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by thomash85715
Sat May 13, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4845

Re: Duosida EVSE

To say my position on this "evolved" would put me in league with lots of politicians who "see the light" and switch sides. I hope that is not a bad thing to be criticized for. It is true that I burned up the server traffic with my machinations about current draw on L1 and then tu...
by thomash85715
Fri May 12, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4845

Re: Duosida EVSE

To summarize this so far: Justoneman is plugging a duosida rigged for level 1 120V into a 20A outlet which is downstream from a 15A breaker which is only barely warm after several hours. The extrapolated current draw based on how fast the car's gauge fills up could be 16A in fact? Why is breaker not...
by thomash85715
Thu May 11, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4845

Re: Duosida EVSE

This helps a lot. Just to repeat and rephrase so I know I got this: The people who affix the AC plug be it a 15a or 20a are required by code agreement to set the square wave duty cycle down 20% from the max for that type of plug. Thus a 15A plug dictates a 12A duty cycle wave and a EVSE with a 20A p...
by thomash85715
Thu May 11, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4845

Re: Duosida EVSE

When you say, PV1, that "yours" pulls 12A, is it a duosida or some other aftermarket evse? What I have yet to see thus far is quantified evidence of duosida amp rate on both levels it claims to be capable of. I am about to pull trigger on buying one with a 10-30 240v dryer plug on it but a...
by thomash85715
Thu May 11, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4845

Re: Duosida EVSE

Yes I totally agree with your conclusion that you are charging at around 13A. A killawatt box is under $30. It is useful all around your house to chase problems or control consumption, not just to measure your car charging. What we don't know is how or why your new EVSE has set itself to 13A. The da...
by thomash85715
Wed May 10, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4845

Re: Duosida EVSE

If the breaker is 15 and the duosida is setting itself to 16, that breaker should trip. Heavy or light wire has no effect on that other than to waste energy by heating up and melting. If the wire is rated for 10A and the breaker were rated for 20 and the EVSE is pulling 16A, you will have a meltdown...
by thomash85715
Wed May 10, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4845

Re: Duosida EVSE

Trailblazing is a learning experience and you are forging ahead where no man has gone before at least with i-MiEV. Until you put a Kill A Watt box on that plug it is impossible to know the amp rate unless you use a Canion app on your phone with a $50 dongle plugged in to the OBD port under the steer...
by thomash85715
Wed May 10, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Duosida EVSE
Replies: 95
Views: 4845

Re: Duosida EVSE

It is true that solid info about the amps being drawn by one of these from a single phase 120V plug would be useful. A 6-20 plug with a sideways spade is still only single phase even if it is 20A. From what I can tell, Justoneman, you are not using dual phase 240V on this duosida yet. That would tak...
by thomash85715
Thu May 04, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Un-power steering
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Un-power steering

I don't know anything about canion. Does it require a blutooth device plugged in to the OBD2 plug? How else could something know what the car was really doing? I have a spare one of those dongle things not being used.
by thomash85715
Thu May 04, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Un-power steering
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Un-power steering

Today I was trying to parallel park in tight spot in carport and went several lock-to-lock cycles with the steering. SHOCKED to find I had burned off three miles of range doing this. So how can we disable the overkill power steering? I looked in book for fuse identifying it but nothing. My idea was ...

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