Submitted by info on February 26, 2013
First, let me apologize if this topic has been covered, but I can't find a way to search within the forum to check. I'm sure if my question appeared before, one of the regulars will let me know. Now, here's my idea/question/bone-headed scheme: I have a 110 outlet at my office which is right next to my parking spot. I would tell you that it's a coincidence, but an electrician who works on Sunday when the office is closed might call me a liar. This is great, as I'm in the office for 10 hours/day, but I only get about 30 miles of charge, as opposed to a full charge if the outlet was 220. That being said, it dawned on me that with an inverter for about $50.00, I could change this outlet to a 220V. power source. The circuit operates our security gate so it's important that I don't blow the breaker and put an end to my convenient (not to mention free) charging. My guess is that since the gate is run by a powerful motor the breaker has to be at least 30 amps. I can set the car to accept 24 amps (thanks jat) and be just fine as long as it doesn't hurt the car. So two questions: 1) Will it hurt the car? 2)Does the plug end adapter have anything to do with the power provided. Some of the 220 inverters look like they have an ordinary three prong plug. If I use the standart 110V plug end and the outlet gives 220V will I get the 220? This seems like a great, cheap solution. Someone once said, "For every problem there is a solution that is quick, easy, logical and WRONG!" It seems that this is the first three, but I'm very not sure about the wrong part.