bigedgar
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Re: Duosida EVSE Just Arrived.

Tue May 09, 2017 2:03 pm

Thanks, guys - great info as always. And thank you for the reminder about the fact that this won't work on a 15a circuit - I'm an idiot for not remembering this from the get-go. That said, an adapter for a regular 20a, 120v would be good to have. I have a bunch of 12g wire hanging around, so this should be easy to cobble together. Thanks for the links to the 14-50 females.

alozzy
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Re: Duosida EVSE Just Arrived.

Tue May 09, 2017 3:01 pm

You're welcome, good luck!
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Re: Duosida EVSE Just Arrived.

Tue May 09, 2017 3:39 pm

bigedgar wrote:Thanks, guys - great info as always. And thank you for the reminder about the fact that this won't work on a 15a circuit - I'm an idiot for not remembering this from the get-go. That said, an adapter for a regular 20a, 120v would be good to have. I have a bunch of 12g wire hanging around, so this should be easy to cobble together. Thanks for the links to the 14-50 females.

Yes I always liked using my 16a EVSE(on a 20a 120v circuit) because the charging was roughly 13% faster than my OEM EVSE. Of course the downside to carrying around just the 16a EVSE is if you only have access to a 15a circuit, you'd be SOL :(
Because of this I got an adjustable 120/240v EVSE where I could adjust the current to whatever voltage/amperage my circuit is, I also didn't like carrying around 2 EVSEs in an already cramped hatch :(
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MalcolmReynolds
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Re: Duosida EVSE Just Arrived.

Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:18 pm

Do you guys have any links for the 14-50 to 5-20 adapter you mentioned. I know you guys are making them, but for those of us who are less handy can we just buy these adapters somewhere? I would like to be able to adapt the Zencar 32a down for 120v 15a and 20a circuits. Thanks!
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alozzy
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Re: Duosida EVSE Just Arrived.

Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:03 am

There's this one, which inspired me to make my own, lol:

http://www.corddepot.com/shop/ev-produc ... v-adapter/
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Re: Duosida EVSE Just Arrived.

Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:32 pm

alozzy wrote:There's this one, which inspired me to make my own, lol:

http://www.corddepot.com/shop/ev-produc ... v-adapter/


Dangerous and dumb.

alozzy
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Re: Duosida EVSE Just Arrived.

Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:34 pm

Nice, you can always be counted on for a helpful comment.

As I explained before:

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=22692&start=110#p492105

I know this just falls on deaf ears with you though. Thanks, as usual, for your condescension and ridicule.
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Re: Duosida EVSE Just Arrived.

Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:00 am

alozzy wrote:Nice, you can always be counted on for a helpful comment.

As I explained before:

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=22692&start=110#p492105

I know this just falls on deaf ears with you though. Thanks, as usual, for your condescension and ridicule.


I fail to see how any "comment" makes this idea less dangerous and dumb.

It's not ridicule or condescension... it's a dire warning. THIS ADAPTOR IS DANGEROUS AND DUMB. It may burn somebody's house down. It may kill somebody.

I won't be belittled into being silent about something so blatantly dumb and dangerous.

Good luck.

alozzy
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Re: Duosida EVSE Just Arrived.

Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:35 pm

It's your persistently snarky tone that I take issue with. Why don't you try a little tact?

I know that your company sells a portable EVSE that automatically adjusts the current to match the supply; however, I can't afford a $900 US EVSE. The OP stated early on that he can't afford a $900 EVSE either. So, we make do with what we've got.

I have zero concerns using my adapter cable for the purpose for which it is intended - exclusively for my portable EVSE, which allows me to set the amperage rate before I plug it in.
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Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

estomax
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Re: Duosida EVSE Just Arrived.

Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:39 pm

i just got my Duosida also, charging up compared to the 120v is night and day. a very good 200$ investment to make the Leaf more flexible. Since my dryer is right next to the garage i split the Duosida off the 30a dryer circuit and installed an extension plug for it on the garage side of the wall that is easier to get to than reaching behind the dryer to swap plugs.

My dryer takes 20a (measured) and duosida takes 16a so i can't use them at the same time is the only concession i have to make.
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