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Any success for Miev at an Eaton Chademo?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 6:13 am
by kiev
There is a local DC fast charger available downtown, Fountain Circle Eaton Chademo.

It seems to work for the nissan leaves, but always trips out the internal breaker whenever i have tried to charge. i think it was donated by the nissan dealer--but do the Eaton chargers maybe not like little meves?

Has anyone else had failure at an Eaton dcfq-- and ever get it resolved?

Reading thru the miev-CAN threads it appears that chademo may be on a separate bus, if so i wonder if that is related to any problems?

Re: Any success for Miev at an Eaton Chademo?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 7:12 am
by JoeS
Talking with a local startup playing with CHAdeMO, it seems that neither the Leaf nor the i-MiEV strictly conform to the official CHAdeMO standard, but in different areas. The only avenue we have is to complain to the station owner that the EVSE does not work with our cars! Funny, as Eaton was the 'recommended' EVSE supplier by Mitsubishi for our i-MiEV.

Re: Any success for Miev at an Eaton Chademo?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 7:49 am
by PV1
I've never had any issues with Eaton products and charging. Signet units, I've had issues.

Anybody in your area have an i-MiEV or a Tesla with the CHAdeMO adapter? How does it work for them?

The i-MiEV is the poster car for Eaton units on their website.

Re: Any success for Miev at an Eaton Chademo?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 10:38 am
by jray3
I've used an Eaton CHAdeMO several times with no problem, ditto for their J1772.

Re: Any success for Miev at an Eaton Chademo?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 12:50 pm
by tigger19687
Someone should change the meter sign to 1 hr limit and PARKING WHILE CHARGING ONLY

I would be miffed if I was having to rely on this QC when there is not another one around.

I liked the posting from someone let another charge because they had enough juice :)

Re: Any success for Miev at an Eaton Chademo?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 1:07 pm
by JoeS
tigger19687 wrote:Someone should change the meter sign to 1 hr limit and PARKING WHILE CHARGING ONLY
I would be miffed if I was having to rely on this QC when there is not another one around.
I liked the posting from someone let another charge because they had enough juice :)
In California, you are only allowed to park at a public EV charging station if you are plugged in. Common courtesy around here is to never plug in at a public charging station unless you really HAVE to.

Re: Any success for Miev at an Eaton Chademo?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 1:42 pm
by tigger19687
JoeS wrote:
tigger19687 wrote:Someone should change the meter sign to 1 hr limit and PARKING WHILE CHARGING ONLY
I would be miffed if I was having to rely on this QC when there is not another one around.
I liked the posting from someone let another charge because they had enough juice :)
In California, you are only allowed to park at a public EV charging station if you are plugged in. Common courtesy around here is to never plug in at a public charging station unless you really HAVE to.[/quote

Right, and I would think that would be a "Common Rule" all over. Including all signs. But maybe it isn't everywhere. I think here in MA the ones I have seen say while charging.
only one says 15 min parking/ EV charging