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by GdB
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4418

Re: Duosida EVSE

PS I see you have a Zero motorcycle. I have a couple motorcycles and I would like to get a Zero. How is it? It's perfect for commuting. I really like it. Many advantages to ICE motorcycles. Range is easy to extend a lot in a pinch, by drafting and slowing down. Once I calculated I was getting 450MP...
by GdB
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4418

Re: Duosida EVSE

The Duosida's are great in that they allow 240V or 120V. The 16A model is good low cost option for charging 240V up to 16A at home. This avoids the 120V 14A or 16A charging issue. http://www.e-zencar.net/charging-mode-2-16a/ After I bought the 16A version I found out about their better version, abou...
by GdB
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4418

Re: Duosida EVSE

probably more due to instrument tolerances, although maybe the newer i-MiEV might have it's power draw dialed down slightly. These power meters are much more accurate than the 14% difference between 12A and 14A. http://documents.ekmmetering.com/EKM-Omnimeter-Pulse-v.4-Spec-Sheet.pdf EKM Omnimeter a...
by GdB
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4418

Re: Duosida EVSE

sandange, I'm an engineer and I'm sorry I noticed an error in your calculation, house mains are usually closer to 117V (not 110V) and 235V, with 120V and 240V being the maximum allowed. So when I recalculated, your Duosida is charging your 2014 i-MiEV at 12.2A assuming 117V. Which is fine for all 15...
by GdB
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4418

12A and 16A versions of the Duosida

I noticed Amazon sells 12A and 16A versions of the Duosida https://www.amazon.com/Level-Portable-Electric-Vehicle-Charger/dp/B018A6QK7C/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t What does the inside of the 12A version look like? I'm wondering if it's possible to modify my 16A version with a switch that does either 12A o...
by GdB
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: Self driving iMiEVs in Singapore
Replies: 4
Views: 4201

Re: Self driving iMiEVs in Singapore

I want a nuTonomy Upgrade! Maybe someone at nuTonomy would be willing to share what learned about hacking the i-miev? The comma.ai open source self driving effort seems a good fit to the i-MiEV with electronic power steering and throttle, but the power brakes are not helpful. With such a long batter...
by GdB
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4418

Re: Duosida EVSE Thermal 15-5P plug

These are the perfect range to check the temperature at the plug. I'm going to stick one on my 5-15P. The minimum order is 10, if anyone want's to order one. I'll sell the extras on Ebay also. http://www.tiptemp.com/Products/Seven-Event-Reversible-Temperature-Label/TLCSEN503-Digitemp-Single-High-Tem...
by GdB
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4418

Re: Duosida EVSE

This replacement Duosida EVSE was shorter than my first one and so it did not reach my garage outlet. So I first used it with an extension cord I already had. This was a cord with 16 AWG wire. It got hot so I went to buy a 12 AWG cord. I decided to get a 14 AWG cord to see if that got hot. Upon usi...
by GdB
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4418

Duosida EVSE Thermal 15-5P plug

14-2 Solid NM-B W/G Romex Wire is rated to 90°C, but should be limited to 60°C. 2 of these in parallel with an angle plug placed in a small project box would allow receptacle thermal protection, assuming the plugs and receptacles are also good to 75°C.: http://www.allelectronics.com/item/thsw-167/th...
by GdB
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4418

Re: Modifying the EVSE charger?

...The receptacle wiring being 14g or thinner wiring is the only reason for 20% derating. A 5-15P could pull 14 Amps all day with 12g wiring, the 20% derate limit is 16 Amps. I didn't know that. Source? No source just common sense. But I was thinking about this and found this interesting source rel...

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