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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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dedicated circuit to charge volt from (110v)

Hi all,

today we got home about 1p, after a 35 mile drive. I plugged the car in and it said it would be fully charged at 10:15p.

on the way home I stopped at lowes and got a new circuit breaker (15amp). by about 3p, i had a new circuit wired in. It has only one outlet on it so the car will be the only thing drawing current off that circuit. the car was unplugged for about 15 minutes while I was doing the wiring. Once I plugged the car in, it said it would be charged by 10:30p. I checked it at 10p and it was fully charged. I've tried to keep an eye on it, and this is the first time I've noticed it being fully charged before the time the car says it will be.

so here is my question, will the car charge slightly faster being on its own circuit? I'm not an electrician, but I've done enough wiring to know how to do basic wiring, without electrocuting myself!! but there are obviously a lot of principles of electricity that I don't know about...

I will eventually get a 240v charger...once I get the cash for it...and talk to an electrician to see if I can wire it up to charge off of 2 110v circuits! so if anyone here is an electrician, could you let me know? I have a couple questions I'd like to see if I can get answered!

thanks

Dan
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 04:19 PM
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The time the car gives is simply an estimate. Mine alsways charges faster than it says in the car and its not on a seperate circuit.
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