Adverse Effects wrote:arber333 wrote:Maybe it would be best to have it on a trailer that could hook to different EVs and adapt charging... That way DMV couldnt say anything, since what you tow on a trailer is a cargo after all!
most places having a motor running in s trailer when driving is illegal but i think this may get around it
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I have one of those tow bars that are made of a box section (square tube) and the tow bar tongue just slips into it and is held with a big pin. I was thinking that would make a good mount for the generator. Easy to attach and remove, Just need to add a bit of square tube to the generator.
I was thinking of using the normal single phase output from the generator into a socket similar to what is used on caravans for when they are plugged into a powered site. The socket would feed into the on board charger the same as if i was plugged in at home.
One thing i have been pondering was should i use a diesel or petrol generator? A 4 stroke petrol generator looks like the lighter option but the durability and weather resistant nature of diesels make sense as the generator will be exposed to the elements.
I would use the range extender probably twice a month so being able to attach and remove it easily is a big factor in the design.
Also electric start would be required as i don't want to be trying to pull start the generator like my car was a lawn mower