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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. FOB battery replacement? How often?

    The last FOB I had that looked similar is for my BMW. If I understand it, it recharges each time it is inserted. But, I am not sure how my Volt's...

    Started by KyleH, 06-07-2012 05:37 PM
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  2. 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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  3. Exxon: the true father of the Prius?

    Or at least was the sperm donor? :p ...

    Started by bro1999, 1 Week Ago 01:07 PM
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    1 Week Ago 02:30 PM Go to last post
  4. Finally updated to L2 charging at home

    Thanks to the input here on the forum, I installed the Clipper Creek LCS-20 hardwire unit in my garage this past weekend. My electrician buddy helped...

    Started by Joe67, 2 Weeks Ago 10:53 AM
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    2 Weeks Ago 03:47 PM Go to last post
  5. Beware of Charging Stations with Smart Meters!

    I have noticed a very BIG problem when using public charging stations, and even those stations that charges based on time rather than on per kWh....

    Started by rhodomel, 4 Weeks Ago 11:49 AM
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  6. Using EVgo when you don't and can't have a plan

    I live in Connecticut, and there's an EVgo charging station at one location. Connecticut is not listed as a state where I can get a plan for EVgo...

    Started by ctviggen, 4 Weeks Ago 03:51 PM
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    4 Weeks Ago 10:15 AM Go to last post
  7. Please share pics of your hard wired L2 EVSE setup

    I am working with my electrician and have a list of items to buy to proceed with my L2 EVSE solution inside my garage. Looking for ideas on how to...

    Started by Joe67, 09-08-2016 10:36 AM
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    09-12-2016 05:50 PM Go to last post
  8. Battery separator used for cooling clothing during global warming

    Battery makers use nanoporous polyethylene as a separator in lithium-ion batteries. A team of researchers at Stanford University may now have a...

    Started by Steverino, 09-02-2016 09:29 PM
    clothing, lithium-ion separator, nanoporous polyethylene
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    09-02-2016 10:55 PM Go to last post
  9. CCS DC fast charger coverage map

    The Tesla Supercharger map with associated range circles is commonly published online, but I haven't seen a corresponding map for CCS. So I created...

    Started by Breezy, 08-14-2016 08:32 PM
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    08-25-2016 10:48 PM Go to last post
  10. EVSE dislikes inverter output

    I've become interested in solar, and decided to try charging the car using an inverter. Unfortunately, the EVSE's circuit test fails. Anyone have any...

    Started by We're Revolting, 07-28-2016 11:36 AM
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    07-29-2016 10:21 PM Go to last post
  11. New Lithium Oxygen Battery technology

    It is always good to see new promise for better lighter (and hopefully cheaper) batteries. Hopefully that one will become reality in the near...

    Started by scrambler, 07-25-2016 06:50 PM
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    07-26-2016 02:37 PM Go to last post
  12. U.S. government to invest up to $4.5B on electric car charging stations

    The Obama administration will invest as much as $4.5B to build electric car charging stations, aiming to complete a U.S. network by 2020 to make...

    Started by Breezy, 07-21-2016 07:59 PM
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    07-22-2016 11:02 AM Go to last post
  13. Miles dropping after charge with 220v

    I have noticed that the miles available is dropping after I started using the 220v Clipper Creek. It has dropped by 3 miles. is that normal?

    Started by 428goat, 07-03-2016 03:50 PM
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    07-05-2016 02:00 AM Go to last post
  14. 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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    06-21-2016 12:31 AM Go to last post
  15. Charging Stations in New Home Construction

    Interesting article in today's WSJ Real Estate section (click here). Maybe our Copper Mountain Snowboarder will want to move East after reading the...

    Started by JD4JC, 06-06-2016 08:00 PM
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    06-07-2016 11:16 AM Go to last post
  16. Exclamation Time of Day Charge Question

    So I have had my extra meter installed just over 2 months and I have noticed something my bill for on peak is twice as much as my off peak. I have...

    Started by mdanieltech, 06-01-2016 09:45 AM
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    06-01-2016 06:18 PM Go to last post
  17. GE Durastation Cord Storage

    I just picked up a GE Durastation. Yeah, it’s ugly but I got a good deal on it and I have an outdoor application. Here’s the deal…cord storage...

    Started by ChevyEMF, 03-17-2016 08:20 PM
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    05-23-2016 01:28 PM Go to last post
  18. Private personal EVSE

    Anyone know of a hardwired outdoor 30-amp, 240V Level 2 EVSE that has pass code activation or maybe RFID receiver with cards, or even an NFC receiver...

    Started by nhern202, 05-19-2016 09:33 PM
    evse, nfc, rfid
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    05-20-2016 01:59 PM Go to last post
  19. Best outlet for a 240V 30A external circuit

    A friend is going to take an unused 240A 30A circuit and put an outlet so that when we visit we can plug in at 240A . We usually visit every other...

    Started by ItsNotAboutTheMoney, 05-12-2016 08:07 AM
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    05-12-2016 03:04 PM Go to last post
  20. Fair price to fast charge?

    Last week a came across two fast chargers at a Sheraton Hotel near my wife’s job. I was shocked (pun intended) to find the price was $9/hour. My...

    Started by nhern202, 05-11-2016 03:18 PM
    fast charge
    • Replies: 8
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    05-11-2016 10:37 PM Go to last post

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