I was wondering whether anyone had looked into the ~$760 Wagan Solar ePower Cube product at Costco as an option for charging your Leaf. We have 2 2013 Model S 3.3kw Leafs and live in an area on Maui that is highly saturated with PV and thus the local electric company requires each home PV application to go through a $3-4k InterConnection study. I plan on sitting out on that until the regs get changed. We increased our electric bill ~$200/mo with the 2 cars but had been spending ~$400 / mo in gas. Wondering if this eCube could support us with our 3.3kwh Level 1 chargers. We presently share our extra 110 garage door opener outlet and have actually never paid for a charge in the 7 months of our leases. We have one car plugged in daily ~4p-8a.
Here is the link on the ePower Cube. http://www.wagan.com/index.php/2546-sol ... -1500.html
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I am by no means an electrician and have no idea what the capacity of this pv ePower Cube has and whether it could charge our cars – so I am looking to the forum for assistance.
Thank you all ahead, Paul
2546 • Solar e Power™ Cube 1500
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2 Universal AC Outlets
2 DC Outlets with auto-reset, circuit breaker
2 USB Power Ports to charge cell phones, MP3 players, tablets & e-readers, and laptops
Digital voltmeter for checking battery status
AC recharging adapter
DC recharging adapter (fused)
Has terminals for solar panel expansion
Collapsible handle & wheels for easy transport
Hidden storage compartment
Initial AC charge: up to 24 hours
Solar panel charging time: 16 hours peak sunlight
Dimensions: 53 × 53 × 37 cm
Weight: 38.2 kg (84 lbs
Warranty (excluding battery): 2 years
Product specifications and appearance may differ slightly from pictured. Operating times assume a fully charged battery and may vary based on model/brand of appliance used. Actual performance may vary depending on load requirements. Sample wattages are estimates only. China Design Patent: ZL 2010 3 0642300.2
• Additional solar panels can be connected for more power.
• Additional batteries can also be connected.
• Includes AC & DC chargers.
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1st 2013s on Maui!