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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:37 pm

mwalsh wrote: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.
#12 wire ? Yeah, for like, a 20A circuit, not 40A ! :roll:
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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:06 pm

LEAFer wrote:#12 wire ? Yeah, for like, a 20A circuit, not 40A ! :roll:
That's what the guy on Leafowner said he was told. :?
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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:06 pm

mwalsh wrote:
LEAFer wrote:#12 wire ? Yeah, for like, a 20A circuit, not 40A ! :roll:
That's what the guy on Leafowner said he was told. :?
12G- No thanks! But it will give you 3.3kw. Seems like the charger is not changing perhaps:( :cry:

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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:14 pm

EVDRIVER wrote: Seems like the charger is not changing perhaps:( :cry:
I'd say the chances of a late change like that is close to zero ....
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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:15 pm

So insist on a higher gauge of wire for your EVSE install, in anticipation of future developments (whether they be Leaf or not)?
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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:18 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:
mwalsh wrote:
LEAFer wrote:#12 wire ? Yeah, for like, a 20A circuit, not 40A ! :roll:
That's what the guy on Leafowner said he was told. :?
12G- No thanks! But it will give you 3.3kw. Seems like the charger is not changing perhaps:( :cry:
After talking with my electrician, I am going with 8 gauge.
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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:27 pm

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After talking with my electrician, I am going with 8 gauge.[/quote]


All my 240 EV charge drops are 6. If you are running the wire already a little more cost covers you long term. Just a thought and you have plenty of headroom, most electricians don't like working with large wire, I work with them weekly.

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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:31 pm

"Shorter cable? No clue why someone would take 15' over 25'. Unless they were absolutely sure 15' would be all they'd ever need and didn't want to trip over the excess?"

I'll help you with this one as my installer answered it for me today. Although a 25' cable is an option, apparently the charger cable holder will only accomidate wrapping 15' worth of cable. The remaining 10' of cable would therefore have to be dealt with in some other manner when not in use in order to avoid driving or tripping over it, etc.

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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:48 pm

The AV cable holder can handle only two loops of cable, and not four ... very unlikely. If true, maybe a reason to avoid such a design?

On the other hand, the e-fuel cord is supposed to "disconnect" if the car rolls away, and maybe any cord left on the "hanger" while charging will keep the "disconnect" from working?
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Re: EVSE Home Assessment Reports

Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:08 am

I was refering to driving over the extra 10' of unaccomidated cord lying on the garage floor, not driving away with the cord still connected to the car. :lol:

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