Wait, "has to be hardwired"? I could have sworn the demo one in my local vinfast store had the same NEMA plug as my oven? 🤔
With that much electricity. I would never plug. Hardwire is the best. Especially the higher amps. Just remove your plug from the box and turn it into a junction box and add the wire needed to match your amps.Just checked my notes from when I visited my nearest (Guelph Ontario, Canada) dealer for a "VIP event" about 8 weeks ago. They were definitely offering a Vinfast home charger with a NEMA 14-50 OR hardwired at that time
Wait, really? Do you hardwire the other side into your car too? 😜With that much electricity. I would never plug.
Wait, really? Do you hardwire the other side into your car too? 😜
More seriously... You're plugging one side in/out of your car probably 300+ times per year, but you're not OK having a beefier, more permanent, less dusty, less-(ab)used plug/socket on the other side of the unit? 🤔
Having one the other side would make it easier to take with you when you move, or even just take camping - many of our campsites have 240V NEMA 14-50 for RVs.
Is there a good reason to trust CCS connectors much much more than NEMA ones?
I was just replying to your slightly snarky comment of:... but equally, and perhaps less biassed, How to Choose the Best Home Wall Charger for Your Electric Vehicle - Consumer Reports
"We favor the plug-in type because of the portability; these chargers are easy to take with you when you move or even when you’re on vacation, should you rent a home. Make sure you order the right charger for the plug you have: A four-prong outlet requires what’s called a NEMA 14-50 plug, while a three-prong outlet requires a NEMA 6-50 plug"
... but does later say "For applications above 48 amps, it’s recommended that the EVSE is hardwired"
Oh totally all good fun, yup, hence why I thought it would be OK to be a teeny bit snarky about haard-wiring the other side of the charger too 😜accept your apology [...] It’s all fun here
Harder to steal! People generally hard wire if it’s accessible or outside. No difference in terms of function. Hope this helps.