smkettner wrote:Just take the Prius or the Volt.
I think the product envisioned here would be 240v, 3.3kw, plus a little margin for loss. Make it as compact and lightweight as possible. It would only be for occasional/emergency use, some plan B peace of mind if public charging didn't work out, or there was a gap in facilities along your route you needed to fill.hill wrote:Lots of 120v gen set suggestions here. Problem is - gas to electricity generation is loss-ie enough. Drop from 240v to 120v and it's even worse. At 5 miles per kWh (at the wall) my best guess is that our 240v honda gen yields about 30mpg. It'd REALLY suck - even worse, if you were charging at 120v.
That's not very practical when the purpose of the trip is to get the LEAF to the Nissan dealer...smkettner wrote:Just take the Prius or the Volt.
Boy, that unit has a suspicious resemblance to the Harbor Freight unit, and they are both $330.smkettner wrote:Did you look at champion? or do you mean inverter style?
Honda EU6500is = 120/240V 6500W max., 5500W rated (240 volts @ 22.9 amps.)smkettner wrote:I think you will want 4000 to 5000w rated anyway if you expect to charge at the max.
Need V1 upgrade to go sub 4000w.