Don
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Re: I would like to set the charge current lower than 5A

1kaspars wrote:Maybe 230V to 110V transformer could help?
That was my thought too - 120 volts @ 5 amps should solve his problem

All North American cars came with a 960 watt EVSE - 120 volts @ 8 amps, so charging at less than 1 kw is no big deal and I *think* the EVSE Upgraded Panasonic units can be set to 6 amps at either 120 or 240, so 5 amps at 120 would probably work - If not, he could set it to 6 amps

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Re: I would like to set the charge current lower than 5A

Thank you Don.
I will check with a trafo 230V / 110 V and let all of you know the results.
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Re: I would like to set the charge current lower than 5A

Dear all,
Thanks for your inputs.
I have used a 220 / 110 trafo 1500VA rated and it works! Thanks very much.
Supplying the EVSE at 110V the min current is around 3A on the primary side 220V that means some 700W.
So I can start charging at 700W when I use 110V trafo tat is good for me as my PV installation does not produce too much in autumn and winter of course.
It will be a very slow charge but better than nothing.... :D

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