- Jun 27, 2015
- capital district NY
France is a bit "special" country.
As mentionned - they have a very high fees for 400 V 16 (32) Amps. But they have also very strong glider pilots comunity and beautifull country to fly
It makes sense to design charging of e-glider "compatible" with 220 V system even is there will be charging speed limitation.
In worst case would be possible to use for re-charge small ICE generator. They are affordable with acceptable fuel consumption.
Okay, stop. I do not understand if 220v eu is the same as 220v usa. I surmise it is not, until proven otherwise. I am under the impression that eu 220v and usa 110v are similar except voltage. 220v usa has two power terminals and a neutral. Basically two 110v power legs in usa equals 220v. (different locals have 120v/240v but that is just nit picking) [I've seen 115v/230v also]. Anyway it ain't the same as eu 220v as I understand it. So grid charging system in eu may never be the same as grid charging system usa. At least not until we all hold hands and sing Kumbaya. Kumbaya - Wikipedia