So I may have 3 options.
1- Mount an ESEV on the side of the house
2- Mount it on the Barn/shed outside wall3- Mount it inside the Barn/Shed and just pull the charge cable outside under the barn door when I need to charge. That would keep the ESEV indoors out of weather.
I got lucky and I found a brand new Clipper Creek LCS—30 on eBay for $400 and ordered it.
I decided to go with option #3 above. My hard wired LCS-30 Clipper Creek EVSE is arriving tomorrow.
Today I got the barn ready for the EVSE. The 60 amp sub panel in the barn had all breaker slots taken so I had to take out 4 single pole breakers and replace them with 2- twin tandem breakers to free up 2 slots for the EVSE 30 amp 2-pole breaker. I then ran some some 1/2’ PVC Conduit with #10 THWN Wire to a new 4” metal junction Box waiting for the Clipper Creek to arrive.
We’re pretty remote. It’s 45 miles and 1 hour drive to the nearest Lowe’s. So I bought twice as much supplies that I needed and will return unused parts next time we go to town.
I spent more time fixing poor wire practice in the sub panel than wiring the new 30 amp 2-pole for the EVSE. There was romex coming into the panel without any service connector clamp, so the romex was resting on the sharp 1/2” hole. One breaker was double tapped and wiring was a rats nest. Now everything in the sub panel looks neat, clean and good to go.
Can’t wait until tomorrow S.I. I don’t have to rely on trickle charging. Last night and tonight I’ve been using the nissan EVSE as a trickle charger and only getting 4-5 miles of range per hour of charge. The EVSE is plugged into a 110 outlet in the barn and cord comes out under the barn door. I’m monitoring progress from my bed tonight with the Nissan EV app.
Notice estimated charge time is 24 hours at trickle charge rate.