Received my J1772 adapter from ModularEV Power
As I noted earlier I had some trouble with the other vendor selling J1772 adapters .. so got this from ModularEV Power. Had no problem, just went to their ebay store (http://stores.ebay.com/Modular-EV-Power) and picked one out and bought it.
It's a lot smaller than I expected. And it's well put together. Looked like a fairly simple thing to make - a sturdy box, two connectors, and a handle.
Nice warning stickers.
I haven't tried it yet because my membership cards with Blink and ChargePoint haven't arrived yet.
I got my J-1772 from MacMulkin Chevrolet and was wondering how you wired it up. I want to put it on my VX-1 and XM-3000. We got two charging station in my area and want to make use of them. Both vehicles are level one charging and get a full charge in 3 hours.
The charging station is in Library in Chelmsford MA I know the J-1772 can handle 15 amperes but not much more. So level one charging is OK with my needs.
Even though it say put in your charge card info it is absolutely free.
I haven't had a chance to test the adapter yet.
As for wiring it into the car - the adapter I got is in a box, packaged with a NEMA 14-50 outlet. I had already built a power cord to convert from NEMA 14-50 to NEMA 6-20, and the charger I have has a 6-20 plug. I've used that adapter cord with the AVCON adapter box I have, and that box works fine. I'm sure when I get around to testing the J1772 adapter box that it too will work fine.
I've also built a couple other adapter cords .. one is an NEMA L style adapter (? L 6-20 ?), the round locking style of plug, because one of the places I go has several 240v outlets using that round L style plug. Another is a normal 6-20 to 5-15 converter. I carry in my car a 50 foot 10 gauge extension cord, so having these adapter cords let me plug into various outlets with this extension cord.
Did you get your card activated yet? I got mine and my Newest J-1772 from Rush of Tucson EV. I wired it up when I got it Wed and going to try it now Saturday 23 June 2012. If I can remember how to make a pix I will. ~ ~ ~ I got my control board from Modular EV and could not make it work.
I tried my J-1772 from Tucson EV and swiped my card in Adams Library in Chelmsford MA and it worked. My 240 volt charger worked flawlessly. Now to convert all my EVs to J-1772. Thanks Rush D.
There was a Chevrolet Volt next to my EV in position 2 charging and at the time he charged with 4 KW of fuel.
Yes, I've been using my Coulomb card .. the ModularEV adapter box works fine. I have a box similar to what you show that has both 120v and 240v (NEMA 6-20) sockets, both connected to the charger input because my charger (Elcon PFC3000) can take both voltages.
Its good to see you conform to the standard of J1772 public charging, however, your charger is too small if you have a decent sized pack and will tie the public charger too long. With only 18amp charging rate it takes too long to provide enough to get home and you are holding up other people. However you did save a couple of $$ by buying small. Next time get a PFC 5000 or 6000.