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Re: 220 wiring question

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:13 am
by garygid
Air compressor:
The LEAF still has 4 tires to keep inflated. :)

Re: 220 wiring question

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:17 am
by Bicster
garygid wrote:The LEAF still has 4 tires to keep inflated. :)
Yeah, and I might still use an impact wrench to rotate tires, but it's a 60-gallon compressor with a cast iron tank. I think I can manage with something weighing less than 300 lbs! :lol: Then again, the one I have is essentially theft-proof.

Re: 220 wiring question

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:25 am
by garygid
Yes, not one to run off 12v and carry in the LEAF's cargo space!

Re: 220 wiring question

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:52 am
by LEAFer
garygid wrote:Air compressor:
The LEAF still has 4 tires to keep inflated. :)
I successfully use a bicycle pump :shock: Don't laugh. It works!

Edit: THIS one.

Re: 220 wiring question

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:58 am
by Bicster
LEAFer wrote:
garygid wrote:Air compressor:
The LEAF still has 4 tires to keep inflated. :)
I successfully use a bicycle pump :shock: Don't laugh. It works!

Edit: THIS one.
Hardcore.

Re: 220 wiring question

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:20 am
by DeaneG
LEAFer wrote:
garygid wrote:Air compressor:
The LEAF still has 4 tires to keep inflated. :)
I successfully use a bicycle pump :shock: Don't laugh. It works!

Edit: THIS one.
Hope you're eating sustainably-farmed, low-CO2 food to fuel that thing!

Re: 220 wiring question

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:40 am
by LEAFer
You guys/gals are hilarious !

Most of the time it's obviously not needed. But several times in the past couple years we've had some slow leakers on our cars. Pump them back to normal in a minute or two and off to Les Schwab for a flat repair; mostly small nails and other road hazards. First time I used a bicycle pump was just such an emergency; I myself was surprised it worked. Much more convenient than exchanging the tire with the spare in the trunk (so long as it is really only a slow leaker).

Re: 220 wiring question

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:58 am
by LTLFTcomposite
LEAFer wrote:You guys/gals are hilarious !
Pump them back to normal in a minute or two and off to Les Schwab for a flat repair; mostly small nails and other road hazards.
Go one better, next time you're at the auto parts pick up a plugging kit. As long as it's just a nail or screw squarely in the tread face area of the tire you can plug it yourself in a couple minutes and save yourself a trip to wherever. Sometimes when you pull the nail out you find it's a shorty that didn't go in far enough to cause a leak.

Re: 220 wiring question

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:19 am
by Bicster
+1 for DIY tire repair. It's not very difficult. I keep one of those crappy 12V inflators on hand and it's usually enough to get me to an auto parts store so I can buy a tire plug kit.

To air up my tires, I keep a small/cheap ($30) "portable" air tank filled up to 120psi. Home depot sells them. I refill it whenever I fire up my air compressor, but without refills it holds enough air to fill up at least two tires from empty.

Link with photo: http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/husky-1 ... rry-tank-1

Sorry to derail this thread... :twisted:

Re: 220 wiring question

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:03 am
by Azrich
Look at the charger installation video I found on AeroVironment's website. Looks simple to install.

http://www.avinc.com/video/HomeChargingMadeEasy.mov