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by bennelson
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: 12 kW chademo charging
Replies: 26
Views: 7804

Re: 12 kW chademo charging

I still think it would be best to NOT need a secondary inverter to "trick" the primary one on.
I'm sure that if we look around, we could find an appropriate inverter which can run off 360VDC WITHOUT needing a grid-tie connection.
by bennelson
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!
Replies: 195
Views: 29021

Re: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!

I also think it would be VERY interesting to be able to PULL power from the car for a DIY Vehicle to Home setup. I found a 3D printed CHAdeMO connection on Thingiverse. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:121581 There was a thread here where one of the members showed how to trick on the CHAdeMO port. ...
by bennelson
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: 12 kW chademo charging
Replies: 26
Views: 7804

Re: 12 kW chademo charging

Hi Joe! In my case, my PV solar array uses grid-tie micro-inverters. There are many advantages to the system, including the fact that it's one of the simplest/safest types for a DIY'er to install (and thus save lots of money!) The biggest DISADVANTAGE from a hobbyist's point of view is that it's com...
by bennelson
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: 12 kW chademo charging
Replies: 26
Views: 7804

Re: 12 kW chademo charging

Thank you!
by bennelson
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!
Replies: 195
Views: 29021

Re: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!

Hi Folks, I did a write-up on my entire garage solar system. If you want to learn how to build your own PV system from scratch, here's one way to do it. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Garage/ As far as EVSEs that are designed to work WITH solar, there's not much out there. I actually had...
by bennelson
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: 12 kW chademo charging
Replies: 26
Views: 7804

Re: 12 kW chademo charging

Hi Folks! A while back, I was talking with JoeS about iMiEV and solar and other things, and he mentioned that he knew of somebody on the forum who did some manual control to the CHAdeMO connection. I believe he was referring to what siai47 has mentioned in this thread. I have a 6.24K solar system on...
by bennelson
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!
Replies: 195
Views: 29021

Re: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!

If you want to see how much power my garage is making, it's publicly available at the following link:
https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/public/systems/PqBp1213167
by bennelson
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!
Replies: 195
Views: 29021

Re: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!

http://300mpg.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/aerial_garage1.jpg My car is now completely solar powered. The garage is all built, although I still have a few small things to do on it. I have three NEMA 14-50 connectors in the garage. One is used for a heater, one has a more or less permanent (but un...
by bennelson
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!
Replies: 195
Views: 29021

Re: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!

Yep, sold the raspberry iMiEV. Too many other projects in my life. That was a great car for body parts. I sold it to a guy who has two iMiEVs and his brother has a third. I met him again in person since selling the car to him and got to see his other iMiEV. It's in desperate need of body parts. Look...

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