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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:39 pm

If several of us make the trip "together", we probably have to start at 30-minute intervals so that we can each use the same QC e-stations along the way?
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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:40 pm

garygid wrote:If several of us make the trip "together", we probably have to start at 30-minute intervals so that we can each use the same QC e-stations along the way?
Depends on how many QCs are in each place ...
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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:46 pm

I think that we will be lucky to have ONE working DC-QC e-pump at each planned stop.

See, already I say "we"! :D
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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:01 pm

Hello All,

I'm got an order in for a Galcier Pearl SL-e with floor mats. Placed on 8-31. Hopefully I'll get it this year. I'm also on track for the charger.

Here is my question. My gas stove died and I'm thinking of replacing it with an induction (electric) model as I plan on transitioning to a solar based power system (eventually). RIght now I have a 100amp box (older style) I have some free space ~50amps. However, I will need that If I run a new circuit for the stove. I was going to reserve that space for the charger and I will have to upgrade my box. I guess wat it comes down to is are they going to mess with our boxes or just add a subpanel for the charger?

Thanks,

Michael

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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:26 am

bodengroden wrote: RIght now I have a 100amp box (older style) I have some free space ~50amps. However, I will need that If I run a new circuit for the stove. I was going to reserve that space for the charger and I will have to upgrade my box. I guess wat it comes down to is are they going to mess with our boxes or just add a subpanel for the charger?
Yes, they are going to mess with your main panel to install the EVSE. You need two slots free, one above the other, to install a 220V breaker for the charging circuit. If you use up your free slots on a stove, they may still be able to free up some more space by installing duplex breakers on some of the 110V circuits. You should check with an electrician to see what can be done. Have you already had your home assessment and received a quote for the EVSE install? If so, they will expect the panel to still be in the same condition when they come out to install your charger.

Personally, I would never have an electric range again. Natural gas is a far more utilitarian and efficient way to cook, IMHO. I guess your solar installation may make it more sensible, but I wouldn't do it even under those circumstances. Just my personal preference....

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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:17 am

Thanks for the reply. Yes they have made the assessment and I agree I shouldn't mess with it until the install. Does anyone know when that will be?

As far as the induction goes It's a new form of electric that is as responsive as gas but faster and safer as only the pot gets hot, not the element.

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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:35 am

Not new at all. Do some internet searching to see how people like it.
You don't see a lot of chefs cooking on an electric range. :)

But really, natural gas is one of the best energy deals around. The more you can do to keep your monthly electric use under or near baseline, the better off you are.
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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:39 am

Bodengroden, ECOtality has been saying that they would install 3 weeks before your Leaf arrives. What were the conclusions of the people who did your assessment? Do you need a new box or have to pay any extra?

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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:36 pm

They told me they could work with what I had and wouldn't have to pay any extra. Are some people being asked to fund part of the install?

Yes I know induction has been around a while so it's not quite "new" but I wouldn't lump it in with electric. Take a look at this forum if your interested in how it compares with gas.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/532644

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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:04 am

Oh, COOKING. An inductive-heating stove!

Yes, these were demonstrated in the 1950s, as I recall, but generally require special pots and pans ... maybe "iron" (possibly feromagnetic).
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