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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:27 am

Bullard wrote:I got the first permit for J1772 installation in the City of Ventura.

AV Contract installer, ACS Construction's Quote was $3,033.77 including $1945.50 custom install (for 87" of wire and conduit from my existing new 200 amp main panel) and $250 for city permit.

I did it myself, about 4 hours of labor.
$837.77 for the charger including unit, shipping and tax.
$238.00 for the conduit and wire.
$110.99 for the city permit.
Total cost $1186.76
Saved $1,153.49

Also added a dedicated level one outlet.
Now I just need my car....
Congratulations and +10 on Skilled! Man, though, I can't believe I've had my dust-gathering EVSE for over 3 months in VA and now and yet there are still folks in LEAF country (i.e. California) who don't have their EVSEs set up yet. :)

But, you want to talk about an EVSE getting lonely, waiting for a car, mine will probably have a year before it ever sees a LEAF. :(
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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:02 pm

Nicely done! Where did you get the charger and why did you need a permit?

Thanks for any info you can shed on this.
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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:14 pm

Generally, a Building Permit to make electrical wiring changes to a Residence.

Several places to buy an EVSE, and one comes with the LEAF.

The Charger itself is already in the LEAF, but AC power is supplied to the car's charger through an "EVSE".
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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:35 pm

First off, now that you got your car (you lucky dog), it's time to get the EVSE installed.

I bought the EVSE directly from AeroVironment.
With tax and shipping the total was $837.77

I got the building permit because it is required.
One could of probably do it without, but...

Remember back in early February the email from Nissan in which they stated unless you opted out, they were going to notify the local utility for "service planning" purposes. There is a good chance someone out there knows about your pending installation.
If you intend on installing a level two charge connection, the utility will (may indeed) ask about your installation permit. I also know that our city electrical inspector and the local utility planners talk to each other on a regular basis (this is a good thing).

As earlier adopters we should be on the up and up on this. After all you are spending, skimping on a permit cost is not worth it. In my case I paid the higher cost because I was first and the city is now considering a low cost minor permit fee for future installations.

I'm in this too deep with my solar system, net metering agreement, advocating with the city for public charging point access and reduced fees to not do what is required.

If you have to skimp, do the install yourself or have an electrician do it. There is not a requirement to have it done by a high priced exclusive contract installer.

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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:02 pm

Hi All,
I need some help, perhaps one of you can let me know what's going on here. I got my garage pre-wired with a 240 non-fusable switch wired to my panel with a 40 Amp breaker. My electrician charged me about $300.

The AV guy came out, did the assessment for 5 min and charged $100. Said he was going to recommend a minimum install with a 15' cable on the EVSE. Just today I got the quote and here was the breakdown:

Install - $800
EVSE - $721
Shipping - $50

I called up and thought $800 for the install was ridiculous since all they have to do is plug the thing into the switch I already have installed. I told them I'd rather just buy the EVSE and do it myself. They changed the form online so I had the option. I accepted all the terms and now they want to charge me $995 for the EVSE!

I really really hate doing business with companies that do that sort of thing. They will charge me $721 for the EVSE if they do the job but if I just want the EVSE they are going to charge me over $250 more?! Where is the sense in that.

Anyone have any advice? I feel like AVs got me in a corner. Please help.
...Dan

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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:04 pm

Tell AV to cancel the deal.
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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:22 pm

Get the plug in EVSE modded and use that with your new 240v circuit until something reasonably priced hits the market.

http://www.evseupgrade.com/
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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:33 pm

chipcustomizer wrote:Hi All,
I need some help, perhaps one of you can let me know what's going on here. I got my garage pre-wired with a 240 non-fusable switch wired to my panel with a 40 Amp breaker. My electrician charged me about $300.

The AV guy came out, did the assessment for 5 min and charged $100. Said he was going to recommend a minimum install with a 15' cable on the EVSE. Just today I got the quote and here was the breakdown:

Install - $800
EVSE - $721
Shipping - $50

I called up and thought $800 for the install was ridiculous since all they have to do is plug the thing into the switch I already have installed. I told them I'd rather just buy the EVSE and do it myself. They changed the form online so I had the option. I accepted all the terms and now they want to charge me $995 for the EVSE!

I really really hate doing business with companies that do that sort of thing. They will charge me $721 for the EVSE if they do the job but if I just want the EVSE they are going to charge me over $250 more?! Where is the sense in that.

Anyone have any advice? I feel like AVs got me in a corner. Please help.
...Dan
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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:06 am

chipcustomizer wrote:I called up and thought $800 for the install was ridiculous since all they have to do is plug the thing into the switch I already have installed. I told them I'd rather just buy the EVSE and do it myself. They changed the form online so I had the option. I accepted all the terms and now they want to charge me $995 for the EVSE!
Can you say bait and switch?

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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:04 am

I actually got a list of possible Nissan approved devices from Nissan directly:

ECOTality - http://www.theevproject.com
Clipper Creek CS40 - http://www.clippercreek.com
Clipper Creek LCS25 - http://www.clippercreek.com
Coulomb CT2100 - http://www.coulombtech.com/products-cha ... ations.php
Coulomb CT500 - http://www.coulombtech.com/products-cha ... ations.php
SPX - https://www.homecharging.spx.com/volt/D ... x?id=25&me
Schneider - http://www.schneider-electric.us/products-
GE - http://www.geindustrial.com/products/st ... agination-

Some of the links work some of them I couldn't find the device they were selling, but I'm not sure if anyone else has tried any of these other systems and prefers them over the AV model.

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