13amp plug saga continued…

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  • #155334 Reply

    Hi again,

    I’ve got yet another query regarding having an external 13amp plug fitted for charging a PHEV. My Dad now reckons that if I have one fitted, I won’t be able to use it every night to charge the car as it will ‘draw’ too much electric’ and be too powerful and overheat my home electric system. Is he right?
    I thought if I had an MCB fitted (as T.J kindly explained), I wouldn’t have this problem?

    Hope that makes sense? I confuse myself half of the time!🙄😂!

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  • #155338 Reply

    You should be absolutely fine, the car will probably draw a maximum of 10amp, it will be similar to you running a 2 bar electric fire, and then probably only for around 5 hours max

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    #155339 Reply

    Are Dads ever wrong, just saying…

    #155340 Reply

    Thank you Intranicity, that settles my mind! I thought my Dad was wrong ha ha!

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