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Re: Trickle VS Level 2

Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:50 am

With the 80% charge option it's not hard to just plug it in any time you get home and forget about it. Oh....except maybe for the 12V charging algorithm problems. That's what my father is doing since he's on a fixed income and got a quote for $1k or something to run 240V to his garage.

For me, I charge about 2-3 times a week so it's never been an issue. I do have an OpenEVSE I'm going to install once I get the sub-panel installed in the garage but it can wait for now.

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Re: Trickle VS Level 2

Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:24 pm

Oh yes and I believe there is a tax credit in the US for having a charger installed which can help a little with the cost if you choose to do it.

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Re: Trickle VS Level 2

Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:30 pm

salyavin wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:23 am
Like many above I think it is worth it for when one forgets to charge, to heat the car, and to save electricity. On the saving 10% which I have heard about in the past not sure how long that electricity savings (monetary) would equal the cost of an l2 charger and more so if one has to have a new outlet or such put in, probably quite a while.
L1 -> L2 might save $5 a month in efficiency. So yeah, a long payback period :-)
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