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Author Topic: charging with a 20 amp socket  (Read 393 times)

Seeth

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charging with a 20 amp socket
« on: March 29, 2017, 11:39:43 AM »

Hi there. I'm brand new to the forum, and my search on this didn't bring anything up. I'm looking to buy a zero soon; I have a 20 amp socket in my garage, and was wondering if I can use that to charge the bike?
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Ashveratu

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Re: charging with a 20 amp socket
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 02:40:00 PM »

The standard Zero charger works fine with a regular 15 amp socket, so a 20 amp will have no problem.
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Erasmo

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Re: charging with a 20 amp socket
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 03:04:02 PM »

Should be no problem. Do you also happen to have 230V in your garage?
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Seeth

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Re: charging with a 20 amp socket
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 09:49:26 PM »

Nope, I had a horrible experience with a ZEV LRC 15 that has left me thousands short and with a 20 amp dedicated circuit. It'd be convenient to plug in there, though, when I've rolled that thing off a cliff.
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Re: charging with a 20 amp socket
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2017, 02:30:02 AM »

20 amp is fine.  LOTS of head room there.  According to the Owner's Manual (which you can download from Zero's website for free) charging with the built-in charger will draw 12 amps.  Not sure if you plan on buying the accessory quick chargers, though.  Since I don't use them, I never bothered to look.
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