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Campground Charging Tips

Campgrounds that have hookups typically have a lot of power available to recharge an EV. Do check with the campground before booking a stay as some campground are (still) reticent about letting EVs charge, while others will let EVs charge even if they aren't staying overnight (for a fee, of course).

Campground hookups are usually called 30A or 50A connections. To recharge fully (or mostly) you'll want to plug into one of these connections rather than a 120V regular household receptacle that they typically will also have. And to recharge using the higher power 30A or 50A receptacles (which are called TT-30 and NEMA 14-50 respectively), you'll need a mobile EVSE.

Here are typical recharge rates from the three receptacles you'll find at campgrounds:

Receptacle Volts/Amps Typical Miles/Hr Miles over 24 hours
Household receptacle 120V/15A 3 72
20A Household receptacle 120V/20A 5 120
30A (TT-30 receptacle) 120V/30A 7 168
50A (NEMA 14-50 receptacle) 240V/50A 26 full



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