Bassman
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Re: Purchased AV unit directly (cash and carry)

Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:53 am

Looks like the install guy forgot to put on the plastic ring that covers the screws on the AV unit. It just snaps in to cover the screw heads for a cleaner look.
Glenn
Ocean Blue SL w/QC,
Delivered 4/29/2011- VIN# 756
34,800 miles so far (2/20/2013) Still 12 bars @ 100% charge, but range has reduced by about 10 to 12 %
2012 Pearl White (Blizzard) Rav4 EV

csriram45
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Re: Purchased AV unit directly (cash and carry)

Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:35 am

Bassman wrote:Looks like the install guy forgot to put on the plastic ring that covers the screws on the AV unit. It just snaps in to cover the screw heads for a cleaner look.
Yeah you are right. :-D
Cayanne Red Leaf SL+QC
Delivered Apr 20 2011.
VIN#: 689
22xxx as of Aug 2013

smkettner
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Location: Orange County, CA

Re: Purchased AV unit directly (cash and carry)

Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:36 pm

AV called today to see if I wanted to order my evse. I said no thank you I will be ordering from someone else ;)
Anyway they must have some in stock for those that want the AV unit.
1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
LEAF traded at 45,400 miles for a RAV4-EV
RAV4 traded in for I-Pace Dec 2018

friendnumber1
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Re: Purchased AV unit directly (cash and carry)

Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:51 pm

[quote="csriram45"]I finally got my AV EVSE installed. The installation took longer than I expected partly because I believe the main guy who gave me the quote did not come and this new person was a bit of novice. Also I needed additional tandem breakers and he did not have it and had to wait for his team to bring it. At the end the install went fine.

Did you go with Captive Fuel?

I am having some trouble getting everything done. Some of this is due to a second meter, and some is due to inexperienced installers.

csriram45
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Re: Purchased AV unit directly (cash and carry)

Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:12 pm

friendnumber1 wrote:
csriram45 wrote:I finally got my AV EVSE installed. The installation took longer than I expected partly because I believe the main guy who gave me the quote did not come and this new person was a bit of novice. Also I needed additional tandem breakers and he did not have it and had to wait for his team to bring it. At the end the install went fine.

Did you go with Captive Fuel?

I am having some trouble getting everything done. Some of this is due to a second meter, and some is due to inexperienced installers.
Yeah the installer who came seemed a little inexperienced, and took much longer than it should have taken. However at the end the job was done alright and was fairly inexpensive so no complaints. I did not go for second meter as the cost was a limiting factor and I was not sure if I wanted to go that route currently. E9a rate with PGE for now should be ok I guess.
Cayanne Red Leaf SL+QC
Delivered Apr 20 2011.
VIN#: 689
22xxx as of Aug 2013

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Ready2plugin
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Re: Purchased AV unit directly (cash and carry)

Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:36 pm

I went with Captive Fuel as well. They are finishing my panel upgrade as I type this. The AV install went fine last week, looks great on the wall. I think they were a little overbooked at year end. After a long talk with PG&E and having them run a lot of numbers, I will be going with E9a. It was going to cost an additional $600 to install an additional panel for the second meter. No matter how I ran the numbers with them, it just wasn't going to save enough in the long run.

friendnumber1
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Re: Purchased AV unit directly (cash and carry)

Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:01 am

Ready2plugin-

Does the Giants logo mean you live in the city as well?

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Ready2plugin
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Re: Purchased AV unit directly (cash and carry)

Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:57 am

friendnumber1 wrote:Ready2plugin-

Does the Giants logo mean you live in the city as well?
Pleasanton...but work in Sunnyvale. I moved up here in 1999 right when they opened the new park. I've been a fan ever since.

friendnumber1
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Re: Purchased AV unit directly (cash and carry)

Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:32 am

Well then, you will no doubt have less permitting issues.

Yesterday was a FAIL.

I was told by PG&E, that I am the first to have a second meter installed in the City for charging up an EV.

Nate thinks he can placate the City re their concerns.

We shall see.

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Ready2plugin
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Re: Purchased AV unit directly (cash and carry)

Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:56 am

Pleasanton had its own challenge. They required a 200 amp main panel, even though I had room on my 125. The city inspector is coming on Tuesday, I'll let you know how it goes. In the meantime, good luck!

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