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Re: new home wiring/electric car

To: "Paul Mele" <>,
Subject: Re: new home wiring/electric car
From: "Lee S. Mairs" <>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 09:53:52 -0500
Me thinks the power requirement for a battery charger for an all-electric
car is no great shakes and shouldn't require monster conduit considerations.
For example, suppose you were charging 12 VDC cells (probably 6VDC cells in
series-parallel connection), a 70 amp hour charge rate would require 70*12 =
840 watts translating to 840/120 = 7 amperes at 120 VAC.  Running it
backwards, a 15 ampere house circuit would produce 15*120 = 1,800 watts
translating into a 150 amp hour DC charge at 12 Volts.  Of course, the
battery charge won't be 100% efficient as these calculations assume, but
still indicate nothing special as far as AC current is required.
Lee Mairs
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