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My use case is about 25 miles a day, so I am able to get by with the occasional user charger, but I am interested in getting a larger chrger. My question is whhether to get a 16 amp, which comes with a 'free" converter to 110, or a 32 amp whcih does not. The 32 amp does seem to have a different connection, which indicate to me that it will not be able to be used on the 110. Is this true? Assuming tht the 110 is 20 amp, will I be able to pull the full 16 (or even 20, if I wanted) with the 16 amp or the 32 amp? (I think that te existing occasional use charger will be only 12 amps).
My secondary use is that I have a free charger near my home which uses a weird connector, but has 208 volts and 30 amps. I want to be able to use this sometimes, althogh the morning when my car is already fully charger, or close to it, is the most likely. Will it be worth my whicl to get the 32 amp charger at $180 more, or should I stick with the 16 amp?