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While you're at it put an air hose on the EVSE

Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:33 pm

Because tire pressure is important to mileage, and hence EV range, an air compressor/hose would be a handy addition to the EVSE. It could even be preset to deliver the correct pressure to the Leaf tires so you wouldn't need a gauge. Always better to check the pressure at home when the tires are cold.

A nitrogen generator would really be gilding the lily.
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Re: While you're at it put an air hose on the EVSE

Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:07 pm

LTLFTcomposite wrote:Because tire pressure is important to mileage, and hence EV range, an air compressor/hose would be a handy addition to the EVSE. It could even be preset to deliver the correct pressure to the Leaf tires so you wouldn't need a gauge. Always better to check the pressure at home when the tires are cold.

A nitrogen generator would really be gilding the lily.


Wow -- this is a good idea! +1!
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Re: While you're at it put an air hose on the EVSE

Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:52 pm

Right. Plus people won't be going to gas stations in the normal course so won't have the opportunity to check the tires there frequently unless they make a special trip - which is what I end up doing for our two ICE cars now, anyway, since the air hoses now all seem to be off in a remote corner of the station with a coin operation instead of right at the pump island the way they used to be. So I would probably not do anything different, but others may normally check them while filling up and would have to get used to making special trips unless this EVSE idea is implemented.
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Re: While you're at it put an air hose on the EVSE

Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:06 pm

I have a compressor and decent chuck already, so not something I need. Not a bad idea though.
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Re: While you're at it put an air hose on the EVSE

Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:08 pm

I believe the Leaf is going to have a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System), so it should alert you if a tire is low, with that said you do want to check them every week anyway. I have a small sears compressor in my garage, works fine for filling up tires...
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Re: While you're at it put an air hose on the EVSE

Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:39 pm

+1.

But I'm afraid not to code :roll:
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Re: While you're at it put an air hose on the EVSE

Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:56 pm

How about a vacuum cleaner hose so we can clean while we charge? An espresso / cappuccino machine would be nice too.
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Re: While you're at it put an air hose on the EVSE

Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:00 pm

Azrich wrote:How about a vacuum cleaner hose so we can clean while we charge? An espresso / cappuccino machine would be nice too.


Those come with the Infinity version.
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Re: While you're at it put an air hose on the EVSE

Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:32 am

That reminds me of a story told by Doctor Sid Watkins once a few years back.

Before he retired, Dr. Sid Watkins was the head doctor that followed the Formula One races and had to always be on instant call in case of an accident. Mercedes supplied the Doctor Emergency vehicle - a very high power, large Mercedes Estate car with built in TV so that the driver and doctor could watch the race and every conceivable mod-con.

After a few months, the head of Mercedes Benz asked Sid what he thought of the car. Sid jokingly complained that there was nowhere to store the brandy and no humidor for his cigars.

At the next race, the car was fitted with a cut-glass brandy decanter with two crystal glasses and a humidor containing ten Cuban cigars.

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Re: While you're at it put an air hose on the EVSE

Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:47 am

I hope the TPMS on the Leaf is of the variety that actually knows the pressure in each tire, rather than the type that relies on ABS sensors to let it know when one is low relative to the others.
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