alozzy
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Re: Will I regret not getting the 220 cord?

Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:41 am

I've had the Zencar 32A EVSE for over 2 years now, not a single issue. Works great on my 30A "dryer" (NEMA 14-30R) circuit at 24A, but also provides several other amperage set points as well as 120V charging:

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Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
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Titanium48
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Location: Edmonton, AB

Re: Will I regret not getting the 220 cord?

Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:10 pm

A 24 A EVSE is ideal for getting the most out of a 30 A circuit, but unless you anticipate situations like needing to charge the car over dinner before going out again that evening or needing to fully charge a Leaf+ from low SOC overnight it probably isn't worth the extra cost compared to a 16 A.

johnlocke
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Leaf Number: 300582

Re: Will I regret not getting the 220 cord?

Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:03 pm

Titanium48 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:10 pm
A 24 A EVSE is ideal for getting the most out of a 30 A circuit, but unless you anticipate situations like needing to charge the car over dinner before going out again that evening or needing to fully charge a Leaf+ from low SOC overnight it probably isn't worth the extra cost compared to a 16 A.
If all you are worried about is overnight charging then a 16A 220 charger is more than enough. It would charge a 30KWH battery from turtle to 100% in about 8 hrs. I've got a Juice Box basic EVSE and I typically charge in about 3 hrs. from 30% to 100%. That is important to me because I sometimes have to make 2 60 mile trips (one in the morning and a second in the afternoon). I can get a full charge in before I have to make that second trip. This happens to me a couple of times a month. I could DCFC if I had to but I'm on solar and charging at home is essentially free. I've had the Juice Box for 3 1/2 years sitting on the outside wall plugged into a 50A RV plug with no problems.
2016 SV, New battery at 45K mi.
Jamul, CA
San Diego East County

paulb
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Re: Will I regret not getting the 220 cord?

Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:13 pm

Thanks for all the replies. Based on what has been said and me filing some links it seems like our easiest way to go is get the after market cord and if we ever needed it just plug it into my dryer outlet and stick it out the window right next to the outlet which is right where the car parks. If we keep using it I can run it through a hole in the dryer vent and hang on outside wall. I am aware that numerous plugging in and pulling out is not good...so not something to rely on constantly. Is a Dryer buddy a good option? Something similar?
And anyway to get auto notified when there are responses to this question :)

jjeff
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Location: MSP MN

Re: Will I regret not getting the 220 cord?

Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:27 pm

I haven't used one but have heard good about the dryer sharing device, especially one sold by a member here on MNL(can't remember his name off hand but I'm sure a search will yield it.
AFA getting notified when you get a post, I believe it's a profile or setup option to get an email when your thread gets a post or someone PM's you.
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
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