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Charging outlet

Hi,

Can somebody share specific issues involved and care to be taken in installing a Nemo 14-50 outlet in apartment complex. We live in 2 nd floor. Videos will be welcome to share with my electrician. This is in Cayman Islands and we don’t have too many electricians with experience in this

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  • OP, you're gonna get a wide variety of answers to your question, if any, starting with the questioning as to why something as straightforward as installing a NEMA 14-50 outlet would be a challenge for your electricians. Is 240VAC rare on the island?

    People might be able to lend more help if you are a lot more specific as to what you are trying to do. You are on the 2nd floor of an apartment building. Where will the car be parked in relation to the apt? What electrical panel do you plan on tapping to run the 14-50 drop? Will you need to cross a driveway or pedestrian walkway for the wiring to reach the car?

    btw - NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) is US standard. Codes may be different on the island. Still, a 14-50 outlet is 220VAC, 50AMP outlet that your car (probably) came with an adapter for. So that is a good choice.

    But first you must find out the amperage you are able to tap and where you're going to tap it. Be advised that the charging cord that came with the car draws a maximum of 32AMPS.
  • This should not be an issue for an actual electrician. Its just a 50 amp circuit with an 14-50 outlet. Nothing special. Cayman Islands power grid follows same standards as US.
  • > @JacobsAZ1 said:
    > This should not be an issue for an actual electrician. Its just a 50 amp circuit with an 14-50 outlet. Nothing special. Cayman Islands power grid follows same standards as US.

    There's no need to make it a 50A circuit just because the 14-50 outlet can handle it. Circuit breaker is sized by the wire gauge used (or v/v) and if OP is using the mobile connector there's no point going over 40A (which allows the car to draw 32A). 8/3 gauge wire is more readily available and cheaper than 6/3 too.
  • I live in a very cold area of Canada and just went the winter with only a 15amp plug. Where do you go on the Cayman Islands that you need more?
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