How does the Juicebox operate with a 120V circuit?

Kris -

How can you easily make your JuiceBox work on 120V?  We sell an adapter that is specifically wired for this, but if you didn't buy ours and bought one from someone else, then your JuiceBox won't work.

 

If you don't have the time to order one, you can build your own with the following:

1 NEMA 14-50 R 

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1 5-15P

1' of (minimum) #12/2 gauge (plus ground--so 3 total conductors) SJOOW Rubber cord.  You can purchase by the foot at most home improvement stores.

With these, you can use this guide for wiring:

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    Mark G. Fehlig, P.E., CPBE

    Great support here.  I can only use my Volt 120VAC charger that came with the car.

    What is $ of your adapter?

     

    Mark Fehlig

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    Kris

    Mark,

     

    If you are asking about the JuicePlug, then that is a simple two-ended adapter that your charging station that came with your car plugs into, and then you plug the other end into your car.

    It sells for $199 on our site and is in Pre-order at the moment, but the first units will be shipping very soon.  These are also being used n our energy programs, specifically with the rewards program and and reduced or free of charge.

    Please see this video of our pre-production model:

    https://ksr-video.imgix.net/projects/2345734/video-646989-h264_high.mp4

     

     

    Thanks again--

    Edited by Kris
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    Mark G. Fehlig, P.E., CPBE

    Hi again Kris,

    Can the JUICEPLUG reduce the amperage being used by the EVSC or does it simply turn it off.

    I am interested in sharing a single 120VAC garage outlet for 2 EVSCs.

    Thanks and I look forward to receiving my JUICEPLUG soon.

     

    Mark Fehlig

    Rossmoor 55+ retirement Community

    Rossmoor.com

    Walnut Creek

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    Mark G. Fehlig, P.E., CPBE

    Separate question on a fleet of JUICEPLUGS:

    We have multiple 120 VAC EVSCs in carports with common HOA power/meters.

    Can we use JUICEPLUGS to meter the power consumed by each EVSC by the HOA??

    If the HOA buys/obtains them can we get the reward rebates back to the HOA?

    We are on MCE now as we are in Walnut Creek City limits.

    Is there a fleet account manager that could help us?

    Please advise.

     

    Mark Fehlig  770-363-5974, 2017 VOLT owner

    Rossmoor 55+ retirement Community

    Rossmoor.com

    Walnut Creek

     

     

     

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    Kris

    Mark, To answer the first question, Yes it can reduce the amperage to a minimum of 8 amps.  So if you plan to share a circuit, you wouldn't be able to unless it was a 20A--120V outlet with nothing else on it.  (they would share about 16A)

     

    As for the second question, I can have Silvia call you, she is working on the MCE program, and this may be a good fit for you, yes.

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    Mark G. Fehlig, P.E., CPBE

    Thanks Kris,

    I look forward to hearing from Silvia.

    So I could reduce the 120VAC draw of the FIT, Leaf or CMAX/Focus Energi from their

    minimum 12 AMP design to 8 AMPS with the JUICEPLUG?  This would not be for sharing but keeping the MAX to 8 AMPS on our older 15AMP common HOA recepticles.

    The BMW i3 lowers to 6 AMPS on its own!

    My 2017 Volt nicely defaults to 8 AMPS for what I perceive is this very same concern and is operating fine in my 15 AMP circuit HOA carport.

    Mark G. Fehlig, P.E.

    Rossmoor

    Walnut Creek

     

     

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    Kris

    Yes, and being that you have a 15A receptacle, you'd be fine at 12A on that circuit, Per nothing else is charging.

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