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Inside EVSE, outside J1772, run through conduit?

Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:08 pm

Has anyone modified their EVSE, so the unit can stay inside, but the charging cable goes through a hole in the wall?
I'm seeking an EVSE where I can disconnect the charging cable long enough to run through a 1" conduit hole, then put everything
back.

JuiceBox support says it can'be be done easily with JuiceBox.

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Re: Inside EVSE, outside J1772, run through conduit?

Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:56 pm

There are wall passthroughs with rubber grommets and covers that would do this job and be able to pass the whole plug.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JGC7WNK

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Re: Inside EVSE, outside J1772, run through conduit?

Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:48 pm

Other solutions I’ve seen over the years on this forum:

1. Making a small “doggie door” in the wall (even lockable with a doorknob) so you can reach in and get the J1772 handle without having to open up a garage door.

2. Making a small channel in the cement immediately below the garage door so you can close the door without pinching the cable.
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Re: Inside EVSE, outside J1772, run through conduit?

Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:55 pm

I thought about putting in a small cat door or something but just setting the garage door on the cable works fine for me.
But I have the 12 amp charger and the cable is very thin. I don't think it would work with a 24 amp charger.

Only problem with cutting a divit in concrete is not everyone has a grinder, with concrete wheel laying around. I do because I do my own tile and concrete work.
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Re: Inside EVSE, outside J1772, run through conduit?

Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:27 am

Big holes like that are problems in stucco, because stucco is not actually waterproof.... the water shedding layer is the tar paper behind the stucco. Cutting such a hole, and making it not making a subtle leak, is hard. I live in a house with no "weep" at the bottom of the stucco.

Back to the original question: what does it take to just run the cord through a smaller hole?

My location is not a garage, the garage is elsewhere. My parking area comes up to an otherwise blank stucco wall. I also live in a high theft/high homeless area, where people steal... anything. Inside is more secure I hope.

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Re: Inside EVSE, outside J1772, run through conduit?

Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:55 am

Yep, that is why any holes I cut in stucco are minimum of 2 feet off the ground.
You definitely want any holes above the rain splash splash back level around your house.
Nothing worse than a window or dryer vent or conduit hole sitting just above ground level.
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Re: Inside EVSE, outside J1772, run through conduit?

Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:38 am

brycenesbitt wrote:...
Back to the original question: what does it take to just run the cord through a smaller hole?
...

You might be best off building your own OpenEVSE. Then you could run the cord through before attaching it inside the EVSE.
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Re: Inside EVSE, outside J1772, run through conduit?

Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:27 am

I've been thinking about getting a product like this:

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https://www.amazon.com/Garadry-Garage-D ... B01FMM55IC

It's a little over a half inch thick, so I think I could simply cut it transversely to make a channel/tunnel that's just big enough for the diameter of the EVSE cable.

Right now, I use a hacky sack right at the end of the garage door and run the cable right beside the hacky sack. Sounds ridiculous, but it actually works quite well :-)
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Re: Inside EVSE, outside J1772, run through conduit?

Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:43 am

For years I used a folded sock, next to a channel of damaged concrete.
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