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Level 1 Charger with 16 amps

Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:16 pm

Can I charge my 2014 chevy spark with a 16 amp level 1 charger and get 16 amps?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077N ... G7J0&psc=1

Also how fast can my 2014 chevy spark charge with a level 2 charger?

I want to get this 240v charger with 40amps.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08JX ... R3VA&psc=1

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Re: Level 1 Charger with 16 amps

Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:53 pm

The EVSE (what you call a "charger" - the charger is actually in the car) tells the vehicle what it can provide. The Spark pulls what it pulls. The spark will *never* pull more than 12 amps on 120V. NEVER.

The max the SparkEV will pull at 240V is 3.3 kW. So buying anything over a 16A 240V charger is useless (just for the Spark - if you have or will have a different EV, then ...)

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