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Re: Pechanga Charging Stations

Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:44 am

LastEmp wrote:It turns out Pechanga's "EV charging stations" are standard 110 volt outlets
Well that's lame. Thanks for the info, though. I guess it's nice of them to make some standard outlets available; at least it would suffice for someone who plans to stay overnight. For a day trip that most likely wouldn't cut it though. Did you happen to notice if the outlets were GFCI? One could, in theory, still get an L2 charge with an upgraded EVSE and a quick220-style device. However, most outdoor outlets are GFCI, which kills that idea.
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Re: Pechanga Charging Stations

Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:25 pm

fooljoe wrote:
LastEmp wrote:It turns out Pechanga's "EV charging stations" are standard 110 volt outlets
Well that's lame. Thanks for the info, though. I guess it's nice of them to make some standard outlets available; at least it would suffice for someone who plans to stay overnight. For a day trip that most likely wouldn't cut it though. Did you happen to notice if the outlets were GFCI? One could, in theory, still get an L2 charge with an upgraded EVSE and a quick220-style device. However, most outdoor outlets are GFCI, which kills that idea.
Now I can cancel my plans to drive to Pechanga next week to check out their charging. 65 miles each way. Thanks for saving me the effort.

Yes, outdoor outlets are supposed to be GFCI, but even if they were not, you would have to have two receptacles on opposite phases to use Quick220. I guess that would be fairly likely with 6 outlets, because they would have to be on separate circuits, and the easiest way to wire a pair of circuits is to share one 240-volt dual breaker with a common neutral.
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Re: Pechanga Charging Stations

Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:55 pm

Update: Pechanga casino installed L2 chargers (at least 6) to replace the lame 110 outlets in their north garage! I left the LEAF at home and took the gas guzzler today. Oh well, will take the LEAF next time
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Re: Pechanga Charging Stations

Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:57 am

LastEmp wrote:Update: Pechanga casino installed L2 chargers (at least 6) to replace the lame 110 outlets in their north garage! I left the LEAF at home and took the gas guzzler today. Oh well, will take the LEAF next time
Free?
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Re: Pechanga Charging Stations

Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:09 pm

fooljoe wrote:
LastEmp wrote:Update: Pechanga casino installed L2 chargers (at least 6) to replace the lame 110 outlets in their north garage! I left the LEAF at home and took the gas guzzler today. Oh well, will take the LEAF next time
Free?
Great news, especially if the price is free or low. Are they Chargepoint, Blink, or other ? Nothing on either Chargepoint or Blink maps, but there is often a delay of a month or two before the maps show new stations. I see that one of the two Pala Blink stations is offline right now, which is not a good sign.
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Re: Pechanga Charging Stations

Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:40 am

The charging stations appear free; they look like the Aerovironment charging units (posting photos below)

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Re: Pechanga Charging Stations

Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:56 am

Has anyone used these yet to determine if they're actually 240v?

Or did Pechanga just connect the existing 120v connections to them?

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Re: Pechanga Charging Stations

Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:38 pm

Randy wrote:Has anyone used these yet to determine if they're actually 240v?

Or did Pechanga just connect the existing 120v connections to them?
Could caravan up there from the Hamburger Factory meet tomorrow to find out - will have to charge 4 hours to make it back, though (assuming it is 240V).

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Re: Pechanga Charging Stations

Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:16 pm

I think these should be on our San Diego list of chargers as a "gateway" to/from our little paradise. I get 42.5 miles up there from Hamburger Factory, so it is possible to round trip it.

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Re: Pechanga Charging Stations

Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:48 pm

I contacted Pechanga yesterday and they confirmed that their EVSEs are 240V, not 110V. Besides, the voltage specs on the AV units are 208-240V so it wouldn't makes sense to install these into 110V circuits...
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