) is much safer and
doubles your charge speed.
That makes sense. With that power, the charger is drawing its max rate of 3kWh. I'm still not sure why mine is only drawing 1.1kW or 10amps when it could be drawing
Did you ever figure this out? Maybe a setting you can change in the car? I know my other car (BEV) lets you choose 8A or 12A when using L1 charger. It defaults to 8A to minimize stress on house wiring, so you have to force it to use 12A (if you know the house's wiring is good for it). Maybe Outlander defaults to 10A, and you have to tell it 12A is okay...?