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Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:09 pm
by MrDRMorgan
DarthMuffin wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:07 pm
Has anyone tried one of these at an EA station? I have printed one and can confirm it fits the spark, but have no EA station nearby.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3862271
This adapter would be interesting to try on a Spark EV. I am able to charge my 2016 Spark EV at EA 150 kw stations but it is necessary to support the weight of the handle / cable until the initialization process completes and the car's horn honks indicating the charging process has started.

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:15 am
by ElDobro
I ran across this on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lAFLpxcgk4

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:39 am
by Engineear
Cool tip. If I have a need for speed charging and one of these are near me in Mesa AZ, I will remember this. Thanks!

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:57 am
by MrDRMorgan
ElDobro wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:15 am
I ran across this on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lAFLpxcgk4
Yep! This is EXACTLY how you make it work. Also, some of the power cables do not allow you to "easily" align the plug with the socket in the car without some serious "twisting" too.

How and where you park your Spark EV when making the connection affects how much you have to twist the plug to get it inserted into the car's socket. This seems to vary from charger to charger.

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:15 pm
by Randy960
I was poking around on Plugshare the other day, and it looks like nearly every EA station in the Northeast uses Efacec chargers. A fix would be great, because there's actually enough chargers around to travel a bit, even in a Spark.