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by bradleydavidgood777
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 23
Views: 752

Re: Adapters

I use a similar set up for charging mine. Except I have arc fault breakers in a box between the 240V plug and receptacle where I plug in my 100 foot 12 gauge extension cord. 12 gauge 100 ft cords are rated at 13 to 15 amps depending on where they were made and where they are sold. So either is OK. ...
by bradleydavidgood777
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 23
Views: 752

Re: Adapters

Last I checked, 30A dryer cords were #8AWG and 50A oven cords were #6AWG. I think both are considered continuous service. My dryer is on 10AWG cable and the breaker is 30A. This was in place before the year 2000. My outside A/C unit was wired in 2007 or 09. And it is also on 10AWG cable and had a 3...
by bradleydavidgood777
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 23
Views: 752

Re: Adapters

I was fine with the idea of #1 because I labled the cord (twice, so readable from any direction) at the receptacle end with "caution 240V" and I would only plug it in to the juice after attaching the other connectors, so if someone comes along and unplugs my stuff then ignores the caution ...
by bradleydavidgood777
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Hypermiling the i-MiEV
Replies: 47
Views: 14107

Re: Hypermiling the i-MiEV

To me this indicates that you loose efficiency using B or Eco mode instead of using D, N and light brake (charging only brake) appropriately and planning far ahead so that you can avoid braking at all if possible which gives you a full 100% efficiency rather than loosing 50% every time you let off t...
by bradleydavidgood777
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 23
Views: 752

Re: Adapters

OK so am I safe with the 10 gauge wire because that is good enough for a typical 30A dryer receptacle and I can rely on the house breaker/fuse or do I need additional breakers or fuses in the line? And secondly, do I need to upgrade my connectors or will they be OK for the very limited use? I was fi...
by bradleydavidgood777
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 23
Views: 752

Re: Adapters

I use a similar set up for charging mine. Except I have arc fault breakers in a box between the 240V plug and receptacle where I plug in my 100 foot 12 gauge extension cord. 12 gauge 100 ft cords are rated at 13 to 15 amps depending on where they were made and where they are sold. So either is OK. ...
by bradleydavidgood777
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 23
Views: 752

Re: Adapters

NEMA 5-15 connectors may be rated for 15 amps, but they are a poor choice for anything that will be drawing 12 to 15 amps for hours on end - No matter how new or quality the connectors are, they will get warm and eventually they will cause you problems as they age and wear Don Yes and I plan on usi...
by bradleydavidgood777
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 23
Views: 752

Re: Adapters

Aerowhatt wrote:The 30 amp breaker in the electrical panel will not trip due to the resistance of the too small gauge wire and length of the extension cord.
Aerowhatt


I thought 10 gauge wire could handle 30 amps. The wire inside that cord seems much thicker than what goes to my dryer.
by bradleydavidgood777
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 23
Views: 752

Re: Adapters

Same video as my last post - just updating this thread for those who found the Adapters thread later...

https://youtu.be/KrnsDU404Yw
by bradleydavidgood777
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Shore Trip
Replies: 22
Views: 1116

Re: Shore Trip

I think I have my charging travel pack ready to go....

https://youtu.be/KrnsDU404Yw

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