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DIY Home EVSE

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by vfx, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Er., EVSE...
     
  2. Lloyd

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    Oops EVSE!
     
  3. vfx

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    We gotta come up with a word a catchy as "charger"!!
     
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    "Pilot signal box?"
    "Interface box?"
    "Interlock?"
     
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    plug box
     
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    jkirkebo Model S P85+ VIN 14420 EU

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    I'm installing a Clipper Creek LCS-25 20A EVSE soon, for my incoming Leaf. If I upgrade to the Model S or X later, I will keep the LCS-25. 4.6kW is all I can spare without trouble arising somewhere, and I do not foresee having to charge a empty Model S to full overnight.

    But 30A*240V is 7.2kW and that should charge a 90kWh battery in 13 hours, enough for most people I'd guess. 90kW in 18 hours is around 20A at 240V.
     
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    dwegmull 2013 Model S 85

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    Why? My DIY 70 Amp HPC has lots of cool features you can't buy... and I add more every week! I spent barely over $400 complete with Roadster plug and 100 Amp contactor. Don't ask me how many hours I have spent...
     
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    My problem is going to find that blasted high amp GFCI. Trying electrical supply house tomorrow.
     
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    mpt Electrics are back

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    dwegmull 2013 Model S 85

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    I was unable to find mine at "regular" hardware and home improvement stores. After many fruitless trips to local stores, I gave up and ordered from this place:
    GFCI, High Current, Donut
    I suspect that a well stocked local spa and hot tub store should have it in stock...
     
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    I got the same at the electrical supply house fo $40.
     
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    Did you know he sounds a lot like John Madden? (or Frank Caliendo)
     
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    :biggrin: I find it best to download his shows then watch them with VLC player at 1.5-2 times normal speed. You can always go back if you miss something.
     
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    Is that loop around the black and white cables the GFCI?
     
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    According to the guy who built it, that is the "Current Transformer" that is used for the GFCI detection, so yes.
     

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