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7482Re: [solectria_ev] Re: J1772 conversion cable for Solectria Force

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  • Jay Grossman
    Sep 5, 2011
      Your charger is ok and does not require a change for level 1 or 2 charging. An adaptor is required because of the j1772 standard. First the connector is different from the standard plug as it has 5 input leads. 3 transfer power just like a standard plug however one of the other two has been programmed to determine if power is off before charging begins. The 5th is unnecessary. There is a small circuit board that those who supply the adaptor have constructed to take of this requirement. You cannot just buy the 5 pin recepticle, attach the 3 power leads and expect the j1772 station to supply power.

      Jay H grossman

      From: romastewart49 <romastewart49@...>
      To: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, September 1, 2011 7:58 PM
      Subject: [solectria_ev] Re: J1772 conversion cable for Solectria Force

      With a new adaptor, would you need to adjust or replace the charger? I am very interested in this, since none of the public charging stations in my area work with a level 1 or level 2 charger.

      --- In solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com, "jgrossm3" <jgrossm3@...> wrote:
      > Has anyone in the Solectria user's group constructed an adaptor to bridge between the new J1772 standard employed in the public charging stations and the connection on an older EV?
      > I have a 1995 Solectria Force which takes 240/208 Volt input and would like to be able to use the available public chargers but need to construct a cable to bridge between the two.
      > If there is interest I have done some research. Adaptors are available on the internet but the price seems to range between $190 to $250 per unit. It seems likely that a comprable unit can be constructed for substantially less. A bit of engineering is required to get around the input controls employed int the J1772 standards but the information to do this is available.

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