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Some Considerations for Electric Vehicle Charging Outlets

Where do you put the outlet?

The NEC does not directly address one important consideration: where to put the outlet. Have you ever pulled a rental car up to a gas pump, only to realize the filler cap is on the opposite side from where it is on your car? Correctly making the location decision requires knowing the location of the car’s charging port, how the car will be parked, and where the ventilation (if required) will be installed. With one exception, the maximum cord length is 25 ft [Sec. 625.17(C)].

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