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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Scheduling is Live!

Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:31 pm

mitch672 wrote:
drees wrote:
Nubo wrote:Was the type of conductor discussed? I worry about Aluminum wiring for something using that much current for hours a day. Heck, from efficiency alone maybe Copper would pay for itself over time? Or maybe I'm worrying about nothing....
No one uses aluminum wiring any more...
Not quite true. Aluminium wiring is still used for Service Entrance drops, copper is just way too expensive.
As long as you "goop" up the conductor at each termination point, there is no issue. Price out 4/0 AL and then 4/0 Copper (200A Service wire), you will be shocked...
Interesting - last electrician I spoke with said he always uses copper over AL - either way, 4/0 AL != 4/0 Copper in terms of ampacity ratings. 3/0 copper is about the same (still slightly better) compared to 4/0 aluminum.

See: http://www.cerrowire.com/default.aspx?id=46

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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Scheduling is Live!

Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:01 am

First report on actual home assessment over on Leaf Owners site
http://www.leafowner.com/

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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:07 am

Split the old thread to starting with first reports of assessment (no leafowner wasn't the first).
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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:29 am

evnow wrote:Split the old thread to starting with first reports of assessment (no leafowner wasn't the first).


You may as well merge it with the thread I started for the EVSE cost install. I wish people on the forum took a bit more time to see there are existing threads so we don't keep starting redundant topics.

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=668

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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:32 am

It looks like you are planning, and they are willing, to mount the EVSE on the front face of a rack, rather than on a fixed wall.
Right?

Will they use flexible conduit inside the garage, so the EVSE could be "easily" moved (no wiring to deal with, only physically moving the conduit and EVSE), if necessary.

Were they aware of SDG&E's "dual meter adapter" (which could be very good for those wanting a two-meter solution)?
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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:47 am

After quite a bit of review I will be changing my E6 meter to an E9A meter on my solar IF I buy a Leaf. This will make more sense if I charge at night.

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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:26 am

garygid wrote:It looks like you are planning, and they are willing, to mount the EVSE on the front face of a rack, rather than on a fixed wall.
Right?
We'll have to wait for the OP to comment, but I have a feeling he's expected to move the shelving.
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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:24 am

garygid wrote:It looks like you are planning, and they are willing, to mount the EVSE on the front face of a rack, rather than on a fixed wall.
Right?
OP reports that his shelving will be moved and the EVSE placed on the wall.

Other interesting commentary on leafowner.com (join if you're looking for even more Leaf info and/or another way to spend time on the Internets):

EVSE requires a dedicated 40 Amp circuit that uses 12 gauge wire.
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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:27 am

mwalsh wrote:
garygid wrote:It looks like you are planning, and they are willing, to mount the EVSE on the front face of a rack, rather than on a fixed wall.
Right?
We'll have to wait for the OP to comment, but I have a feeling he's expected to move the shelving.
:lol:

The only difference between his location and the one I've chosen is I used the clear plastic boxes so I could see what's inside without having to write on them. Same Costco Gorilla shelves (back when they were USA made, sigh). And I threw my old luggage in the rafters on some plywood sheets nailed to the joists. (Yes, I know...)

Good to see someone else avoiding Earthquake damage prevention.
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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:19 pm

mwalsh wrote:
garygid wrote:It looks like you are planning, and they are willing, to mount the EVSE on the front face of a rack, rather than on a fixed wall.
Right?
We'll have to wait for the OP to comment, but I have a feeling he's expected to move the shelving.
I was glad to see that - I was wondering whether I'd have to move things around even for inspection. :)
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