Re: Car Charger Hazard
From: John Beutler (
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:50:16 -0700 (PDT)
As the owner of a 240V charger, (and two plug-in vehicles) it's not an issue. 
And she's confused, the batteries are in the car, unless the proposal is to 
hook up a solar array to a battery to charge the car. I suspect the charger is 
just wired in to the grid electricity.


Liberty Village, MD

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> On Aug 26, 2016, at 9:21 AM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at]> 
> wrote:
>> On Aug 26, 2016, at 8:08 AM, Susan Dowds <sjdowds [at]> wrote:
>> At Cornerstone Cohousing in Cambridge MA we have a household that wants to 
>> buy an electric car, and mount a charging station on an exterior wall, near 
>> the  parking space.  An adjacent household has heard things about the risk 
>> of melt-down and fire of lithium ion batteries like those used in electric 
>> cars, and does not want the charger anywhere near their unit.  Have you 
>> encountered a similar situation, and if so, how did you handle it?
> “Has heard things” isn’t a logical argument. It is a flag for further 
> research. If we all made decisions on the basis of I’ve heard things, we 
> would either be making awful decisions or none at all.
> One of the easiest ways to start researching the concern is a Google Search. 
> Read the results, looking for studies and opinions by people who know the 
> technology. Consult forums on the topic. 
> Talk to the local installers and ask them about their experience. Does this 
> really happen? If so is it the result of poor installation?
> Sharon
> ----
> Sharon Villines, Washington DC
> "Behavior is determined by the prevailing form of decision making." Gerard 
> Endenburg
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