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Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:26 pm
by DustanT
Titanium48 wrote: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.
Thanks, I'm just driving and observing usage and charge times trying to get a mental understanding of everything. Today I charged at work and it toped off 30 minutes before I left. At 100% I drove home like normal doing 75mph on the freeway and arrived home with 76%, I had the butt warmer on and heat to 74. Yeah it's still snowing in Michigan. I'm trying the timers now so in the morning I'll see how they work. So far I'm loving the car!

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:54 pm
by LeftieBiker
At 100% I drove home like normal doing 75mph on the freeway and arrived home with 76%, I had the butt warmer on and heat to 74. Yeah it's still snowing in Michigan. I'm trying the timers now so in the morning I'll see how they work. So far I'm loving the car!
Now many miles was that? You can probably thank the heat pump for the range.

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:56 pm
by DustanT
LeftieBiker wrote:
At 100% I drove home like normal doing 75mph on the freeway and arrived home with 76%, I had the butt warmer on and heat to 74. Yeah it's still snowing in Michigan. I'm trying the timers now so in the morning I'll see how they work. So far I'm loving the car!
Now many miles was that? You can probably thank the heat pump for the range.
33 miles, set heat to 74° and seat warmer on low.

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:04 pm
by LeftieBiker
I assume the temps were in the thirties? (I should have asked that before.)

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 3:54 am
by DustanT
LeftieBiker wrote:I assume the temps were in the thirties? (I should have asked that before.)
Yes around 36~38. My guess-o-meter is pretty accurate so far.

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:07 pm
by DustanT
First week with the car is over. Why I didn't get one sooner I don't know. Surprised how smooth, quick, and quite it is. Already put 1200 miles on it. Currently averaging 3.6 mile/kwh.

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 9:34 pm
by Oils4AsphaultOnly
DustanT wrote:First week with the car is over. Why I didn't get one sooner I don't know. Surprised how smooth, quick, and quite it is. Already put 1200 miles on it. Currently averaging 3.6 mile/kwh.
Right?!?! This is what everyone comes to realize. The whole range anxiety thing is only for people who haven't lived with it before. Now you have to spread the lessons learned, as it usually takes someone with first-hand experience to convince others that it's doable.

1200 miles in a week?!?! That looks like too many zeros! At that rate, you'd drive 60,000 miles a year?!

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 9:47 pm
by DustanT
Oils4AsphaultOnly wrote:
DustanT wrote:First week with the car is over. Why I didn't get one sooner I don't know. Surprised how smooth, quick, and quite it is. Already put 1200 miles on it. Currently averaging 3.6 mile/kwh.
Right?!?! This is what everyone comes to realize. The whole range anxiety thing is only for people who haven't lived with it before. Now you have to spread the lessons learned, as it usually takes someone with first-hand experience to convince others that it's doable.

1200 miles in a week?!?! That looks like too many zeros! At that rate, you'd drive 60,000 miles a year?!
The range is plenty really, for what I drive normally. You do what you need to come home plug it in walk away boom done. I have learned how long it takes on 120v and 240v. So guessing how much charge it will have is pretty easy. Like right now it is charging off 120v so by 10am it will be full and off to take a day trip and test out some public charging.

No that was 1200! I had a ton of stuff to do this week, lots of side jobs and runs to town for things. Yeah I drive a ton!

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:17 am
by Oilpan4
My leaf is my truck.
Last big tow job I pulled home a pallet of 295w panels, weighed about 1,600lb.
Glad they weren't 3 feet up off the ground in the back of a pickup bed.

Plus my trailer has 17 tie down points.
I think most pickups have about 0 to 4 tie down points.

Re: From truck to leaf?

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 10:36 am
by Oils4AsphaultOnly
Oilpan4 wrote:My leaf is my truck.
Last big tow job I pulled home a pallet of 295w panels, weighed about 1,600lb.
Glad they weren't 3 feet up off the ground in the back of a pickup bed.

Plus my trailer has 17 tie down points.
I think most pickups have about 0 to 4 tie down points.
Awesome! Pictures or it didn't happen! ;-)

Actually, would you be able to share any details? hitch-size? vendor? trailer-size? what kind of watt-hour consumption pulling how much load at what speeds?