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Re: Schnieder EVSE

Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:13 am

JasonT wrote:My EVSE has arrived at my local Schneider dealer. I hope to be picking it up today or tomorrow morning, and I will post pics for any that are interested.
You kid, right? I can't think of a single person on this forum who wouldn't want to see pics! ;)
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Re: Schnieder EVSE

Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:17 am

And pics of GUTs too, you bet! :D
But, not if you would invalidate your warranty!
Thanks
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Re: Schnieder EVSE

Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:45 pm

JasonT wrote:As much as I dislike AV, I'm not really willing to spend an extra $500 just to not do AV. ::sigh::
How much over AV did you spend?
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Re: Schnieder EVSE

Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:07 pm

smkettner wrote:How much over AV did you spend?
0. Local price for the unit after tax - $818.25. I believe the AV unit would have cost me $818.66 after tax and shipping. It is possible I will spend more than $.41 in gas picking up the unit (it's a few miles out of the way from the trip I'm making today), but... I'm going to call it 0. Is this unit still overpriced? Probably - I'm sure in a year (or less) a no-frills EVSE will go for much less. But at least AV isn't getting my money, and I'll have an on-wall EVSE unit I can use when my car gets here.

If AV had taken my $100 "fee" and applied it toward the purchase their unit, I still might have gone with AV. Oh well, their loss.

I have scheduled to pick up the unit this afternoon. I won't be able to get pics up until tomorrow, and I guess I'll use imgur unless there's a better option out there (it's been a long time since I've had a need to share pics - imgur looks easy since it has no login requirement). I'll definitely get outside pics and if the unit is easy to get into and doesn't have a "seal" that I have to worry about then I'll get some inside pics as well. This will be a little weird for me - I have a coworker who takes apart anything he gets just after he buys it and I've always thought him rather strange to be opening up new stuff. But this time it's.. for science, right? :)

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Re: Schnieder EVSE

Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:23 am

As promised, here are the pics - http://imgur.com/a/sKWSy

The main unit is, no surprise, fairly light. I'm less-than-impressed with the two "buttons" - they feel like those old flat calculator buttons (if that makes any sense). The e-hose doesn't seem to have a "breakaway" as I thought it would have, but maybe I don't fully understand the term.

Opening up the unit is just two torx screws. Since that's the first thing the installation manual tells you to do I didn't feel too bad about opening it :)

In the last picture I unscrewed the "panel" on the left so you could easily see the board underneath.

If there's anything more I can document/detail/whatever, please let me know. I am in no way an electrician, but I do have a multimeter and am not afraid to use it if there's something you guys want me to check out.

Still waiting on finding a local certified Schneider installer - hopefully by early next week I'll have that resolved.

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Re: Schnieder EVSE

Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:33 am

It seems more basic than I perhaps thought it might be. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Schnieder EVSE

Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:39 am

That logic board looks remarkably like the control board for my pool equipment. Which isn't very surprising, I guess since it does a very similar job. In fact, it seems obviously repurposed with all those screw connections.
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Re: Schnieder EVSE

Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:44 am

Any competent electrician should be able to do the install.
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Re: Schnieder EVSE

Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:37 am

mwalsh wrote:It seems more basic than I perhaps thought it might be.
Yeah, I'm definitely having a hard time seeing the "value" in the unit (I feel the same way about the AV unit so this isn't a dig specifically at Schneider). I just put this as one of those costs of being an early adopter. The "feature set" of this unit is... very basic. Power and a count-down timer.
davewill wrote:That logic board looks remarkably like the control board for my pool equipment.
There is a joke in here, but... I just can't figure one out right now.
garygid wrote:Any competent electrician should be able to do the install.
Agreed, but Schneider is offering an extended warranty if I have one of their 'approved electrical contractors' do the installation. I figure this is at least worth looking into.

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Re: Schnieder EVSE

Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:18 pm

did I misinterpret the brochure, or doesn't the Shnieder EVSE allows to act as a smart meter if edison ever decided to accept it? I don't think AV units have this feature...
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