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Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:03 pm

UPDATE: DUE TO OTHER, LOWER COST OPTIONS AVAILABLE NOW, WE ARE NO LONGER OFFERING THESE HAND-MADE ADAPTERS. THANKS FOR YOUR PATRONAGE!

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For those of you who are familiar with Ingineer's Nissan L1 to L2 EVSE mod (discussed in this thread), you are no doubt interested adapters like those discussed in this thread. As I mentioned in that thread, my brother has picked up the gauntlet and is willing to make them for us. We're going to try and keep this simple so we're not making a full time business out of this. Please bear with us and be sure to read the threads listed above first so you know what you're asking for up front...

The following adapters are available for sale:
  • A5*: $50, fits NEMA 5-15 & 5-20 (120v - household)
  • A6**: $60, fits NEMA 6-30 & 6-50 (240v - industrial parks, welders, hotel A/C units, etc.)
  • A10: $60, fits NEMA 10-30 & 10-50 (240v - "old style" appliances)
  • A14: $60, fits NEMA 14-30, 14-50 & 14-60 (240v - "new style" appliances, campground, rv parks, etc.)
  • ACS: $90***, fits CS6365 (240v - public parks, stadiums, heavy duty portable generators, etc.)
* Yes, Ingineer's 120v adapter is less because he recycles the original 120v plug while doing your conversion. By all means buy his, but if you want another, or want different lengths, we offer it too.
** A screwdriver is required to open the plug and rotate two pins to work with NEMA 6-30.
*** Please allow extra time for this adapter as special parts are mail-ordered and will take time to arrive to us before we can start building. Additionally, if our supplier changes the price of this part, we may need to pass the additional cost on to you. The current price listed reflects our cost at the time someone last ordered one. If the price has changed, we will confirm with you first.

If you need a quick reference of what most of these plugs look like, see this post.

Each adapter is available in three lengths (all at the same price):
  • long: ~4' of wire
  • normal: ~1.5' of wire
  • stubby: ~3" of wire
I'm personally fond of the stubby variety as they take up less room in the trunk!

We offer a multi-adapter discount of 4% for each additional adapter beyond the first one:
  • 1 adapter = no discount
  • 2 adapters = 4% off entire order
  • 3 adapters = 8% off entire order
  • 4 adapters = 12% off entire order
  • 5 adapters = 16% off entire order (max. discount)
All shipping is USPS Priority Mail:
  • 1 adapter = $6 shipping
  • 2 - 5 adapters = $11 shipping
  • 6+ adapters = actual shipping costs
PLEASE NOTE: These adapters are made-to-order using parts purchased from local hardware stores and hand-made, so their appearance may vary. Please expect orders to take at least a week for them to arrive.

TO PLACE AN ORDER: Send an email to evseadapters@yahoo.com and let us know which adapters you want (e.g. A10 stubby, A14 long). Within a day or two we will send you an email with specific payment instructions. Work will begin once payment is received (or, in the case of a check, once the check has cleared).

PAYMENT METHODS: We are offering these as a courtesy to the forums and have not started a full time business for it. Because of this, our preferred payment method is PayPal using the Send Money > Personal > Payment Owed option because it's quick and inexpensive. If your PayPal account is linked to a checking account there will be no fees for this transaction - however, if it is not, PayPal will impose a small fee (~3%) on top of the cost we quote you. If you do not have a PayPal account (or just prefer not to use them) you can pay by check, although you must wait for the check to clear before we process your order.

QUESTIONS & PROBLEMS: If you have any questions or experience any problems with the ordering process or your adapters, please send an email evseadapters@yahoo.com or ask here in this forum thread. If all else fails, please send me a PM and I'll see to it personally.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: These adapters are intended for use ONLY with Ingineer's EVSE mod discussed above. Because they are hand-made, they are not UL listed - but are made from UL listed parts. 240v electricity is serious business and extreme caution should be exercised while using these adapters. For safety's sake, do not use these adapters and the EVSE outdoors in inclement weather unless you know for sure you're on a GFCI protected circuit (the J plug side of the the EVSE is safe for outdoors in all weather). BY PLACING AN ORDER WITH US, YOU ASSUME ALL RISK ASSOCIATED WITH USING THESE ADAPTERS AND AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT MAY RESULT FROM THEIR USE.
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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:21 pm

Will you be using a molded-on connector on the L6-20R end?

Can you post pictures of the 6 connectors that you plan to use?
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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:37 pm

Are you going to be offering the Gary to L6-20 Adapter?

Here's the picture of the one we offer:
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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:39 pm

Is that adapter UL listed? Are both ends molded or just one?

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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:41 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:Is that adapter UL listed? Are both ends molded or just one?
We investigated UL approval, but they require us to submit several adapters for testing to destruction, and we didn't feel it was worth the headache. ;)
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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:49 pm

garygid wrote:Will you be using a molded-on connector on the L6-20R end?
Not initially as those aren't commonly available in local hardware stores. But if things get really busy, we may order some in bulk and start using them.
garygid wrote:Can you post pictures of the 6 connectors that you plan to use?
Since these are made to order with local parts, their appearance will vary, but they will look something like this (I don't have a pic of the CS6365 yet):
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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:57 pm

All you need now is the Gary to L6-20 to make the set complete!

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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:01 am

Hey, I thought the cord went in the other end! :lol:

And, that test to destruction is quite messy! :D

Also, thanks for the pictures.
It is great of you guys to do this.
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Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:40 pm

garygid wrote:Hey, I thought the cord went in the other end! :lol:
Woah, woah, woah... This is a family thread... :oops:

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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:42 pm

Several people have recently asked me questions on extension cords. First off, for future questions, please ask them here in the forums instead of sending me email or a PM, that way everyone gets to benefit from the answers.

You can probably extend the EVSE's 24 foot range an additional 30 feet if you use a good quality L6-20 extension cord made with a minimum of 12AWG cable. One such source for these cords is here. That is a 15 foot extension, which will give you up to almost a 40 foot reach (with the EVSE's cord) or you can get 2 and that will give you almost 55 feet.

I don't recommend you exceed this distance without moving to a heavier gauge cordset, such as at least 10awg. Otherwise your charge time will increase, and you (or some poor soul) will be paying for electricity that never makes it to your car, and is instead heating up the cord. Also: if the voltage drop is too much, the Leaf will stop charging altogether!

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