BillHolz
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Leaf Number: 322345
Location: Norfolk, VA

Re: Adjustable EVSE

Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:29 am

alozzy wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:33 pm
I know it's not to code, but in retrospect I should have ordered my Zencar EVSE with a 26A setting, rather than the 24A setting, for my 30A circuit.

At 24A, the cable never even gets warm. Also, the 14-30R is right beside the panel, so it's a super short run. I realize 26A exceeds 80% of 30A, but I seldom if ever charge for more than 3 hours continuously, usually for less than 90 minutes.

24A is safer though and provides 87% of the full charging rate, whereas 26A would provide 95% of the full charge rate.

As jjeff mentioned, the actual draw, shown on the Zencar's display, is always a bit under the set point which adds a margin of safety
I liked my Zencar EVSE and used the 24A setting on a 30A circuit many times until it failed to live up to it's IP55 waterproof rating and died. It was under my carport roof but must have gotten some rain splashed on it. I was shocked to find out that Zencar does not consider failure of the supposedly waterproof case to be a warranty replacement reason.

Bottom line, do not expect a Zencar EVSE to survive being rained on even though it is supposedly waterproof.
2015 SV no QC
Lost 1st bar Oct 2019 44K miles

alozzy
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Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: Adjustable EVSE

Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:58 am

To be honest, I wouldn't trust any portable EVSE to be waterproof. Mine is mounted to the wall inside my garage most of the time. When I use it camping, I keep it inside the LEAF while charging.
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
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jjeff
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Location: MSP MN

Re: Adjustable EVSE

Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:24 pm

Day 1 I used some silicone glue around the inlet wire and outlet wire, just didn't like how lose it seemed, especially the inlet wire that faces upwards. That said the few times I've charged it during the rain I put a cheap plastic bag over the whole thing and haven't had issues with it in the 4?? years I've had it. I really like mine and especially the upgraded J1772 cable I ordered, longer and more flexible than what probably was the standard cable, even at -10F :shock:
2012 SL purchased used 2/'16
2013 S w/QC purchased new
Juicebox Premium 60a L1/L2 EVSE, Ebusbar 16a L1/L2 EVSE
'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
GE Durastation 30a

1byte
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Leaf Number: 301105

Re: Duosida 32amp adjustable EVSE from eBay

Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:02 pm

matson wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:47 am
1byte wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:24 pm
I picked up the Duosida 32amp adjustable EVSE from an Ebay seller a month ago for right at $200 (free shipping). It's been great.
Not to make you feel bad, but there's one right now for approximately $160, total including tax and shipping.
location: Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Duosida-Level- ... 4470806396

Is O.P. watching for replies? Ey'll miss out!
Whomever won that got a heck of a deal! It only had 1 bid. Good for them.

I have no complaints with mine.
2017 Leaf - 11bars - 40,000 miles
Central Texas - SOH=77% - Hx=50% - 61.9 AHr
427QC - 647 L1/L2

SageBrush
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Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: NM

Re: Adjustable EVSE

Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:25 pm

jjeff wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:24 pm
That said the few times I've charged it during the rain I put a cheap plastic bag over the whole thing
SMART
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/18: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/18: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
09/20: 54.3 Ahr; 38k miles
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countryleaf
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Leaf Number: 316573
Location: West Puget Sound, WA

Re: Adjustable EVSE

Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:22 pm

I have a JuiceBox 40 EVSE. It allows you to set time intervals for charging as well as limiting the Maximum Rate (up to 40 amps in this case).
2019 Leaf SL Plus, Scarlet Ember Tintcoat, picked up on 30 September 2019
JuiceBox Pro 40 Amp EVSE Charger
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2011 Red Leaf, bought new in 12/2011, sold 5/28/19, 67,XXX miles, 10 of 12 battery bars
Blink L2 Charger (replaced)

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