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Towable Turbine Powered CHAdeMO Charger

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:38 am
by DarkStar
Wow, someone is definitely holding out on us! Speak up and provide some details as this looks awesome!

(Source: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/1367-Towable-Generators?p=95919&viewfull=1#post95919)

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Re: Towable Turbine Powered CHAdeMO Charger

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:39 am
by TonyWilliams
It's in the forum under the Dec 3 meeting in San Francisco Bay.

Re: Towable Turbine Powered CHAdeMO Charger

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:40 am
by DarkStar
Apparently it is propane powered. Does anyone recognize the CHAdeMO charger that was used for the project?

Re: Towable Turbine Powered CHAdeMO Charger

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:42 am
by TonyWilliams
DarkStar wrote: Does anyone recognize the CHAdeMO charger that was used for the project?
Yes.... except it's not a ChaDeMo charger.

Re: Towable Turbine Powered CHAdeMO Charger

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:50 am
by DarkStar
TonyWilliams wrote:Yes.... except it's not a ChaDeMo charger.
Hmm... The connecter sure looks like a CHAdeMO one...

Re: Towable Turbine Powered CHAdeMO Charger

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:05 am
by TonyWilliams
DarkStar wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:Yes.... except it's not a ChaDeMo charger.
Hmm... The connecter sure looks like a CHAdeMO one...
Yes, it is a ChaDeMo connector. The charger did not come with ChaDeMo protocols.

Check out these chargers:

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Re: Towable Turbine Powered CHAdeMO Charger

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:16 am
by 91040
So one can DC charge through the CHAdeMO port without using CHAdeMo protocols?

Re: Towable Turbine Powered CHAdeMO Charger

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:18 am
by TonyWilliams
91040 wrote:So one can DC charge through the CHAdeMO port without using CHAdeMo protocols?
He is using a connection between the front of the battery pack and the inverter. He intends to bypass the protocols, but there are limits to max power to prevent battery protections from kicking in.

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Re: Towable Turbine Powered CHAdeMO Charger

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:34 am
by 91040
Then this approach could be used with a DC charger powered on 240V at low enough amps to avoid the CA utility's demand charge?

Re: Towable Turbine Powered CHAdeMO Charger

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:36 am
by TonyWilliams
91040 wrote:Then this approach could be used with a DC charger powered on 240V at low enough amps to avoid the CA utility's demand charge?
Anything that keeps the 15 minute average below 20kW (in San Diego, up to 30kW in some markets elsewhere in California).

ChaDeMo provides safety protocols. Not wise to bypass that for curb to car charging.


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