I plan an on board PFC 30 charger.
It is supplied with a NEMA 14-30 plug on a short cable. This standard isn't used anywhere in New Zealand and the plug supplied isn't really suitable for mounting in the car. I'm going to replace it with something else.
There are bunch of suitable plugs that could be mounted on the car:
- SAE J1772-2009
- likely to be the future standard?
- IEC 60309
- Relatively uncommon in New Zealand
- 16A version is used on caravans in New Zealand -- http://www.energysafety.govt.nz/templates/Page____18568.aspx
- Possibly easy to plug and unplug
- If I want high current opportunity charging I would have to carry an adapter for NZS 3123
- NZS 3123
- Common in New Zealand
- Hard to unplug and plug
- PDL 56 series
Connecting to Standard 10A sockets
It appears to be illegal to make an adapter from a low current socket to a high current socket (because you could overload the low current socket). Powersafe are selling adapters for caravans with a built in circuit breaker which they say are legal and avoid this problem (because the circuit breaker will protect the low current socket).
-- Main.TomParker - 21 Jun 2008