DaveinOlyWA
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Autonomous Automatic "no hands" Charging is Here

Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:42 am

If you live in Washington State or Portland OR area, "NoCord" is available now. If not, the DIY version will be here THIS Summer.

https://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2019/0 ... -here.html
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 15,000 miles, 478 GIDs, 37.0 kwh 109.81 Ahr , SOH 94.61, Hx 120.15
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TheMagster
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Delivery Date: 24 Aug 2018
Leaf Number: 328283

Re: Autonomous Automatic "no hands" Charging is Here

Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:25 pm

Very interesting! Is it actually NEC compliant? The videos on his site (nocord.com) make it a bit easier to understand. Looks like you have to provide your own EVSE as well, so definitely not cheap, but worth it for some. Makes a lot of sense for anyone with a garage.
2015 Leaf SV, 25k miles, 12 bars

DaveinOlyWA
Posts: 13841
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:43 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Feb 2018
Leaf Number: 314199
Location: Olympia, WA
Contact: Website

Re: Autonomous Automatic "no hands" Charging is Here

Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:01 pm

No details on certs or anything like that but guessing Stuart has his t's crossed and what not. It is a rather safe design since it relies at least partially on the J-1772 protocol.

As far as spendy? If you want an expensive automated charging system, I have one!

https://youtu.be/Bbzw8AEeYh0
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 15,000 miles, 478 GIDs, 37.0 kwh 109.81 Ahr , SOH 94.61, Hx 120.15
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powersurge
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Re: Autonomous Automatic "no hands" Charging is Here

Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:33 am

WOW! Looks like Doc Brown from Back To The Future has been working on this... Seems like a lot of hardware and work to save not plugging in..

I think that the future is more an inductive pad on the ground of some kind of connect that is low to the ground.

DaveinOlyWA
Posts: 13841
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:43 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Feb 2018
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Re: Autonomous Automatic "no hands" Charging is Here

Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:45 am

powersurge wrote:WOW! Looks like Doc Brown from Back To The Future has been working on this... Seems like a lot of hardware and work to save not plugging in..

I think that the future is more an inductive pad on the ground of some kind of connect that is low to the ground.


Induction sounds good but lower efficiency is an issue. It would matter little around here (last bill 8.6 cents/kwh) but no so much in areas that see over 25 cents per kwh.

Besides, talk of inductive charging has been going on for a while now. Know anyone who is using it?
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