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Here are pics of charger it has a long cable must be 20ft cable. It has to be hardwired to house.

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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
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.
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?

First of all CCS is level 3 charging. I think you meant J1772.

second of all look up the difference. I am not saying you can’t plug it in but it is still easy to unscrew 3 wires if you want to “take it with you”

Here is the first article I found when I searched “hardwire vs plug with EV charger”

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“Regarding safety, most professionals suggest hardwired systems are safer to operate than plug-in ones. There are several reasons why this is so...”
... 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"

Interesting! 🤔
I was just replying to your slightly snarky comment of:

“Wait, really? Do you hardwire the other side into your car too?”

So yes I accept your apology 😛😌 now that you accepted the fact that the higher the amps the more recommended hard wire is. It’s all fun here

I just know that rivian and Tesla only allow their chargers to be hardwired and they state that if you want to plug it in (no matter the amps) that it voids the warranty of the charger.
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