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Charging Station Site Number 94510_1

Status as of 1/30/2011: In service.

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Benicia City Hall

250 East L Street
Benicia, California 94510

Site ID:  94510_1      Thomas Bros. Maps Page and Grid™:   551-C5

Charging facilities at this site:
  1 - Small paddle
  1 - Avcon
Nominal supply voltage for this site:  208V

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by Tom Dowling, 2/05. New configuration.

Lat:  38.05203 (N 38°03.122') (N 38°03'07.3")   (WGS 84 datum)
Lon:-122.15303 (W122°09.182') (W122°09'10.9")
(V: Determined by GPS site visit.)

Elevation: 39 feet.

2/9/05: SPI replaced LPI as part of CARB/SMUD fleet charger redeployment program.
Due for upgrade to small paddle by 10/31/03, per Ed Huestis 8/29/03.

Driving directions:
Chargers' location accessible from K St. behind City Hall, not L St.
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How to find the charging station location once you have found the site:
Directions: Off FWY 780 exit at East 2nd Street, travel towards water (south) across Military, make left turn at East L Street (you'll see City Hall in front of you, but the charger is at the rear of the building), make right at East 3rd Street, make a right at K Street then turn right into the back lot of City Hall. The chargers are at the right side of the lot Benicia is an interesting and charming town, and was the California State Capital from 1853 to 1854. Check out for more information.
There are many fine eating spots on First Street, just a block or so to the West of the charger. My spouse and I had a fantastic dinner at Petals Bar & Restaurant, 639 First St., 707-748-5695, closed Sunday and Monday. We had a table with a view of the historic State Capitol Building right across the street.
There is a conductive charging station here.
-- Tom Dowling 5/23/2001
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Things to do:
Nearby: Victor's for great Italian, Gumba's for quick Chicago Grill, Camelia Tea Room for lunch, plus many more all on First Street just a block away.
Leave a note in the mail slot at City Hall about how you appreciate the charger. Our 'with it' Mayor had no idea what the charger was for and accepted it only because it's was free. -- Chris Sanders 4/30/2001

5  Raters:
Kim Rogers 8/02

Equipment model and serial number info:
ICS200A EV00607 F1297018R
Gen 2 SM4770P0001006D- removed 2/05
replaced 2/05 with TAL TCG2000 ser S0007004

Meter readings::
332 kWh 8/04

by Tom Dowling, 5/01. Old configuration.

by Ed Thorpe, 1/04. Old configuration.

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Generated on Sunday, 1/30/2011, at 10:44:40 PM PT from evcnall.fp7.

Revision History:
5/28/08: Added driving directions note.
2/9/05: Changed SPI from 0 to 1, LPI from 1 to 0.
1/24/04: Altitude correction.
11/29/03: Minor lat/lon correction.
9/1/03: Added rating
8/29/03: Added comment.

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