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Choosing a charger for your Fusion Energi (or any electric


What I learned while a charger for our Ford Fusion

Why buy an expensive charging unit the car comes with a 120 volt

Our Fusion Energi came a 120 volt cable that we been using since we the car two days ago. The charging from an empty battery to is about 7.8 hours. If we switched to a 240 charging station, the time zero to full charge drop to 2.5 hours.

Much

So the only reason to buy the expensive 240 charger is to charge faster. The charging allows us to get more use out of the since the car can be charged multiple in one day if the car is home between trips it is in our case). If you pay the premium to get a plug in then the 240 volt charger is not a big to make the best use of your new EV capability.

Which 240 volt charger you buy?

Like many it depends. For the Fusion Energi, Ford dealer will you to Best Buy to buy the Ford charger and Geek Squad install it. will likely be your expensive, but least hassle

What does it take to the 240 volt charger?

To use a 240 volt charger in your you need a 240 volt outlet in the or you need to run a new 240 volt circuit to new charger to hard wire it. are plug in and hardwired chargers. The in charger simply plugs a standard 240 volt outlet and you can take it with you when you to a new home. Note that plug in chargers have short cords between the and the charger (maybe 1-2 feet).

any new outlet accordingly, since charger will have to be next to the outlet. If you buy a hardwired then your electrician have to run a new wire to the back of the from your electrical Locate the charger as close to the box as to lower installation costs.

In either case (plug in or you will need to hire an to run a new dedicated circuit to your new The new circuit breaker will be either 20, 40 or 50 amp depending on the capacity of the you buy. Your electrical box need to have room for the new (20 amp takes one slot and 40 or 50 take two in the box).

Should I get a 16, 30, 32 or 40 amp charger?

Ford Fusion Electric Cars

The (amps) you need in a charger depends on the car you choose. Some like the Fusion Energi accept a maximum charge of 3.3 kW so the 16 amp charger will provide of power to the car. The only to buy a 30 amp or larger charger for the Fusion is to prepare for having a new car in the future can accept a higher kW amount the Energi.

What happens if I plug my Energi into a charger a higher amp rating than I The chargers are smart and will the proper charging rate the car, so it will work as long as the charger is built to standards. Your car will not any faster, nor will it use more during charging if you plug it in to a capacity charger.

If your Energi needs 3.3 kW and you plug a 7.7 kW charger, your Fusion still only get 3.3 kW to charge

For our Fusion Energi, I chose the Evr-Green Level 2 30 Amp Indoor/Outdoor EV Station with Free Kit from Home Dept for online. It was only about $30 than the 16 amp model since the kit is included, so I took the upgrade and use it with the next car too. also the plug in type, so I can it with me when we move.

I’ll have an electrician a new 240 volt plug in our garage on a new 40 amp

Lastly, check for rebates and to get some money back!

My company, Energy United has a rebate for installing a charger, so be getting that. You should check the latest on Federal, and City government incentives in area.

* Everything in this blog is my non-professional opinion, so ask your or electrician to confirm anything you see

Ford Fusion Electric Cars
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