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Why a EV Charging Station is Tripping a Circuit Breaker

Wiring a EV Charging Station: 240 volt 30 amp Electric Vehicle Charging Station, I’m having a problem with a tripping circuit breaker.

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EV Charging Station is Tripping a Circuit Breaker
Electrical Troubleshooting Question: I’m having a problem with a tripping circuit breaker.

This home electrical repairs question came from: Whit, from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Additional Comments: So is maybe a connection on one phase is not tight?

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical troubleshooting question Whit.

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2 Responses to “Why a EV Charging Station is Tripping a Circuit Breaker”
  1. Abdullahi Amoo says:

    Can EV load pose serious harmonic problem to Utility System? If yes, how can such problem be predicted?

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hello Abdullahi Amoo,
      I do not believe that a EV load will pose a serious harmonic problem to the utility system as long as the EV system has been installed properly and the EV unit is a quality product that has been manufactured by a reputable company. Each electrical utility system produces various levels of harmonics due to the nature of our current conventional electrical power generation and distribution systems. Levels of EMF may be reduced by using earth grounding techniques, shielding methods and power conditioning devices. Power quality and harmonics may be detected and monitored using EMF meters.
      Dave

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