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Charging Specs

Discussion in 'R1T' started by Hawgwld, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. Hawgwld

    Hawgwld Rookie

    Apr 19, 2020
    2
    New to EV and Rivian. Just preordered a R1T. Finally found what we were looking for in EV. Wondering what are the charging specs of the R1T? What will I need to install at home...what will I have to look for as I am traveling? Side thought....any solar or portable generator discussions for extended off grid trips?
    Thank you for the feedback!!
     
  2. ajdelange

    ajdelange Rookie

    Mar 22, 2019
    16
    For at home charging you will need a 48A (or smaller) charger with an SAE J1772 connector on a 60A 240V circuit. There are a several of these available including the Tesla HPWCs (but you will need an adapter http://www.umc-j1772.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=50 to use the Tesla chargers_). Note that this maximum sized charger (11.5 kW) puts 20 - 25 miles into the truck for each hour connected to it.

    When it comes to solar or generators for charging the main consideration is that each mile you drive the vehicle is going to mean approximately half a kWh must be delivered to its charging port. Thus a 7 kW contractor's generator will increase range by about 14 miles range per hour it charges the battery. The typical solar panel seen on a residential roof delivers about 0.25 kW (when the sun is shining on it at its maxiumum) and so each panel would add about 0.5 mile per hour. Thus portable solar solutions aren't really practical but if you have a cabin with a 5 kW solar system you could charge 10 miles per hour when the sun shines.
     

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