LeftieBiker
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Re: Greetings from the Mother Lode

Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:01 pm

I have a 40 amp circuit, but the Siemens only outputs 30, so it is a little slower than some, but for what I consider a relatively reasonable cost, it should be adequate for our needs.

Two points: first, a 30 amp EVSE is all that you can safely and legally use on a 40 amp circuit, because of the 80% duty requirement. Second, and this is good news: the 30 amp EVSE will charge your car as fast as it can possibly charge on L-2, as the Leaf's on board charger is still limited to a 27.5A max charge rate.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
BAFX OBDII Dongle
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

SageBrush
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Location: NM

Re: Greetings from the Mother Lode

Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:40 pm

jjeff wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:08 pm
SageBrush wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:21 pm
It follows simply because a business that is paying out of pocket has every reason to buy a J1772 EVSE instead.
Unless like webeleafowners said, the merchant purchasing the EVSE was EV clueless and simply purchased the wrong EVSE to be compatible with all current EVs, never underestimate cluelessness, it's rampant
Actually, so far as I know such a business would not be reported on the Tesla map. I think (but am not positive) that the only destination chargers featured on the Tesla map participated in the Tesla program and therefore received the equipment for free, and often partial subsidy of the installation costs.
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/2018: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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2018 Tesla Model 3 LR, Delivered 6/2018

SageBrush
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Re: Greetings from the Mother Lode

Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:14 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:01 pm
I have a 40 amp circuit, but the Siemens only outputs 30, so it is a little slower than some, but for what I consider a relatively reasonable cost, it should be adequate for our needs.

Two points: first, a 30 amp EVSE is all that you can safely and legally use on a 40 amp circuit, because of the 80% duty requirement. Second, and this is good news: the 30 amp EVSE will charge your car as fast as it can possibly charge on L-2, as the Leaf's on board charger is still limited to a 27.5A max charge rate.
Close enough for government work. For the picky:

1. 40*0.8 = 32
2. If I am not mistaken, the LEAF will pull a maximum of 27.5 Amps from the meter. The Amps reaching the battery will be ~ 10% less so about 6 kW
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/2018: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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2018 Tesla Model 3 LR, Delivered 6/2018

SageBrush
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Re: Greetings from the Mother Lode

Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:16 pm

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:47 am
Tesla destination chargers are paid for by the businesses that install them, not Tesla, isn't it?
As a very good rule of thumb -- NO
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/2018: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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2018 Tesla Model 3 LR, Delivered 6/2018

Calaveras
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Location: Gold country California

power is out

Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:32 am

With the power company turning off the electricity I have been getting a ride to work. I have a level2 nearby but it is not powered either.
I live at 3,000 elevation and work at 1,500 but there is a river canyon where I go down 1,000 them back up.
Regenerative brakes do not give as much back as I would like, but they make it so that I can exceed the rates capacity of the battery when I am going downhill. The return trip I can only do about half of that.
2016 Leaf S bought used in 2017
2017 Soul EV bought in 2019 for spouse.
Daily commute is 55 miles round trip with a 1,900 foot elevation climb on the way home. Gold Country California

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