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Two juvenile LEAFs in the wild

Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:27 pm

I came upon these two juvenile LEAFs in the wild this morning. As you can see, they're both L1 nursing. There EVSEs can clearly be seen hanging from the center outlet. My presence didn't spook them and I was able to grab some photos. Interestingly enough this was at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, but this shot was captured in the parking lot. These LEAFs are not part of the Safari Park's collection.

Actually the LEAF on the left is mine. I drove in the lot and noticed the other LEAF charging in an RV parking spot and decided to check if there was another outlet available and there was. Hey EV Project, when are you going to put in the promised L2 chargers at the Safari Park????

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Re: Two juvenile LEAFs in the wild

Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:22 pm

I hope those are modified EVSEs:)

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Re: Two juvenile LEAFs in the wild

Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:25 pm

Whoa! Pulling 24 amps from a single 120v circuit? Sounds like a good way to trip a circuit breaker.

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Re: Two juvenile LEAFs in the wild

Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:39 pm

planet4ever wrote:Whoa! Pulling 24 amps from a single 120v circuit? Sounds like a good way to trip a circuit breaker.

Ray

Since the station was obviously placed to service two motorhomes, I suspect there are two separate circuits there.
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Re: Two juvenile LEAFs in the wild

Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:42 pm

davewill wrote:
planet4ever wrote:Whoa! Pulling 24 amps from a single 120v circuit? Sounds like a good way to trip a circuit breaker.

Ray

Since the station was obviously placed to service two motorhomes, I suspect there are two separate circuits there.
You're correct. It's actually a lockable subpanel with four breakers and four outlets. It had two 240v circuits and two 120v circuits. Hmmm, wonder what I could have done with one of those 240v circuits, if I had a modded EVSE? :lol: Next time I'm there I'll take a photo of the inside of the panel. Or is that a common RV hookup?
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Re: Two juvenile LEAFs in the wild

Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:36 pm

ENIAC wrote:I came upon these two juvenile LEAFs in the wild this morning. As you can see, they're both L1 nursing. There EVSEs can clearly be seen hanging from the center outlet. My presence didn't spook them and I was able to grab some photos. Interestingly enough this was at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, but this shot was captured in the parking lot. These LEAFs are not part of the Safari Park's collection.

Actually the LEAF on the left is mine. I drove in the lot and noticed the other LEAF charging in an RV parking spot and decided to check if there was another outlet available and there was. Hey EV Project, when are you going to put in the promised L2 chargers at the Safari Park????


Outstanding! You are indeed a skilled wildlife photographer. As a member of the San Diego Zoological Society and frequent Safari Park visitor myself, I want to give you a heads up that a brand new Cayenne Red breed may be nestled between those two subjects in just a few days (my birth dashboard suggests this week, but you know how those first births can run way late....). Having read much on the subject on this forum, I believe juvenile LEAFS (and their juvenile keepers) prefer to form social groups. :D
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Re: Two juvenile LEAFs in the wild

Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:54 pm

ENIAC wrote:You're correct. It's actually a lockable subpanel with four breakers and four outlets. It had two 240v circuits and two 120v circuits. Hmmm, wonder what I could have done with one of those 240v circuits, if I had a modded EVSE? :lol: Next time I'm there I'll take a photo of the inside of the panel. Or is that a common RV hookup?

RV will be either NEMA 14-50R 120/240v 50a service or NEMA 30R-TT 30a 120v service. The 30a looks similar to the 30a dryer outlet but is very different.
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Re: Two juvenile LEAFs in the wild

Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:57 pm

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Re: Two juvenile LEAFs in the wild

Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:29 pm

Awesome! Good to see some local LEAFs out in the wild charging in public. :)

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Re: Two juvenile LEAFs in the wild

Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:56 pm

uspearls wrote:
ENIAC wrote:I came upon these two juvenile LEAFs in the wild this morning. As you can see, they're both L1 nursing. There EVSEs can clearly be seen hanging from the center outlet. My presence didn't spook them and I was able to grab some photos. Interestingly enough this was at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, but this shot was captured in the parking lot. These LEAFs are not part of the Safari Park's collection.

Actually the LEAF on the left is mine. I drove in the lot and noticed the other LEAF charging in an RV parking spot and decided to check if there was another outlet available and there was. Hey EV Project, when are you going to put in the promised L2 chargers at the Safari Park????


Outstanding! You are indeed a skilled wildlife photographer. As a member of the San Diego Zoological Society and frequent Safari Park visitor myself, I want to give you a heads up that a brand new Cayenne Red breed may be nestled between those two subjects in just a few days (my birth dashboard suggests this week, but you know how those first births can run way late....). Having read much on the subject on this forum, I believe juvenile LEAFS (and their juvenile keepers) prefer to form social groups. :D
So when a mother Nissan births a LEAF she keeps it close in an area called the VPC. It's at the VPC where the newly born LEAF is educated through firmware flashes. After awhile the mother Nissan will release the LEAF into the wild. To survive, the LEAF will need to fend for itself in a sea of ICE.
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