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Everything You Want to Know About EV Charging – My Adventure


There is only one kind of gas station but there are so many different EV charge stations. There are different charging networks and different equipment manufacturers and standards.

I will share with you my adventures at various EV charge stations and the mistakes I made. If there are people at the charge station ahead of you, you may not know what to ask yet, then, after other people leave, and it is your turn to charge, then there is no one around whom you can ask. Sure, you may feel embarrassed about asking questions, but you should be grateful if there is someone around the station who can explain things to you. When there was no one around, I had to spend a long time to figure things out myself. I really wished someone had made this kind of collection of videos for me to learn from.

Please check out other related videos:
5 Mistakes Made at Various EV Charging Stations
https://youtu.be/t9InCQslp8E

EV Charger Experiment Gone Wrong-Emergency Stop Red Button
https://youtu.be/b29_IsqSx5s

Flat Tire-My Most Embarrassing Moments,Unbelievable, I’m Shocked
https://youtu.be/R6j0hDRnWRM

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/AggjfS1M2os

Use Cell Phone With Free Data Plan As GPS

How To Reset EV Charge Station Error Code 0x0504
https://youtu.be/EwzkSD-6uQY

EV Quick Charge Station at Santa Clara Convention Center, California
https://youtu.be/QP2r05s209k

EV quick charge station at Capital Kia, San Jose, CA
https://youtu.be/HS2O1Hig2vE

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How To Reset EV Charge Station Error Code 0x0504


My previous experiment with the EV charging station (titled How To Reset EV Charge Station, https://youtu.be/ia_cNr54y6s) did not include this error case, reseting Error code 0x0504. It is pretty easy.

Please check out other related videos:
5 Mistakes Made at Various EV Charging Stations
https://youtu.be/t9InCQslp8E

EV Charger Experiment Gone Wrong-Emergency Stop Red Button
https://youtu.be/b29_IsqSx5s

Flat Tire-My Most Embarrassing Moments,Unbelievable, I’m Shocked
https://youtu.be/R6j0hDRnWRM

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/AggjfS1M2os

Use Cell Phone With Free Data Plan As GPS
https://youtu.be/44CArktLswk

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How To Reset EV Charge Station


After my previous experiment with the emergency stop button messed up things (see http://youtu.be/b29_IsqSx5s)
I decided to move to another location to have a second try. This time it worked by turning the Emergency Stop Button clockwise, and the button popped back.

In addition, I went to yet another location that has a different charger. It had a connection error and I could not reset it the same way. I had to make a call, so that the operator could reset it remotely.

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5 Mistakes Made at Various EV Charging Stations


I will share with you 5 mistakes I made at various charging stations. You may feel embarrassed if there are people around, but you should be grateful if there is someone around the station who can explain things to you. When there was no one around, I had to spent a long time to figure things out myself.

1. For the evGo fast charger, pay attention to the tricky lever to unplug. I did not read the instructions, could not unplug it, it was my fault.

2. For the Clipper Creek charger, make sure you follow the correct order and sequence. There was no instruction on how to use it, you have to use trial and error, I was lucky someone explained it to me.

3. For the Blink faster charger, the charger itself was faulty, it was my first time and I was not familiar with the charger, there was no one to ask for help, so I wasted a lot of time to experiment on how to get it working. When I tried a second charger, the unit was not faulty, it was pretty easy. You only need to pay attention to how to latch it and how to unplug it.

I hope by sharing my mistakes, this video can save you time and frustration. Happy charging.

Please check out other related videos:
Flat Tire-My Most Embarrassing Moments,Unbelievable, I’m Shocked
https://youtu.be/R6j0hDRnWRM

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/AggjfS1M2os

Use Cell Phone With Free Data Plan As GPS
https://youtu.be/44CArktLswk

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Flat Tire-My Most Embarrassing Moments,Unbelievable, I’m Shocked


I am pretty handy and resourceful but I have to admit my recent most embarrassing moments. Although I’ve had many flat tires in the past, I was surprised and shocked at how little I knew about my new Nissan Leaf.

This is the story: our new Nissan Leaf (a newly leased car) got a flat tire in the middle of a parking lot. So, not the first time, just calmly figure out what to do, right? But then I noticed both left and right had earth moving equipment moving in. and realized that the parking lot was going through construction and renovation. Now I was under pressure just to move the car to somewhere else. Still, not a big deal, just a flat tire, right? Wrong again. Now I am sharing my mistakes with you so that you do not have to make the same ones. Certainly I wish someone told me this (before my flat tire accident).

I am grateful to the construction team, if you are watching and smiling, who did not bulldoze or even tow my car, and in fact were both patient and helpful.:]

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Please check out other related videos:
Rotate Tires Without Any Special Tools
https://youtu.be/TBpn030_-kU

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/AggjfS1M2os

Use Cell Phone With Free Data Plan As GPS
https://youtu.be/44CArktLswk

How to operate a Nissan Leaf – a guide for busy owners


How to operate a Nissan Leaf – a guide for busy owners
If your new car is not your first car, chances are that you have not read your user’s manual. This video will acquaint you with the most necessary information you need to know for a Nissan Leaf 2015, an electric car. Some of the features are likely similar on other models or makes.
Of course, if you need to know more, you should check the user’s guide.
You may also want to check out a similar video for Lexus ES350, 2014:
Reading Car Owner’s Manual For Busy Owners
https://youtu.be/0u6IoSMmanw