Car charging - 115v AC outlet?
techww last edited by
Quick question about charging- I have a 2017 Jeep Renegade which has an AC outlet in the back that's 115v and puts out 150watts. I've charged my OW+ with it and it appears to work, however the charger does turn on/off intermittently.
I'm wondering if its safe to re-charge the OW this way? What about the XR?
readysetawesome last edited by readysetawesome
No consumer car/SUV/truck that I've heard of has a battery/inverter combo with enough 120v power to run the standard wall-outlet Onewheel+ chargers which will consume over 200w. (It might exist, i'm just saying I've personally not found any >150w)
power cycling: the circuit is shutting down automatically, over and over because you're drawing too much current continuously. Cause damage to the onewheel? probably not but it will probably take forever to charge and could negatively impact your car battery.
I have the carvepower external battery DC charger setup, which uses a 120v charger that only draws about 170w (it takes a full 1.5+ hours to charge a 4.5Ah external battery). Today I'm going to try charging one of my external batteries with the outlet in my 2018 Equinox which has a stated max of 150w. I'm hoping I can find 20w of wiggle room. This would allow me to re-charge almost endlessly (until the gas tank is empty) off-the-grid!
readysetawesome last edited by
by my math, the XR charger draws slightly less current than the + but probably still too much for these weak little outlets in our cars: 189w