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Installing Charger at Condo

Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:22 am

I have one main concern about the Leaf for my use: getting a charger installed in my Condo parking garage. There are only 7 units in the building. All the power stuff is on one wall, my parking space is on the other side with 3 parking spaces in between. Would you expect any problem running wiring along the wall over to where my space is (perhaps 40-50 feet), or does the charging station have to be right at the junction box? I have no clue how all this stuff works.

Thanks for any info.
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Re: Installing Charger at Condo

Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:32 am

I don't think running the wires would be a big problem - once you get your condo owners association acceptance ?
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Re: Installing Charger at Condo

Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:35 am

I don't think running the wires would be a big problem - once you get your condo owners association acceptance ?

Excellent! I doubt there would be a problem with that part. We already have 2 priuses out of 7 owners, so they may want to get plugin vehicles themselves.

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Re: Installing Charger at Condo

Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:38 am

BTW, I don't know whether it would cost you more ... but you should plan for that.
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Re: Installing Charger at Condo

Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:43 am

Some re-assigning (or trading) of parking spaces (with EVs nearer the power) would seem to be a reasonable thing to do, or at least consider.
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Re: Installing Charger at Condo

Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:45 am

Some re-assigning (or trading) of parking spaces (with EVs nearer the power) would seem to be a reasonable thing to do, or at least consider.

Yes, I am going to check into this also as one of the possibilities. Getting ready to email other unit owners.
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Re: Installing Charger at Condo

Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:59 am

Does anyone have info about how big the charger will be physically? Would it be mounted on the wall of the parking garage? Any photos available yet?

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Re: Installing Charger at Condo

Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:34 am

Apparently it is a "disc" shape, about 12" to 14" in diameter, around 8" deep (thick), likely to be mounted about 48" above the ground level.

The 8" depth is probably so one can conveniently coil the "e-hose" (cord) around (over) the unit without kinking (and to make it look like you are getting something for your money?).

There are some preliminary pictures and "technical" specs in a pdf at http://www.AVinc.com but they are all subject to change.

I do not know if the Nissan-branded unit is different. Probably, it will not be much different.

The model at AV has several options available, so it is probably more complex (and expensive) than really necessary.
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Re: Installing Charger at Condo

Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:40 am

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Re: Installing Charger at Condo

Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:55 am

Does there appear to be some provision for a lock?

Also, the e-hose (cord with J1227 connector-plug) apparently has a break-away connection to the base unit.

Now, where might someone go to get a spare e-hose or J1772 connector?
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