ElectricEddy
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Iced at the public charging station (Canadian version)

Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:56 pm

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2k1Toaster
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Re: Iced at the public charging station (Canadian version)

Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:19 pm

Definitely brings a new meaning to being "ICEd". The J1772 handle is going somewhere... I wonder if they actually converted the OBC interface to J1772 versus the other style plugs. After all they are electric and get charged that way and the EVSE is just a big extension cord like it's used to...
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Re: Iced at the public charging station (Canadian version)

Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:58 pm

:lol: Iced! and in Canada of all places.
Yes Zamboni's use a different plug, as the J1772 standard is quite common now days it would make sense if they used J1772.....the chargers I've seen on a Zamboni looks to be wall mounted and give off quite a bit of heat, I'm thinking it may have the "charger" on the wall vs charger in the car like our Leafs and other devices that use J1772.
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2k1Toaster
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Re: Iced at the public charging station (Canadian version)

Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:25 pm

jjeff wrote::lol: Iced! and in Canada of all places.
Yes Zamboni's use a different plug, as the J1772 standard is quite common now days it would make sense if they used J1772.....the chargers I've seen on a Zamboni looks to be wall mounted and give off quite a bit of heat, I'm thinking it may have the "charger" on the wall vs charger in the car like our Leafs and other devices that use J1772.


But it's entirely possible... Maybe Red Green retrofitted the charger to be an OBC and made the hardwire connection into a J1772 outlet. You can buy those on Amazon cheaply. Unlikely, but possible. :)
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ElectricEddy
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Re: Iced at the public charging station (Canadian version)

Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:22 pm

2k1Toaster wrote:
jjeff wrote::lol: Iced! and in Canada of all places.
Yes Zamboni's use a different plug, as the J1772 standard is quite common now days it would make sense if they used J1772.....the chargers I've seen on a Zamboni looks to be wall mounted and give off quite a bit of heat, I'm thinking it may have the "charger" on the wall vs charger in the car like our Leafs and other devices that use J1772.


But it's entirely possible... Maybe Red Green retrofitted the charger to be an OBC and made the hardwire connection into a J1772 outlet. You can buy those on Amazon cheaply. Unlikely, but possible. :)


I suspect this is the case (although it probably wasn't R.G who did it)
I peered thru the vent holes when I took the pictures and did see a control board with flashing lights etc. feeding what looked like lead acid packs somewhat like a forklift.
By the time I got back the Zamboni had left , maybe off to the local DCFC for a top-up?
Not a real big town here so I expectations are high to someday meet the owner and investigate further.
I just couldn't resist to post this as I got a good laugh out of it :lol:
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Re: Iced at the public charging station (Canadian version)

Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:38 pm

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Re: Iced at the public charging station (Canadian version)

Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:21 pm

So the Zamboni guy is getting his fuel for free??

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Re: Iced at the public charging station (Canadian version)

Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:33 pm

powersurge wrote:So the Zamboni guy is getting his fuel for free??

Think of it as performing a service essential to public safety - there'd probably be (polite) riots in Canada without hockey and curling!
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