I bought one like this at Home Depot. 90 degree plug is perfect. Cord drops straight down and the Nissan supplied EVSE brick sits nicely under the workbench. Yes the appliance cord is 6' and #14 wire. Barely warm after four hours charging. Excellent IMO. And much safer IMO than the stubby pigtail plug. Whoever came up with that idea to keep the power cord so short made a terrible mistake. Should have been a 5' to 6' cord to allow for garage plugs at 4' above the floor.jcesare wrote:I went with a 50 ft. cord and I keep it in the hatch, just in case. You never know when you might need the extra length.smkettner wrote:I was thinking more like this one:jcesare wrote:I bought one of these in Blue Ocean
http://www.lowes.com/pd_242113-66906-UT ... 50%2527%2B
http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... wBEPMCMAg#
I would be curious if the door even closed with that honking replacement style plug that comes on the end of these things.garygid wrote:Looks like the cover on the box is installed upside down, with the two cutouts (for exiting cords) on the top instead of the bottom.
Why do you say a 40 amp circuit is required for your upgraded EVSE that draws at most 12 amps?Ingineer wrote:And by the way, if you are using our upgraded EVSE and you want to be absolutely safe: Where the EVSE calls for an in-wall receptacle, a 50 amp, 240 volt, 3- or 4-wire wall plug configuration is required, along with a minimum 40 amp 2-pole breaker.
Obviously it isn't required to use our upgrade, only a 20A L6-20 is needed. We were discussing the requirements for other EVSE's. Though I clearly mis-wrote that, and accidentally left out the "not". I'll go back and correct it.wwhitney wrote:Why do you say a 40 amp circuit is required for your upgraded EVSE that draws at most 12 amps?Ingineer wrote:And by the way, if you are using our upgraded EVSE and you want to be absolutely safe: Where the EVSE calls for an in-wall receptacle, a 50 amp, 240 volt, 3- or 4-wire wall plug configuration is required, along with a minimum 40 amp 2-pole breaker.
The point is, the SAE J1772 standard doesn't require the 305mm cord length, only that it be a maximum of 305mm from the receptacle when conducting the radiated immunity test. There is no other language regarding cord length in the SAE standard, only NEC article 625 which states:DarkStar wrote:Since J1772 compliance is based on those testing requirements, you can't really change the design without needing to retest again. Also, since 305 mm equals 12 inches it really is a draw either way...
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Article 25-17: Cable. The electric vehicle supply equipment cable shall be Type EV, EVJ, EVE, EVJE. EVT, or EVJT flexible cable as specified in Article 400 and Table 400-4. Ampacities shall be as specified in Table 400-5(A) for No. 10 and smaller and Table 400-5(8) for No. 8 and larger. The overall length of the cable shall not exceed 25 ft (7.63m). Other cable types and assemblies listed as being suitable the purpose, including optional hybrid communications, signal, and optical fiber cables, shall be permitted.
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Article 625-22: Personnel Protection System. The electric vehicle supply equipment shall have a listed system of protection against electric shock of personnel. The personnel protection system shall be composed of listed personnel protection devices and constructional features. Where cord- and plug-connected electric vehicle supply equipment is used, the interrupting device of a listed personnel protection system shall be provided and shall be an integral part of the attachment plug or shall be located in the power supply cable not more than 12 in. from the attachment plug.