Oilpan4
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Re: Best Cheap 120 Volt Travel EVSE?

Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:35 am

martyscholes wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:33 am
Oilpan4 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:26 am
Yeah to be j1772 compliant the brick needs to be less than 1 foot away from the plug.
I think that's stupid. I put a 6 foot long cord on both my evse units.
I understand why they did it, but it's still dumb.
goldbrick wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:39 am
I doubt the electronics would fit in the handle. The EVSE cable supplied with the Leaf has a pretty big box that contains the relays and electrical parts needed for the EVSE to operate. Trying to fit all that inside the handle would be tricky and expensive at best, but more likely impossible.

You could certainly make one by shortening the cable between the box and the handle of a standard Nissan supplied EVSE.
Mux made it fit. He may have a kit for sale to build your own.
Is Mux the name of someone on the forums, or is that the name of a manufacturer?
Both.
Oh and for a 12 amp evse you will need at least 14 gauge cord.
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Re: Best Cheap 120 Volt Travel EVSE?

Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:37 pm

I was going to suggest the somewhat overpriced(IMO) dual voltage TurboCord but it looks like they've discontinued their dual voltage EVSE and now only sell the 240v L2 cable. It looks like they blew out their dual voltage EVSEs last year and not only sell their way overpriced(IMO) L2 only model :?
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Re: Best Cheap 120 Volt Travel EVSE?

Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:31 pm

martyscholes wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:35 am
I understand the sentiment, but how is this different than an electric hedge trimmer, lawn mower, or snow blower? ...
It's different in that those devices are less likely to be unattended when energized and much more likely to be under the direct control of a responsible adult. Whereas an EVSE is typically unattended for hours at a time and therefore a greater risk to someone who may come along and not be aware of the amount of current flowing and the safety implications.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Best Cheap 120 Volt Travel EVSE?

Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:37 am

I need one of those things like they put down for wet floors, but it says "danger electric vehicle charging in progress".
In English and spanish.
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Re: Best Cheap 120 Volt Travel EVSE?

Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:10 am

martyscholes wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:31 am
css28 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:46 am
You understand that at 120V and 12A your charging rate is around 5 miles per hour, right?
Does anyone else have a need for slow 120 volt charging at some destinations? My need may be a one-off.
Actually shift-length (multiple hour) charging is an ideal case for 120V charging, in that it can be provided more cheaply and there isn't an hour-by-hour scramble to get charged vehicles out of the way of needy ones.

I've tried for years to get 120V availability at work with no luck.
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