DIY electrical car charging cable

I have made earlier a post on electrical car charging cables and charging stations technology. This s a continuation posting related to it. This posting links to DIY projects related to electrical vehicle charging cables. Those cables are quite expensive, so some DIY persons have tried to make their own versions. Some even claims have succeeded on this project. But take all the instructions with grain of salt, as we are dealing with dangerous voltages, high current and expensive devices. Making any mistakes can potentially electrocute you, start a fire (in cable, car or wall wiring) or destroy expensive electronics inside your electrical vehicle.

Here are some videos on troubleshooting and repairing commercial cables:

Electric Car Charger Troubleshooting

Repairing a damaged EV charging cable.

EVSE Level 1 J1772 plug replacement

Here are some interesting looking DIY electrical vehicle charging projects:

Designing a better portable EV charger (granny charger)

Arduino based very simple DIY EVSE / Charging station

Homemade level 2 EV charger quick overview

Designing a better portable EV charger (granny charger)

open-evse is an open Hardware and Software for Charging J1772 compliant Electric Vehicles. The EVSE promises to provide the connection, communication and safety devices between the EV and the wall.

What is OpenEVSE

OpenEVSE build and mini-review

Building an OpenEVSE kit 3

#24 – Do-It-Yourself OpenEVSE level 2 electric vehicle charger – part 1

#25 – Do-It-Yourself OpenEVSE level 2 electric vehicle charger – part 2

DIY Level 2 EV Charger Part 1 – The J1772 Standard

DIY Level 2 EV Charger Part 2 – Designing the Hardware

DIY Level 2 EV Charger Part 3 – Programming and Testing

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