JoeS wrote:We now know that plugging this thing into the i-MiEV will result in 14.0A-14.2A current draw, which exceeds the 12A max allowable for this type of an installation.justoneman wrote:...So what about this Duosida with the 15 amp plug?
The EVSE wire leading to the 5-15 connector looks a little thin to me to have #10AWG or #12AWG wires inside it.
On a forum such as this, none of us can recommend doing something that's outside of code requirements; nevertheless, if you're going to be using the Duosida EVSE with 5-15, I'd be inclined to have it sit on a brick with the wires going to the wall outlet suspended in mid-air for maximum ventilation, and have nothing flammable immediately around the wire or connector if it should start cooking. I'd periodically check the connector/outlet to make sure it's not hot. Ambient air temperature also makes a significant difference.
Let us know how you fare, and perhaps measure and tell us what some of the temperatures are.
Yes the connector going to the 5-15 connector would be a 14AWG wire. None the less the extension cord I connected it with is for sure a 14AWG cord. This would be the "weakest link" It is not very warm at all to the touch so I figured a human oral thermometer range should be sufficient. I taped this digital thermometer's metal end against the extension cord and then wrapped bubble wrap around that connection and watched the temp increase to 91.3 degrees F. Its a cool evening here and the ambient temp in the garage was 75 F.