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Discuss all issues related to lithium-ion batteries and any other advanced technology batteries for automobiles, charging equipment, EVSEs , and general charging infrastructure.

  1. Poll Poll: POLL: Did you convert your OEM EVSE to do L1 / L2 charging?

    I wanted to have a single post that covers options to modify the stock OEM EVSE for Level 2 charging. There seems to be a few separate threads about...

    Started by Chris TX, 03-05-2016 02:46 AM
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  2. Cheaper to charge at home than at charging stations.

    Like what I've been saying for a very long time. Charging at public charging stations won't be free forever, and when it's no longer free, as many...

    Started by rhodomel, 1 Week Ago 10:36 AM
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    4 Days Ago 01:13 PM Go to last post
  3. Thumbs up Finished up my LV2 Clipper Creek HCS-60 Install

    So wanted to better support charging up our 2016 Volt vs running extension cords off a shared 20-A outlet in our carport. Decided I wanted to...

    Started by d-caf, 2 Weeks Ago 03:48 PM
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    2 Weeks Ago 08:16 PM Go to last post
  4. Solid State Battery

    From the co-inventer of the Li-Ion battery... https://news.utexas.edu/2017/02/28/goodenough-introduces-new-battery-technology Has some...

    Started by Dakster, 2 Weeks Ago 06:52 PM
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  5. Dead Chargepoint CT500 - repair? replace?

    Hello everyone, long time no post. My Chargepoint CT500 (aka Siemens 8M1111) EVSE worked flawlessly for over 5 years but it gave up the ghost the...

    Started by VinTC, 4 Weeks Ago 03:32 PM
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    3 Weeks Ago 04:09 PM Go to last post
  6. Hackers MAY FORCE ALL EVs to be EREV!

    How many of you believe that professional Hackers and other world events occurring today will cause MOST all electric vehicles to go back to the GM...

    Started by 1LeeMartin1, 4 Weeks Ago 06:22 PM
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  7. Nova: Search for the super battery

    This very interesting documentary on where we're at in battery technology was shown on my local PBS station last night. If you haven't seen it, I...

    Started by !arry4pyro, 02-02-2017 11:21 AM
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    nova, perfect battery, tv show
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    4 Weeks Ago 05:13 PM Go to last post
  8. EV Charging Locations coming to Apple Maps in IOS 3.1

    IOS 10.3 Beta 1 shows EV charging locations. This is a nice addition to Apple CarPlay functionality.

    Started by SSonnentag, 02-06-2017 02:16 PM
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    02-06-2017 07:01 PM Go to last post
  9. Is Voltec charger waterproof?

    I have always charged in my garage. Now I have moved to a condo with access to an outdoor plug. Is there any problem plugging into this plug that is...

    Started by Norm Harris, 02-05-2017 09:49 PM
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    02-06-2017 05:18 PM Go to last post
  10. Cash strapped and looking for juice

    I've been looking around for various charging solutions and ways I might be able to start charging on the regular at home, and I keep coming to this...

    Started by Churusaa, 01-18-2017 02:03 PM
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    02-02-2017 09:56 PM Go to last post
  11. 1013 CCS Charging Stations in USA

    As of today, the Alternative Fuels Data Center lists 1013 CCS stations with a total of 2160 plugs (2.1 plugs per station). Canada has 113 stations. ...

    Started by Breezy, 01-31-2017 02:53 PM
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    01-31-2017 11:48 PM Go to last post
  12. Simple repair of 240 Vl level 2 SPX Voltec charging station

    My SPX Voltec level 2 240 V charging station (model EL-50580 purchased 10/8/11) went dead on Monday (no lights). The 240 V circuit to the unit was...

    Started by RMett, 11-09-2012 08:22 PM
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    01-31-2017 07:16 AM Go to last post
  13. Ebusbar Level 1/2 EVSE Wiring Question

    Hello! I just recently purchased the Ebusbar EVSE with the 3 prong NEMA 10-30 dryer plug. However, I'm currently on a rental property and cannot...

    Started by waleismer, 01-27-2017 09:09 AM
    ebusbar, evse, wiring
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    01-27-2017 09:34 PM Go to last post
  14. Repair A Lear EVSE

    I bought a 2013 Volt used that came with an EVSE from a previous model year. It is a Lear unit with the orange charge cord and black power cord...

    Started by BlueStar, 01-19-2017 06:08 PM
    evse, lear, repair
    • Replies: 6
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    01-20-2017 01:03 AM Go to last post
  15. Study: Electric Car Battery Costs Declined By 35 Percent From 2014 To 2015

    Study: Electric Car Battery Costs Declined By 35 Percent From 2014 To 2015 Full Article: ...

    Started by Dutch, 01-19-2017 02:25 PM
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    01-19-2017 05:45 PM Go to last post
  16. GE Wattstation

    Although this forum seems unanimous in it's approval of the Clipper Creek units, I purchased my second hand level 2 charger on Ebay and wanted to...

    Started by Gumart1, 01-17-2017 01:17 PM
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    01-18-2017 07:18 AM Go to last post
  17. Clipper Creek LCS-25: "Ground fault" after 12+ hours?

    On Friday, I finally had my new LCS-25 installed. I have charged my Volt twice. Both times, the car immediately began charging and charged to full...

    Started by zapvolt, 08-11-2013 08:20 AM
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    01-05-2017 12:26 AM Go to last post
  18. WiTricity partnered with GM for Wireless Charging

    They said wireless charging would cover all existing plug-in models of GM! ...

    Started by rhodomel, 01-03-2017 12:11 PM
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    01-03-2017 02:01 PM Go to last post
  19. Western Governors Collaborate on Charging Network

    It'll be a long time until anything like this comes to rural Western Colorado! Denver Post:

    Started by JD4JC, 12-20-2016 08:37 PM
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    12-20-2016 08:50 PM Go to last post
  20. Energy Required to Charge vs Pumping Gas

    So I often hear people discussing the efficiency losses of charging, which is why plug-to-wheel efficiency is different than the battery-to-wheel...

    Started by Ladogaboy, 12-12-2016 10:56 PM
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    12-16-2016 10:49 PM Go to last post

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