How to Use the Lectron NEMA 14-50 Level 2 EV Charger
If you’re one of those EV drivers who’s always on the road, having a reliable portable charger in your trunk is a must-have for quick top-ups on the go. Enter the Lectron NEMA 14-50 Level 2 EV Charger.
This charger can be directly plugged into a standard 240-volt outlet, providing up to 32 Amps of charging power. It is equipped with a 21-foot cable, making it ideal for on-the-go charging.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to charge your EV with this portable charger:
Step 1: Find a suitable power source
This portable charger requires a power source with a NEMA 14-50 outlet. This type of outlet is commonly found in RV parks, campgrounds, and some homes. It is essential to ensure that the power source can handle the charger’s maximum output of 32 amps and 240 volts.
Step 2: Plug the charger into the outlet
Once you have found a suitable power source, plug the charger into the outlet and wait for it to turn on. Watch out for the indicator light and the display screen on the charger to ensure it is powered.
Note: Make sure that your electric vehicle is parked within reach of the charger and close to a NEMA 14-50 outlet.
Step 3: Connect the charger to your EV
Open the charging port on your vehicle and insert the J1772 connector. You will hear a click indicating that the charger is securely in place. Charging begins automatically.
Step 4: Monitor charging
Monitor the charging process either through your vehicle’s dashboard or through the charger itself. The LED indicator lights show your charging status and the display screen shows how much power has gone into the car, the charging current, and the temperature of the unit.
Step 5: Adjust the charging current accordingly
The Lectron NEMA 14-50 Level 2 EV Charger has a maximum charging current of 32 Amps. If you want to slow down the charging, just press the “-” button. This is useful in some applications like preventing overheating wiring or charging slower overnight so the battery is nice and warm in the morning.
Step 5: Disconnect the charger
Once your battery is fully charged, safely disconnect the charger from your vehicle’s charging port by pressing the release button on top of the charging plug and gently pulling it off of the port.
Unplug the charger from the outlet, ensuring a firm grip on the plug while removing it.
To store, loop the cable and store it in the included carrying bag.
The Lectron NEMA 14-50 Level 2 EV Charger is a reliable and convenient charging solution for EV owners who need a portable, user-friendly charger. With its easy plug-and-play use and screen display, you can quickly and safely charge your EV whether you're at home or on a road trip.