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Charging Station Site Number 94945_1

Status as of 1/30/2011: Entire location is out of service.

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Costco Novato

300 Vintage Way
Novato, California 94945

Site ID:  94945_1      Thomas Bros. Maps Page and Grid™:   526-D6

Charging facilities at this site:
  1 - Small paddle
  1 - Avcon

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Store #141 - Click for Costco Web page for this site.
Costco Warehouse number 141
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Lat:  38.08620 (N 38°05.172') (N 38°05'10.3")   (WGS 84 datum)
Lon:-122.55080 (W122°33.048') (W122°33'02.9")
(V: Determined by GPS site visit.)

10/16/04: The SPI and the Avcon have both been repaired!
5/1/04: The SPI has not been repaired, and now the AVC has no power. Site DOWN.
12/03/03: Greg Simon reports: Small paddle was inoperable; it appears someone took a hammer to it.
9/25/03, Nick Carter: Avcon connector has broken pin, but still works. Reported for repair. You need to jam it under your tire to get it to work. Nick Carter 9/25/02.

2/2/03: : Darell Dickey: corrected and verified lat/lon, added photo.

Driving directions:
From Highway 101, take the Rowland Blvd. exit and head east on Rowland Blvd. Proceed straight throught the Rowland Way and Vintage Way intersections and drive approximately half a mile until Rowland Blvd. ends. Turn right onto the other end of Vintage Way, then right again into the Costco lot by the tire center.
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How to find the charging station location once you have found the site:
The charging station is next to the front door of the tire center, at the southwest corner of the building. It consists of one Gen 2 MagneCharger and one conductive charger, positioned at the left corners of a pair of lined and signed parking spaces. The cable for the MagneCharger is too short to reach the right- hand lined space, though it will reach the unlined space to its left in addition to its own space.

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Things to do:
This is a fairly large shopping center, with a number shopping and dining options. There are some decent restaurants here, including a good Chinese place (Jennie Low's), a Chevy's, an IHOP, a Fresh Choice, and a Red Lobster. There's also a Double Rainbow ice cream/coffee shop. Most of these are back at the north end of the shopping center. If you're willing to hike the half-mile back to Rowland Way, you'll find a brew pub and a movie theater there as well. -- Jerry Hudgins 10/7/99

4  Raters:
Darell Dickey

Adopt-a-Charger sponsor info:
Greg Simon 12/03; backup: Chuck Hursch, 4/03

Meter readings::
ICVS200B: 669 kWh 3/19/05

Photo by Darrell Dickey.

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Generated on Sunday, 1/30/2011, at 10:45:05 PM PT from evcnall.fp7.

Revision History:
5/08: DOWN LOC due t constuction.
7/13/2007: Added "I Was There" report.
3/8/2007: Added "I Was There" report.
3/25/2006: Added "I Was There" report.
9/5/2005: Added "I Was There" report.
10/16/04: Changed status from DOWN to OK.
10/16/2004: Added "I Was There" report.
9/18/2004: Added "I Was There" report.
5/16/2004: Added "I Was There" report.
5/3/2004: Added "I Was There" report.
5/2/2004: Added "I Was There" report.
2/15/04: Added warehouse number.
12/3/03: Revised status and comments. SPI is down, AVC has broken pin, but is working.
9/16/03: Replace 1 LPI with 1 SPI.
8/22/03: Corrected text file reference.
6/18/03: Added EV1 Club notes.
10/25/02: problem added per Nick Carter.
4/30/02: added per TDdb
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