I drive an electric car that has a Level 1 charger that plugs into a regular 110 outlet. Can I use this to recharge my car battery?
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szwoopp, Champion
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If it plugs into a 110 outlet it should. The station puts out 2000W. I have not seen a per outlet limit
How many watts does the charger draw.
How many watts does the charger draw.
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szwoopp, Champion
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care to enlighten the class, so we can all learn something
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http://www.evelectricity.com/charging/
A standard 120 volt electrical outlets that takes eight hours to charge a Chevy Volt can supply about 1400 watts per hour!!
A standard 120 volt electrical outlets that takes eight hours to charge a Chevy Volt can supply about 1400 watts per hour!!
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szwoopp, Champion
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ok, I do not think anyone is expecting a full charge of their car  rather an emergency situation.
So, is there a reason it will not work for a limited/partial charge
So, is there a reason it will not work for a limited/partial charge
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We are talking a couple of miles at most...:(
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Like there is a chance you can drive nails with your hand...there is a chance...:)
Oregon Mike, Champion
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Here's a chart from Energy.Gov showing some typical wattage needs for items including a level 1 charger. Looks like it is less than 2000W so it may work out.
szwoopp, Champion
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if it runs the charger, the question then becomes for how long and how much of a charge will the car get.
The power station will run 1000W continuously for about 1.25 hr using (4) 7.5 batteries. So, how much of a charge can the car get in 3045 minutes ?
The power station will run 1000W continuously for about 1.25 hr using (4) 7.5 batteries. So, how much of a charge can the car get in 3045 minutes ?
Oregon Mike, Champion
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That's a good question. Maybe for a top off if you are out somewhere and just need a bit to get back. You'd definitely need more batteries to feed the beast while it's charging the car for any length of time.
szwoopp, Champion
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Yes you can charge an EV with the Ego power station
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Oregon Mike, Champion
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I was just coming to post the same thing. Great minds!
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