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Re: Charge a little each day, or longer charges every few days?

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:42 am
by zmountin
LeftieBiker wrote:You also should really have at least L-1 charging available at home. That requires only a good, unused or used only by a light or two circuit, 15-20 amp.

Pardon my ignorance, but is there a distinction between L-1 and trickle charging? I thought that they were the same--plugging into a normal outlet. I do have that ability at home, although so far I've been able to do my charging at work or in public to save the electricity costs.

Re: Charge a little each day, or longer charges every few days?

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:23 pm
by LeftieBiker
zmountin wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:You also should really have at least L-1 charging available at home. That requires only a good, unused or used only by a light or two circuit, 15-20 amp.

Pardon my ignorance, but is there a distinction between L-1 and trickle charging? I thought that they were the same--plugging into a normal outlet. I do have that ability at home, although so far I've been able to do my charging at work or in public to save the electricity costs.
L-1 is the correct term. "Trickle charging" refers to L-1, but there is an implication in the term that it can't fully recharge an EV. It can and will, given enough time.

Re: Charge a little each day, or longer charges every few days?

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:19 pm
by smkettner
L1 refers to charging voltage of 120 volts. Still the current can range from 6 to 20+ amps.

There is no trickle charge or float charge with lithium. The charger turns off and disconnects when done. Charging is faster or slower but not really referred to as a "trickle charge" as is commonly known for a lead-acid battery.