NEMA 5-20 - Electric Vehicle Chargers

Q&A from our 'Learn about EV' series.

NEMA 5-20 is a typical 20 AMP home outlet with one of the legs vertical and one horizontal. There are various adpaters for purchase that can help convert it to a plug that your Electric Vehicle can use.

Most public charge stations have a 125V NEMA 5-20 outlet for Level 1 charging, even if particlular station does not support your EV charge port.