[Oeva-list] OEVA Charging Subgroup
Theoldcars at aol.com
Theoldcars at aol.com
Mon Jul 14 22:27:10 PDT 2008
See reply below from Tom
It looks to me this is the best thing we have going for 240 charging. I not
sure if this is a conflict with Shorepower. Jeff could you just add this plug
to your units?
We need a national approved way to plug in 240 EVs. I believe in and will
fully support this cause. It is something that should of happened years ago. I
hope the information sent byTom finally takes us there.
Anyone have any thoughts on what is the best way to help this development?
Tom is there anything we can do?
The contacts are covered. The metal contacts are recessed pretty deeply in
some sort of ceramic or hard plastic tube. That’s not metal you are looking
at. I have one of those connectors here. I understand that the proposed
SAE standard connector will be very much like this, and will be a Yazaki
design, like the one in the photo. It is about to be approved by SAE and UL, as I
understand it. Final approval should be around October – November. This
connector will handle around 65-70A.
Furthermore, this will be like the Avcon. This connector will not just come
from a j-box on the wall. It will come from a box like the ICS Avcon box,
which will have a contactor in it. There will be no voltage on the contacts
in the cable until the connector is attached to the vehicle, and has gone
through a handshake routine to determine what the load is, and how much current
the vehicle can accept, how much current the electrical service can deliver,
etc. So, this is a second level of safety, similar to and superior to the
present Avcon boxes.
I’ll let you know when I find out more. In the meantime, I’d like to find
out more about what Oregon DOT, PGE and Shorepower have in mind.
In a message dated 6/24/2008 5:36:16 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
phil at hochstetler.com writes:
Any chance we would learn anything from their efforts?
I did notice they handled the payment problem by leasing you a key that
gives you access for 75 pounds/year.
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