AndyH
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Available EVSE Info (J1772 Jan 2010)

Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:13 am

What options do we have for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)? Who builds them, who sells them, what are they capable of, and if they're not available, when can we buy them?

Remember that the Leaf will ship with a Nissan Level 1 in-cord EVSE.

Just the facts direct from manufacturers/suppliers - no opinions or guessing or complaining about plugs. :lol:
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Clipper Creek

Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:26 am

Clipper Creek is in final stages of bringing a number of Level 1 and Level 2 J1772 EVSE to market.
http://www.clippercreek.net
email: information@clippercreek.net

Level 1:

PCS-15 In-Cord EVSE
Data Sheet: http://www.clippercreek.net/images/ClipperCreek%20PCS-15%20Brochure.pdf
User Manual: http://www.absoluteefficiency.com/LEAF/EVSE/ClipperCreek_PCS-15_User_Manual.pdf

This is a 120V Level 1 device that's set from the factory to draw a max of 12A from a standard 15A 120V outlet.
The device is undergoing UL testing and is expected to be on the market in September.
Equipped with a standard 3-prong 120V plug.
$1325.00

PCS-20 In-Cord EVSE
This is a 120V Level 1 device that's set to draw a max of 16A from a 20A 120V outlet.
Equipped with a standard 3-prong 120V plug.
update: This device is not being made and is not in the UL approval pipeline, but it can be made if there is sufficient interest. It's preset to draw 16A and cannot be 'turned down' to only draw 12A.

Level 2:

LCS-20
Datasheet: http://www.absoluteefficiency.com/LEAF/EVSE/ClipperCreek_LCS-20.pdf

This is a Level 2 EVSE designed to be connected to a 240V 20A supply. It's designed to support a 3.3kW charger.
Uses same enclosure as the PCS-15/20. Must be hard-wired to 240V supply in accordance with NEC 625.
$1650.00

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For more information, Contact Don Francis at Clipper Creek: don at clippercreek dot net
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Coulomb Technologies

Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:58 am

Coulomb Tech has a range of commercial EVSE available.

http://www.coulombtech.com/products-charging-stations.php

Their sales page lists regional sales organizations:
http://www.coulombtech.com/sales.php

I exchanged a number of emails with Verdek Systems from 2 thru 9 July and came away underwhelmed.

All I know for sure from Verdek is:
- Coulomb has a home charging unit
- They're only interested in talking with me if I'm a housing developer that desires to install Level 2 EVSE in new housing units

I asked for unit availability info, home EVSE unit details, and pricing but these were not answered.
I've contacted Coulomb Technologies directly and have not yet received a response.

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Re: Coulomb Technologies

Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:51 am

AndyH wrote:I've contacted Coulomb Technologies directly and have not yet received a response.



I contacted Coulomb within the confines of getting one of their "free" chargers. They told me those were only available to Volt and Ford EV purchasers. But I didn't ask about buying.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 54,700 miles; ~176 Gids; 9 bars; 50-55 miles per charge.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
Superbright LED lighting.
2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

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Re: Coulomb Technologies

Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:56 am

mwalsh wrote:
AndyH wrote:I've contacted Coulomb Technologies directly and have not yet received a response.


I contacted Coulomb within the confines of getting one of their "free" chargers. They told me those were only available to Volt and Ford EV purchasers. But I didn't ask about buying.


Yeah - the Volt, Ford, and Smart get Coulomb units under the ChargePoint America program (I think paid for by stimulus funds). The 'free' Leaf EVSE units (also supposedly Coulomb) are under the EV Project (paid for by Dept of Energy funds, primarily).

ChargePoint America: http://chargepointamerica.com/
EV Project: http://www.theevproject.com/

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Re: Available EVSE Info (J1772 Jan 2010)

Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:00 pm

I believe that NEC 625 does NOT require all Level 2 EVSEs to be hardwired.

Please see NEC 625.13, ... and then the referenced sections: 625.18, .19, and .29 (indoor use).
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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Re: Available EVSE Info (J1772 Jan 2010)

Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:03 pm

please see the first post in this thread - no plugs here!

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Re: Available EVSE Info (J1772 Jan 2010)

Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:14 pm

You said that the LCS-20 ...
"Must be hard-wired to 240V supply in accordance with NEC 625".

Perhaps what the manufacturer has built must be hardwired, sorry.
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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Re: Available EVSE Info (J1772 Jan 2010)

Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:40 pm

Yes - this is a place for hard, black and white facts.

I typed that the LCS-20 must be hard-wired because the data sheet and manual from Clipper Creek say it must.

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Re: Available EVSE Info (J1772 Jan 2010)

Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:44 am

updated Clipper Creek info - owners manual, datasheet, prices and contact info.

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