Kenz300 x: Electric vehicles are the future..... it is time to end the oil monopoly on transportation fuels....... Climate Change is real .... we need to deal with the cause or we will deal with the effect........
Capt Larry: The cost of EVSE boxes is a scandal. Maybe $50 bucks worth of parts. couple of relays, a very dumb circuit board and a cord. My clothes washer has a half dozen boards that are far more complex, and the most expensive of them is about $100.
Clearly, it is quite simple to provide either a hard wired connection to an EVSE or a suitable outlet and wiring and circuit breaker in a main or sub pane1. Of course anybody with an electric dryer can fabricate and extension cord.. and bobs your uncle.
chuckwalla: Nice. Wish my commute was shorter, so I can go electric.
Turo Zavala: Love that sticker ;)
hectortoledo5914: actually not a relay is a contact that is normally open then normally closes when there is a appliance
Hahn Soloe: Pretty sure #4 wire is overkill for a 40 amp circuit. That's probably why you had a hard time getting the wire into the breaker lugs. #8 THHN is the proper size. Good for 55 amps. #4 won't hurt but it's a waste of money, especially if you have to increase the conduit size, fittings, etc. to accommodate the larger wire.
Refuso PissedO: Southern California Edison has two 'special' plans for EV owners. Neither makes sense for us, (Spark ev) because one uses one meter, but has caveats associated with your other appliances, and the 2nd rate plan requires a 2nd meter. The install is too expensive so, just go solar, run on the sun. We've been following solar for a long time, the changes come fast. My gate and front lights (led) run on small test platform systems, but deciding on a configuration is like Peyton Manning reading the defense, on the run. In the last two years or less micro-inverters, AC panels (same thing), mppt controllers and a range of inverter options have opened configuration doors for us. 335 days per year of sunshine, someone said. Basically now we can scale up or down, monitor what's going on with each panel, re-direct solar electricity from sending it to Edison's grid, or using it to charge our EV.
Refuso PissedO: How about the can of gasoline just to the left of his 220 Volt grid, on the floor? The half empty ones make the biggest explosion/fire wave. But he's ready for that with the 5/ 8 firecode gyproc, or wasn't that installed yet.....
Steve Kirkland: Major electrical code violations starting with the load center. No record of a electrical contractors license in the state of Maryland for Mr. Lamari. I install electric vehicle charging stations for residential and dealerships alike and I'm required to carry workmen's comp, 2 mil.general liability and 1 mil on my vehicles. So, $2,100.00 is a fair price in most cases. It comes down to the cost of doing business.
Jeff Morgan: Why would you invite strangers to your residence to charge their vehicles? Seems like a major liability potential!!!
Paul Nijssen: Andreas talk to your local utility company. In California you get a special rate.
Andreas Cappello: Hi, that is cool ,man your electrical bill going up? me too I want buy Nissan leaf but I m not sure ,because, somebody tell me, i gone spend a lot money for electrical bill. Is true?
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DAn Brock: Nuclear cars(ford and the time traveling delorean) have been considered in the past. Nuclear comes from nucleus, the center of atom, but I think(and somewhat) it will skip down to the quantum level (quarks) or the use of other sub atomic paticles
Jose Cruz: that Is my case in my house I remove an Older GE. Electric Oven and it does have a 40A bracker,
Jose Cruz: I think in another 50 years will go nuclear, Just a little Pellet and no refueling in 50 years or so.
Sinan Wolf-Gazo: Cary Lamari is a great electrician. He installed me EV level 1 and 2 charger in 2 days. Finds solutions, to any problem!!!!
DAn Brock: Mostly fueled by coal so till solar panels are better made(look at nature for solution) and AC rather than DC.
And truth be told,they've had electric cars since they had steam cars but you'll never read that from a history book. Also, Sir Humphrey Davy invented the light bulb,22 inventors later Edison just commercialized them(Just another beef I have with history ' _ ' ).
rammy912: Interesting question. Unlikely, at least not anytime in the next couple of centuries or so. Steam was massively inefficient and gas provided more power than steam can provide. Now gas is not renewable and it causes much pollution so electricity seems like a likely alternative. Good thing about electricity though is that it's totally renewable. Not everyone is doing it in a renewable way yet, but that'll happen eventually and it'll be green, clean power :)
DAn Brock: Does anyone think electricity will be replaced?
Like steam engine to gas, and gas to electric.