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SPX 32A L2 Plug-In, All-Voltage EVSE

Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:39 am

Discuss the 32A, Plug-In, Universal-Voltage, Adjustable Max-Current EVSE by SPX here.

The $490 "Voltec" 16A EVSE is discussed in another thread.
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Re: SPX 32A L2 Plug-In EVSE

Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:04 am

NO pricing released and not available until Q1 of 2011.

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Re: SPX 32A L2 Plug-In EVSE

Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:23 am

So, maybe we will have to use our Nissan L1 charging until this
EVSE comes out?

This is the first EVSE I have seen with these Universal Features:
1. Plug-In to "standard" sockets to use.
2. Universal, apparently can use both L1 and L2 voltages.
3. Field-Settable "max-current" (32A max, but how easily changed?
4. Small, so easy to transport (5" wide x 4" deep x 14" high)
5. Relatively light weight, 16 pounds including cord.

Hopefully it will live up to these descriptions, and still be affordable.
Or, other, similar but less expensive units will become available.

From their PDF file:

Technical Specifications:
• Amperage. 32Amax (Field Adjustable)
• Voltage. 95 VAC – 264 VAC
• Frequency. 50/60 Hz
• Ground Fault Trip Level. 17.5 mA (20mA Max)
• Ground Assurance. 50K ohm Max
• Operating Temperature. 35°C to »66 °C
• Storage Temperature. -40 to +85 Desgrees C Storage
• Ground Fault Test. Automatic at start-up (Firmware controlled)
• Ground Fault Retry. 4 retries @15 min. intervals (per UL 2594/UL 2231)
• Master Clear. For System Reset (Overrides Ground Fault Retry)
• Power Indication. Green LED
• Charge Status Indicators . Amber (Ready), Green (Plugged In), Green Flash (Charging) , Red Flash (Fault State)

Detailed Features:
• Ingress Protection . NEMA 4X (IP 66) CCID entirely potted
• Sealing. Weather Tight I/O glands
• Smart Charging. Peripheral Control Expandable via Opto Coupled
UART Interface (for EMS, HAN, etc. controller)
• Service Wire Chamber. Inputs: left, right, top & back
• Field Wireable. Service Side to NEC 312.6 and NEC 314.16
• Plug and Play. Via NEMA Rated Power side Plug & Outlet
• Vehicle Cable/Coupler. Field Service Replaceable
• Firmware Upgrades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Field Reprogrammed
• Diagnostic Trouble Codes. Field Accessible
• Mounting . Via Slide Mounting to wall bracket
• Assembly. UL, CE, CSA, ROHS, WEEE compliant
• Housing Material. ABS-FR (fire retardant)
• EVSE Size. 5”wide x 14”high x 4”deep
• EVSE Weight. CCID, Cable, Coupler ~ 16 lbs
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2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
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Re: SPX 32A L2 Plug-In EVSE

Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:30 am

The SPX pdf file shows the plug-in pigtail going to a covered socket:

http://servicesolutions.spx.com/pdf/SS1 ... -45-09.pdf

Although there is no price yet, and a vague "Early 2011" is stated,
this appears to be somebody on the "Universal" design pathway.

Of course, it the Max-Current is not easy to change in the field,
this unit might be one-step short of "easy" to use almost anywhere
(with adapters to different sockets, as needed).
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Re: SPX 32A L2 Plug-In EVSE

Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:37 am

I would still prefer a 16a unit to have a lighter and more flexible cord
#12 wire vs #8
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Re: SPX 32A L2 Plug-In EVSE

Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:47 am

garygid wrote:Discuss the 32A Plug-In EVSE by SPX here. The $490 16A Voltec 16A EVSE is discussed in another thread.
So we know NEC article 625 states that a 240v EVSE "shall be permanently connected and fastened in place". Therefore I have to wonder if a company, such as SPX, would actually market this product in the U.S. It seems like the liability would be too high. I suppose they could market a small 240v EVSE with no connector and magically some Chinese outfit starts selling 240v connectors on Ebay, which the consumer could adapt to the EVSE themselves.

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Re: SPX 32A L2 Plug-In EVSE

Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:47 am

As an aside, I wonder if an EVSE manufacture will develop a virtual Level 1/2 EVSE using two 120v connectors. If two 120v connections are present, then the EVSE could then "bond" them together as a quick and dirty portable Level 2 charger. If not, then it's a standard Level 1 EVSE. There could be an indicator on the unit, so that the user would know they are actually connected to two separate 110v circuits and what the voltage and amperage through the EVSE is. I realize an extension cord would likely be necessary for this to work, but I see Nissan techs using extension cords on Level 1 EVSEs all the time.

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Re: SPX 32A L2 Plug-In EVSE

Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:02 am

NEC 625 specifically allows for plug-in use of properly designed
240v (L2) EVSEs, at least for indoor use.

Leviton, EVCA, and now SPX all say that they are coming out with them.
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2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
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To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SPX 32A L2 Plug-In EVSE

Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:18 am

If priced reasonably, this will be THE EVSE to get for the enthusiast.
2014 Leaf SL (Gun Metal Grey)
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Re: SPX 32A L2 Plug-In EVSE

Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:20 am

Yes, I have the same enthusiastic hope.
See SOC/GID-Meter and CAN-Do Info
2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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