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Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:20 am

Patrtic wrote: I am surprised that a large part of Koreatown surroundings and LAX has no quick charge station. Another question: is there sign up sheet for these stations or first come first serve?

Why is it surprising? There are PLENTY of gaps everywhere. You may not realize how much it costs to install a DC FC and the ongoing costs from energy (in kWh) charges and demand (in kW) charges, besides maintenance (some (many? most?) DC FCs have air filters that need cleaning otherwise the unit will overheat and refuse to charge) and repairs.

I started http://www.mychevysparkev.com/forum/vie ... f=7&t=3753 long ago about costs. Unfortunately, the RMI link is dead but https://web.archive.org/web/20140715052 ... tion_costs has a copy.

I've NEVER ever seen a "sign up sheet" for any public charging, L2 or DC FC.

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Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:40 pm

We seem to have reached a plateau in the number of new installs. The situation is much much better than even 5 years ago but very far from ideal still.
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Re: Los Angeles Metro Area Leafers

Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:58 pm

cwerdna wrote:I've NEVER ever seen a "sign up sheet" for any public charging, L2 or DC FC.


L2 chargers at Microsoft, back when I worked there, had on line waiting lists. Once the prior car was unplugged, get a text, and you had 15 minutes to get there and plug in. Else you didn't, and then you couldn't start a charge and the next person on the list could. Unless there wasn't anyone else, then you could plug in and start a charge. Got all that?

For example, these:

https://www.plugshare.com/location/3990

I can no longer see them on Chargepoint, as I don't work for Microsoft anymore. Restricted to employees.
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Looking for good Santa Clarita Installers

Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:21 am

Hi there,

Anyone know a good installer in Santa Clarita with reasonable prices, and who can help with pulling permits as-needed, and possibly dealing with HOA?

I have an unusual setup where my panel box is in downstairs bathroom (townhome) but I need charger in a garage separated by a small patio. It's not the best setup for a Level 2 charger install.

Any help is welcome!

Thanks,

Dan

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Re: Looking for good Santa Clarita Installers

Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:32 am

Spacep0d wrote:Hi there,

Anyone know a good installer in Santa Clarita with reasonable prices, and who can help with pulling permits as-needed, and possibly dealing with HOA?

I have an unusual setup where my panel box is in downstairs bathroom (townhome) but I need charger in a garage separated by a small patio. It's not the best setup for a Level 2 charger install.

Any help is welcome!

Thanks,

Dan


I can't help with an installer, but I do have a suggestion. If you have more than one existing 120 volt circuit in the garage you can convert one of them to 240 volts. The amperage limit would be the same (12 or 16 amps, depending on the gauge cable) as you have with 120 volts, but you'd still charge at least twice as fast as with L-1 120 volt charging, with no need to install new cable.
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Re: Looking for good Santa Clarita Installers

Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:34 am

Spacep0d wrote:Hi there,

Anyone know a good installer in Santa Clarita with reasonable prices, and who can help with pulling permits as-needed, and possibly dealing with HOA?

I have an unusual setup where my panel box is in downstairs bathroom (townhome) but I need charger in a garage separated by a small patio. It's not the best setup for a Level 2 charger install.

Any help is welcome!

Thanks,

Dan


Is there a wall they can run a conduit on to the garage? If not they'd have to trench and bury the conduit underground. Can get pricey especially if concrete is in the way.
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Re: Looking for good Santa Clarita Installers

Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:48 am

Valdemar wrote:
Spacep0d wrote:Hi there,

Anyone know a good installer in Santa Clarita with reasonable prices, and who can help with pulling permits as-needed, and possibly dealing with HOA?

I have an unusual setup where my panel box is in downstairs bathroom (townhome) but I need charger in a garage separated by a small patio. It's not the best setup for a Level 2 charger install.

Any help is welcome!

Thanks,

Dan


Is there a wall they can run a conduit on to the garage? If not they'd have to trench and bury the conduit underground. Can get pricey especially if concrete is in the way.


Would it be possible to re-use any existing conduit to the garage for a 240 volt circuit, and add a sub panel in the garage to divide that feed for an EVSE and a 120 volt circuit? They will probably have to pull new, thicker-gauge wire but at least they won’t have to re-trench.
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Re: Looking for good Santa Clarita Installers

Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:24 am

RonDawg wrote:
Valdemar wrote:
Spacep0d wrote:Hi there,

Anyone know a good installer in Santa Clarita with reasonable prices, and who can help with pulling permits as-needed, and possibly dealing with HOA?

I have an unusual setup where my panel box is in downstairs bathroom (townhome) but I need charger in a garage separated by a small patio. It's not the best setup for a Level 2 charger install.

Any help is welcome!

Thanks,

Dan


Is there a wall they can run a conduit on to the garage? If not they'd have to trench and bury the conduit underground. Can get pricey especially if concrete is in the way.


Would it be possible to re-use any existing conduit to the garage for a 240 volt circuit, and add a sub panel in the garage to divide that feed for an EVSE and a 120 volt circuit? They will probably have to pull new, thicker-gauge wire but at least they won’t have to re-trench.


It is a possibility, but they can run into conduit fill limits or somehow can't pull thicker wire through the existing conduit.
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-0CB(66.14AHr)@87.5k/54mo (BBB), -1CB(53.92Ahr)@140k/29mo,
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Re: Looking for good Santa Clarita Installers

Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:03 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Spacep0d wrote:Hi there,

Anyone know a good installer in Santa Clarita with reasonable prices, and who can help with pulling permits as-needed, and possibly dealing with HOA?

I have an unusual setup where my panel box is in downstairs bathroom (townhome) but I need charger in a garage separated by a small patio. It's not the best setup for a Level 2 charger install.

Any help is welcome!

Thanks,

Dan


I can't help with an installer, but I do have a suggestion. If you have more than one existing 120 volt circuit in the garage you can convert one of them to 240 volts. The amperage limit would be the same (12 or 16 amps, depending on the gauge cable) as you have with 120 volts, but you'd still charge at least twice as fast as with L-1 120 volt charging, with no need to install new cable.


Good idea. I do have two existing 120v circuits, though one is really out of the way (above storage cabinets) and the other is partially blocked by the supply cabinet that came with the garage. I'd still prefer the faster level 2 charging too, but nice to know about this workaround!

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Re: Looking for good Santa Clarita Installers

Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:06 pm

Valdemar wrote:
Spacep0d wrote:Hi there,

Anyone know a good installer in Santa Clarita with reasonable prices, and who can help with pulling permits as-needed, and possibly dealing with HOA?

I have an unusual setup where my panel box is in downstairs bathroom (townhome) but I need charger in a garage separated by a small patio. It's not the best setup for a Level 2 charger install.

Any help is welcome!

Thanks,

Dan


Is there a wall they can run a conduit on to the garage? If not they'd have to trench and bury the conduit underground. Can get pricey especially if concrete is in the way.


I don't see any, but this is a good idea. I think the installer would either go outside from the bathroom or in to the ceiling and out to the patio and then in to the garage. I'm not sure how he would get from the patio to the garage...maybe through the wall I guess?

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