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Thread to show off your chargers you like, bitch about the ones you don't! I like mine. I wasn't expecting a 240V charger to come with my car, so already had wall and mobile chargers. When I looked at the BMW cinder block, I was glad that I found others...

Here they are.

OpenEVSE hardwired charger. This is a 48A one, in case I get a bigger EV down the road. The extra cost of going large on wiring and EVSE was small compared to a 32A. This is open source, if you want to mess with it, you can. It can also be controlled remotely. Great for inveterate tinkerers, like me...

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Mobile charging setup from Tesla. It is a UMC gen2. Tesla plug swapped for a J1772. This needs a big crimper. Somebody out there is J plugging these in exchange for $$$.
I went for the Tesla as it is small, well engineered and reasonably priced (especially if you find a European one in eBay šŸ˜œ). The best bit is the large variety of outlet adaptors available: 5-15, 5-20, 6-15, 6-20, 10-30, 14-30, 6-50, 14-50. The big white one is a CS8365 that I made up for a 3 phase outlet at work.
On a 5-15 outlet, it takes 31 hours to charge 0-100
6-20 does a lot better at around 10.
The 50A adaptors are 4 1/2 hours on 240v. Though a touch slower on 208.
As a further bonus, the two bags fit very nicely under the main boot floor.

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