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Re: Update on CEC DCFC Stations in Tehachapi, Mojave, and Inyokern, Calfornia

paulgipe wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 2:35 pm Dan,
What's wrong with that location of the Desert Valleys FCU? It's right on Bus 395 and just up from the Clarion where we stay.
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I have some bad news. I went by this morning and the charger is not what I had been told, it looks like a two headed Lvl 2 Chargepoint. NOT a DC fast charger.

I was told twice it was going to be a CPE250, but I don't see how this is a CPE 250. I'll post an updated photo on plugshare, check it out, and if you concur I'll need to adjust plugshare. Or you can adjust it when you see the photo. I'm a little disappointed; can't be angry, the gentleman I was talking to probably just didn't know the difference between a Lvl2 an a Fast charger. The education level on EVS in the US is still pretty low. :(
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Re: Update on CEC DCFC Stations in Tehachapi, Mojave, and Inyokern, Calfornia

Here it is Paul (A CT4021?)

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Re: Update on CEC DCFC Stations in Tehachapi, Mojave, and Inyokern, Calfornia

danrjones wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 7:23 am I have some bad news. I went by this morning and the charger is not what I had been told, it looks like a two headed Lvl 2 Chargepoint. NOT a DC fast charger.

I was told twice it was going to be a CPE250,
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Re: Update on CEC DCFC Stations in Tehachapi, Mojave, and Inyokern, Calfornia

Yep, bad news. That's a Level 2.
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paulgipe wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 2:02 pm Yep, bad news. That's a Level 2.
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Yes... and I looked back through my numerous emails with the gentleman. Several times he said a CPE250, early on he even said "Lvl 3"

Though in his most recent email he had said Lvl 2 CPE250 fast charger.

Either they had to change their plans, or just the proper lingo escaped him, which makes sense, as probably most folks have no idea what Lvl 2 vs Fast charger really means. It would be a real shame if it turned out the credit union thought these were fast chargers, only to find nobody uses them -> because its almost useless for travelers? It depends on whom their target was - if it was for employees, this is just fine.

But if they intended this for travelers, I just don't think they are going to be used as such.

This underscores the need to get a fast charger install going somewhere else, maybe the parks, or one of the shopping centers.
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Re: Update on CEC DCFC Stations in Tehachapi, Mojave, and Inyokern, Calfornia

The worst part is that to this day, there are still some people who think that level 2 J1772 is a "fast charger". :( I've seen this in other circles.

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cwerdna wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 3:55 pm The worst part is that to this day, there are still some people who think that level 2 J1772 is a "fast charger". :( I've seen this in other circles.
Exactly

It is entirely possible the credit union thought these were fast chargers because they simply didn't know any better. And moving forward they will wonder why nobody ever uses them.
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