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Old 12-12-2010, 07:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ryland
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Isn't part of the reason they are charging $2,000 for a charging station is so that you can turn on the delay so your car starts charing at night even if you plug it in at 5pm? the most recent EAA (electric auto association) news letter has an article about using the Iphone app that lets you control the charging station, check your state of charge, check to see what public charging stations are in use, I don't see it here but it seems like there was mention of adding a delay for off peek charging and just like air conditioning, you can get a utility installed control box that will cycle your high load device off for 15 minutes at a time to help avoid brown outs if the utility is nearing peek load, I thought I heard that this was also built in to the $2,000 extension cord... I mean charging station!
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