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by spirilis
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v
Replies: 47
Views: 33025

Re: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v

I think a 150V varistor would preclude its use at 240V as it should short circuit the input, tripping the breaker and overheating the input wiring. Unless it blows "open" instead, rendering itself useless right away while the remainder of the EVSE functions OK. That would be a technical design fault...
by spirilis
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Got a wrench today
Replies: 16
Views: 5250

Re: Got a wrench today

We're in the middle of a blizzard right now so I dont think anything is happening until monday at best. Im afraid that they will just clear the codes, say its working and give the car back to me. If the wrench is gone and they cant reproduce it, will they act on stored codes? Is it safe to drive it...
by spirilis
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v
Replies: 47
Views: 33025

Re: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v

Are there L1 EVSE's out there with no pilot/proximity signal? I seem to recall the J1772 standard allows for some basic L1 charging with no pilot signal but I don't recall the details... I think at least the proximity signal needs to be present?
by spirilis
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Got a wrench today
Replies: 16
Views: 5250

Re: Got a wrench today

Straight to the dealer..... wouldn't touch those codes with a 10 foot pole!
by spirilis
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v
Replies: 47
Views: 33025

Re: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v

I'm going to speculate that that last character increments every year. In fact, it almost looks like the year code on the 10th digit of the VIN. But in both of our examples the part number would be one year ahead of the car's year: F = 2015, J = 2018. Interesting and makes some sense. However after...
by spirilis
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v
Replies: 47
Views: 33025

Re: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v

So, the "right" way to go about hooking this up would be to replace the 5-15 plug on the Ford charger and replace it with an IEC C14 or C20 inlet. Then you could run the proper power cable to the unit regardless of voltage / plug type. This is how my Zero Motorcycle and accessories run, and I alrea...
by spirilis
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v
Replies: 47
Views: 33025

Re: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v

Pearl wrote:Somebody on the C-Max Energi was able to do this also.

http://fordcmaxenergiforum.com/topic/73 ... r/?p=48331
That was me fyi :)
by spirilis
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Exhaustive quantitative Power and Energy values at speed
Replies: 15
Views: 11644

Re: Exhaustive quantitative Power and Energy values at speed

Probably easier to add CHAdeMO to a vehicle than CCS sadly, as CCS's protocol for communication looks like a massive committee-designed clusterf*** depending on obscure hardware (Homelink GreenPHY) whereas CHAdeMO uses CAN... available natively on a number of different microcontrollers, or addable t...
by spirilis
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v
Replies: 47
Views: 33025

Re: Adapt Ford's 120v charge cable to 240v

Curious though, what was it about the 2014 cord that gave you hesitation? What parts appeared incompatible? It's been a while but IIRC there were MOVs which assume were there as surge suppressors across the input that are not rated for 240V I know a little about basic electronics but looking at the...
by spirilis
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Exhaustive quantitative Power and Energy values at speed
Replies: 15
Views: 11644

Re: Exhaustive quantitative Power and Energy values at speed

Good stuff! I glossed over the math for now but wanted to congratulate you on the free battery upgrade!

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