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While we are on the topic of charging and connections. Anyone have opinions on using a Natural Gas Generator to supply power for charging. Some EVSE's and the Owners Manual have this language:

Do not use portable or stationary backup
generating equipment to charge the
vehicle. This may cause damage to the
vehicle's charging system. Only charge
the vehicle from utility supplied power.

I run my whole house on my generator seems bizarre that the EVSE and Vehicle cannot use the generator power.

Thoughts?
This warning is here because some generators do not/can not provide clean power and will fluctuate the voltage causing the charger or other electrical equipment damage. You need a clean stable power supply. Generators that can provide a regulated/clean pure sine wave that is identical to or even better than utility supplied power is recommended. (especially now since we have soo many sensitive electronics in our homes)
 

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JefferyAlmoney, as it will become very clear, I have little to no basic understanding of electricity and how EV's charge. I appreciate your response (I appreciate EVERYBODY'S responses) because you mentioned the Gen 2 Tesla Chargers, which I have 2 of. I'm curious as to why you say the Hummer is only going to draw 11.5kw? Please forgive me if this is "Electric Vehicle Charging 101" but I'm curious as to what limited the rate?

AND I've purchased the 80amp version of the TeslaTap and wondered what your thought (and EVERYBODY'S) to use it with these 80amp Tesla Chargers to charge the Hummer EV?
The ED1 Hummer EV Pickup only has an 11.5 kW charger installed in the vehicle, starting in the 2024 model year along with the SUV a 19.2 kW (80amp) Charger will be available.
 
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