[Oeva-list] Re: charging in Salem & Wiring 220 plugs?

Gary Graunke gary at whitecape.org
Sun Jun 18 22:23:28 PDT 2006


I would look much harder for 220V at 30A again.

You would need at least 4 110V 20A circuits under ideal conditions to 
make 220V at 40A. It would have to be a single phase circuit with 2 on 
one leg and two on the other with a common neutral.

However, this is unlikely to happen by accident. In addition, it's not 
uncommon for folks to get the neutral and hot wires crossed, and this 
may not be detected by normal 110V operation. When you put them 
together, all sorts of things can happen (mostly not good things).

In addition, they may have different kinds of power, depending on 
whether they are residential, commercial, or industrial.

Multiple parallel chargers work if they are isolated--some that we like 
a lot (including PFC's) are not.

So I would check out the RV campgrounds near Salem. They usually have an 
outlet like we have downtown--NEMA 14-50.


Theoldcars at aol.com wrote:
> Hello Rick
> Thank you for the information. I figured out it will take around 4 hours 
> charging to make it from Portland to Salem and back.
> I checked out the circuit breaker panel where I will be at. They have no 
> 220 thirty amp circuit that I can access.  However they do have multiple 
> 20 amp 220 plugs for their in room air conditioners that are all home run. 
> If they will allow me does anyone see a problem with wiring two 20 
> amp 220 plugs together into a single 40 amp 220 plug? Not being an 
> electrician I am wondering if the code addresses my concern. Is wiring 
> always run from the buses the same way to all the plugs in a building?
> If I it turns out I cannot plug in there. Does anyone know of any 
> charging locations in Salem? I will be there for four hours near 
> Commercial Street Near Ruebler Blvd off I-5 exit 252.
> Thanks
> Don
> In a message dated 6/18/2006 8:06:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
> barnes.rick at verizon.net writes:
>     Don:
>     There is a campground right at the Woodburn exit.
>     I would call ahead and speak with the manager to let them know you
>     are coming.
>     Portland-Woodburn Rv Park
>     _http://www.woodburnrv.com/_
>     Address: 115 N Arney Rd, Woodburn, OR 97071
>     Phone: (503) 981-0002
>     Directions:
>     Take exit #271/OR-214 toward SILVERTON/WOODBURN - go 0.2 mi
>     Turn on NEWBERG HWY - go 0.1 mi Turn on N ARNEY RD - go <
>     0.1 mi
>      >Hi Rick,
>      >
>      >I am sure we can work something out - it will depend upon which of our
>     sites is available at the time you come in. If we charge you $1.00
>     each time you recharge does that seem fair enough?
>      >
>      >If you like you can tell others about our availability.
>      >
>      >Our office is open 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. Should you come in before 8:00
>      >AM
>     you could use space #99, #101, #102 located next to the mini storage
>     sheds on the east side of the RV Park and come in to settle up with
>     us after we are open that day or drop the money through the front
>     office door. We have "after hour registration" envelopes located in
>     the black mail box at the front of the office you could place your
>     money in before dropping through the mail slot.
>      >
>      >Connie Grade
>      >Manager
>     Also Pheasant Ridge RV _http://www.pheasantridge.com/_ (about 17
>     miles from
>     Woodburn)
>     Pheasant Ridge Rv Park
>     Address: 8275 SW Elligsen Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070
>     Phone: (503) 682-7829
>     Directions:
>     Take I-5 exit #286 toward N. WILSONVILLE/STAFFORD - go 0.2 mi
>     Turn on SW ELLIGSEN RD - go 0.5 mi
>     Open at 9, $1 per hour. If booked up will let you plug into 120V
>     outlets if 30A/50A not available.
>     Hope this helps,
>         Rick Barnes
>         -----Original Message-----
>         *From:* oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org
>         [mailto:oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org] *On Behalf Of
>         *Theoldcars at aol.com
>         *Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2006 3:38 PM
>         *To:* oeva-list at oeva.org
>         *Subject:* [Oeva-list] Re: charging
>         Anyone know of a charging location with 220 and a 30 amp or
>         larger circuit breaker between Wilsonville and Salem on or near I-5?
>         Don
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