FWbroke
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L2 installation, inside or outside?

Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:21 pm

Dear All

Have had a Leaf for about 9mo and have been spoiled by a public L2 charger about 1/2mi from my house.

Looking to put in a L2 charger and am looking for feedback from others about preferred location.

I can put it inside my garage or outside my garage and am just wondering how people feel about their L2 location.

Outside would be convenient for plugging in when coming home from work (no garage door opener, could add one)

Inside it would be protected from the plow truck and more convenient in cold weather, etc

Thanks for your thoughts

FWB

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Re: L2 installation, inside or outside?

Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:51 pm

What is this cold weather and plow deal?

That said I mounted my OpenEVSE inside. I initially had a short cord that required me to back in my Leak. I purchased a 24Ft J1772 cable and it allowed me to park in my garage straight is.

In my case the panel is outside at the edge of the garage. It was easy to mount the EVSE on the back of t5he panel. It required maybe feet of wire, In Southern California this is common.
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Re: L2 installation, inside or outside?

Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:26 pm

If outside is risky for the unit, I suggest inside, with a pop-open door through the wall for the cord to come outside as needed.
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