Oils4AsphaultOnly
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Location: Arcadia, CA

Re: From truck to leaf?

Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:04 pm

DustanT wrote:Well that was fun lol, had to stop and charge for 3 hours total. But found a great place to eat. Made it home with 5% charge. It was 32° so a bit cold. Screen says avg was 3.4 mile/kwh
That's pretty good consumption. Going at your targeted 65mph or a little lower? Considering you consumed 61kwh for the trip, you left the dealership with a 90% charge?

Anyway, that's all irrelevant. Congrats! And I hope you get bitten strongly by the EV bug! Enough to want to convert everything to electric. :p
:: Model 3 LR :: acquired 9 May '18
:: Leaf S30 :: build date: Sep '16 :: purchased: Nov '16
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DustanT
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Delivery Date: 29 Jan 2017
Location: Northern Michigan

Re: From truck to leaf?

Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:32 pm

Oils4AsphaultOnly wrote:
DustanT wrote:Well that was fun lol, had to stop and charge for 3 hours total. But found a great place to eat. Made it home with 5% charge. It was 32° so a bit cold. Screen says avg was 3.4 mile/kwh
That's pretty good consumption. Going at your targeted 65mph or a little lower? Considering you consumed 61kwh for the trip, you left the dealership with a 90% charge?

Anyway, that's all irrelevant. Congrats! And I hope you get bitten strongly by the EV bug! Enough to want to convert everything to electric. :p
I did 44 miles at 65mph and stopped at a charge point station and charged for 2h 45m. Left and drove 60mph for 40 miles and stopped at a Chevy dealer for half hour then drove 55mph the rest of the way. I left with around 96%.
I've been wanting an EV for years since the Tesla roadster first came out. Our fleet will include my leaf and hopping we can get the Tesla model Y next year. We will have a paid for old beater pickup for hauling tho.
Thank for everyone's help with my buying experience it was very helpful :D

DustanT
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:05 pm

I turned the 2 sounds off with leafspy pro. I'll get the details in the morning.

DustanT
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:55 am

So on the leafspy pro under settings scroll down to service screen, its 5 spaces down and click to enable. go back and you get a new screen and under VSP settings you can turn it all off. No more beeping.

Oils4AsphaultOnly
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:31 am

DustanT wrote:So on the leafspy pro under settings scroll down to service screen, its 5 spaces down and click to enable. go back and you get a new screen and under VSP settings you can turn it all off. No more beeping.
oh! Nice! Thanks for sharing that tip!
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:: Leaf S30 :: build date: Sep '16 :: purchased: Nov '16
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DustanT
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:35 am


goldbrick
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Location: Boulder, CO

Re: From truck to leaf?

Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:01 am

DustanT wrote:Is this a good evse?

https://www.ebay.com/i/253247820813?chn=ps
Do you want to charge at 3.8kW? That isn't terrible but your car supports 6.6kW charging with the proper EVSE.

Do you have a receptacle that will fit that plug or at least a 240V/20A dedicated circuit available?

That EVSE is probably fine but if you see yourself having an EV for a long time you might want to get something with more capacity. 3.8kW will take a long time to charge the 62kWh battery in today's Leaf Plus. Going forward I think battery capacity will only increase and that 3.8kW charger will become less useful that a more powerful one.

I just bought an OpenEVSE unit that I'm planning to install in my garage. It is more expensive but supports 9.6kW charging and has lots of options for timers and amount of charge to add, etc to make keeping the SOC in a desired range much easier.

DustanT
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:13 am

goldbrick wrote:
DustanT wrote:Is this a good evse?

https://www.ebay.com/i/253247820813?chn=ps
Do you want to charge at 3.8kW? That isn't terrible but your car supports 6.6kW charging with the proper EVSE.

Do you have a receptacle that will fit that plug or at least a 240V/20A dedicated circuit available?

That EVSE is probably fine but if you see yourself having an EV for a long time you might want to get something with more capacity. 3.8kW will take a long time to charge the 62kWh battery in today's Leaf Plus. Going forward I think battery capacity will only increase and that 3.8kW charger will become less useful that a more powerful one.

I just bought an OpenEVSE unit that I'm planning to install in my garage. It is more expensive but supports 9.6kW charging and has lots of options for timers and amount of charge to add, etc to make keeping the SOC in a desired range much easier.
I have my 6.6kw one already, came with the car but wanted one I could carry around and use if needed. My 6.6kw is at work and just wanted a smaller one in the garage. I'm moving soon and don't want to run 200' of 6/3 to the garage if only to use it for a few months. Next house will be wired for multiple EVSE's. My leaf and the wife's Tesla. My garage can handle the 240v 16a now. For me I'll be doing my large charging at work. Right now its chugging along at 6.6kw at our storage garage here at work. If I turn the leaf in after the 3 years and decide to upgrade I can make the choice to get a bigger EVSE then.

My current setup is this. I have a 14-50 50 amp on my house next to the meter, I also have the same setup at work. I have a 20 amp 240 in the garage I'm looking to use if needed.

goldbrick
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:21 am

DustanT wrote:I have a 20 amp 240 in the garage I'm looking to use if needed.
The Duosida is probably a perfect fit then. I don't know much about the reliability of the brand but I don't remember hearing anything bad about them.

240V/20A receptacles aren't that common in my experience so you might not be able to find a suitable plug in a pinch but for your garage it should be perfect.
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Titanium48
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Delivery Date: 25 Jan 2019
Location: Edmonton, AB

Re: From truck to leaf?

Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:22 am

The Duosida EVSE is good inexpensive option if you don't have the wiring to support a 32 A EVSE. My garage has a 30 A service so I ran a 20 A, 240 V plug and it works great so far. 3.8 kW is obviously slower than 6.6, but it can still charge my 30 kWh car overnight, and could get a nearly dead 60 kWh car close to 100% by morning if you plugged it in in the late afternoon. It will also work at 120 V, but I believe that it will still try to deliver 16 A and thus overload a standard 15 A circuit if you try to use it as a portable level 1.
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