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Charging with the MC120

Discussion in 'Technical' started by TEG, Jun 19, 2009.

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  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Tesla's least expensive charging option is the MC120.
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    This plugs into a 120V NEMA5-15 or NEMA5-20 socket.

    They say that it normally charges about 4 miles per hour connected (12amps) resulting in about 48 hours to get a full charge.
    If you change the VDS to pull 16 amps (when using NEMA5-20) then you get about 5 miles for every hour connected resulting in about 37 hours to get a full charge.
     
  2. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Moderators, there are discussions about MC120 charging in the NEMA14-50 thread. It might make sense to move those here.
     
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    Some of us have replaced the GFCI with this plug. The rubber strain relief from the GFCI will fit in this plug with only a little extra effort when screwing the clam shell back together. This plug is also a little more "share the receptical" friendly.
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