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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-03-2018, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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110 charging cord

I am considering buying the PHEV, does anyone know the length of the included 110 plug in cord?
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-18-2018, 02:57 PM
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it's like 11 ft total
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post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 09:58 AM
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I have a heavy duty 50' extension cord I plug into since I don't have a nearby socket and that works just fine.
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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 03:26 PM
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I found a charger on Amazon with a 29 foot cord; I think it charges a bit faster also.
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post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-17-2018, 09:28 PM
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I have a heavy duty 50' extension cord I plug into since I don't have a nearby socket and that works just fine.
Anyone know the longest extension cord you can use?
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They say to not use an extension cord at all. But that instruction is written by lawyers. So, that said I've been plugging mine into a 50ft long, 14awg extension cord, and had no problems. Not warm to the touch or anything. No faults or slow charges, it works exactly the same as plugging it into the wall. (After all, the wiring inside your wall is basically an extension cord, too.)
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Except your house should be wired with 12g. I'd recommend upgrading your extension cord to 12g. The shorter the better.

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the size of the wire inside your house is more dependant on the lenght of the cable run. I would highly doubt that any house is wired with 12g wire. More than likely it is 16

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post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-18-2018, 05:06 PM
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Anyone know the longest extension cord you can use?
Included charger needs 8-12 amps.

50 ft 16 gauge should work fine.

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the size of the wire inside your house is more dependant on the lenght of the cable run. I would highly doubt that any house is wired with 12g wire. More than likely it is 16
Per code, all modern homes use 12g for 20a circuits and 14g for 15a circuits.

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