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by f1geek
Tue May 25, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Level 1 Charging Amps
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Level 1 Charging Amps

Some more context: The SAE J1772 standard, from what I have read, supports L1 up to 16 amps. That is not to say the on board charger in the e-Golf won't support 20 amps, but it seems unlikely to me. Still, 16 amps at L1, 1.9 kW, is better than 1.2 kW.
by f1geek
Mon May 24, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Level 1 Charging Amps
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Level 1 Charging Amps

I know the car will take 12 amps at 120V, but you are asking if it will take 20 amps at 120V. The on board charger is rated for 30 amps at up to 240 V, so the wiring can handle the current. I bet it can take 16 amps at 120V, but don't know about 20 amps. I suspect it will work. It would be great if ...
by f1geek
Wed May 19, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: Recurrent wins NSF Grant to Study Battery Degradation in EVs
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Recurrent wins NSF Grant to Study Battery Degradation in EVs

Congratulations! I no longer have car-net and currently estimate usable capacity by charging to full, driving pack to about 10-15% SoC, and use the car's efficiency data for the miles driven to estimate usable capacity. How will you provide a buyer with an estimate about battery pack degradation wit...
by f1geek
Wed May 19, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the e-Golf
Topic: Higher Mileage Buying Question
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Higher Mileage Buying Question

Good that it "lived" in a moderate climate. I don't think 27,000 miles is too high. Checking other local sales would give you more insight into a good price, and maybe there are cheaper cars. I don't know how you find out how many DCFC sessions the car saw - I have not found that data yet. Can you a...
by f1geek
Mon May 17, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: Air conditioner leaks
Replies: 8
Views: 1786

Re: Air conditioner leaks

Does your car have the heat pump?
by f1geek
Thu May 06, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: 2017 or 2019 battery?
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: 2017 or 2019 battery?

What is the price differential between the two cars you are looking at?
by f1geek
Wed May 05, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet

No, not enough juice. That is why the “smart” splitter only sends power to either your car or the dryer (never both at the same time), with the dryer getting priority.
by f1geek
Wed May 05, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: 2017 or 2019 battery?
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: 2017 or 2019 battery?

Great question! No, no expiry date. If you take good care of a lithium ion battery, it can provide a useful life of several decades. It is my understanding the main causes of cell aging are: calendar aging, amount of cycling, DoD (Depth of Discharge) during cycling, storage SoC (State of Charge), an...
by f1geek
Tue May 04, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet

Sounds good. Best of luck! I live in CA where it is common to have a dryer in the garage (in my case, right near the garage door, too). I can see it would be inconvenient if your dryer is not in your garage.
by f1geek
Tue May 04, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: General / Main e-Golf Owners Forum
Topic: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: Egolf 2017 not charging through home 110c outlet

Great to hear you found a properly wired, grounded circuit! You can not use the L1 EVSE that came with the car on a 240V circuit. You will need to purchase a 240V EVSE (Level 2 or L2) to charge your car at 240V. The included L1 EVSE charges at 1.2 kW but you could charge as quickly as 7 kW (240V, 30...

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