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Re: Cheap L2 chargers on ebay

Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:41 pm

Carbuff wrote:Well, I finally got my L2 setup up and working. I ended up with the ebay knockoff. I had some ebay bucks so it ended up costing $150. I just installed the 240v outlet today. Around 15" of 10/3 from the 30 amp breaker to the 16-20 outlet in the weatherproof box that allows it to be closed when its plugged in I didnt need the 3rd wire but I figured Id have it for future upgrades. I plugged it in and all the proper lights went on and its charging. The wire from the unit to the car plug is much thicker than the 120v one that comes with the car. I also have an adapter that converts the 16-20 to the standard 120v outlet if needed. Its good to know that I can charge the car fully in a couple of hours ( I havent run it down past 30 miles yet). I have to install a dedicated 120v outlet at my job that is right by my parking space. The super heavy duty extension cord Ive been using has been getting much too hot where the evse plugs into it. The rest of the wire is cold, just at the plug. I might cut off the molded plug on it and install a heavy duty plug and see if that solves the problem. If that works Im just gonna install a pole in the ground with a hook for the the evse and zip tie the end of the extension cord to it. we will see.
Sorry, I didn't follow 100% what you're doing with the 120V side. If you are using the old 120V charger, why would you use a J1772 extension cord, and not a standard 120V extension cord? The great big yellow one on Amazon works fantastic with absolutely no heat problems.
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Re: Cheap L2 chargers on ebay

Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:16 pm

Carbuff wrote:Well, I finally got my L2 setup up and working. I ended up with the ebay knockoff. I had some ebay bucks so it ended up costing $150. I just installed the 240v outlet today. Around 15" of 10/3 from the 30 amp breaker to the 16-20 outlet in the weatherproof box that allows it to be closed when its plugged in I didnt need the 3rd wire but I figured Id have it for future upgrades. I plugged it in and all the proper lights went on and its charging. The wire from the unit to the car plug is much thicker than the 120v one that comes with the car. I also have an adapter that converts the 16-20 to the standard 120v outlet if needed. Its good to know that I can charge the car fully in a couple of hours ( I havent run it down past 30 miles yet). I have to install a dedicated 120v outlet at my job that is right by my parking space. The super heavy duty extension cord Ive been using has been getting much too hot where the evse plugs into it. The rest of the wire is cold, just at the plug. I might cut off the molded plug on it and install a heavy duty plug and see if that solves the problem. If that works Im just gonna install a pole in the ground with a hook for the the evse and zip tie the end of the extension cord to it. we will see.
Are you sure this thing has dual-voltage capability? If so, it will most likely still draw 16 amps and require a 20 amp/120v circuit/outlet.

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Re: Cheap L2 chargers on ebay

Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:09 am

150$ for an ebay knockoff... sounds a bit too much to me tbh. I got an authentic one last year for only 200$. Of course, there's no way you could buy something like that for that price so I had to order from China and the seller sent it through china post ems tracking. I'm not worrying about being scammed since the seller also took a picture of his certificate that prooves that he's an authorized seller. Either way, I'm glad that everything worked out for you.

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