Adding home EV charging ?s

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EbS-P

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2019
1,504
SE North Carolina
I didn't read the entire thread (a lot of quick interest from the crowd!), but your "no garage" comment made me think of a car port. I read that a solar car port benefits from the 26% tax credit. I'm pondering the feasibility of this for the house, even though I don't yet have an EV.
We have too many trees ( half aren’t mine) for solar. It will parked in a driveway. I have keep trying /wanting to make solar an option is just isn’t a good one for us
 

EbS-P

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2019
1,504
SE North Carolina
Would you feel comfortable running a 20A 240V gfci outlet on 12-2 +ground and not running a neutral?

The wire is already run from the sub panel.
 

woodgeek

Minister of Fire
Jan 27, 2008
4,412
SE PA
Would you feel comfortable running a 20A 240V gfci outlet on 12-2 +ground and not running a neutral?

The wire is already run from the sub panel.
I wired up a friends outlet like that for his LEAF. He already had three wires (2+GND) running 120V 20A, and I just changed the breaker and the outlet. Voila: 3.8 kW.

The EVSE plugging into doesn't have a neutral. Its a 240V three prong plug.
 
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woodgeek

Minister of Fire
Jan 27, 2008
4,412
SE PA
Would you feel comfortable running a 20A 240V gfci outlet on 12-2 +ground and not running a neutral?

The wire is already run from the sub panel.
Deets:

The EVSE (like I linked to above) are dual voltage 120V/240V units with a 15A 120V male plug on them. Designed to work at 16A and 240V. I did NOT want to put a 15A 120V outlet on the outside of a house that was wired for 240V, bc obv someone could come up and plug in a hedge trimmer and blow it up (or worse). Soooo. I installed the correct NEMA outlet for a 240V and 20 A service. I then wired up an adapter for the EVSE to convert the standard 120V male plug to a 240V 20A male plug. And ziptied the adapter to the EVSE.