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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:29 am 
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Skip the generator idea. You now drive an EV. Need to change the mindset.
Otherwise better to just rent a car or truck as needed.


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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:06 pm 
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I love this V2V charging solution.

http://www.andromedapower.com/uploads/O ... asheet.pdf

video of product in use at
http://www.andromedapower.com/

Tony, are you a reseller?

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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:07 pm 
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Here's a 5KW fuel cell that I posted in another generator thread. See the "Solution to avoid range anxiety - Carry a generator" thread.

http://www.upssystems.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Mobixane-UPSS.pdf

I'm not sure if they make a bigger one. It runs on propane and I think it is sold in the UK.


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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:13 pm 
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cuehugh@gmail.com wrote:
and i;m having hard time finding the CHAdeMO port on my Rav4, Were is your located?


Hi Cuehugh,
I've ordered the CHAdeMO upgrade from Quick Charge Power.

http://shop.quickchargepower.com/ChadeM ... qscsfapp04

Details and early prototype pics can be found on this thread.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=849&hilit=jdemo&start=330

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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:09 pm 
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Kohler Controller wrote:
I love this V2V charging solution.

http://www.andromedapower.com/uploads/O ... asheet.pdf

video of product in use at
http://www.andromedapower.com/

Tony, are you a reseller?


No, we don't deal with them (anymore). The last rumor was they were getting sued and the principal fled the USA.


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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:12 pm 
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Kohler Controller wrote:

video of product in use at
http://www.andromedapower.com/



I thought I was watching a porn movie for a minute. What did they do while waiting for the battery to charge? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:13 pm 
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rickrides wrote:
Kohler Controller wrote:

video of product in use at
http://www.andromedapower.com/



I thought I was watching a porn movie for a minute. What did they do while waiting for the battery to charge? :lol:


That is Heather in the video. Super nice person.


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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:52 am 
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Do keep in mind that using the generator to charge an EV will result in bad emissions and fuel economy compared to a normal ICE vehicle. Those small engines don't have to meet the emissions and fuel consumption requirements that a car does. I'd recommend just driving an ICE rather than going to this much trouble to drive an EV.


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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:18 pm 
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I think a bigger battery combined with a JaDemo is the the best way to go. I could charge at home off my PV panels and when I am on the road I could charge at a ChaDemo station. (if there are ever any installed in NY)

It bet it would cost as much as a good quality generator.

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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:09 am 
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Just buy a VOLT or PHEV and claim legitimate tax cuts that way. A tax cut based on buying a portable genset is probably a reach unless its required for your employment.

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