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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:52 pm
by derkraut
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? :?:

Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:04 pm
by RonDawg
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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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:22 pm
by Bateman
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. :)

Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:13 pm
by johnrhansen
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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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:10 pm
by RonDawg
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.

Here's Mine

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:16 pm
by johnrhansen
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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.

Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:13 pm
by stjohnh
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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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:02 pm
by loomis2
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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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:35 pm
by 62Lincoln
Thoughts on your experience with the Siemens charger?

home charging setup

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:59 pm
by MIKEA
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