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sdbonez
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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:24 pm

GroundLoop wrote:My own perl scripts to communicate with the meter & solar inverter, sending data to the excellent RRDTools from Tobi Oetiker. Graphs come from rrd.

The ANSI specs for power meter communication are well-documented, and it's a simple IR tx/rx interface at standard RS-232 rates. You can have the perl scripts if you want them.
thanks for the offer...I may take you up later on it but right now, my project list is way longer than I can even currently get to :) very cool, though.
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DaveEV
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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:03 pm

sdbonez wrote:
drees wrote:If you run them all the time, I suspect that they would contribute significantly to your power usage - yet your power usage is surprisingly flat year round and July was a record minimum in usage when I'd expect to see a big peak in the summer.

Is your A/C actually a heat pump and you use it for heating, too? Maybe you have the temperature range set extremely tight so it's nearly always running?

Or maybe the A/C isn't really using that much power and your network of devices are sucking down the juice. 30 network devices drawing 25-50W each would certainly account for a lot of your consumption.
Two simple reasons: our temps we lower than normal and I was in Hawaii (with the A/C off) for two weeks :)
Ah, well that explains it - I'd have to guess then that your AC uses about half your total electricity bill.

I think you need more insulation. :)

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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:39 pm

SO Best Buy is getting 12 chargers in five cities.
http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/ca ... Vehicles-/

That's two or three chargers in San Diego.
Color me Unimpressed.

If we're going to get 1,200 public charging stations, there are going to be a whole lot of press releases like this.

At least we know one charger will be installed by March 2011, though. The schedule for getting them all out by June is starting to sound fishy.

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garygid
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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:50 pm

I am most interested in where (and then when) the DC QC (L3) charge-stations will be installed.
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Kataphn
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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:21 am

garygid wrote:I am most interested in where (and then when) the DC QC (L3) charge-stations will be installed.
Looks like at 45 BP and Arco gas stations! http://www.ecotality.com/pressreleases/ ... harger.pdf
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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:50 am

Yup. The two-spout serial charger is a nice idea. (Charge Left, then charge Right)

45 BP/ARCO is in all the markets combined, and San Diego is still supposed to get 60, so maybe 5-10 ARCO's here?

"As early as March 2011" Bah! How are they going to get these all deployed by June?

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DaveEV
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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:36 am

Frankly - I think the limited numbers are appropriate given how many EVs will be on the road.

I mean - if there are only 1000 Leafs on the road in SoCal by March 2011 - how many chargers do you expect to be around in public when the vast majority of charging will be done at home?

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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:14 am

I think that most of the non-free L2 e-stations will sit unused most of the time.

The "free" e-stations are likely to draw EVs like flies on ... bread and jelly.

The well-located QC e-stations could be heavily used, but the "usage" cost will be a large competitive factor.
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evnow
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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:56 pm

So, who is making the first trip between San Diego and Seattle in Leaf ? :D
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Kataphn
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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:32 pm

evnow wrote:So, who is making the first trip between San Diego and Seattle in Leaf ? :D
How about a caravan? :lol:
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