jennrod12
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Re: Free Charging

Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:42 pm

Hi Joe,

The Volta stations are at Sunnyvale's Loehmann's plaza (Homestead & Hollenbeck) near the new OSH store (2 stations), and in Santa Clara in the strip mall at Homestead & Keily near the Safeway east entrance (2 stations).

Let me know what you find!

Jenn
2012 Diamond White i-MiEV ES
with green racing stripes and hubcaps (thanks to WeeJohn)
Santa Clara, CA

JoeS
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Re: Free Charging

Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:41 am

jennrod12 wrote:The Volta stations are at Sunnyvale's Loehmann's plaza (Homestead & Hollenbeck) near the new OSH store (2 stations), and in Santa Clara in the strip mall at Homestead & Keily near the Safeway east entrance (2 stations).
Since I was already sorta in the area this morning, I took a drive down Homestead to the two Volta Locations. Each had two charging stations.

The Loehmann's Plaza EVSE's are located close to OSH and both had Leafs charging, each with third light blinking. https://api.plugshare.com/view/location/111165

The Mariposa Shopping Center had one free EVSE (the other was taken by a plugged-in Leaf) which worked fine with my i-MiEV. Nice shady spot, located right by US Bank. https://api.plugshare.com/view/location/111536

Funny, I had forgotten about PlugShare's capability of filtering to find only free charging stations, as I had assumed everybody around here now charges for charging.
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jennrod12
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Location: Santa Clara, CA

Re: Free Charging

Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:18 pm

Thanks for checking those out, Joe,

I wonder why they don't work with my car? I only have the 3.3 kw charging on my car. When I plug in to the Volta station, I get a red plug icon on my dashboard.

Jenn
2012 Diamond White i-MiEV ES
with green racing stripes and hubcaps (thanks to WeeJohn)
Santa Clara, CA

JoeS
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Re: Free Charging

Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:54 pm

jennrod12 wrote:When I plug in to the Volta station, I get a red plug icon on my dashboard.
:?: The only red plug icon (with cord) I recall is the regular charging indicator which stays lit while the car is charging.
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

jennrod12
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Location: Santa Clara, CA

Re: Free Charging

Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:45 pm

Now I feel like a dork. I don't really check the charging status from inside my car very often, because my EVSE gives me very good feedback when I plug it in (green is good, red is bad). So the red plug on the dash is good, you say!?! Ha ha, I assumed it was bad.

Thanks for clearing that up for me! :)

Jenn
2012 Diamond White i-MiEV ES
with green racing stripes and hubcaps (thanks to WeeJohn)
Santa Clara, CA

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