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How to charge (EVSEs, Receptacles)

You can charge your EV wherever there is electricity.

Most homeowners will opt to install a dedicated "hard wired" box called an EVSE ("Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment") which will have a 20 to 24 foot charging cord to plug into your EV.

Some people are only renting their home, or are traveling and just want to plug into a receptacle. You can purchase EVSEs that come with plugs for this purpose. Note that unless the manufacture has instructions on how to add a cord and plug to a hardwired EVSE, you should not convert a hardwired EVSE to a plug in type. See here for instructions on how to install both hardwired and plug in EVSEs.

While traveling on a long trip, you'll want to charge up at a DC Fast Charging station, usually timed for lunch or a comfort stop.

There are a ton of lower power public charging stations that are suitable to recharging over the course of several hours or overnight. These are often useful at conference locations, work, tourist destinations, hotels, and shopping malls.



Charging FAQs

How to charge (EVSEs, Receptacles)
Charging from 120V Receptacles
All About EVSEs
DIY EVSE Installation
Charging Standards: J1772/NACS/Tesla???
What's a Magic Dock?
Mobile EVSEs
DC Fast Charging
AC Public Charging
Extension Cords
What's The 80% Rule?


Adapters For Tesla/NACS EVs
Tesla to J1772 Adapters
Beware Ford Lightning Mobile w/ Adapters
How To Make Your Own Adapters
Never Use RV Adapters


North American Electricity Primer
Receptacle Identification
Overloaded Panel: How To Load Share
Condo Charging Resources
Campground Charging Tips
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