LTLFTcomposite wrote:With copper at $4 a pound get used to it, this is the fly in the EVSE standards ointment. Version 2.0 needs to be a "bring your own cable" solution.
It already exists, and is what is used in the REST of the world, "mennekes"
it also supports 3 phase power as well
the EVSE has a socket, you supply your own cable from the "charging post" to the vehicle
here is a nice picture showing a Tesla connected via a Mennekes cable to a charging posthttp://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthre ... CEE-(60309
more about EV standards here, as you can see the US is the deficient stadard, the others can all handle single and 3 phase, J-1772 cannot (single phase only). This issue has been solved, but it was "NIH" (Not Invented Here), so we can't use Mennekes, which is a far superior standard and solves the wire theft problem by moving the wire to the EV owners responseability, and not part of the charging station (EVSE)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_62196
pictures on it on this link: http://visforvoltage.org/forum/9101-mennekes-plug