notfred wrote:In theory it should trip after 3 hours. In practice it almost certainly will not.
The breaker is measuring the current, it can't tell how hot any of the rest of the parts of the circuit is getting, If you have a brand new good quality socket with good contacts and good connections to it, you'll probably be OK. But any poor contacts any where on that circuit and it can cause a fire.
Okay, I will run some tests and check the wiring and plug.
Thanks for the heads-up.
Yesterday, while the car was charging in my unheated garage I took some temperature readings using an IR temp. gun. It started charging with 45% left in the battery, so was probably at 65% state of charge or so when I took the readings:
Ambient temp. in the garage = 3c.
120v Adapter Cord between wall socket and charger = 30c
Wall socket near plug = 31c
Breaker in electrical pane in basement = 34c
Wire leaving breaker in basement = 34c
These seem completely safe to me and far from being hot enough to melt anything. Thoughts?