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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-09-2018

Using Wemo to charge Prius Plugin cars (EV)

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Hi there,


I want to buy a Wemo smart plug to schedule charging of my Prius Plugin car (Link : http://amzn.to/2FryAAV)

It needs 15 amps max at 120 volts supply for about 2-3 hours.


Would the makers of this switch recommend such a use?

Is the Wemo switch heavy duty enough to support such a use case?

Would heating/etc be caused due to this?


Thanks a ton!

I am looking forward to buy my first Wemo switch once I get all the answers.



Posts: 496
Registered: ‎08-04-2014

Re: Using Wemo to charge Prius Plugin cars (EV)

From the Belkin website: “Electrical Ration: 120V~/15A/60Hz/1800W” - whatever “Ration” is!


So you are right on the limit of their specification. Given all the WeMo problems (read this forum) I would be very wary of using WeMo in your application, but Belkin may see it differently.