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NEMA 14-50 plug in EVSE charger in Canada

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Phillip L, May 14, 2016.

  1. Phillip L

    Phillip L Member

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    Has anybody in Canada, with our harsh winters, used an EVSE charger that is Canadian vitrified, that plugged into an outdoor NEMA 14-50 outlet instead of being directly wired into the circuit. If so, which make, and how does it stand up to the elements?
     
  2. Not an Ice

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    I Just ordered one, the EVSE J1172 charger for outside that plugs into my (also outside) Nema 14-50 plug. Made by Eaton. $872 Cnd. I have a Tesla and have just left my portable 14-50 adaptor plugged into it for other's use, but am just trying to be nicer to the other EV users in the town, as I don't charge and it looks kind of pompous to only put out the mat for Tesla's.

    Re winter etc.? I will let you know.

    CCS
     
  3. Phillip L

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    How many amps is the Eaton? Oh and is it CSA approved?
     
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    Hi I bought this one from Elmec for my Tesla and it worked great this past winter in Toronto. Elmec is a Canadian manufacturer and they claim that it is winter tested in Quebec. EVDUTY-40 Charging station - 208-240 volts, 30 amps

    Website says 30 amps. Not sure re CSA. But it's from Quebec and seems to work ok.
     
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    One more thing. I think they have enclosures that are appropriate NEMA rated if you need outside mounting.
     
  6. Phillip L

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    I have an outside outlet with a cover that opens upwards so it protects the outlet and it is under an overhead eave as well.
     
  7. Not an Ice

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    It is 30 amp, and is UL and cETL approved (obviously the later giving it the go here) It is also rebate approved by ON gov. Bought it on plugndrive.ca
     
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    Yes, A weatheproof while in use cover is now required in the 2016 Canadian Electrical code. Here's an example of a NEMA 14-50R from Midwest Electric - U054
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  9. Phillip L

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    I have looked on plugndrive and noticed 4 possibilities, all at 30 amps. The Eaton at $865 and the Siemens at $850 were comparably priced. The Leviton was much more expensive at $1100 and the Aerovironment was off the map at $1450. I also looked at the Sun Country Highway site and the have a 40 amp plug in, the EV40P, for $1019 which I am really considering because of the added power plus I have used many of their evse's in Canada and they seem pretty robust.

    What were your shipping costs from plugndrive?
     
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    there was no shipping costs, it was advertised cost plus HST

    Had it installed today
     
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    I've been using an OpenEVSE for about a year and it works great!
    OpenEVSE Kit - 50A Deluxe

    They are also very reasonably priced. (As low as US$224 plus cables)
    I put a 50 amp stove cord on my to fit a 14-50 socket so I can move it to different locations (I have four different 14-50 sockets installed).
     
  13. Phillip L

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    #13 Phillip L, May 20, 2016
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    Looks intriguing. Thanks. But I actually think it would not qualify for the rebate from the Ontario government of up to $500.00.
     

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