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Australia: Summary of Charging Equipment & Options

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by ColinA, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. ColinA

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    I've put together a summary of the various charging options available to us in Australia. It is the kind of information I wish was available all in one place when I was buying my car. I'm open to feedback on how it can be improved, but in the meanwhile I hope as many people as possible find it useful....

    Charging Options In Australia
     
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    Brilliant - despite having other charts and reading lots of posts - this answers a lot of my questions. Thanks Colin!
     
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    Only thing you haven't include is safety, Powerpoints over 15-20amps (can't remember exact figure) aren't required to have an RCD, and older (install pre release of AS3000) powerpoints may not have so there is higher risk using those outlets.
     
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    Thanks! Glad it was useful
     
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    Household electrical safety And installation standards, or at other visited locations, is beyond the scope of the article, although totally agree on how important it is.
     
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    Nice work Colin! Thank you.
     
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    Thank you Colin. Expecting delivery next week and this has laid out the available options very clearly.
     
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    #8 Dborn, Mar 15, 2016
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    Don't know whether you want to include it, but there is also a three flat pin 20 amp PowerPoint available. Single phase. Basically the three pins are all the same size as the 15 amp earth pin. A 15 amp industrial plug will fit and contact can be made but it is a bit dicey. I have just made myself a 20 to 15 amp adaptor. The socket happens to be available at the premises of my voluntary job, which is why I need it, but it is, admittedly, pretty uncommon.
     
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    That's interesting, thanks for letting me know - I've never seen one of them. I will look into them.
     
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    Thanks also for this Colin - very clearly written - well done!
     
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    Thanks Colin, nicely concise and appears accurate to me.
    Hope you don't mind I saved a copy to my Dropbox.
     
  12. ColinA

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    Thanks!

    no problem!
     
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    Oops. So did I. Okay?
     
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    No probs, it's there for anyone to use
     
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    I see that Tesla sells a J1772 adapter for $95 - Model S/X/3 SAE J1772 Charging Adapter . Is the EVnomics one for $270 better in some way, e.g. faster charging or doesn't need some other intermediate adaptor I don't know about, or compatibility or something? I'm thinking of getting it as an 'emergency backup' for a trip to Tassie; already have a chademo. Thanks in advance!
     

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    That adapter only works in the US. We use a type 2 connector in Australia.

    EVnomics adapter converts J1772 to Type 2

    Australia / EU : [​IMG]

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  18. ChrsiH314

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    Ahhh. Makes sense. They probably shouldn't sell it in the aussie shop then!
     
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    There is no Aussie shop - The URL link is going to the US. If you are on the AU site the shop link does not appear.
     
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    The website is very confusing though. It seems to randomly dump you in either the US or Aus shops. I've been excited then disappointed on several occasions. Those USD prices are cheap!
     

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