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Re: AeroVironment TurboCord

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:10 pm
by PV1
I think the main reason they didn't go with 6.6 kW capability is the plug on the unit. Of course, the 240 volt only model could be 6.6, and the dual voltage be lower current. Also, the thicker cord required for 6.6 kW may make the unit too bulky for portable use, though I could be wrong.

NEMA 5-15 blades can't handle much current, so 6.6 kW capability would require constant use of an adapter for level 1 charging.

Re: Portable CHAdeMO

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:18 pm
by Phximiev
Phximiev wrote:Chademo link:
wmcbrine wrote:Link to the product johnr is talking about: ... arger.html

It's $3750. That doesn't include the J1772 adapter, which, I haven't found yet. (For just the $3750 you can hook it up to a NEMA 14-50.)

We have a Turbocord charger with a 6-20 plug. To travel to RV campsites, we needed an adaptor, which I just bought from EVSEadaptors. Its their universal 14-xx adaptor. I'll post my experience with it once received.

Ok, we received the NEMA 14-50 to 6-20 adapter, tested it at a local plugshare home site ( ) with a NEMA 14-50 plug and it worked perfectly. The unit cost $62.00.

Per Matthew, the plugshare owner, our 'Miev used 2.5 kWh per hour at his house.

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Re: AeroVironment TurboCord

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:14 pm
by PV1
Post successfully moved from Portable CHAdeMO to here regarding the TurboCord.

Glad to see that the TurboCord works with the i-MiEV.