Looking forward to your data Jimmy - I might have to get myself a TED!Jimmydreams wrote:Once I get my car, I'll be able to tell you exactly how much juice it uses. I have a TED monitor set up with one 'monitor' set exclusively for the EVSE circuit. Right now, the Clipper Creek is reading .005kWh while 'resting' with nothing plugged in.wsbca wrote: What I don't know is how much juice from the EVSE it took to cozy up the car during those 25 minutes. I'm hoping it was not operating at a full 3.3KW.
In addition to curiosity about the climate control pre-heat/cool load, I am still somewhat nervous about the efficiency of charging - we did our first charge last night from 46% to 80%, but with our analog single meter and the fact that I didn't precisely compare readings before and after the charge (didn't look at the after until the next morning) I am hesitant to speculate yet on how much we pulled from the wall to put that 34% (8kWh?) into the car. I do know it charged for ~2:20 - started at 8pm and emailed me that it had stopped at 10:20... so presumably it was on the order of 3.3 kW (onboard charger rating, right?) x2.33 hours which would match that 8 kWh. But the meter was really whipping forward when the charger kicked in (seemed significantly faster than it runs in reverse when we're generating 3KW from solar with the house load negligible) - our meter surely advanced somewhat more than the 8 plus our normal overnight (fridge) load...the question is how much more.
Jim - as to the TED "reading .005kWh" for the idle EVSE - does that indicate the cumulative total of kilowatt hours since the EVSE breaker got flipped on after your install (which could be described as "not much at all"), or do you mean it's actually drawing .005kW (5 watts) continuous while it's idle?...which would translate to 43kWh a year. Man I really hope the Blink does not draw 30W at idle as apparently described by the manufacturer to someone in another thread.