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by bradleydavidgood777
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Why is 240V 3x faster than 120V
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Why is 240V 3x faster than 120V

At work on the Blink charger I get right around 3 bars per hour. At home on the Amazing-E I get about 3.2-3.3 bars an hour.
by bradleydavidgood777
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Why is 240V 3x faster than 120V
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Why is 240V 3x faster than 120V

It boils down mostly to less overhead losses. The car's systems pulls around 600 watts when the high voltage circuit is active. This is near half the power input of a level 1 charge, the other half actually making it into the pack. During a level 2 charge, you still have the 600 watt overhead, but ...
by bradleydavidgood777
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Why is 240V 3x faster than 120V
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Why is 240V 3x faster than 120V

It doesn't - You can't 'measure' how fast the car charges by attempting to judge how 'many bars per hour' you *think* you're getting Don Yes Don, I can measure it, and I have. I've plugged each one in and set the timer and come back and then saw that there were more bars than before and how many mo...
by bradleydavidgood777
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Why is 240V 3x faster than 120V
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Why is 240V 3x faster than 120V

When I would charge 120V with the stock EVSE on 12A amps I would get around one bar per hour.

On 240V with the Amazing E I get over 3 bars an hour. I've heard that the car pulls 13-14 amps. So how does that translate to over 3 times faster?

Thanks
by bradleydavidgood777
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???
Replies: 35
Views: 1689

Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Nice Clemente! Yes these members are just super awesome! They have helped me so much and made my I-miev ownership so much better by far! Welcome to the club!!!
by bradleydavidgood777
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 29
Views: 1271

Re: Adapters

I think I'm going to make the fused line into it's own unit, with a 5-15 on each end. That way I can make just one unit and use it for 3 different configurations. Old dryer, new dryer and 120V outlet. Even tho you would think you wouldn't need it for 120V it's a nice thought to have your own fuses s...
by bradleydavidgood777
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 29
Views: 1271

Re: Adapters

I have decided to not pursue the arc fault thing and do the inline 20A fuses. Tomorrow at lunch I'm going to the electric supply store to talk to someone and get parts there. Then I can finish my package and think about going to the shore! I have been focused on this big house project prepping for s...
by bradleydavidgood777
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 29
Views: 1271

Re: Adapters

Aerowhatt, Thanks for the reply... When I wired my 240V hook up here at home I figured out that it was just two 120s. I had heard that before too but this time it really sank in. So I get that. Yes I have a 10 gauge cord. I bought that because of the long run, safety, and better for a long run becau...
by bradleydavidgood777
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 29
Views: 1271

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: 29
Views: 1271

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...

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