[ausev] plugs and adapters
ckmullins at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 28 13:25:01 GMT 2010
So far I've seen 2 votes for the L6-30. Anyone else with an opinion?
A related concern is the location of the plug on the car. Many people put it
in the old gas tank filler spot. My 914 doesn't have that option. My charger
will be in the front and it seems obvious to put it there, but I'm wondering
if there are reasons to place it elsewhere. I can't think of any.
From: ausev-bounces at austinev.org [mailto:ausev-bounces at austinev.org] On
Behalf Of Ian Ward
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 9:03 AM
To: AustinEV News Announcements and General Discussion
Subject: Re: [ausev] plugs and adapters
I installed an L6-30 in my garage for charging at home and serendipitously
discovered a L6-30 in the parking garage at the office. I think the building
engineer said that they are used by seasonal cleaning or painting crews, but
I can't remember. Probably for a compressor or a lift. I'm not sure how
ubiquitous they are, but I can't help wondering if there isn't a reason they
would put this plug in all the garages at our complex. Maybe someone in the
trade would know, but I would certainly try to use something commonly found
in parking garages and just happened to luck out.
I also carry an adapter that can be converted to a number of the more common
"dryer" outlets with a screwdriver. NEMA 6-50 and 6-20 seem to be the most
common. A full set of adapters like Brian's is an expensive proposition, so
I'd tailor it to what you know you need.
- ian ward
On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 8:33 AM, The Mullins <ckmullins at earthlink.net>
In a recent post Brian Lassiter said that he uses a L6-30 plug on his car
and has several adapters on hand. I understand that I should use a plug that
matches up with my principal charging station (in my garage), and use
adapters for other charging situations. I haven't selected a charger yet. I
guess it would be ideal to have a charger to handle both 110 and 220Volts.
What plug would you people experienced in charging out in the real world
suggest is best?
Thanks, George Mullins
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