My church put up two EV CHARGING OUTLET signs over two outdoor outlets in 2010, and that has made our church as a leader in the community for going Green.
See http://aprs.org/AFM-EVs.html Now we have 6 out of an active congregation of about 60 that have bought EV's! We have also gone solar, and heatpump! Most recent person just bought a Bolt! And yet still those two signs out in the parking lot serve as a BEACON to everyone who comes to our church or visits. ANd in those 7 years since we put up the signs, I have charged there twice, and one other person once. BUT THAT IS NOT THE POINT. The point is that everyone who comes to our church sees the signs and KNOWS that they can charge if they need to. Sure, 2 hours on an L1 outlet only gains 8 miles range. But 95% of our attenders drive less than that to church! Duh... These chargin posts (Actually, the signs) have been so popular that we have now added two more outlets and another sign right at the end of hte street and made them public. We even have the sign lighted at night. But again, it is just apair of 120v outlets. and a single 240v 20 amp outlet on the same pole. BUT to be fair, we also bought a $299 L2 charge cord with a matching 20 amp 240v plug. The sign on the charging post says Charge TWO EV's at L1 or a single EV at three times the speed using the L2 cord in the office. Inquire within. Again, no one but me has used it (exactly twice) but EVERYONE in our church now believes in EV"s and most are planning on making an EV their next purchase. So by all means GET THE SIGN UP. The detail of the charging cord is not as important. Alsop, we have now inspired more than another dozen of churches and others to put up signs over their outdoor outlets. It really makes progress! See http://aprs.org/EV-charging-signs.html The advantage of L1 is that it woiuld take more than 5 hours parked in our mostly vacant lot to steal eveen $1 of electricity. It was that argument that got around all the nervous nellies who were worride about Theft of power. Jeeze... And who is going to abandon their car in our parking lot withon NOTHING nearby of any public interest just to steal $1 of juice? What are they going to do for 5 hours? Of course if they come into the church, that is a dollar well invested too. We list our outlets as public. In the comments we say "Four L1s and one L2 for our mmbers or anyone in need"... Bob, WB4APR On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 8:43 PM, Cal Frye via EV <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Hey, folks, > A church I work with is building a new building, and I'm encouraging > them to put in a Level-2 charger, likely for two positions. Any > recommendations on which to install? Even Home Despot offers some two > dozen choices, and I'm sure some rank better than others. Which are the > more flexible, which more trouble-prone, etc? > > Cal Frye, Oberlin, OH > www.calfrye.com/evs.html <http://www.calfrye.com/evs.html> > -------------- next part -------------- > An HTML attachment was scrubbed... > URL: <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/ > attachments/20170924/8825e5e4/attachment.html> > _______________________________________________ > UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub > http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org > Read EVAngel's EV News at http://evdl.org/evln/ > Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/ > group/NEDRA) > > -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20170924/e7826ec0/attachment.html> _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org Read EVAngel's EV News at http://evdl.org/evln/ Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)