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Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:55 am
by Publius
I'm moving soon and my new house will have a garage (right now my charge station is outside under a massive oak tree), so I though I would jump on MNL and look at pictures of how people have hooked up their homes to meet all their charging needs, but much to my surprise, I couldn't find a thread dedicated to pictures of home charging. How did you arrange your indoor/outdoor charging setup? Inspire me.

Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:13 am
by Publius
Like I said, I'm moving but here is where I charge now. The charge station is just screwed to the side of the house. Simple and boring.

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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:31 am
by KillaWhat
This is my primary setup.

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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:36 am
by dgpcolorado
I installed a 240 Volt L6-20 outlet with a refurbished electric meter* in my garage, for use with EVSE Upgrade:

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Rather than put the cable on my garage floor, which accumulates a lot of dirt from my dirt road in snow country, and where it would be a tripping hazard, I routed it across the ceiling with bicycle hooks to the front of the LEAF:

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Handy to have it out of the way.


* For information about installing a refurb electric meter see the blog post by DaveinOlyWA:
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/blog.php?u=291&b=92" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
It is an easy DIY project for any reasonably handy person.

Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:47 pm
by jimmyz80
My setup was pretty simple; just had an electrician pull 6 gauge wire from the outside panel, through the crawl space, and poke it through the garage wall. Mounted the EVSE and I was all set.

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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:48 pm
by adric22
We have two in our home. We have the Aerovironment 240V unit in the center of the garage. We can charge either car with this one. I also have the Voltec 120V unit mounted on one side of the garage that can charge the Volt if the 240V unit is busy. (in fact, it is in use in this photo, thus the reason you don't see the J1772 connector) I did install a dedicated 20-amp outlet for the Voltec unit at the exact height that would be useful. I also left enough slack inside the breaker panel that I can convert it to a 240V 20-amp outlet at some point in the future.

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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:44 am
by smkettner
The cord can be seen plugged into the 14-50 outlet just below the central vacuum.

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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:48 pm
by surfingslovak
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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:14 pm
by javan
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Re: Post pictures of your home charging setup

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:31 pm
by JeremyW
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