webeleafowners
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Looking for ideas on stand alone outside post for EVSE.

Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:54 pm

Hi folks. We have our 40 amp Juice Box EVSE mounted in our garage which is nice but there will be times this summer where we may need to charge both vehicles overnight. I have a stucco exteriour and don't really want to drill into it. Has anyone done a "post" type thing. This will be for the 12 amp unit that came with the smart. It is weatherproof.

Pictures would be great of your setup.

Thanks in advance.
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wmcbrine
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Re: Looking for ideas on stand alone outside post for EVSE.

Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:29 pm

I haven't done it, but I've though about it a lot. I like the idea of disguising it as an old-fashioned horse hitching post. (These are a common sight in front of old houses in some neighborhoods.)

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Imagine these are all EVSEs. :)

webeleafowners
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Re: Looking for ideas on stand alone outside post for EVSE.

Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:31 pm

wmcbrine wrote:I haven't done it, but I've though about it a lot. I like the idea of disguising it as an old-fashioned horse hitching post. (These are a common sight in front of old houses in some neighborhoods.)

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Imagine these are all EVSEs. :)



Dammm. How cool would that be. :D
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Lerronious
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Re: Looking for ideas on stand alone outside post for EVSE.

Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:47 pm

If you're looking for a utilitarian setup, I drove a galvanized corner post used for chain link fencing and mounted the EVSE using Unistrut and conduit clamps. I buried the 50' run in 3/4" non-metallic conduit.
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Looking for ideas on stand alone outside post for EVSE.

Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:24 pm

Recycled plastic 'lumber' wouldn't rot, and shouldn't be a conductor.
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BillHolz
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Re: Looking for ideas on stand alone outside post for EVSE.

Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:08 am

Here is an installation that is near where I work. It is basically mounted on a pressure treated 4x4 post.

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