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What's the highest power draw you've had so far?

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http://www.sparkydirect.com.au/p/734793 ... dit15.html
possibly cheaper elsewhere, just posting first link that comes to hand.
Clipsal 15 amp power meter

http://steplight.com.au/monitor/power-mate-lite/

http://shop.ata.org.au/shop/power-mate-15a
hmm up to 18A measurement



jaycar clever watts 10A power meter measures over 10 Amps but not sure about its accuracy above 10A
http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=MS6119

using the Clipsal 15 amp power meter
imiev draws 13A approx
volt 14A
leaf (Brian M) 18A after e-station replaced faulty module.

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offgridQLD wrote:Perhaps trucked up or perhaps they were just taking there time and drove 100km early each morning then charged at a caravan park and drove another 100 late in the afternoon.
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The iMiev would be a perfect vehicle for the retired (loaded) couple turing around Oz with the little car on the trailer behind the Winnebago.

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The most I have seen my stock (2012) Imiev EVSE consume is 2200w at the plug but usualy around 2170w - 2180w. so under 10A.

Dont pay $300 for that clipsal unit or that other 15A unit thats way to much to pay for what it is. I payed $15 for my meter at Aldi and its identical to that $28 one linked to from Jaycar.

This is my unit with the little 10 - 15A pig tail.
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Consumption confirmed on my house inverter (I deducted the house base load just over 100w at the time from this 2340w number)
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Regarding the retired couples towing cars behind there motor homes. I see a lot of suzuki jimny (new model) being towed. They cost as much as a 2012 Imiev. Though I think they want the little 4wd because they can explore more areas...perhaps a EV jimny. Before I purchased the Imiev and was going to build my own EV a 2010 jimny was on the top of the list. Perhaps one day when I have the time.




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Remember this post.

I just use the Arlec meter for the 10A charges with 15A socket adaptor.
The Arlec meter measures accurately on the near unity power factor of the EV charger. I confirmed this against a utility power meter.

The most I've ever measured was 15.2kWh from the plug after 1 bar showing on energy meter. The '1' of course is somewhere between zero and 2 given the quantised nature of the 16 bar meter.
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Hey Kurt, I thought the iMiEV was electric not air powered. Image

Yes, I can confirm that those power meters work too. I have one, though I need to hard reset it after use as I can't zero the kWh count or elapsed time otherwise.
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Just thinking about it carnut1100 your Imiev is a gen 1 without the brick in the charging cable?

I can't be sure what the 2010 models charge at. They could use the full potential of the on board charger 3100w.

Some one will be able to confirm what the 2010 models before you go out and get a 10A meter.

acmotor,
        I have 5 x 15A outlets one 32A outlet and 25 x 10A double's & suspended outlets in the shed. I was determine not to have a shortage or a need for extension cords. Its amazing how they all get used up though.

Actually the compressor is supposed to be on a 15A gpo that's unused outside the shed but have been to lazy to build a lean to shelter to protect the compressor from the rain.

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Spent my lunch break Heading to jaycar To find that the good power meter is out of stock.... And the alternative is a piece of junk.
So I have ordered the Watts Clever one online.
In the meantime one of my colleagues is loaning me one on Monday morning until my new one arrives.

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For a more permanent meter. You can also get little class 1. 1000imp/kWh din rail mount LCD meters that are inexpensive on ebay. I purchased a few 32A single din models for about $25 each. Haven't installed them yet but they can be installed on each circuit at the meter box or with the addition of a little single din mounting box they can go just before the 15A outlet.

You can read the small LCD on the meter or in addition get a little device that reads the impulses and displays it in the house on a screen.

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I think this one will just live in the bag with the charging cable...

I've got an android app (this will be useful for anyone running the Bluetooth app...will work on the same device) called Fuel Log.
You can set up multiple vehicles and whenever you fuel you enter amount and mileage.
It has options in units and there are electric options.
So I can log on my phone and it gives costings and you can enter regular recurring costs as well and it gives daily, weekly, monthly, annual breakdowns of costs and costs per kilometre and averages.
It can export logs as well.
Free version with limited features but the pro only cost a couple of dollars and is worth it.

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Simon's dad's 2010 imiev draws 13 amps
No lunch box present. Luckily their Imiev has also been upgraded by club assist with the pilot signal so they can charge at j1772 bollards

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Got any details on that upgrade?
The dealer seemed to think it wasn't possible but I think it should be.

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