LTLFTcomposite wrote:Even at $2200, with half the cost covered by Obamabucks, for me it's not worth fooling around with some kind of "roll your own" solution. Like all DIY projects around the house you think it's going to cost X and by the time you're done you've way overspent that, not to mention your time and the fact you're left with a half-ass solution, and who knows what that means your warranty coverage on the car. Also I'm not seeing the idea you can build a circuit to signal the charger for $2 in parts from radio shack. I don't think they sell a single component off their back wall for that.
Funny- radio shack sells resistors and the like and it is convenient. If you don't believe me I can dig up such a box I built and also show you the signal circuit which cost under $2 in parts. The circuits are only to tell the wall, box to turn off or on for the most part and don't impact the car. This entire situation is no different then when the avcon chargers came out and it is why people made portable cords and adaptors and pilot circuits fo certain applications a d also why a company sold the avcon female ports for this exact use. I see all of the concerns over the charging boxes as minimal as there will, be easy solutions, the real issue is cost for some. It is really quite basic and everyone is making more out of a silly glorified switch box, but the industry will take advantage of that for as long as they can.
It's also amazing how manzanita micro has stayed in business all these years selling high-power chargers to those without any charge box solution. This issue will be beaten to death and then soon forgotten.