Don wrote:On the first video (with the yellow plug) you keep saying "I've got 120 here and 120 there" . . . . you shouldn't have 120 anywhere - It's a 240 volt circuit with a ground and no neutral . . . . right? If you have 240 at the big pins on the yellow socket and a ground on the round pin your Amazing E should work
I think you probably put the 3rd wire from the small plug to the big neutral pin of the yellow connector. That's how you got 120 on the yellow connector. That's not going to work - That's the neutral pin and your Amazing E needs a ground, not a neutral, and that ground must show up on the round pin
I was measuring ground and one hot at a time. Was getting 122. I was afraid to measure the two hots because I didn't know if that would fry the meter. Go ahead and laugh at the inexperienced electrician!
When I measured the two hots, I got 245. This was with the wire in the panel jumped to the other side (2nd video).
Then I moved it back to the tandem breaker in the panel so that both hots were in the same tandem breaker. Went back out and measured and got nothing on the two hots. But when I measured ground and one hot, got 122.
So I went back to the panel and moved the tandem breaker on the right side of the panel and moved a single 20A breaker to the left side. Put both hots in separate single 20A breakers on the left side and everything is good.
Car is charging now.
So lesson learned is that you can't use one tandem 20A breaker to do this.
By the way, while I was working on this, before I plugged the car in, I figured I'd run it down to zero.
I had the car on with everything I could think of turned on and it quickly lost 4 bars and then went into turtle and stayed there still fan and defrost blasting, seats on, lights on...for a really long time after going to zero bars. I could hardly believe it. Maybe it was draining the starter battery? I think turtle finally went away and battery light came on. I figured I better not drain that starter battery all the way and plugged in.
Now we get to see how Amazing this thing is!