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IssacZachary
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Re: Zencar 32a adjustable portable L2/L1 EVSE

Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:54 pm

I just got my Zencar 32A adjustable portable L2/L1 EVSE!

But I don't have my Leaf to test it out on since I just traded the Leaf for a Chevy Sonic to go to Denver this upcoming week...

Maybe the week after I'll be able to check it out.
2013 SL 45,000 miles.
12 bars until 44,300 miles on June 2, 2017. :D
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Re: Zencar 32a adjustable portable L2/L1 EVSE

Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:09 am

Nice, note the current adjustment is a bit hokey but does work and allows for no external buttons. Within the first minute of plugging the EVSE in the wall, violently shake the unit, each shake will increment to the next highest setting. When you get to the highest the next shake will start at the lowest setting. After 1 minute or once you plug the J1772 into the car, the setting is locked in unless you start the adjustment routine again, IOW the current setting sticks after unplugging.
For anyone not interested in ordering direct from China, Amazon now has several sellers selling the Zencar, but of course, then you couldn't choose your current or things like cord lengths or plug styles:
https://www.amazon.com/portable-adjusta ... ar+level+2
2012 SL purchased used 2/'16
2013 S w/QC purchased new
Juicebox Premium 60a L1/L2 EVSE, Ebusbar 16a L1/L2 EVSE
'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
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Re: Zencar 32a adjustable portable L2/L1 EVSE

Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:32 am

I got mine with 12, 16, 24 and 32 amps so as to correspond to 80% of 15, 20, 30 and 40 amp circuits.

I plan on making several adapters with twist-lock connections so that I can charge from just about anything. It came with a 14-50 plug that I'm planning on modifying the neutral pin so as to be able to plug into a 14-50 or 14-30 socket. I'd like to make a two 120V legs to one 240V circuit set of cords too.
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Re: Zencar 32a adjustable portable L2/L1 EVSE

Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:30 am

IssacZachary wrote:I got mine with 12, 16, 24 and 32 amps so as to correspond to 80% of 15, 20, 30 and 40 amp circuits.

I'd like to make a two 120V legs to one 240V circuit set of cords too.

You could also purchase something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Conntek-50-Amp-O ... 1M2BZTBHC6
Which along with this, would do what you want:
https://www.amazon.com/Parkworld-692514 ... +Y-adapter

Amazon also sells this similar adapter:
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-55025-Powe ... 1M2BZTBHC6

I just made mine with these parts and a 1' piece of 12-3 wire:
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-55353-Fema ... rds=14-50r
https://www.amazon.com/Leviton-515PR-St ... 6PF67DS6HK

I have at least a dozen different adapters to go from most L6 and L14 plugs plus others. I just charged yesterday on the fly from a friends L14-20 outlet by combining 3 different outlet adapters, worked great. At first I was charging at 19a but after checking things after ~20 minutes things seemed a bit warm. I then dialed my Zencar down to 13a and everything cooled down after a bit. In this case it would have been handy to have your 16a setting, which would have probably worked just fine. The way it was I ended up charging for almost 4hrs and my Leaf was 100% charged by the time I left anyway. At only 120v it would have been lucky to get to 70 or maybe 80% which would have been a bit close making it home.
My old Juicebox is the nicest as I can adjust the current in 1a increments from 6a all the way to 40a, unfortunately, it's so bulky and heavy I really prefer to use my Zencar on the road and my Juicebox in the garage.
2012 SL purchased used 2/'16
2013 S w/QC purchased new
Juicebox Premium 60a L1/L2 EVSE, Ebusbar 16a L1/L2 EVSE
'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
GE Durastation 30a

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Re: Zencar 32a adjustable portable L2/L1 EVSE

Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:37 pm

I was looking for this Amazon listing on my last post, but couldn't find it anywhere :?
Anyway, here it is, IMO a bit overpriced at $499 and as best I can tell it doesn't have adjustable amperage(although I can't believe it wouldn't) but who knows. Note all the reviews and questions are currently referring to the sellers 16a L2 EVSE, which shares the listing :roll: so pay close attention to that.
https://www.amazon.com/Zencar-Level-Ele ... op?ie=UTF8
2012 SL purchased used 2/'16
2013 S w/QC purchased new
Juicebox Premium 60a L1/L2 EVSE, Ebusbar 16a L1/L2 EVSE
'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
GE Durastation 30a

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Re: Zencar 32a adjustable portable L2/L1 EVSE

Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:49 pm

Are you guys buying this Zencar product right from zencar? If so how long did shipping take and what was the cost?

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Re: Zencar 32a adjustable portable L2/L1 EVSE

Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:11 pm

I just ordered one for my Leaf. I started with an online submission and the sales person Dream replied. I selected 5 different current levels, specified a 7.6m cable with a J1772 and 14-50. They asked for $273 + $40 Freight + $13 PayPal fees. I think I got 8A, 12A, 16A, 24A and 32A.

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Re: Zencar 32a adjustable portable L2/L1 EVSE

Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:58 am

seamonkeys1 wrote:Are you guys buying this Zencar product right from zencar? If so how long did shipping take and what was the cost?

About $340 total and about 5 business days.
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11 bars current. :)
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Re: Zencar 32a adjustable portable L2/L1 EVSE

Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:45 am

If you aren't getting the expected kw charging rate, then check the plug wiring. Someone posted awhile ago about that and it turned out the Zencar was only charging station 120V due to incorrect wiring.
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Re: Zencar 32a adjustable portable L2/L1 EVSE

Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:00 am

seamonkeys1 wrote:Are you guys buying this Zencar product right from zencar? ...


I see seller "cruztopia" is selling what appears to be this charger on ebay; $349 + $15.48 std shipping
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zencar-32A-EV-C ... 2700931068

In case it would be attractive to not have to deal with the manufacturer directly.
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