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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:31 am

This ought to do it.
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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:41 am

The thing that complicated our install was the fully-loaded panel. Load calcs wouldn't allow another circuit. fortunately there was a second service for the AC at 60Amps and the AC only using a 40A branch. This allowed an addition of a 20A breaker there which made the 16A Leviton a great choice and still charges the 2012 as fast as it will go.

Was glad to go with an electrician on this one. Permitted and city-inspected.

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I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:37 am

I don't think this site does anything to strip geotagging information from posted pictures, so if you don't want the world to know where your charger is, you'd want to turn that feature off on your phone/camera

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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:07 pm

Nothing fancy, but at least a 30' run to junction box -- just 2 months shy of 2 years since it was installed -- Schneider EVlink (first gen)

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Less of this tight a feet now that 'down-sized' from this minivan to a mid-size SUV (picked up another 1 1/2 feet between cars); hope to use this same charger (at alternate times) with EV #2 (smart EV we know fits, but possibly a Fiat 500e or even a BMW i3)

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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:19 pm

No snickering, please. We renters make do with what is available - or not available, like no 240 volts in the garage.

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The piece of yellow Romex at the bottom of the quick 240 goes to a 14-50 for the Tesla.

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For faster charging of the Tesla, this 50 Amp extension cord comes from a home brew 14-50 splitter behind the kitchen stove.
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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:32 am

Nubo wrote:The thing that complicated our install was the fully-loaded panel. Load calcs wouldn't allow another circuit. fortunately there was a second service for the AC at 60Amps and the AC only using a 40A branch. This allowed an addition of a 20A breaker there which made the 16A Leviton a great choice and still charges the 2012 as fast as it will go.

Was glad to go with an electrician on this one. Permitted and city-inspected.

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Nubo, I like that you added some color to your cord. One of the things that I'm trying to figure out the best placement of the charger in the garage to maximize access but also avoid creating a tripping hazard. Did you use electrical tape?
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khoover
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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:22 pm

Here's ours (a Schnieder EVLink). When we got ours, it included a coupon good for a free decal of our choice - just select an image from their collection or upload one of your own. It came out pretty well!

Bonus points if you recognize the character.

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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:26 pm

khoover wrote:Here's ours (a Schnieder EVLink). When we got ours, it included a coupon good for a free decal of our choice - just select an image from their collection or upload one of your own. It came out pretty well!

Bonus points if you recognize the character.

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That's awesome. Elec man from megaman.

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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:31 pm

Publius wrote: Nubo, I like that you added some color to your cord. One of the things that I'm trying to figure out the best placement of the charger in the garage to maximize access but also avoid creating a tripping hazard. Did you use electrical tape?
Yeah, just a roll of yellow vinyl electrical tape from Home Depot. Attention-getting. I think it stimulates that ancient part of our brain that yells "SNAKE"!! :)

It's held up fine, but the cable never gets dragged much. If you need something with abrasion resistance, there is real "cable wrap":

http://products.mmnewman.com/item/174-s ... rodid=1048" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:55 pm

vsiev wrote:That's awesome. Elec man from megaman.
Yup. Our kids are really into Mega Man so we figured it was appropriate. It looks great.

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