PV1 wrote:The i-MiEV tends to stay about .5 amps below the pilot signal (if EVSE signals 12 amps, the car pulls 11.5). Even with that, the car maxes out at 14 amps, so it wouldn't trip the breaker immediately (although it should after about an hour as that is higher than the 80% de-rate).
5 bars in 4 hours sounds right for 120 volt charging at 12 amps. That's the rate mine charges at.
My unit is charging 5 bars in less than 4 hours. Tonight I will photo my gauge and clock when I start charging and then 3 hours later.