m16charged
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Portable EV Charger for Emergencies

Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:15 am

This is a great idea


Electric vehicle owners who have ever been worried about potentially running out of charge in a remote location may be happy to hear that the OEM power solutions firm Phihong will be releasing a new portable 10 kilowatt (kW) DC charger for use with vehicles. The new portable charger will also be able to provide 3.5 kW backup AC power. Delivery to electric vehicles is at 12V or 24V, depending on needs


http://evobsession.com/phihong-reveals- ... -charging/

ginforce
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Re: Portable EV Charger for Emergencies

Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:58 am

This is not as great as it seems. Very slow charging and delivery time may be long if in remote areas. It is not something you can stick in your truck and pull out in an emergency

splitmitten
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Re: Portable EV Charger for Emergencies

Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:23 am

Yeah at first you think this is perfect but it does have its restrictions

ginforce
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Re: Portable EV Charger for Emergencies

Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:54 pm

Saw this... very interesting might be good in an emergency on a longer than expected road trip

https://youtu.be/DBeatPl4w-4

aidan
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Re: Portable EV Charger for Emergencies

Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:34 pm

ginforce wrote:Saw this... very interesting might be good in an emergency on a longer than expected road trip

https://youtu.be/DBeatPl4w-4


This is interesting. Might come in handy if you were forced to do a long remote road trip

sam
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Re: Portable EV Charger for Emergencies

Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:52 am

Not so sure a portable charger is needed because in the United States there are more than 20,000 charging stations

ginforce
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Re: Portable EV Charger for Emergencies

Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:05 am

sam wrote:Not so sure a portable charger is needed because in the United States there are more than 20,000 charging stations


Agreed

jimmyjon
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Re: Portable EV Charger for Emergencies

Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:58 am

I think depending on how you use an electric vehicle a home charging system would do the trick. I'm not sure I would take an electric vehicle on a remote road trip so with all the charging stations available an emergency charger seems obsolete

pmiddeld
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Re: Portable EV Charger for Emergencies

Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:17 pm

With a 6.5 kWh LiFePo4 battery, this emergency charger would weigh at least 32 kg! Not really handy!

sam
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Re: Portable EV Charger for Emergencies

Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:36 pm

pmiddeld wrote:With a 6.5 kWh LiFePo4 battery, this emergency charger would weigh at least 32 kg! Not really handy!


No. Handy, portable and 32 kg are typically not words of convenience all used together LOL

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