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Zoe off grid charging

Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 19:17
by birdibird
Hi all,

I just wanted to share here that my dream came true yesterday.

We are now charging the Zoe off grid!

I found an inverter (MPP Solar PIP-5048MG) which does not need the grid or batteries, so I have a direct PV ->EV system.

I am using the granny atm in 10A mode.
Today I'll try 14A.
Future will be to build a smart/open evse to squeeze the max out of the sun and the panels!

I'll keep you posted.

Re: Zoe off grid charging

Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 20:29
by brunohill
www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9KCl8SAh5Y

I have wanted one of those for about 10 years ( but they do not exist I have been told). I ended up with a hybrid system instead.
There was nothing worse than running a generator on a very sunny day, with solar panels on the roof, but a mains blackout.

Re: Zoe off grid charging

Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 20:50
by brunohill
I would really like to be able to run the 400 volts DC from my solar panels directly to the 350-400 volt DC battery in in my Leaf through the CHADEMO DC charge socket.

Re: Zoe off grid charging

Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 22:29
by birdibird
brunohill wrote:
Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 20:29
www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9KCl8SAh5Y

I have wanted one of those for about 10 years ( but they do not exist I have been told). I ended up with a hybrid system instead.
There was nothing worse than running a generator on a very sunny day, with solar panels on the roof, but a mains blackout.
Yes, that is the same one!
They do exist, and I am also very impressed it just works!

Re: Zoe off grid charging

Posted: Tue, 09 Oct 2018, 04:40
by birdibird
brunohill wrote:
Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 20:50
I would really like to be able to run the 400 volts DC from my solar panels directly to the 350-400 volt DC battery in in my Leaf through the CHADEMO DC charge socket.
That would be very cool if that became possible. No idea how Chademo works and if you could build a smart EVSE using the DC from the panels directly...