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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:30 am
by rodkar
tinaCA wrote:Good luck with that - I just got the estimate for our install - $2200. Our carport is 40' from the panel even including going up through the attic. They quoted us for 100' of wiring, but the technician who visited spend about 5 minutes at our home and didn't measure anything so not sure where he got that number.

Yeah thats unfortunate. Makes you think they're pulling a random number out of the air.
With the California-lead EVSE program, we paid the technician about $370.
$150 for the city permit, $50 for obligatory fees to go with that, $100 for the contractor's labor in obtaining the permit,
$70 for installing the EVSE unit in a spot further away from the electrical panel. The spot where they wanted to install it at no additional cost only allowed the charger to reach one side of the garage. We wanted to be able to park it on either side, therefor we had to pay extra. Wasn't too fond of having to pay extra for that, but we needed it in that spot.

All-in-all, it's worked flawlessly thus far. We're pretty much driving with the leaf about 80-90 miles a day (2 separate trips). The EVSE charger has allowed us to do this.

Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:36 am
by cwerdna
rodkar wrote:
tinaCA wrote:Good luck with that - I just got the estimate for our install - $2200. Our carport is 40' from the panel even including going up through the attic. They quoted us for 100' of wiring, but the technician who visited spend about 5 minutes at our home and didn't measure anything so not sure where he got that number.

Yeah thats unfortunate. Makes you think they're pulling a random number out of the air.
With the California-lead EVSE program, we paid the technician about $370.
$150 for the city permit, $50 for obligatory fees to go with that, $100 for the contractor's labor in obtaining the permit,
$70 for installing the EVSE unit in a spot further away from the electrical panel. The spot where they wanted to install it at no additional cost only allowed the charger to reach one side of the garage. We wanted to be able to park it on either side, therefor we had to pay extra. Wasn't too fond of having to pay extra for that, but we needed it in that spot.

It all depends on the situation. For my city, the permit is ~$310 + $ for contractor to pull it. My saga ended at http://www.myrav4ev.com/forum/viewtopic ... 8264#p8264. The contractor never even came to my house. They send me a questionnaire and asked for pictures of proposed mounting area, breaker boxes, etc.

I didn't need it anyway. Not gonna shell out $5K for something I don't need on a 2-year leased EV where I get free L2 charging at work.

Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:25 pm
by taylord9904
If you are looking for a deal on the Nissan - Aerovironment Level 2 home charger, they have a site where you can do an EV trivia challenge (only 4 questions) and save $50 off of your Nissan Charger.- $100 off the installation package

Check out:
http://www.avev101.com

Click on "challenge"

Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:59 pm
by stinkyelectron
I found a similar deal already on another site that lists a coupon code "KNWYDRIVE":

http://electricvehiclechargingstore.com ... /turbocord

Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 11:10 am
by DahLeaf
here are the codes
KWYDRIVE25 - $25 off TurboCord product only

KWYDRIVE50 - $50 off RS product only

KWYDRIVE - $100 off installation package (includes the TurboCord or RS Charger)

Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:42 pm
by stinkyelectron2
I found a way better deal than AeroVironment's Turbocord on Amazon.com.

You can get a Made in America :D charger by Clipper Creek for way less money, with free 2-Day shipping and is more robustly built:

http://www.amazon.com/Clipper-Creek-Ele ... ng+station

I've been using this with my last LEAF and have my new one on order. :)

Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:39 pm
by billg
stinkyelectron2 wrote:I found a way better deal than AeroVironment's Turbocord on Amazon.com.

You can get a Made in America :D charger by Clipper Creek for way less money, with free 2-Day shipping and is more robustly built:

http://www.amazon.com/Clipper-Creek-Ele ... ng+station

I've been using this with my last LEAF and have my new one on order. :)


Pretty sure you can get this same unit for significantly less $$ direct from the manufacturer.
See the link in my signature.

Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:57 am
by mwalsh
The Turbocord is dual voltage, the LCS-20 isn't. So if that's an important consideration for you...

Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:09 am
by aarond12
stinkyelectron wrote:http://electricvehiclechargingstore.com/ev-charging-station-reviews/turbocord

The typos and forced underlines (that are not links) on that site hurt my head.

Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:42 pm
by stinkyelectron2
The Turbocrud would be great if it was cheaper and Made in America. I honestly don't see the advantage of a dual voltage cordset. I'm charging at 240VAC at home and at work I'm using a pedestal charging station station. The Turbocord is too large to fit in an out door box with cover (so I've heard...)

That Clippercreek charging station was a breeze to install, It had a pig tail already prewired to it. All I had to do was connect at a junction box. No outlet needed.