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Can I use a 16A “Commando” plug to charge my EV?

The Electrical Wiring Regulations require that the continuous rating is a maximum of 80% of the plug rating. That’s 12.8 Amps for a Commando, and most units run at 16 Amps. If the EVSE has a rating of greater than 12.8 Amps (on any setting) it can’t be used. These plugs are often referred to as caravan plugs. 

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