In my case the electrician told me that 25A (5.75KW) is the limit of the entire house. If I wanted to charge at 7KW, I would have to, amongst other things, have run a new cable 50 yards underground to the street.fraggle092 wrote: ↑Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:36 pm
7kW corresponds to around 30-odd Amps, depending on the PF of the load. Considering that Chilean domestic power on the BT-1 tariff is limited to around 9kW, and in many cases is curtailed to half of that by infrastucture limitations, can't see those being very popular here. And no, its not possible to get two feeds into one address, I've tried.
I thought the car would charge at 2-3KW with the trickle (slow) charger provided with the car because that seems possible according to manual and reports from other users. However in practice I can only get 1.5-1.6KW, I am not sure why.
At 1.5KW I'm getting 7-8 miles of range per hour that it's left on charge at home. That sounds pathetic, but if you actually stop and think about how far you drive and how much that adds up to overnight, for most people most of the time it's fine.
For comparison, the maximum load for the entire house, excluding the car, varies between 0.05KW and 4KW depending on what's being used and average is about 0.5KW.
Note: to convert between amps and watts use watts = amps x voltage and the voltage in Chile is about 230V.