Tuesday, February 25, 2014

J1772 Installation

This past weekend was once again full of nice warm weather. With that, I was able to finally install my J1772 socket onto my EV.

I have not installed the AVC2 control circuit for the J1772 yet, but that is coming. So until then I can't use the charging stations, but I can still run off of 120v/240v circuits with my extension cords.

This week I am going to be testing different routes to work to try and find the best one to take with my EV. I'm also going to do some highway runs this week to figure out what kind of wh/mi it takes to cruise at 60+ MPH.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

February Update

It's been a while since I've had time to work on my EV, but the weather was good enough today to motivate me.

Today I finally mounted the EV Display to a Pillar Pod:

I purchased the EV Display this past fall and I have had it bouncing around the cup holders while I came up with a way of installing it into the dash board. A few weeks ago I decided that a Pillar Pod would be better and I'm glad I went that way. It took me a total of 30 minutes to pull off the pillar, drill the holes for the Pillar Pod, then run the Ethernet cable and mount it all back together.

Now I now longer have to look down to see my battery stats, which is really nice. Next of my list of things is installing the J1772 connector. I've been slowly working on the mount for it but with the weather being so awful I just haven't had the motivation, or a garage to work in.

I'm also working on some way of logging data while I drive. I've come to down to two ideas, rig up a Raspberry Pi to the EV Display and Zilla, or get an Android in-dash Nav System/Radio and write some logging apps for it.