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i read an article by a tesla owner (https://cleantechnica.com/2021/10/06/an-electric-vehicle-purchasing-handbook-chapter-1-charging/) who said that you can use the the standard 110V evse on a 220V line by simply using an adapter to mate the 110V plug with a 220V receptacle. does this work with the phev? the ev?
This is indeed true and I am doing just that on my PHEV. After my Kia charging cable stopped working after 3 years, I purchased a replacement that does just that. This 220V Level 2 charging cable comes with a 110V adapter that allows it to be used as a Level 1 charging cable in a 110V outlet. When I purchased it a little while ago it was $163.43 - a very good price. Now it's listed for $255.70 - considerably higher. It is 30-ft long and it's working well.
Post comment: I am not using a 110V cable for 220V service, rather a 220V cable for 110V service. I do not recommend doing that unless it's specifically rated for that service.
 

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While it works, not all 120V EVSEs are rated for 240v. It depends on the quality of the internal components. I'd prefer using one that is rated for 240v. I never looked closely at the Niro's factory EVSE, as I only used it for the first couple of weeks until I set up a 240v EVSE.

And one last thing to consider is that the factory EVSE is only rated at 12 amps maximum. The Niro PHEV can accept 16 amps at 240v (33% higher), and the EV can accept 32 amps. The factory EVSE would be slower charging, even at 240v.
 
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