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    Charging station away from home.

    Hello All,

    I have been finding it difficult to get any answers for charging system at my employment. There are charging stations for cars not for EV cycles.

    Has any one have charging station at there employers site.

    What type of system and paper work did you have to do?

    Let me know.
    Tony
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    Yes, A 110 outlet on the side of the Security building and all I had to do was ask.

    What type of power requirement do you need?
    Last edited by EVcycle; 22 February 2012 at 1539.
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    the company i work for already has volunteered their plug in for my charging needs... i'll have two ways of charging... 72 volt smart charger and Eds method of individual charging which has proven to be very efficient...
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    I had all kinds of red tape thrown at me by my employer. I never needed to charge at work to make it home, but it's always nice to leave on any voyage with a "full tank." Every once in a while, I get to park inside my building (usually means that my direct boss is out of town and he lets the 2nd in command use his spot). It just so happens that on the wall behind his spot is a 120V outlet. I back in, plug in, and figure that I'm costing them about 15 cents every time I do this. If anyone asks, I'll gladly pay. No one even knows I'm doing this. Even when the fan starts cooling the charger, you can't hear it unless you stand right next to the bike. It's pretty loud in the garage.
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    Thank you all for words of wisdom,

    Evcycle, I will be running a 48 system at the beginning and bump to a 72v system. There are several light post with a 120v outlet. I thought using a
    GFI power strip just so I don't blow main breaker.

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    When I was working at my job with the City of South San Francisco's Engineering Division, I bought a 25-foot long extension cord to work and plugged it into the outlet under my desk, ran it out the adjacent window, parked my GPR-S on the sidewalk and charged away. With the City, if you don't ask, they will look the other way. Our motto was: "If you never make a decision, you will never make a wrong decision". The City Manager and other officials would just walk past and look the other way. That was easier than having to actually approve something, which would require developing a policy, resulting in thinking and more work.

    It worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard230 View Post

    It worked for me.

    Note the red extension cord coming out of my window.
    Maybe they though it was a seat warmer? (or just did not "get it")
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    The City Manager and other officials would just walk past and look the other way. That was easier than having to actually approve something, which would require developing a policy, resulting in thinking and more work.
    Wow, that so funny and sad at the same time.

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    They also didn't care for my T-shirt that says: "Don't Steal, the Government doesn't want the competition" It is probably a good thing that I am retired. I just don't fit in any more.

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    I know that Leviton is fully supportive of my bike and once it's done, they said they'd install a L1 J1772 charger in a spot yet to be determined. I think I'll buy one as well, just to install at my place.

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