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 on: January 08, 2018, 01:27:48 PM 
Started by jeffrey.miller - Last post by jeffrey.miller

Check out the dash on that Byton!


 on: December 12, 2017, 08:33:21 PM 
Started by jeffrey.miller - Last post by jeffrey.miller
I don't plan to use something like this but I am unusual.


It is the backbone of a dual head charging station, or a dual head setup for a single charging station.  For example if we wanted to have two J1772 at Yellow Box we could plug one of these in during the meeting and it would allow two people to share that station.  It balances the load and all that good stuff. 

I heard about the above little project while I was speaking with the man behind TucsonEV about 75amp J1772 charging cables which is is willing to build and sell to me for a reasonable price!  I was very happy to speak with him and we had a good discussion.  With that item figured out the only other unusual item I need to procure for the OpenEVSE charging stations is a larger contactor / relay.  THe openevse store used to have them on there but they are no longer listed.  I am following up on that topic. 

The cable pull is stalled due to a lack of muscle around the house, it is hung up less than 2 feet from the subpanel.  Looking for help if anyone is motivated to stop by and yank on a rope for me. 

 on: November 29, 2017, 11:13:11 AM 
Started by jeffrey.miller - Last post by ted.lowe
Wow that run sounds very complicated! Glad you got it done and with your DAUGHTER's help Smiley Smiley Smiley

 on: November 27, 2017, 08:41:53 PM 
Started by jeffrey.miller - Last post by jeffrey.miller
The wall is insulated and the first sub-panel, and 50 amp outlet box are mounted and have conduit to them.  With the help of my DAUGHTER! we pulled the worst of the first run, the 30 or so feet from the main to the first pull through corner.  This has 135 degrees of bends in it, the rest have less.  Hopefully tomorrow I can get the pull complete to the subpanel and start connecting things. 

Then it would be time to start on the second sub panel.  (which has conduit most of the way already)

I am definitely going to have to lube those more complex runs for the garage, it was all we could do to move through 135 degrees of bend, and this run was a much lower fill ratio than the garage will be. 

Progress continues. 

 on: October 28, 2017, 01:07:43 PM 
Started by jeffrey.miller - Last post by jeffrey.miller
It has been a busy couple of months with work, but I still have managed to do some work.  I have to run the first conduit complete and then pull the cable (I will explain with pictures in a future presentation) and that conduit is all the way to the box (not mounted to the sub panel yet).  The second run is as far as it can go until the first cable is pulled. 

So far so good, it would have been nice to have a bender but I have bought pieces that meet my needs.  I did sell the bender for what I paid for it, so at least I didn't lose money on that transaction. 

Before I mount the box I need to drill holes for the 50 amp outlets and insulate the wall behind the box to some degree.

 on: October 13, 2017, 12:39:02 PM 
Started by john.emde - Last post by john.emde
 As of this morning, this vehicle has already been taken. Sorry to get your hopes up.

 on: October 13, 2017, 05:59:28 AM 
Started by john.emde - Last post by john.emde
I am posting this for a friend.  She has a mid 90's Solectria Force that she can no longer keep and maintain.
Lives in a hi-rise in the city. No place to park and charge. Apparently the batteries are dead from neglect.
The car is at someone else's house in the back yard and he wants it out of there ASAP. She wants it to go to
a good home. It is free for the taking.  Vehicle is in good shape, new charger about 2 years ago.

Call or email : xxxx xxxxxxx

(xxx) xxx-xxxx

 on: September 05, 2017, 07:10:41 PM 
Started by jeffrey.miller - Last post by jeffrey.miller

first i have seen

 on: August 20, 2017, 08:34:34 PM 
Started by jeffrey.miller - Last post by jeffrey.miller
Cut hole for the first breaker box and all was really good, in fact I had lots of space right to left.  Cut the next hole and discovered why.  The stud between the two boxes is slightly to far to the left giving more an excess of room for one box and a shortage for the other.  Less than 1/4 of an inch, just enough that I need to go pick up another tool to shave it down a touch.  Such is life.

Holes into the basement are both drilled and looking good.  Path from the breaker boxes to the holes are looking good.

Bought 1.5 inch conduit, and tossed it into the conduit bender I bought for the job in the winter, and discovered the key difference between EMT and Rigid benders.  The one I bought was for rigid and allows the slightly narrower EMT to crush.  I checked Craigslist and no benders for sale at this time for this size, which is to bad because a couple of months ago someone was selling a bunch of them.  Rigid is way more expensive than EMT (thin wall) so I have already purchased a pile of angles and what not to do the job without it.  It would have been nice, but that is life. 

I still have a valid 1 inch bender for the really big job of running the conduit to the charging stations. 

Such is life! 

 on: August 18, 2017, 10:53:00 AM 
Started by jeffrey.miller - Last post by ted.lowe
Great to hear of your progress Jeff!

i am entertained that you, like a computer guy, start your numbering with zero.

i'm glad your charging project lead to some Spitfire work too  Cheesy

Wow... 1.5" conduit!

i heard there is a new app that works even better than a dedicated stud-finder instrument.

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