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Is there a portable (like the OEM) EVSE that will do 30 amps.

Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:52 pm

Hey folks. Looking to throw something in the Nissan EVE bag that can handle more than the DUOSIDA 16 amp jobs. I want to leave my juice box mounted on the wall. It would be nice to have something quicker than a 16 amp 220 unit. I don't see anything out there and from what I gather my original can only be modified to a 16 amp 220 unit. I see my juice box pull around 27 amps. I don't suppose there is a portable out there. Any suggestions??

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Is there a portable (like the OEM) EVSE that will do 30 amps.

Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:17 pm

It's possible to make any 30 amp EVSE "portable" by simply adding a plug to the end. Many already come with the plug.

Now if you're talking about a 30 amp portable EVSE that also works with a wide variety of outlets including 120 volt, the only one I'm aware of is the one that come with Teslas. There's a version that comes with a J1772 handle. Rather pricey at $899: http://shop.quickchargepower.com/JESLA- ... -JESLA.htm
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Re: Is there a portable (like the OEM) EVSE that will do 30 amps.

Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:22 pm

If you don't care about 120-volt charging and adjustable charging current, look at Clipper Creek LCS-30P (30-ampere circuit, 24-ampere charging) or HCS-40P (40-ampere circuit, 32-ampere charging). The housings are lightweight and fairly compact. The charging cord and J1772 plug are the heaviest parts. You can get the LCS-30P with L6-30, 14-30, 14-50, or 6-50 plug and then make your own adapters for the other receptacles. You can get the HCS-40P with either 6-50 or 14-50 plug and make an adapter for the other receptacle type. Since you probably have a 14-50 "RV" receptacle, the HCS-40P with 14-50 plug might be your best bet.

I have an HCS-50P (50-ampere circuit, 40-ampere charging) for my workshop/garage to take full advantage of the "RV" receptacle provided by the builder and allow charging the LEAF at full rate on 208 volts nominal. It has a much heavier cord and J1772 plug to get the 40-ampere continuous charging current rating so it would be a little heavy for portable use, but the housing is very lightweight and rugged. I mounted it on a pedestal so I can move it around the garage and purchased a 15-foot RV extension cord to plug it in because it was not possible to mount it within reach of the receptacle (supply cord is only 12 inches from enclosure to farthest point on plug). The HCS-50P is on sale now so it is almost the same price as the HCS-40P if you don't care about the weight of the cord.
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Re: Is there a portable (like the OEM) EVSE that will do 30 amps.

Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:36 pm

GerryAZ wrote:If you don't care about 120-volt charging and adjustable charging current, look at Clipper Creek LCS-30P (30-ampere circuit, 24-ampere charging) or HCS-40P (40-ampere circuit, 32-ampere charging). The housings are lightweight and fairly compact. The charging cord and J1772 plug are the heaviest parts. You can get the LCS-30P with L6-30, 14-30, 14-50, or 6-50 plug and then make your own adapters for the other receptacles. You can get the HCS-40P with either 6-50 or 14-50 plug and make an adapter for the other receptacle type.


I did look at that one but now will look a little closer. I have all the adapters for my juice box but I want to leave that on my wall. Its a little bulky too. Thanks for the response.

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Re: Is there a portable (like the OEM) EVSE that will do 30 amps.

Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:40 pm

I just took a quick look and see that it is not adjustable. If I am on a 20 amp circuit that will pop the breaker. Hmmmm. Maybe I need to rethink this. Is there an adjustable out there? That 220 dollar DUOSIDA is starting to look good for a backup mobile.
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Re: Is there a portable (like the OEM) EVSE that will do 30 amps.

Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:41 pm

John,

I edited my post with some more information so you might want to read it again. I can send you a photo of mine if you want to get an idea of the size. I am not aware of a conveniently-adjustable unit except the JESLA so you might want to look at that one also.

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Re: Is there a portable (like the OEM) EVSE that will do 30 amps.

Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:47 pm

GerryAZ wrote:John,

I edited my post with some more information so you might want to read it again. I can send you a photo of mine if you want to get an idea of the size.

Gerry


I see that Gerry. Thank you. I am thinking I better get something that is either adjustable or is small enough for a 20 amp breaker. I wonder if the 220 dollar DUOSIDA is 120 volt compatible. It would also be easy to throw in our smart ED for travelling emergencies. The smart is only a 3.3 charger anyway. Thoughts?
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Re: Is there a portable (like the OEM) EVSE that will do 30 amps.

Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:48 pm

I own this one:

http://www.e-zencar.net/product/evse-32a/

So far, so good...
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Re: Is there a portable (like the OEM) EVSE that will do 30 amps.

Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:03 pm

My thoughts: If you don't care about fast charging, obtain an older Nissan EVSE and have it upgraded by EVSEUPGRADE. They are rugged, reliable, and work on any voltage with suitable adapters. I have a 12-ampere fixed output unit I could sell you if you don't need faster charging. It could even be sent back for the newest upgrade to get adjustable output from 6 to 20 amperes on 208/240 and 6 to 12 amperes at 120 volts, I bought it soon after I got the 2011 to have a backup for 208/240 charging. I kept the original from the 2011 after the crash and sent it in for upgrade so it is faster and adjustable. Since I now have the Clipper Creek at the workshop, I could probably sell the 12-ampere one. I would not recommend sending the one from your 2016 for upgrade because it has a temperature sensor in the plug which makes it safer for 120-volt charging.

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Re: Is there a portable (like the OEM) EVSE that will do 30 amps.

Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:09 pm

The ZENCAR unit looks like what John is looking for.
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