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    Default portable 220 volt EV charging possibilities

    when can Volt fans get the 220v plug-in adapters Tesla provides. see below:
    http://shop.teslamotors.com/collecti...ector-adapters

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    I am not sure you can plug directly into 220 volt. I belive the charger meters teh current flow.. I could be wrong... this is something I think you need to check.
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    The carside charger can take 220 fine, but the EVSE won't handle it - most likely you'll fry that if you try it (something worse could happen, but I doubt it.)

    OTOH, if what you want is a 110/220 portable charger with your choice of plug adapters, and you're willing to spend the money, there is a solution out there...

    These guys offer an option, based on the Leaf factory portable unit. They also sell both an adapter back to a 120V cord and "pigtail" adapters you can complete with the right plug from your local hardware store. It's probably the direction I'll go for 220 charging eventually (currently I use the 110 unit that came with the car.)
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    This: https://www.homecharging.spx.com/vol...?id=25&menu=13

    As long as the target site has the proper female recepticle, you have portable 220v charging.

    I wonder if the Opel Ampera charger could work in the US with right wiring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by belsole View Post
    when can Volt fans get the 220v plug-in adapters Tesla provides. see below:
    http://shop.teslamotors.com/collecti...ector-adapters
    Tesla is moving away from this. They note on the site that the Model S connector will be released later.

    http://www.greencarreports.com/news/...redesigns-sake



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    Once you have your unit from evseupgrade.com, you can get adapters on eBay for the unit. I have 10-30 adapter like this one:http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEMA-10-30P-...item20be0b1bdc

    as well as a 14-50 adapter, and two 15' L6-20 extension cords.

    The net result is that I can charge almost anywhere. At home on 240V using my dryer outlet, at my grandmother's using her 240V dryer outlet, as well as anywhere with at 120V outlet.
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