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When 3 phase 5 pin isn't 3 phase 5 pin

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by AndrewNSW, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. AndrewNSW

    AndrewNSW Member

    Dec 16, 2015
    Tacoma, NSW, Australia
    Just FYI for those interested - just because a 3 phase socket has 5 pins doesn't necessarily mean the middle / 5th pin required by Tesla is actually connected at the supply end.

    We found this when trying to charge with our 3 phase EVSE at one location when away. I also vaguely remember comments by some other owners coming across the same issue..
  2. Dborn

    Dborn Confirmed

    Aug 26, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Depending on where you are the 3 phase sockets can be wired heaps of ways. Because my boat draws around 20 amps on shore power, the marina has used a 3 phase socket but it only delivers single phase! That way, I don't burn out the plug as I was doing frequently on a 15 phase outlet.

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