nater wrote:Good point, Dave, I suppose 12 out of 20 leaves 8 more for a soda machine. 8 Amps would chill a lot of soda.
However, think about it, if you have unlimited time and an unknown circuit, lower amperage would be nice. Of course, I'm fussy; when I charged an Ebox in my garage we set the Amps to 52 amps on the 50 amp circuit. It didn't blow and charged REALLY fast. (Yes, I have 6 gauge in the wall; about 8 feet of wire).
DarkStar wrote:A local EVSE manufacturer (Shorepower Technologies) has been working with a Volt owner as their EVSEs haven't been charging the Volt either. The official response is that the Volt is "monitoring additional undefined criteria not required by the standard" and they've been working with GM to implement the fix.
mogur wrote:We tried a test with my friend's Volt:
Leaf L1 EVSE: Charges Leaf, not Volt.
Ingineer wrote:The problem is not the -12v. The Nissan/Panasonic L1 EVSE delays putting out power once the Pilot is acknowledged until it performs an internal self test. This test takes approximately 3 seconds and you can normally hear the clicking of the relays while this test is underway. The problem is the Volt seems to "give up" right before the EVSE completes it's test and recycles the Pilot, which starts the test all over again. This continues in an endless loop and the Volt never starts charging.
The proper fix would be to correct this in the Volt's software, because the EVSE is technically allowed to delay. This is not limited to the Nissan/Panasonic unit, several EVSE's on the market also delay.
I might be able to implement a work-around inside the EVSE to make it compatible with the Volt. Testing is underway currently, I'll let everyone know the outcome.
I hate it when that happens!
Shades of RS232, which also has the positive/negative thing going on, which also is often violated by certain products...