[Oeva-list] EV iced

Myles Twete matwete at comcast.net
Fri Apr 7 10:15:57 PDT 2017


WOW…you just saved someone $80, Rick!

-myles

 

From: oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org [mailto:oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org] On Behalf Of Rick Durst
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Another Option

 

https://emotorwerks.com/store-juicebox-ev-charging-stations/juicebox-accessories/185-j1772-extension-50a-20-foot-cable-for-our-juicebox-or-any-level-2-charging-station/category_pathway-39 

 

Rick Durst | Project Manager, Customer Energy Solutions

Portland General Electric | 121 SW Salmon St. | Portland, OR 97204 | 503-464-7631 | rick.durst at pgn.com <mailto:rick.durst at pgn.com> 

PortlandGeneral.com

 

 

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“required”…like tire chains?

Too bad they’re not as cheap as tire chains:

$200 + $4/foot.

Oh yeah, they would be as cheap as tire chains, but the engineers who came up with J1772 and the businesses and municipalities that deployed it didn’t consider cost.  So while it was just fine for RV parks to use cheap 220v and standard NEMA plugs and outlets, well, that wasn’t good enough for EV’s…water under the bridge I guess, but during discussions like this, it sure brings back the thought that we’d have a lot more happiness if we could just carry around 50amp cords with range plugs and that the sockets were everywhere and without meters.  But what fun would that be…

-mt

From: patrick0101 at gmail.com <mailto:patrick0101 at gmail.com>  [mailto:patrick0101 at gmail.com] 
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To: Myles Twete <matwete at comcast.net <mailto:matwete at comcast.net> >
Cc: Dima Kukushkin <dimakukushkin at gmail.com <mailto:dimakukushkin at gmail.com> >; Karl Boekelheide <Karl at boekelheide.com <mailto:Karl at boekelheide.com> >; Mark Powell <terrapin99 at gmail.com <mailto:terrapin99 at gmail.com> >; Oeva list <oeva-list at oeva.org <mailto:oeva-list at oeva.org> >
Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] EV iced

 

A J1772 extension cord is required road trip gear: 
http://shop.quickchargepower.com/JLONG-40-Amp-J1772-extension-cable-JL40A.htm 




Regards,
Pat
Sunlight will never cost $4/gallon

 

On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 10:13 PM, Myles Twete <matwete at comcast.net <mailto:matwete at comcast.net> > wrote:

I was just thinking this exact thing!!!

Comes down to cost:

*       $90 for an inlet

*       $120 or so for a plug with 25ft or so of cord

Is it worth $210 and how lucky do you feel about walking away from your cord while it’s charging?

 

From: oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org <mailto:oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org>  [mailto:oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org <mailto:oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org> ] On Behalf Of Dima Kukushkin
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Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] EV iced

 

Looks like when long trips are considered on Leaf/Thinks - one must have a 20 foot J1772 extender.  When I owned Leaf - I did find myself in such situations where only parking possible - was right behind EV that's long done charging.  No standard EVSE has cord that long.

 

Dmitry

 

On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 2:15 PM, Karl Boekelheide <Karl at boekelheide.com <mailto:Karl at boekelheide.com> > wrote:

That does seem incredibly rude.

If you wanted to spend some money you could have paid to have one towed out far enough for you to get in.  Just leave it in the middle of the parking lot.

Usually the level 2 plugs have enough cord to reach a fair ways.  I’m surprised you couldn’t get yourself close enough to reach.


On Apr 6, 2017, at 11:41 AM, Morris Green <morrisgreen at comcast.net <mailto:morrisgreen at comcast.net> > wrote:

> If you unplugged one of them would the cord be long enough for you to charge while double parked?  That’s what I would do if the cord was long enough.  If not, then check for other local chargers that I could use.  And get some cards printed up that point out the problem to the EV owners and leave one on each car the next time it happens.
>
> Morris
>
>> On Apr 6, 2017, at 10:29 AM, Mark Powell <terrapin99 at gmail.com <mailto:terrapin99 at gmail.com> > wrote:
>>
>> I've had a new experience as more EVs are on the roadway. I was coming back from the Coast and stopped at Spirit Mountain since it's the only quick charging station for several miles. Four EVs were parked in the three spots designated for charging and none of them charging and three were plugged in. I went to the gas station and explained my plight. They sent me to the casino where the EV owners were likely at. They sent me back to the gas station and refused to interrupt their gamblers with an announcement. The gas station told me it was an ODOT issue. The manager did come get the license plate numbers and confirmed one was an employee of the casino who had been parked there all day. She called the casino and they confirmed they wouldn't do anything about it. I sat for another 20 minutes and contemplated trying to make it to Salem with my 8 year old in the car. I ended up going for it and made it to Salem with 7% left on the battery but was "that guy" traveling really slow !
>> over the steep hills. What do you do in this situation? I contemplated having them towed but suspected I would have to get the police involved to authorize the tow. There are signs saying the spots are reserved for charging but no signs from towing companies. What would you do?
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