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by ed5000
Sun May 26, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Car Now Charging! (was Car Not Charging)
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Car Now Charging! (was Car Not Charging)

I guess it's my turn for the charger to not work. When I plug the evse in, I do not get the battery fan cycling on like I normally get and I have a yellow error light on the dash of a little car and exclamation sign. Then I tried my OB2 scanner and that doesn't work. The scanner tries to link and af...
by ed5000
Wed May 08, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 74
Views: 18045

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

It also has been confirmed here that level 1 charging generates less heat. Especially if you use the supplied OEM 2012 Panasonic EVSE which only does 8 amps, 960 watts. That's how I've been recharging 95% of the time for the past year because of all the heat related failures we've been seeing here....
by ed5000
Sat May 04, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 5595

Re: Got Solar!

Hope this scheme continues working for you and I trust you have some automatic controls for not overheating the water that comes from the collectors (uncontrolled and at a very low flowrate my pool solar collectors are great at generating steam on a summer afternoon). I have no overheat protection ...
by ed5000
Sat May 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 5595

Re: Got Solar!

ed5000, I think it's a great energy-saving idea to use the solar collectors and water heater tank as a pre-heater with storage! The tankless using only 1kW is a HUGE consumption reduction. Hope this scheme continues working for you and I trust you have some automatic controls for not overheating th...
by ed5000
Thu May 02, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 5595

Re: Got Solar!

ed5000, your tankless water heater is drawing 112.5 amps at 240vac?? :o Wow! Makes our car charging currents seem puny. Just how big is the circuit breaker for this thing? Good that you relocated the water heater location. When I designed my house, I located my (electric) water heater centrally wit...
by ed5000
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 5595

Re: Got Solar!

ed5000, your tankless water heater is drawing 112.5 amps at 240vac?? :o Wow! Makes our car charging currents seem puny. Just how big is the circuit breaker for this thing? Good that you relocated the water heater location. When I designed my house, I located my (electric) water heater centrally wit...
by ed5000
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 5595

Re: Got Solar!

ed5000, does your water heater have a heat pump? I have a GE GeoSpring, but it had issues and I've modified it for TOU. Sorry Joe, I should have elaborated a little more on this. I have a tankless 27 kw electric water heater. So no heat pumps on these (that I'm aware of). The way my house is set up...
by ed5000
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 5595

Re: Got Solar!

I installed a 4 by 10 foot (AE40) solar water heating panel on my roof 12 years ago with two 55 gallon storage tanks in the basement. Total coast was about $3K but I got half that back when I filed my taxes. It has paid for itself many times over and I figure the electricity it saves me is about th...
by ed5000
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 5595

Re: Got Solar!

I want to try solar power but I find it expensive Around here it's expensive with or without solar. I just got my second full month energy bill since installing solar. It was $180 with $150 of it being the cost of natural gas. So about $30 was an electric connection fee and taxes. I usually pay bet...
by ed5000
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: SEC-Musk-Tesla
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Re: SEC-Musk-Tesla

Nothing to worry about. Just John D Rockerfeller pulling a few "strings" from his grave. :?

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