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by MrDRMorgan
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DFCS modification to prevent errors
Replies: 40
Views: 19809

Re: DFCS modification to prevent errors

Looking at the photos, it looks like the interference, if any, is occurring in the clip area above the socket. Something in that area must be hitting the areas shown in your photos.
by MrDRMorgan
Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DFCS modification to prevent errors
Replies: 40
Views: 19809

Re: DFCS modification to prevent errors

Bryce, It looks like the two rounded tips on your 2014 socket have seen some small contact wear. This is the area that is being removed for those who experience connection problems. As I mentioned in earlier posts, I made the modification myself to preclude having potential DCFC charging problems fa...
by MrDRMorgan
Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: NRG EvGo SAE Combo chargers DO NOT WORK!
Replies: 43
Views: 25734

Re: NRG EvGo SAE Combo chargers DO NOT WORK!

Bryce - It is possible my 2015 Spark EV may have not needed the socket modification to function correctly at NRG eVgo charge stations. The modification was simple for me to do and, by doing it, hopefully I eliminated the possibility of having a socket / plug charging issue at a location that could h...
by MrDRMorgan
Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DFCS modification to prevent errors
Replies: 40
Views: 19809

Re: DFCS modification to prevent errors

Bryce - It is possible my 2015 Spark EV may have not needed the socket modification to function correctly at NRG eVgo charge stations. The modification was simple for me to do and, by doing it, hopefully I eliminated the possibility of having a socket / plug charging issue at a location that could h...
by MrDRMorgan
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Did the DCFC charger increase my drivable mileage?
Replies: 12
Views: 7853

Re: Did the DCFC charger increase my drivable mileage?

I too am not sure how accurate the "Guess-O-Meter" is but it does give a general visual indication of how fast your charge is being used up. Yesterday my Spark EV got a good workout: 90 fwy miles at approximately 60 mph including driving over and back across the Altamont Pass, plus another 40 miles ...
by MrDRMorgan
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Did the DCFC charger increase my drivable mileage?
Replies: 12
Views: 7853

Re: Did the DCFC charger increase my drivable mileage?

ImTedBell: Interesting. I drove the car about 7 miles today and then put it back on the charger for a full charge. The "guess-o-meter" now reads 91 miles. I will take the car out tomorrow for a respectable drive and then try the DCFC again and see if the mileage will continue to increase. Then I wil...
by MrDRMorgan
Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Did the DCFC charger increase my drivable mileage?
Replies: 12
Views: 7853

Re: Did the DCFC charger increase my drivable mileage?

It looks like I can expect the "guess-o-meter" mileage reading to increase a bit more. Great! I can use the extra miles if they are real.
by MrDRMorgan
Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Did the DCFC charger increase my drivable mileage?
Replies: 12
Views: 7853

Did the DCFC charger increase my drivable mileage?

Here is a new "newbie" question: Have any of you 2015 SparK EV owners found, after charging on a DCFC, that your green DIC miles remaining ended up with more mileage? On Saturday I charged my 2015 Spark EV using a NRG DCFC. I disconnected at 99+ percent and 25 minutes into the charge and the gauge s...
by MrDRMorgan
Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: NRG EvGo SAE Combo chargers DO NOT WORK!
Replies: 43
Views: 25734

Re: NRG EvGo SAE Combo chargers DO NOT WORK!

I followed the instructions in the post from Chocula above and did the modification myself as a precautionary measure. Today I tried my first DCFC at an NRG station in Tracy, CA and everything went perfectly. Was it because I made the modification? I do not know. Only charging attempts at other NRG ...
by MrDRMorgan
Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVSE 120 VAC Charging Efficiency
Replies: 58
Views: 21169

Re: EVSE 120 VAC Charging Efficiency

12 ft cord would probably work but a 20 ft cord would be better for me. Did my first DCFC charge today at an NRG eVgo station in Tracy, CA. and it worked perfectly without a single problem. I started at 27% charge level and ended up at 99%+ after 25 minutes. The other two locations I need to test ar...

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