derkraut
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Leaf Number: 004248
Location: San Diego vicinity

Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:52 pm

Bateman wrote:I had mine installed just inside the garage. The Leaf is normally parked outside of our one-car garage, but this allows us (or future owners of the house) to charge an EV in the garage or in the driveway. I have two thin pieces of wood I keep under my garage door separated with a one-inch gap for the EVSE cable to pass through when the door is down.

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Hmmmm?? That red car in the garage with the tail fins; is it by chance a Mercury Comet? :?:
Derkraut
Color: Cayenne SLE, ETEC trim
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RonDawg
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Delivery Date: 11 Jan 2013
Leaf Number: 027089
Location: SoCal

Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:04 pm

My Clipper Creek LCS-25 installed:

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Although you won't know by the way the pic is cropped, I feel it's too high up and I find the routing of the pigtail to be unsightly. But the location was mandated by my municipality, as was the disconnect switch. One of these days I'm going to remount it in a neater and more convenient spot.

The external dedicated meter was also a requirement by my municipality:

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Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.

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Bateman
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Delivery Date: 25 May 2013
Location: Central NJ

Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:22 pm

derkraut wrote:
Bateman wrote:I had mine installed just inside the garage. The Leaf is normally parked outside of our one-car garage, but this allows us (or future owners of the house) to charge an EV in the garage or in the driveway. I have two thin pieces of wood I keep under my garage door separated with a one-inch gap for the EVSE cable to pass through when the door is down.
Hmmmm?? That red car in the garage with the tail fins; is it by chance a Mercury Comet? :?:
VERY close! It's a '63 Fairlane 500. :)
Bateman
2013 Blue Ocean Leaf SV

johnrhansen
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Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:23 pm
Delivery Date: 15 Jun 2013
Leaf Number: 409445
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:13 pm

So does that meter belong to the power company? I wonder why they want that... do they charge you a different rate for charging an EV?

Could you just leave the evse where it is and just mount something lower to coil the cord up on?


RonDawg wrote:My Clipper Creek LCS-25 installed:

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Although you won't know by the way the pic is cropped, I feel it's too high up and I find the routing of the pigtail to be unsightly. But the location was mandated by my municipality, as was the disconnect switch. One of these days I'm going to remount it in a neater and more convenient spot.

The external dedicated meter was also a requirement by my municipality:

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2013 S model with quick charge package.
AV 30 amp level 2 EVSE, Bosch PowerMax 30 Amp EVSE, EVSE upgraded EVSE.

RonDawg
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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:10 pm

johnrhansen wrote:So does that meter belong to the power company? I wonder why they want that... do they charge you a different rate for charging an EV?
Yes, it belongs to my municipality-owned power utility. It was provided for free though. No I do not get a discount for EV charging...the reason they require the meter is because they need to track how many kWH are being consumed by EVs so they can plan on future infrastructure upgrades.
Could you just leave the evse where it is and just mount something lower to coil the cord up on?
I could, but that still leaves that unsightly routing of the pigtail.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.

johnrhansen
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Here's Mine

Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:16 pm

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I installed it myself in June. I Just finished taking a conduit bending class. It was a good opportunity to practice what I learned. It took about 18 feet of conduit to route it over the door and to the panel. I got that EVSE when it went on sale at Amazon for $800. It has a shorter than average cord.. I pretty much had to install it where I did because of how short the cord was. The light switch is still easily accessible even though it doesn't look like it in the picture because the cord and plug are about a foot away. I back my car in, and I can connect it only unwrapping one coil. I live in a pretty busy area, so I need to back in my driveway anyway to be able to negotiate all the cars parked in the street that are parked near the driveway.
2013 S model with quick charge package.
AV 30 amp level 2 EVSE, Bosch PowerMax 30 Amp EVSE, EVSE upgraded EVSE.

stjohnh
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Joined: Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:27 pm
Delivery Date: 10 Jun 2013
Leaf Number: 409675
Location: Palo Alto, CA

Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:13 pm

Our setup is in an unfinished driveway, 240 and 120 Lines (30 amp for EVSE, 20 amp for upgraded-portable EVSE, 120v for vacuum cleaner etc) buried in trench. Concrete cover in ground is junction box. All mounted on 4x4" steel post set in concrete. Mostly we use the main unit, but with two Leafs, we occasionally need to charge both at the same time.

View from driveway:
EVSE on top, Box at bottom is junction box
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View from fence:
EVSE emerg cutoff on top, 240V L6-20 outlet, 120V outlet on bottom
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View from side:
portable upgraded-to-240Volt ESVE hanging from nylon tie
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Blessings,
Holland

2 LEAFS, bought 1 week apart. 2013 S for me, 2013 SV is wife's. Both manufactured May 2013. I lost first bar at 36,000. Wife still has all bars at 50,000.

loomis2
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Joined: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:44 am
Delivery Date: 16 Jun 2013
Leaf Number: 409148
Location: Cincinnati, OH

Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:02 pm

Easy set up for me. Right next to the junction box in the garage. I bought the Seimens charger from Amazon and installed it myself in about 20 minutes.

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'13 Red SL bought on Father's Day 2013
Siemens 240 volt charger
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'16 Cadillac ELR Black with Kona

62Lincoln
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Joined: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:16 pm
Delivery Date: 24 Nov 2013

Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:35 pm

Thoughts on your experience with the Siemens charger?

MIKEA
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Joined: Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:58 pm
Delivery Date: 15 Nov 2013
Leaf Number: 404881

home charging setup

Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:59 pm

EVSC in Shed
I made 4040 extruded Aluminum box at work.
Lights are bright on EVSC WOULD REALLY STAND OUT IN MY SUB.
Works great for me so far.
No need to unlock door get cable out ETC.
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2013 Red SV 1778K miles/12 bars/284Gids/67.19AHr/100% SOH/108.8% Hx on 23 Dec13
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