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|03-14-2013 11:27 AM|
|Avarice||Showing sold out online....do they sell these in-store? Just brought home a new Leaf and was hoping to find a deal on an EVSE.|
|03-11-2013 03:58 PM|
|02-28-2013 05:13 PM|
|02-21-2013 11:33 PM|
I was going to go with a plug in EVSE instead of the Schneider so that I can just have an electrician wire up a 15-50R for me instead of installing everything.
This also lets me take the EVSE on the go if I ever needed to. Does this sound about right? Or is the cost of installing this EVSE and the cost of adding a 15-50R around the same?
Unfortunately my circuit breaker is on the opposite side of the house from where the garage is, so seems like it will be a pricey installation.
|02-17-2013 11:35 PM|
|02-17-2013 08:25 PM|
PLEASE don't get your PANTIES in a bunch.
anyway, your house is probably full of junk from China, so get off your (imported) high horse
|02-17-2013 04:29 PM|
Unless there are some specifics in there, I can see dealers / manufactures fighting any kind of warranty claim on the batteries. In some cases, the cells are 25% of the cost of the vehicle.
$20 parts + $80 labor = $100. Where is the other $300 coming from?
That said, they L2 chargers are a little more sophisticated than just sending straight voltage to the car. There are control circuits in place to start and stop the charger, as well shut off the supply when the onboard charger tells it to.
|02-17-2013 02:58 PM|
|02-17-2013 11:52 AM|
You have 0 experience with electric vehicles, you have 0 experience with charging electric vehicles, and 0 experience with the product in question. I'm more than willing to help answer any questions you might have about the context of this thread (electric vehicle charging in case you missed it), but otherwise, let's focus on the deal in question.
|02-17-2013 10:58 AM|
|02-17-2013 06:41 AM|
|cracovian||I could no longer function without our EV. Once you make the switch you know... The only joke is on you POS draining the country's resources and sending everything abroad. Fukkk Russia, Exxon, Arabs, and even Canadians. I run on domestic coal and nuke energy, and pretty soon on solar. Our Sienna gets fired up once every six months.|
|02-17-2013 06:36 AM|
|02-16-2013 09:12 PM|
The EVSE supplies/regulates the power flowing to the charger, and there is a lot of data exchanging going on as part of this process. The Schneider Level 2 EV 'charger' is really just an EVSE. It's not a bad deal, just make sure you look up the specs of the charger built into the car before going with this unit.
If you have any basic electronics skills, you can build an EVSE yourself for around $450 or so, using the open-evse platform , but don't be surprised at the price of the Leviton J1772 connector+cable kit .
How about you contribute instead, and share your experience/knowledge about this charger or EV charging in general, but I am guessing that experience is 0.
|02-16-2013 08:45 PM|
Electric cars are, unfortunately, still a joke. The only affordable one is $21000, only has a 60 mile range and a sparse interior.
If you really want to go alternative, natural gas cars are available. And I believe the Civic NG model gets like 450 miles per fill.
Plugins are kind of silly other than a couple going in the 50-60K range. Then, you get something pretty nice. But not 60K nice.
With great hybrids like the Camry, there is just no point. You never get stranded and you get 40-50 MPG in a large comfortable car for about 25-30K. Or you can buy an econo box that burns much less gas and use it until the electric cars become more practical.
If you are convinced it will save the environment,
|02-16-2013 04:50 PM|
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