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Re: AeroVironment™ DUAL-FLEX CORD SET

Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:25 am

Yes, I want one of those instead. How did you find this little nugget?
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Re: AeroVironment™ DUAL-FLEX CORD SET

Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:39 am

planet4ever wrote:But you are right, they haven't explained what is on the other end. They have definitely not said you can plug it into the wall, only into their EVSE.

If that's the case, I don't see the benefit of the device. You have your EVSE to do L2, so you don't need the DUAL-FLEX. If you're on the road ... and it only works with the AV EVSE ... why use L1 ? Am I missing something ?
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Re: AeroVironment™ DUAL-FLEX CORD SET

Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:53 am

Huh? Did I miss something? The only way I can interpret that is that it piggybacks of another EVSE? Maybe if you can get to a Nissan dealer to do some L2 opportunity charging but their L2 EVSE's are all full...then you can attach this somehow and leach power from one already in use?
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Re: AeroVironment™ DUAL-FLEX CORD SET

Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:59 am

mwalsh wrote:Huh? Did I miss something? The only way I can interpret that is that it piggybacks of another EVSE? Maybe if you can get to a Nissan dealer to do some L2 opportunity charging but their L2 EVSE's are all full...then you can attach this somehow and leach power from one already in use?


That can't be the case - that will increase current draw.
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Re: AeroVironment™ DUAL-FLEX CORD SET

Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:02 am

evnow wrote:
mwalsh wrote:Huh? Did I miss something? The only way I can interpret that is that it piggybacks of another EVSE? Maybe if you can get to a Nissan dealer to do some L2 opportunity charging but their L2 EVSE's are all full...then you can attach this somehow and leach power from one already in use?


That can't be the case - that will increase current draw.



Exactly-

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Re: AeroVironment™ DUAL-FLEX CORD SET

Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:07 am

Then what is the point....so you don't contaminate someone else's EVSE plug with your dirty, diseased, Leaf charging port? :shock:
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Re: AeroVironment™ DUAL-FLEX CORD SET

Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:43 am

Duh ! ( I think ... ) May be NOW I get it ... sorry for the delayed intelligence. The reason it works with your 240V L2 EVSE at home is so you can still take advantage of the lower EV electric rate, which presumably is only available on the one breaker connected to the second meter. Yes ? Anyone else think this ?
BUT ... why would you want to use THIS device at home at L1, unless you "broke" the L2 EVSE and/or its plug ? And on the road you would use the -- presumably cheaper (free because each LEAF includes one) and lighter 120V emergency cord ...
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Re: AeroVironment™ DUAL-FLEX CORD SET

Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:52 am

LEAFer wrote:which presumably is only available on the one breaker connected to the second meter. Yes ? Anyone else think this ?...


I'm not going to have a second meter for the Leaf. Think that costs something like $500 from Edison. I'm probably going TOU on the meter we already have. Actually, I guess the one we have will need changing out to the Net Metering type, but I don't think there would be additional cost for that.

Anyhow.....no, I don't think that.
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Re: AeroVironment™ DUAL-FLEX CORD SET

Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:54 am

We will have to wait & see. The obvious answer would be you have a special connector at the other end - that can be connected either to a 120V adapter or a 240V adapter. I don't know whether the code would allow for that though.
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Re: AeroVironment™ DUAL-FLEX CORD SET

Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:57 am

I think we're missing the point, folks. We want to believe it can be plugged into a 240V outlet, but there's nothing in the datasheet that suggests that. It says it can be plugged into a 120V outlet, and says it can be connected to our EVSE (which is 240V), but it doesn't say it can be plugged into 240V when away from an EVSE.

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