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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:03 am 
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cutler03gt wrote:
Not sure if anyone else has any experience with one of these, but it seems handy for certain temporary situations. Though unfortunately it's probably rare that you'd have a house and/or EVSE that would work with one.

The 15A option is what would work with most houses that have NEMA 5-15 outlets, but 15A won't work for many 220V EVSEs. Not to mention that the 6-15 outlet would need to be converted to something else.

The 20A option would work with a Turbocord (from Aeroviornment), as it has the 6-20 outlet it needs, however it requires a house to have NEMA 5-20 outlets, which are rare.

But in case you have one of those ideal situations, check these out:
http://www.quick220.com/220_catalog/voltage-converters.html



I'll let others clarify the possibility of using one of those, if I'm not mistaken it's the Amps that are really needed, not the voltage. You're still relying on the 15A (Fuse in Thai's case) circuit to feed the EVSE.

The Turbo cord is a good idea though, but I'd probably end up with something like vegas' makes (dude, you gotta update that site)
https://www.bsaelectronics.com/products ... 1680698753

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:46 am 
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Well Amps & Volts are both important, though most level 1 (120V) chargers are limited to 12A. A level 2 (240V) charger at 12A would charge the same amount in half the time. So an adjustable level 2 charger that would be able to be adjusted down to 12A (for those 15A circuits) would work, if that Quick 220 device would be plugged into 2 separate outlets that happened to be on 2 separate phases of the house's electrical.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:02 am 
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Jamez - a little off track, sorry. You do realize only the 2017 can use the combo chargers? Any pre 2017 FFE cannot use the combo charger.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:18 am 
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EVA wrote:
Jamez - a little off track, sorry. You do realize only the 2017 can use the combo chargers? Any pre 2017 FFE cannot use the combo charger.


Yeup, but I haven't researched how many where Thai and I live.
That's why I said: "If/when you move, and if/when your workplace or near by gets a L2 or L3 your life will become a lot less annoying."

Thai and I are both looking at the 2017's due to the massive Ontario incentives.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:41 am 
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Jamez wrote:
That's why I said: "If/when you move, and if/when your workplace or near by gets a L2 or L3 your life will become a lot less annoying."


I wonder if Ford will offer something like this for the 2017 Focus. Similar to what Nissan does for the Leaf.
https://www.ev123charge.com/

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:46 am 
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Pearl wrote:
I wonder if Ford will offer something like this for the 2017 Focus. Similar to what Nissan does for the Leaf.
https://www.ev123charge.com/


That would require Ford to give a damn about their car, or customers instead of dragging their feet the whole time talking about "future products"

Around these parts, charging isn't really a "paid for" experience. I've only come across one L2 that was paid (at the government owned train stations). Most of the others I've experienced have all been free or "included" in the cost to park.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:59 am 
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Well, to be fair, the 2016 C-MAX is in that program. Not sure why the FFE isn't. Hopefully it gets revisited at some point.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:05 pm 
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cutler03gt wrote:
Well, to be fair, the 2016 C-MAX is in that program. Not sure why the FFE isn't. Hopefully it gets revisited at some point.

Yeah but not in MI...darn! LOL

Ok to be fair just about all the Level 2's in Southeastern MI are free...

In addition, since I drove an FFE for 3 years before the C-Max, I'm inclined not to use the public Level 2's since I can get to where I'm going and don't need the charge so I usually feel a little guilty when I'm charging at a public station LOL.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:14 pm 
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Wow free L2 chargers? Canada needs to step up their game!

Thanks for your inputs guys. I think i'll go ahead with a FFE at the end of winter and then figure out my problems afterwards.. haha. When the weather warms up I think I can get by just fine. Now I just need racing suspension and semi-slicks on the FFE to avoid having to slow down for corners.. gotta maximize my efficiency :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:25 pm 
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Jamez wrote:
The Turbo cord is a good idea though, but I'd probably end up with something like vegas' makes (dude, you gotta update that site)
https://www.bsaelectronics.com/products ... 1680698753


Yeah, I almost bought some stuff from him in Dec but he had a huge backlog and I needed it ASAP. He seems to still have the winter sale going on for the portable 16amp L2 EVSE.

I would also like to point out that OpenEVSE.com is now starting to sell some of their kits pre-assembled with a 3yr warranty.
e.g. https://store.openevse.com/products/cop ... y-openevse

I believe most of vegasbrad's EVSEs are based on OpenEVSE components/design.


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