kg4bec
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Location: Birmingham, AL

Re: Birmingham, AL

Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:36 pm

Hi Greg,

Perfect, see you there.

Cheers, Bert
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kg4bec
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:43 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Birmingham, AL

Re: Birmingham, AL

Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:42 pm

Hi Dan,

Nice job on the spreadsheet. My numbers are almost identical in terms of MPG of ICE and price of gasoline and electricity. I drive around 1000 miles per month vs. your 1200-1600 miles per month so I won't see quite the savings that you do. Very cool.

Thanks for comments on video, I'm glad it came out as well as it did. We'll miss you on Sunday, maybe we can arrange a meet up another time.

Cheers, Bert
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RAQ: 1-Aug-2011
Ordered: 8-Aug-2011
AV Assessment: 26-Aug-2011 (planning to cash-and-carry)
Delivery: December 2011->week of Dec 02 -> week of Dec 10 -> DELIVERED 02-Dec-2011!! Woo Hoo!

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Barbouri
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Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:41 pm
Delivery Date: 09 Dec 2011

Re: Birmingham, AL

Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:06 pm

Well, I have finally finished my Leaf charger project that was started back in November 2011.
It is based on Chris Howell's Open EVSE project which started here on MyNissanLEAF.com.

It works on both L1 120 volt and L2 240 volt power sources, and with the proper relay and J1772 cable can charge up to 75 amps.
Now if the Leaf would only utilize that much power. ;)
Currently I have it set for 16 amps.

I will be bringing it to our Alabama Leaf meetup this Sunday (Earth Day).

Ready - not connected to EV
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Ready - Waiting for EV
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Charging
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Greg C.
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Barbouri
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Re: Birmingham, AL

Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:10 pm

Had a really great Nissan Leaf meetup for Earth Day in Birmingham, AL.
We had a wonderful time talking with Bert about the Leaf and learned a few new things.
Looking forward to meeting some of the other owners in the area.

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Greg C.
2015 SV White w/QC-LED
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EVSE #2 OpenEVSE 16A L1/L2 VFD display 4-17-2012
http://code.google.com/p/diy-openevse/
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kg4bec
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Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:43 pm
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Location: Birmingham, AL

Re: Birmingham, AL

Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:52 am

Yep, Greg put me to shame with his nice, shiny silver LEAF. :-) As soon as I got home, I washed mine. LOL

We had a great time comparing notes, and comparing vehicles, as Greg got the SL and I have the SV.

Greg, it was a real pleasure chatting with you and your wife. I'm looking forward to meeting up with more LEAF owners in the area!

Cheers, Bert
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Reserved: 17-May-2010
RAQ: 1-Aug-2011
Ordered: 8-Aug-2011
AV Assessment: 26-Aug-2011 (planning to cash-and-carry)
Delivery: December 2011->week of Dec 02 -> week of Dec 10 -> DELIVERED 02-Dec-2011!! Woo Hoo!

kg4bec
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:43 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Birmingham, AL

Re: Birmingham, AL

Wed May 09, 2012 6:57 pm

Hey Greg,

Was that you I saw on Acton Rd near I-459 this evening? I was surprised to see a silver LEAF while I was adjusting my sun visor. :-)

Cheers, Bert
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Reserved: 17-May-2010
RAQ: 1-Aug-2011
Ordered: 8-Aug-2011
AV Assessment: 26-Aug-2011 (planning to cash-and-carry)
Delivery: December 2011->week of Dec 02 -> week of Dec 10 -> DELIVERED 02-Dec-2011!! Woo Hoo!

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Barbouri
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Re: Birmingham, AL

Wed May 09, 2012 8:49 pm

Hi Bert,
Must be another silver Leaf in town now. I have only driven on I-20/59 today.
We are off to Mt. Cheaha state park in the Leaf this weekend for some rest and relaxation.
Thanks for the PM.

Greg & Leann
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EVSE #2 OpenEVSE 16A L1/L2 VFD display 4-17-2012
http://code.google.com/p/diy-openevse/
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bamamarc77
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Delivery Date: 31 May 2012
Leaf Number: 015925

Re: Birmingham, AL

Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:18 pm

Hey there,
Just got my leaf at the end of may. Really love it......i'm usually jammed up with my 4 kids but keep me posted on any local events. I work just past the colonnade on acton road.
marc
Birmingham, Alabama
glacier pearl '12 leaf SL with 5700 miles bought from nalley lexus in atlanta on 5/31/12
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kg4bec
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:43 pm
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Location: Birmingham, AL

Re: Birmingham, AL

Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:36 pm

G'day Marc,

Welcome to the great world of LEAF ownership! As it happens I work at the collonade, so it sounds very convenient for lunch sometime. Let me know when it's convenient for you and we can do that and compare notes.

Cheers, Bert
SV Glacier Pearl
Reserved: 17-May-2010
RAQ: 1-Aug-2011
Ordered: 8-Aug-2011
AV Assessment: 26-Aug-2011 (planning to cash-and-carry)
Delivery: December 2011->week of Dec 02 -> week of Dec 10 -> DELIVERED 02-Dec-2011!! Woo Hoo!

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Barbouri
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Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:41 pm
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Re: Birmingham, AL

Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:49 pm

Just received our new meter today from Alabama Power.
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Part of the new residential PEV rate rider for Plug in Electric Vehicles.
http://www.alabamapower.com/pricing/pdf/pev.pdf
The program provides a rate reduction from 9:00PM to 5:00AM of 1.7155¢ per kWh.
Not a lot, but will save a few dollars per month.

Greg C.
2015 SV White w/QC-LED
EVSE #1 OpenEVSE 32A L1/L2 RGB LCD display 7.2 KW
EVSE #2 OpenEVSE 16A L1/L2 VFD display 4-17-2012
http://code.google.com/p/diy-openevse/
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