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  1. priuscatprimeguy

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    That may not be accurate. I will perform another test and calibrate the clamp on to my Kill A Watt meter. The clamp on was calibrated to factory specs of the logger.
     
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    and the voltage drop could be the wiring in series with the charger.:coffee:
     
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    Yeah...I was "yikesing" your house wiring.
     
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    Your tapping 110v electricity from a 208v parking lot lighting branch? Does the light cycle on and off like it should or is it on continuously?
     
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    I think the lights are running on 110 vac The apartment complex rebuilt the whole lighting structure the new bulbs are LED's I'm not sure which "lights" you're referring to, please specify. Before the rebuild the outlet was on the same circuit as the parking lot lights so I had to wait till dusk to charge my car. Now the outlet is on a separate circuit and powered 24 hrs a day.
     
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    Tower light above the car. Was vaguely remembering back to your 2012 pip posts. Just noticing voltage dips that might have been tower lights coming on at dusk. or not I guess.
     
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    Ok, right. Yup the light above my car was going on and off. So far I haven't noticed that phenomenon occurring this time.
     
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    Can you use the on board timer to pre-heat or pre-cool the car without having to have the car plugged in or do you have to use the button on the key or the app to do so ?
     
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    I think I isolated the problem. I'm using a two foot three outlet extension cord to plug in the voltage plug for the logger and the extra plug for the current in series with the charger. The rating for the cord is 12 AWG.



    here's the measurements with the kill a watt connected.

    voltage at no load
    122.1 VAC

    Amperage at no load
    .02 A

    Wattage at no load
    0.5 Watts

    Voltage with load
    113.5 VAC

    Amperage at load
    11.64 A

    Wattage
    1323 Watts

    So maybe it's not the cable in series with the charger that's the problem, rather it's the two foot three outlet extension cord.
     
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    Only if one of the connectors is bad, and it would be getting really hot if it is.

    2 feet of 12AWG should cause 0.07V of drop.

    Voltage Drop Calculator

    8.6V of drop at 11.64A is 150 feet of 14AWG.
     
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    So, based on these calculations, I need a new cable.
     
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    It could be the feed from the breaker box to the outlet. Is that a long way?
     
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    yup, it's more than 100 feet
     
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    There you go - it's probably 14AWG.
     
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    lol, so I'm screwed:eek:
     
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    No, you just have to put up with that voltage drop. Not dangerous, just not that efficient.
     
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    Lucky for me my landlord is only charging me $15.00/mo for electricity use:D
     
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