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The Magnet Hack?

Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:25 pm

A guy on a FB forum suggests the placement of a flat magnet on the AC plug will make a level 1 EVSE put 14A into the car instead of 8A. I searched on here but only found one reference to this but no details. Can anyone confirm this? Thank you.
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Re: The Magnet Hack?

Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:27 am

I have my doubts given that amperage draw is driven by a PWM signal, which wouldn't change in the presence of a magnet.
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Re: The Magnet Hack?

Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:35 am

thomash85715 wrote:A guy on a FB forum suggests the placement of a flat magnet on the AC plug will make a level 1 EVSE put 14A into the car instead of 8A.


Nope - But you can make it put out 12 amps. http://www.evseupgrade.com - In addition, it will also make it put out 12 amps on 240 volts, which is a HUGE increase from the stock 120 volt, 8 amp output. More than 12 amps isn't possible because the wires in the EVSE plug cord won't support more than 12

Dozens of us here have had this done and it's a quality upgrade - Never heard of a single failure in the 6 or 7 years they've been offering this service

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Re: The Magnet Hack?

Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:53 pm

I have this Yazaki charger.
He have 8A without magnet and 14A with magnet.
But this is a special charger with magnet sensor in AC plug.

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Re: The Magnet Hack?

Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:14 pm

Do you have a model or part number for that device? Maybe we can find a datasheet or info on the magnet feature.
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Re: The Magnet Hack?

Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:44 am

It's a Yazaki indeed - i don't know if that came with the car.
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The back of the device says Yazaki 9482A257

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