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Charging Station Site Number 95713_1

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

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Colfax Railroad Depot - Amtrak Station

99 Railroad St. at Grass Valley St.
Colfax, California 95713

Site ID:  95713_1      Thomas Bros. Maps Page and Grid™:   259-G4

Charging facilities at this site:
  1 - Small paddle
  1 - Avcon
  1 - Other
     Other types:  5-20
Nominal supply voltage for this site:  240V

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By Tom Dowling -- Ed and Flora Huestis by their 1997 PbA EV1 on the way to Reno, 4/04.

Lat:  39.09912 (N 39°05.947') (N 39°05'56.8")   (WGS 84 datum)
Lon:-120.95322 (W120°57.193') (W120°57'11.6")
(V: Determined by GPS site visit.)

Elevation: 2466 feet.

6/4/04: Avcon unit is back up now. Problem resolved.
4/1/04: Avcon unit is down. Breaker trips. Possible underground wiring problem.

SPI installed 10/27/03.
Slated for SPI by 10/31/03.
Although there are two AVC cables, this is a sequencing charge station, and only one AVC can be active under full load at one time. 40A circuit to the station.

Driving directions:
I-80 Eastbound:
(Note: do NOT exit at Canyon Way exit. Exit is Colfax/SR-174, So. Canyon Way.

Exit I-80 Colfax exit, SR174, So. Canyon Way/ So. Auburn St.
RIGHT onto Ramp 98 yds
Turn RIGHT (West) onto S Canyon Way, then immediately turn RIGHT (North) onto SR-174 [S Auburn St]
North on S. Auburn St. 0.3 mi to end, then left on Grass Valley St., immediate left on Railroad Ave.

I-80 Westbound:
Exit Colfax/SR-174, RIGHT (North) onto SR-174 [S Auburn St]
North on S. Auburn St. 0.3 mi to end, then left on Grass Valley St., immediate left on Railroad Ave.
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How to find the charging station location once you have found the site:
Chargers are at the South end of the old railroad depot, past the Amtrak bus stop.

Nearby charging locations:

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Things to do:
Main St. nearby, with shops and restaurants. See "I Was There" reports.
Check Colfax Web site.

Contact information:
City of Colfax, 530-346-2313
Krista, Clerk.
David Woodford, Dept. of Public Works
Bob Perrault, City Manager

3  Raters:
Tom Dowling(4);Greg Hanssen(3); Ed Huestis(3)

Equipment model and serial number info:
EVI charging station A, model ds200-dl Type 60-s3-c2-10 ser dst-1f-06-01-0001 -- has 1 cable only, B cable removed.
TAL B model TCG2000 ser S0301005 jan-mar 03

Meter readings::
not available - no dedicated meter.

by Tom Dowling, prior to SPI install.

by Tom Dowling, prior to SPI install.

by Tom Dowling 10/29/03, showing SPI installation and parking space striping. 5-20 is on post just below EVI Avcon unit.

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Generated on Sunday, 1/30/2011, at 10:46:55 PM PT from evcnall.fp7.

Revision History:
3/19/09 updated AVC count from 2 to 1, added meter info, changed address.
7/12/2007: Added "I Was There" report.
12/28/2006: Added "I Was There" report.
9/15/2006: Added "I Was There" report.
2/21/2005: Added "I Was There" report.
11/17/2004: Added "I Was There" report.
6/5/2004: Added "I Was There" report.
6/4/2004: Added "I Was There" report.; revised status to OK.
5/16/2004: Added "I Was There" report.
5/3/2004: Added "I Was There" report.
5/1/2004: Added "I Was There" report.
10/29/03: Added SPI, now operational. Added photo. Minor lat/lon adjustment. Clarified driving directions.
10/29/03: added new map.
10/22/03: added 240V notation
6/7/03: added details
3/24/03: Added new listing
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