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Old 08-09-2012, 06:36 AM
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Default Using a charger on 240V AC

I have an Elcon 2500 that I use to charge my lithium pack, runs nice so far at 120V AC.

I'm interested in wiring the charger to 240V AC for faster charging as I have 240V AC in the garage.

This charger has a C13/C14 plug (much like computer power supply) which uses 3 wire: hot / neutral and ground.

My household 240V has two phase and is hot (red) / hot (black) / neutral and ground.

Can anyone clue me in on how this needs to be wired? Of course, the charger didn't come with any instructions or diagrams.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:10 AM
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Default Re: Using a charger on 240V AC

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My household 240V has two phase and is hot (red) / hot (black) / neutral and ground.

Can anyone clue me in on how this needs to be wired?
It is not 2 phase. It is single phase. Use the 2 hot wires and ground. Don't use the neutral.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:30 AM
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Default Re: Using a charger on 240V AC

Read this thread:

http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...age-66384.html
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:13 PM
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Default Re: Using a charger on 240V AC

it works lovely on 220/240. my pack recharges in 2 hrs as opposed to 5. get a heavy duty dryer extension cord however as 20 amps will destroy most extension cords. actually, get 2 and use a short one for the adapter to 220 receptacle.
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