7482Re: [solectria_ev] Re: J1772 conversion cable for Solectria Force
- Sep 5, 2011Your 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@...>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, "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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