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Discussion in 'Clarity' started by 714hello, Jun 12, 2018.
OMG.... for the dog... 20 bucks and quick in and out
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This website has some Clarity accessories. I ordered the Charge Port Koozie last night as snow will soon be flying where I live.
I have installed: ChargePoint 40A EVSE, the owl dashcam (front and driver-side-view), VAVA dashcam in the rear small window, VAVA magnetic phone holder, driver seat protector, a real donut spare tire (maybe in the future run-flats and get rid of the spare tire?), J1772 25 foot extender cable and Tesla to J1772 converter and test box, over the driver seat hanging trash bag (spill-proof), replaced the visor incandescent lights with LEDs, front wireless license plate camera (to not hit stuff parking). Be safe, happy upcoming holidays, safe travels.
Great additions! But I believe the ChargePoint (I have one too) is a 32 Amp EVSE. It just requires a 40 Amp circuit (the old 80% continuous draw rule of 40 is 32). The Clarity cannot benefit from any EVSE over 32 Amps although some have put in larger EVSEs to try to future proof their purchase.
Do you have a link or model number for the Tesla to J1772 converter? Which Tesla charging stations does it work with? Thank you!
I got the center tray, rear seat covers (literately second day owning I picked up the kids covered head to toe in clay from ceramics class :O), weather mats and some of the trunk stuff I haven't installed yet. Seat covers were semi PITA to install but not too bad and have been amazing since my kids are anything but tidy
Forgot: Ceramic Tinting on all windows...
After looking through lots of Google results, both actual NEC and not, "continuous" seems to mean "3 hours or more". If the Clarity charges in 2.5 hours from 240 V, all this discussion about 80% may be meaningless for 240 V chargers. Only if you had a "real" EV would you be drawing power over enough time for it to be "continuous".
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I went with the Sinjimoru iphone car charging dock for the iphone X (from ebay) .. I stuck it right to the lower right side of the screen protector as that is just black space on the display.. its perfect.. as soon as i get back to the car ill post a pic.
it didnt damage anythin bacause its mounter directly on the screen protector and its out the way and the phone isnt below the shift console ... plus it connects to the usb so carplay .. waze.. etc is in reach..
Another vote for the Sinjimoru docking station. It makes is so easy to one handedly insert and remove the phone without every having to plug in a cable.
It meets my high laziness quotient. At this stage of my life, I ain’t plugging and unplugging cables every time I get in or out of a car!
Trunk Cargo Tray (don't understand why it doesn't cover entire trunk only the front part)
All Season Floor Mats
Wheel Lock Nut Set
Center Console Mat
Total comes to about $258 shipped...
Still need a good sunshade, and desperately looking at bicycle rack options that doesn't cost well over $800
The dealer I went to had a bunch of custom sun shades from some third party brand. Didn't have one for the Clarity there, but they ordered one for me. Was about $35, and it has a notch in it to fit the camera box behind the mirror. With the short visors and that box in the way, you really need something custom fit or there's no way it'll stay up.
As expensive as that tiny piece of plastic is, just think what Honda would charge for a full-trunk mat! Honda's tray makes access to the under-trunk storage compartment easy. I've found that the small tray is sufficient to handle the drips from the wet wheels of my Dad's walker.
Tuxmat makes a nice full-size rubber-style trunk mat. Also, someone posted a link to this guy, who offers a full-trunk rubber-backed carpet for the Clarity.
Do you have a picture of it? I didn't see one on their site and they didn't answer my email asking for a picture. Also slightly concerned that they aren't using the standard attachment points for the driver's mat.
A continuous load is indeed defined as 3 hours or more, but the relevant code is contained in Article 625 of the NEC.
Electric vehicle supply equipment shall have sufficient rating to supply the load served. Electric vehicle charging loads shall be considered to be continuous loads for the purposes of this article.
(Note: This is the updated 2017 numbering/language that may or may not be in your local code)
Rating Electric vehicle supply equipment shall have sufficient rating to supply the load served. For the purposes of this article, electric vehicle charging loads shall be considered to be continuous loads.
Yet that's a completely arbitrary distinction, so not a safety issue as some here might be concerned about, at least as far as they're willing to ignore code in DIY installs. Three hours is three hours, regardless of what is on the other end of the plug.
The safety issue is that an EVSE is universal and any EV could be plugged in - not just the Clarity PHEV. The owner may upgrade to a BEV, have a neighbor/friend/relative plug in, or sell the property and the new owners have a vehicle that would charge for more than 3 hours.
Ignoring code, whether by DIY or not, is a fairly common cause of fires. Electrical codes are not pulled out of thin air in order to inconvenience property owners. They are there to provide a minimum standard that will be reasonably safe. Ignoring them will be fine most of the time - right up until it isn't. And the isn't often has significant consequences.
A DIY install should still be permitted and inspected - mine was.
@V8Power included a photo in this post.