Nearly everybody needs an adapter to use the upgraded OEM EVSE - They return it to you with a molded L6-20P twistlock connector installed on it - You mate that to a pigtail with a L6-20S twistlock on one end and then whatever plug you need on the other end to fit whatever you want to plug it into. At a minimum, you'll need their $25 pigtail which has the standard NEMA 5-15P so you can plug it into an ordinary household outlet. Another pigtail for 240 volts would also be advisable. I don't use either at home because I installed two matching L6-20S sockets side by side in my garage - One for 120 and the other for 240. To use it away from home though, I'll need the pigtails
Yes, I've been using the earlier version of their upgrade for about 9 months now. I use mine 99% of the time on 120 volts @ 12.5 amps for everyday charging. I also have a homebuilt Open EVSE which I keep plugged into the 240 outlet for those rare times when I need a faster recharge
Yes, Alex, your figures are about right - It's a roughly 50% faster than when it was an 8 amp unit. Mine recharges at about 5 or 6 miles per hour . . . . 11 or 12 hours for a full recharge if it was nearly empty
camiev wrote:What is the charge acceptance rate for 2012 at 120v?
I thought we can only do 8 amperage. The 2013 in Canada can do 12. Mitsu made improvement for 2013.
Can I buy a new 2013 evse charger or do evseupgrade to charge faster at level 1?
The acceptance rate using L1 is about 15 amps, I think. The upgraded EVSE would do 15 amps *if* the cable from the EVSE to the car had heavier wires, but it's only 14 gauge, so they have to limit the current to about 12.5 amps. Your upgraded stock EVSE would make more $$$ sense than a new one because both do 12 amps L1, but the upgraded one also does it on L2