A 3 pin will work but takes a long time to charge. No idea what your daily needs are, but if we're talking about an EV, most will do 3-4 miles per kilowatt hour.Hi, my new EV arrives next month (assuming I don't cancel the order!), and it's looking like I'll need to have an outdoor-configured 3-pin socket to slow charge it. Is this realistic in the long-term?
thanks for the adviceIf getting an outdoor socket fitted, why wouldn't you get something more robust than an outdoor 3 pin. You really need to be looking at a properly isolated commando socket as a minimum. Any 3 pin, whether mounted indoors or outdoors, should ideally not be treated as a good medium to long term solution.
There's a couple of good reasons to install something betterIt's a Peugeot e-2008. I'll be doing a round trip of 30 miles per day. I am looking at an off-peak tariff too
Yes, I'd agree if the car charger is 7kw. A Leaf charger only takes 26a (6.6kw) so a 32a mcb would be okay. As it happens I did fit a 40a RCBO as I found one at a good price.I'm very wary about using 32A gear on 32A EVSEs. Had a 32A RCD in my mini-CU when I first charged my Ioniq, which draws 31.5A. After about 20 mins, the thing tripped. Seems the RVDs/RCBOs de-rate their current capacity progressively once their temp rises above 30C internally. Mine must have derated to <31.5 over 20 mins, and bingo! No more charging. Replacing wih 40A RCD solved the issue.