Here is some more information on charging that my friend Stephen sent to the SEVA (Seattle Electric Vehical association) email list:
For those who wondered what plentiful charging meant... this is what I meant
I came up with a modular master plan to maximize flexibility and number of vehicles served while decreasing costs for the track. Pacific Raceways made available about 700 amps of 240VAC power or 168kW just for our EV charging! This means WA Hydro power and no loud stinky generator at Silent Thunder!
I have attached a sketch I did showing what will be available at the track permanently, and also what I will be bringing on Race Days!
There will be at least eight permanent NEMA 14-50s at the track!
Next, huge thanks to Tesla Motors Inc. who donated two brand new 80A Model S HPWC (High Power Wall Connector) units! Special thanks to Matt Moreno's suggestion and SEVA's own Grace Reamer who put in a good word for Silent Thunder and made this happen!
Both Tesla HPWC units have dedicated 100A feeds so they are tuned for the maximum 80A pilot signal meaning fast charging for appropriately equipped Teslas! The second HPWC was modified by "Yours Truly" to include an 80A J1772 cable instead of the Tesla only cable, furthermore Scott Vandivort and myself installed a clever switch in the side to toggle between the 80A and a 64A pilot signal. The reason for this mod is that it in no way compromises the usability with a Model S since they all have 80A J1772 adapters, but it means that the unit can also charge any other J1772 capable vehicle. The reason for the pilot signal toggle, is that some vehicles can't cope with the 80A signal. These units are permanent and will enable fast recharging anytime Model S owners go out to the track to race!
Next, there is another permanent box with two 14-50 outlets and breakers as well as a massive 100A Pin & Sleeve (3100R6W)! Special thanks to Rich Rudman of Manzanita Micro who loaned the 3100 series receptacle when the other one I donated didn't arrive on time. This will enable a variety of options to be plugged in depending on who needs to charge. One option is a 70A Tesla Roadster HPC with an extra L6-20 allowing a Roadster to charge at 70A with a 2011-12 Nissan LEAF charging at 16A simultaneously!
As you will see in the diagram I will be bringing a number of other smaller "breakout" boxes which have more 14-50s and L6-30 and L6-20 outlets. Many LEAF owners have had these L620 and L630 plugs put on their modified EVSE Upgrade convenience charge units.
That brings me to the final thing. Who on this list has a LEAF or iMIEV with the EVSE Upgrade hack and can bring it? Who here has another Clipper Creek, SPX or Manzanita Micro P3 etc. which has an L6-30 or 14-50 plug on it? I'll even bring an adapter for a NEMA 6-50 if someone has an EVSE with that plug?
Please reply and let me know what you can bring. I know Jay Donnaway said he'll bring a 32A EVSE with a 14-50 and Rich Rudman said he'd bring one or two P3s.
What can anyone else bring and what plug is on it?
Also, a reminder to conversions I'll have 70kWh available for you in The Range Trailer and John Lussmeyer who is driving the big Ford F-250 Electric from Whidbey Island... we'll definitely make sure you can sit on a 14-50 or The Range Trailer!
Please make sure only vehicles really needing to charge are charging and that high amp chargers are being used with high amp charge capable vehicles.
Looking forward to seeing many of you Saturday!
President Seattle Electric Vehicle Association
CEO & Founder HPEV LLC
High Performance EV