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Charging Station Site Number 95817_5

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

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SMUD Customer Service Center - Employee parking

6301 S Street
Sacramento - other, California 95817

Site ID:  95817_5      Thomas Bros. Maps Page and Grid™:   298-A7

Restricted parking.  Details:   Lot is now signed for employee parking only. Use Customer Parking lot across the street if possible.
Gate may be locked 1030pm to 430AM M-F, and all day Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays. Call SMUD security 916-732-5900 to gain access when the gate is locked.
Restricted parking, for SMUD vehicles only, except by prior arrangement or outside normal business hours. To park and charge here during business hours, call Dwight MacCurdy 916-732-5471 by 2 pm on the previous business day, and he will have a spot coned off for you.

Charging facilities at this site:
  5 - Small paddle
  12 - Other
     Other types:  14-50 (4); TT-30 (120V) (4); 5-20 (120V) 4
Nominal supply voltage for this site:  208V

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Lat:  38.55253 (N 38°33.152') (N 38°33'09.1")   (WGS 84 datum)
Lon:-121.43048 (W121°25.829') (W121°25'49.7")
(V: Determined by GPS site visit.)

Elevation: 53 feet.

2/6/05: OC units added. These are intended for SMUD plug-in hybrids and NEVs.
1/17/05: Avcon and two SPIs removed. No longer any Avcon here. Lot is now Employee Parking only.
8/20/04: No plans to restore charging stations near the front entrance.
1/7/03: A large truck ran into the stand with two conductive charging stations near the front entrance, shearing off the bolts. Those two charging stations have been removed, but there are three AVC in the rear circle area. SMUD is evaluating whether to repair and reinstall or not.
12/17/03: Problem resolved.
11/15/03: SPI in the front area, visitor spot, will not charge RAV4 EV. Goes to 0.0 then delay, and will not reset.

Driving directions:
Take the 65th St. exit (Exit 8) from US-50.
If you were on 50 West, go straight at the end of the exit to S St.
if you were on 50 East, turn left at the end of the exit and left again on S St.
SMUD Customer service center is on your right. Enter the driveway PAST the main entrance to gain access to the chargers.
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How to find the charging station location once you have found the site:
All of the chargers are around the left end of the building, in the employee/visitor parking area, to your left as you proceed toward the rear of the building.

Nearby charging locations:
SMUD Customer Service Center, Customer Parking

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Things to do:
Not much, except to admire the lobby and grounds of this fairly new SMUD building. There are eateries about two blocks away,, though, near 65th St. & Folsom Blvd. Chevron mini-mart and restrooms 1/2 block away, on the other side of the street.

3  Raters:
Makuto Tsuda 12/02

by Bill Korthof, 6/98 Visitor parking area.
As of 1/16/04, there are no chargers in this area. All the chargers are in the rear area now.

by Tom Dowling, 10/03 employee/visitor parking area

by Tom Dowling, 10/03, employee/visitor parking area

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Generated on Sunday, 1/30/2011, at 10:47:45 PM PT from evcnall.fp7.

Revision History:
5/6/08: Corrected spelling error in site name, updated customer parking to complete rather than planned, updated driving directions
7/12/2007: Added "I Was There" report.
12/28/2006: Added "I Was There" report.
9/15/2006: Added "I Was There" report.
2/16/06: Added one more SPI, from 4 to 5.
2/6/06: OC units added. AVC removed. SPI count reduced.
2/21/2005: Added "I Was There" report.
11/17/2004: Added "I Was There" report.
11/10/04: Reduced number of SPI chargers from 8 to 6.
8/20/04: Added restricted parking notes.
5/16/2004: Added "I Was There" report.
5/3/2004: Added "I Was There" report.
5/1/2004: Added "I Was There" report.
1/16/04: Changed SPI and AVC counts, photo comments, charger location commetns..
1/8/04: Changed status, AVC count.
12/17/03: Changed status back to OK.
11/18/03: Changed status, reduced AV count from 4 to 3;
10/9/03: Added photos, info from EV1 Club listing. Updated lat/lon, deleted EV1 Club link..
9/1/03: Added ratings.
4/21/02: Imported from EV1 Club db.
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