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 Post subject: More Newbie Questions
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:52 pm 
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Getting ready to pick up my 2018 Premium Plus e-Tron. I already have a 220 outlet in my garage but it has the wrong receptacle (and it's different than my indoor dryer receptacle).
Browsing some user groups, it looks like I need to replace my current receptacle with a 240v. NEMA 6-50 one like the Levity 5374-S00 50 Amp 250V. which is listed as an Amazon Choice.
Does this sound right, or should I just wait to get the car and then have an electrician out to change the receptacle? (It seems like a bit of overkill if it's a simple switch-out, but I wouldn't want to mess up anything!). I'm getting mixed messages from the dealer.
Looking forward to learning about the new car on this user group.
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 Post subject: Re: More Newbie Questions
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:55 pm 
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What is your location? If you're in North America, the answer could be different than if you're in Europe...


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 Post subject: Re: More Newbie Questions
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:16 am 
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I am researching this problem, but without an answer yet.
The 220V plug supplied with the charger is uncommon in the US, but I have found a receptacle at the local electrical store.
I could replace the common (`i') receptacle, but then would be unable to use appliances with the "standard" plug configuration. I could install a larger box with both receptacles wired in parallel, but this would violate electrical code:
One receptacle per breaker. I suspect I will add another box to the control panel with a breaker and a plug.
This annoys me, but is likely the only way to avoid blame if any problem ensues.
I have searched the RV stores for an adaptor, without success. -Bruce Parker


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