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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:53 am

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EVNation wrote:Like others, I just got a note that they reassessed. In my case, I have a Mini-E charger so am all wired right to the spot so just need the box and swap the junction wire. As easy as it gets. My reassess took off ~$300 down to $1040 labor. That seems in line with what others saw on the reassess.

So I assume they are across the board dropping some of the labor charge. Not really a response to my particular setup. I am still passing and going with another provider and let them know that.

If you have a MINIe charger you can buy a J cord and use what is on your wall. Even if you decide to not use the one you have (not sure why as it's better) you can buy one and screw it on for free.
Not clear we will be able to buy the J cord directly. I would think that should be possible but often the make stuff like that not available. You have any sources? Many people tried to get the raw cables for the Mini-E and Tesla and failed (though those were not standards). It sounds like Clipper Creek will be rolling out an upgrade plan so I am waiting for that. But as you say will possibly just buy a new box and do it myself.
The cords wil be available as they will be very common, the inlets are available now. Do you want to sell your box, it is very good quality and higher power. I can't imagine nit using it as it's perfectly fine.

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Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:17 am

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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:22 am

OMG look at the prices :shock:

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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:48 pm


Overpriced as I have seen the inlet for $99 retail and there are two types of cable, the high current (80A?) and the standard, for the Leaf, huge price difference and who needs 40 feet? The high current cable is expensive because there is only one MFG but expect the other cable to be a commodity soon and likely under $200. Just look at what a good extension cord costs. You can than the copper tycoon and his artificial boost in copper prices. Copper is very expensive now. BE green and re use an EVSE.

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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:08 pm

I did find this Level 1 J1772 charger announced from Delphi.

http://delphi.com/shared/pdf/ppd/pwrele ... ordset.pdf

No info on price. But the cable is UL rated to 300v (EVJE). Not sure if you could safely use it with the CC 40 amp charger but seems like it. 600v rating would probably be better. In any case they also are working with Clipper Creek so it seems a good possibility that CC will have a solution for upgrade. If I were them I would try and get in on some of this business.

Here is another option for cables. Might be worth looking into if the CC option doesn't pan out.
http://www.northwire.com/hybrid-ev-cable-solutions.php

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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:44 pm

Now that the EVSE installation, Info and Cost Comparison aspects have just about been beaten to a violent death . . . and knowing that anything even remotely resembling J1772 gets routed to this pile . . . anyone want to comment on, or has anyone else seen the adapter below for sale?

http://cgi.ebay.com/J1772-NEMA-14-50-ad ... _500wt_943

Kind of expensive, but pretty slick!

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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:54 pm

Looks interesting! Based on the Q&A it seems this person is going to make a lot of money making these adapters! Should be useful for older EVs that don't have the J1772 connector to be able to plug into the new public charging stations.
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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:00 pm

There are easier and far less expensive ways to do that, like I keep saying it has been done many times before.

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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:21 pm

johnr wrote:Looks interesting! Based on the Q&A it seems this person is going to make a lot of money making these adapters! Should be useful for older EVs that don't have the J1772 connector to be able to plug into the new public charging stations.

Those are too expensive and there are easier ways to solve that issue but there is a sucker born every day:)

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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:24 pm

Not sure this will work properly. J1772 will not get any signaling ....
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