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Now the only question is how much ChargePoint with charge for this nice indoor/outdoor Level 2 charger. (pun intended)

The feature sheet [1] is a bit light on details, but:
a) it is WiFi enabled
b) integrates with your ChargePoint account
c) can be managed from your smart phone
d) plugs into a standard 240V outlet
e) is suitable for outdoor use

(plus all the standard Level 2 stuff like J1772, etc.)

I recently installed a 240V outlet in a wet-when-in-use box on the side of an outbuilding near where I park my i-MiEV. The plan was to install a GE WattStation Wall Mount (plug-in variety, not hard-wired) unit there. Per the installation instructions of that (planned) GE WattStation, the circuit breaker is 40A, but the receptacle is an odd NEMA 6 50R [2].

The feature sheet does not mention the particular 240V receptacle that is required, or the maximum current draw. The circuit to the outlet box is only 8/2 (black, white-taped-red, and ground), but the run is very short (20 feet maybe?). The good news is that this outbuilding has exposed wall and ceiling cavities on the inside, So if a larger conductor or more conductors (black, red, white, and ground) are needed, I have quite a bit of 6/3 NM left over from a recent RV 240V/50A shore power project and could just pull new wire.

[1] http://www.chargepoint.com/files/73_001058_01_1_BR_Home_00.pdf

[2] http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-Receptacle-Indust-Amp-Nema/dp/B004P3KJ72
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This looks very interesting for beekeepers. I am glad to see that they did not dismiss those who use 8-frame "garden" hives instead of the 10-frame "commercial" hives.

h/t +Noel Yap +John McDole 

#beekeeping   #beehive   #bees   #honey  
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The device is also already patented:
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20140370781.pdf
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The part about how boxes lower the stress levels of shelter cats was interesting. Ever thought of putting boxes in the kennels of your cat boarders at work, +Eileen Larsen?
 
What are we to make of the strange gravitational pull that empty boxes have on cats?
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We actually do keep boxes on hand for cats that get very stressed out. :)
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This looks like it will be an interesting partnership between Google and a major MS treatment innovator. Too bad the article does not mention the recently FDA-approved cure for MS: Lemtrada. It was not developed by Biogen Idec, so I guess the author is not aware of it.

70% of patients who undergo two rounds (each a year apart) of Lemtrada have no MS relapse after 5+ years of the study and drug trials. An additional 25% just need a third round of Lemtrada (after a second year) to obtain similar results.

#multiplesclerosis   #lemtrada  
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) X will be partnering with biotechnology firm Biogen Idec Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) to explore the biological as well as environmental causes leading to progression of multiple sclerosis.
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+Todd Larsen I remembered, glad to hear they're going getting help. Hope they'll see good results!
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The best governments that money can buy:

"Yet Wood’s letter made one key omission: Neither Wood nor anyone representing Roswell’s residents wrote his letter to the FCC. Instead, a vice president of external affairs at Comcast authored the missive word for word in Mayor Wood's voice. According to email correspondence obtained through a public records request, the Republican mayor’s office apparently added one sign-off sentence and his signature to the corporate PR document, then sent it to federal regulators on the official letterhead of Roswell, Georgia."
On August 21st, 2014, Mayor Jere Wood of Roswell, Georgia, sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission expressing emphatic support for Comcast’s controversial effort to merge with Time...
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Powered by an unregulated 10 - 15 VDC input, these fanless PCs would be useful in all sorts of embedded, HTPC, and vehicle applications. I can't wait until the pricing information is announced.
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Yet another reason why I don't like phones with "skins" added to stock Android.
See that little guy up there? That's Ripley, my tuxedo cat. (Yes, he is named after Sigourney Weaver's character in Alien.) A while back I uploaded a picture and a Vine of Ripley to my phone. Then...
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This is getting all too familiar. Just when will the militarization of the police end?
 
Things are getting warm here over the police departments acceptance of a grant to buy a new - not a surplus - armored personnel carrier.

I found the excuses offered for it to be lame, particularly the excuse of our Congress Critter who claimed that because we have an amusement park and marine sanctuary that we are at elevated risk of terrorist attack!  Wow, do they really hate our roller coaster and whales?  And for the Lockheed facility - it is so remote that it engendered the famous RFC about IP over Avian carriers.  We would be much better served by some vehicles that can handle badly damaged roads than by an umpteeen ton armored monster.
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How is the wearing of body armor by a law-abiding citizen a crime?

Are the cases of bludgeoning victims to death with body armor on the rise and I missed the news?
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By a democrat from California no less. What the heck? Looks like he tried last year too. Didn't get anywhere that time.
Text: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/378/text

It seems to have the support from a number of officials in the bay area:
http://honda.house.gov/news/press-releases/responsible-body-armor-possession-act-keeps-military-armor-out-of-the-wrong

Also looks like the first time something like this was introduced was in 1983: https://www.congress.gov/bill/98th-congress/house-bill/2424

Wild.
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I'm surprised that it doesn't also make use of a Turbo Encabulator.
“The trans-combustant air putrifier, meanwhile, is a bit more complicated.”
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Much like the up goer 5?
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Always be the doctor for your wagon train.
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