hyperionmark
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Smart Plugs

Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:07 am

I have a 2015 S which means I have no way to remotely start or stop charging. Wondering if anyone has used a smart plug (wifi) with their basic Level 1 EVSE. I haven't purchased one yet, just looking for feedback if it is possible and what experiences people have had. Thanks!

2k1Toaster
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Re: Smart Plugs

Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:18 pm

Of course it is possible, just make sure to get one with a current limit of 15A minimum. You'll find most are rated way below that, because they are generally used to switch lamps and things.
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hyperionmark
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Re: Smart Plugs

Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:27 pm

2k1Toaster wrote:Of course it is possible, just make sure to get one with a current limit of 15A minimum. You'll find most are rated way below that, because they are generally used to switch lamps and things.

Good advice, thank you!

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Re: Smart Plugs

Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:27 pm

This product seems pretty cool on paper:

https://emotorwerks.com/products/chargi ... /juiceplug

However, at $200 it sure isn't cheap. I think they would sell a lot more of them if priced in the $125 - $139 range, assuming they still actually make $ at that price point...
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Re: Smart Plugs

Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:35 pm

I'll probably get one of those, since the 2018 Leaf still won't have a charge limit, and since I want to go to 90% with my 2013 now that it's cold. That works with both L-1 and L-2, right?

EDIT: Ah, crap! "Indoor Rated. Not recommended for use during wet weather." So you have to use it in your garage if you have weather where you live...
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2k1Toaster
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Re: Smart Plugs

Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:43 pm

Or just attach to an extension cord that runs under the garage door.
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hyperionmark
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Re: Smart Plugs

Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:16 pm

alozzy wrote:This product seems pretty cool on paper:

https://emotorwerks.com/products/chargi ... /juiceplug

However, at $200 it sure isn't cheap. I think they would sell a lot more of them if priced in the $125 - $139 range, assuming they still actually make $ at that price point...

Wow, that looks really cool! But I agree it's a hair pricey. If it reads SOC then it may be more worth it.

Can J1772 read SOC? Chargepoint never tells you SOC while on Level 2 but it does through Level 3. Is that the reason?

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Re: Smart Plugs

Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:07 pm

2k1Toaster wrote:Or just attach to an extension cord that runs under the garage door.


The car has to be in a garage in wet weather. My car doesn't fit in my garage. No extension cord will help this.
Last edited by LeftieBiker on Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Smart Plugs

Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:50 pm

Not sure, but they likely mention that in the manual. I would think that, if SOC is carried as a signal on the pilot then it will. I know SOC is part of the CHADEMO protocol, but not sure about L2.
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Re: Smart Plugs

Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:13 pm

The ad copy seems to state pretty clearly that you get the state of charge from duration, so I'd say "no."
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