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iPhone images: Southern California charging stations.

Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:06 am

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Re: iPhone images: Public EVSE charging station.

Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:31 am

Watch out for those Bosch/SPX PowerXPress EVSE's: They could have the wrong cable on them and heat up during charging--a lot.
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Re: iPhone images: Public EVSE charging station.

Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:51 am

Really? You mean these?

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Is there a way to detect the "wrong" cable kind? Do they have the incorrect gauge of wire inside or something? I didn't notice any heat in the connector when I pulled it. This one is very close to my dad's house (about 40 miles away), so when I visit, I plan to plug-in here for an hour while I eat at my favorite restaurant there. This is one of the rare multiple-EVSE installations in Southern California which are totally free of charge. This shopping area also has free WiFi.

I drove around for quite a while in the wrong parking structure, wasting a bunch of miles, searching the multi-level structure, until I finally found the chargers at a different structure. But it sure was a great feeling to be able to get a high-voltage charge for free, at a place I wanted to be at anyway.

This is probably the only EVSE station I'll ever be using since it conveniently solves a particular range issue when visiting my dad. Work is closer (30 miles), and I also have 120V available at work, and obviously, I'm able to stay plugged-in a lot longer at work without any inconvenience.
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Re: iPhone images: Public EVSE charging station.

Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:59 am

Yup that's the one, read these two posts:
http://jamiegeek.myevblog.com/2014/05/11/melting/
http://jamiegeek.myevblog.com/2014/08/0 ... t-melting/

That unit can be configured for a bunch of different current levels (from 12A all the way to 32A if I remember correctly). It was originally sold for use with the Volt which only has a 3kW charger and thus the cable set that comes with it is only rated for 3kW. I found somewhere in the owners manual that you had to order it with a different cable set for the higher current settings (like 24A+).

Here is the installation manual:
http://www.pluginnow.com/sites/default/ ... wer-xpress
Note the current adjustments on page 8 (I suppose you could pop the little cap on the unit above the reset button and check what the current is set for--I'd hope that the people that installed it ordered the proper cable for the current setting).
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Re: iPhone images: Public EVSE charging station.

Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:09 pm

Studio460 - I am so enjoying your posts and pictures. You are like a proud dad that can't stop talking about his child. I used to work with a guy that responded to my emails with UE. Yes I get excited about things.

So to you Studio460 - a heartfelt UE.
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Re: iPhone images: Public EVSE charging station.

Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:29 am

EVA wrote:Studio460 - I am so enjoying your posts and pictures. You are like a proud dad that can't stop talking about his child. I used to work with a guy that responded to my emails with UE. Yes I get excited about things.

So to you Studio460 - a heartfelt UE.
Gee, thanks, EVA! Glad you're enjoying them! Yeah, I'm both proud and excited about my new FFE! I showed my pictures to my Tesla friends (yeah, I have three friends with Teslas), tonight and they all thought the Ford Focus Electric looked really nice.
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Re: iPhone images: Southern California charging stations.

Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:54 pm

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Re: iPhone images: Southern California charging stations.

Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:26 am

Hey did you get the plugshare app and also upload the pics of that charge station there?

(I always take pictures of the FFE charging at a 'new to me' station--the family is already tired of it but, for me, the novelty hasn't worn off yet--and I'm 1/2 way through the lease!)
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Re: iPhone images: Southern California charging stations.

Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:32 am

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Re: iPhone images: Southern California charging stations.

Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:34 am

jmueller065 wrote:(I always take pictures of the FFE charging at a 'new to me' station--the family is already tired of it but, for me, the novelty hasn't worn off yet . . .
Show us some of your charging pictures! (and I thought I was the only one!).
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