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Hey, that's a nice fix for our scheduled charging bug!! :LOL:

Thanks for posting, been wanting to see one of these installed. 40 Amp, right?
 

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Nice! I was actually wanting to get one of these, but since they were not available when I needed to buy my EVSE and I was not sure when they would get released, I went with a different one. Keep us posted on how well it works, I would still consider getting one as a second unit in my garage if I can convince my wife to go electric for her next car (she is still a skeptic).
 

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Nice! I was actually wanting to get one of these, but since they were not available when I needed to buy my EVSE and I was not sure when they would get released, I went with a different one. Keep us posted on how well it works, I would still consider getting one as a second unit in my garage if I can convince my wife to go electric for her next car (she is still a skeptic).
When I installed my 30amp socket I chose a location midway between the 2 parking slots. Now that I find I only need to use my L2 charger every 4-7 days, if/when we do go to a 2nd EV they'll be no need for a second unit. I guess a long daily commute or limited EVSE location might require a 2nd circuit & EVSE.
 

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When I installed my 30amp socket I chose a location midway between the 2 parking slots. Now that I find I only need to use my L2 charger every 4-7 days, if/when we do go to a 2nd EV they'll be no need for a second unit. I guess a long daily commute or limited EVSE location might require a 2nd circuit & EVSE.
Since I have a 70+ mile round trip commute to work every day, as well as sports for my kids afterwards most days, I am always at or below 50% SOC when I eventually get home. (That is starting at 80% each morning.) I could probably charge every 2-3 days, but decided it is best to just make sure I am at 80% "full" each morning. If my wife does get an EV, she will not need to charge as much since she only puts around 20 miles in total each day at most, so we might be able to get away with just one EVSE, but for peace of mind I would still like to have dedicated units just in case.
 

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Since I have a 70+ mile round trip commute to work every day, as well as sports for my kids afterwards most day
s, I am always at or below 50% SOC when I eventually get home. (That is starting at 80% each morning.) I could probably charge every 2-3 days, but decided it is best to just make sure I am at 80% "full" each morning. If my wife does get an EV, she will not need to charge as much since she only puts around 20 miles in total each day at most, so we might be able to get away with just one EVSE, but for peace of mind I would still like to have dedicated units just in case.
Maybe all you need is one L2 and one L1. If your wife plugs into the L1 everyday after work, you should be able to keep her car topped off for the whole week.
 

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Maybe all you need is one L2 and one L1. If your wife plugs into the L1 everyday after work, you should be able to keep her car topped off for the whole week.
Wow, you guys act like you want to save money or something, lol. ;) I’m just looking for an excuse to buy another cool thing for the garage.
 

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Wow, you guys act like you want to save money or something, lol. ;) I’m just looking for an excuse to buy another cool thing for the garage.
I'm happy to let you simulate the economy. In my case, even though there's a 30% tax credit on new installations I was able to install a 30amp socket for under $100. Maybe you already have the 2nd circuit available, but in many cases the cost of a new circuit far exceeds the cost of the actual EVSE.
 

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Wow, you guys act like you want to save money or something, lol. ;) I’m just looking for an excuse to buy another cool thing for the garage.
Haha yea, my wallet is still hurting from installing the first circuit to my detached garage. If I had a brain, I would have had my electrician put enough wire in for a second L2 EVSE one day when he had the back yard trenched out, but the thought didn't cross my mind until it was too late. My driving situation is like yours. I commute ~100 miles/day five days a week, whereas my wife commutes ~10 miles/day about 3-4 days per week. If/when we go fully electric, the L1 EVSE will easily cover her needs while I hog the L2. Honestly, the L1 might not even be needed because she can just plug into the L2 on the weekend and likely have enough charge to last the entire work week.
 

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Haha yea, my wallet is still hurting from installing the first circuit to my detached garage. If I had a brain, I would have had my electrician put enough wire in for a second L2 EVSE one day when he had the back yard trenched out, but the thought didn't cross my mind until it was too late. My driving situation is like yours. I commute ~100 miles/day five days a week, whereas my wife commutes ~10 miles/day about 3-4 days per week. If/when we go fully electric, the L1 EVSE will easily cover her needs while I hog the L2. Honestly, the L1 might not even be needed because she can just plug into the L2 on the weekend and likely have enough charge to last the entire work week.
Yeah, most likely I would be in the same situation if we get to 100% electric as well, but it is nice to dream.
 
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