[Oeva-list] new onboard charger offfers full charge in 1 hour orless

Aaron Burt aaron at bavariati.org
Fri Sep 21 07:25:09 PDT 2012


On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 07:25:39PM -0700, Craig Schaefer wrote:
> Those chargers say they're for 3 phase power, which has a 400 volt option available.   The power grid in the USA typically does not have 3 phase power available apart from urban centers or mfg areas where 3 phase has been specifically run for machinery.   
> I'm not sure how Europe works their grid.

Continental Europe runs 230V Wye / 400V Delta 3-phase everywhere, lucky dogs.
An apartment building or business would typically have all 3 phases.

In the US, 277/480V 3-phase is common for businesses with lots of lighting
(e.g. grocery stores).



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