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Teardown of the cheapest portable EVSE available in Australia, the 15A Mida Type 2 portable electric car charger.
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21 thoughts on “Eevblog 1507 – mida: a surprisingly good cheap portable evse”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Erik J says:

    Faster charging, amps here and there yada yada yada….
    Takes about 3 minutes to fuel up a car with gasoline or diesel and off you go…further…with a million gas stations all over the country 👍🏻
    EV rubbish.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DeKempster says:

    Would like to see the earth wire longer than L/N. If the cable would be janked out the earth would disconnect last

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SDGB says:

    Dave, I love you! 🙂

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Adam Baker says:

    I do love it when you say "yankee bucks"…

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sina Sattari says:

    I would have put the screw lugs further apart avoiding the possibility of ring terminals rotating and causing a short across.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jari Naumanen says:

    Ground wires should always be longer than phase wires.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cătălin Alb says:

    Zappi Charger is still the king of them right? @ 10 times the price…

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cătălin Alb says:

    Dave, Wiha or Wera as for the best screwdrivers ? 🙂

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 陈北宗 says:

    The company that made the device is related to State Grid of China, and that company has rigid safety standards for its products and services, That may just propagate to its subsidiaries.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David T says:

    Should the earth lead be longer?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hu Sun says:

    Looks like designed by one of the daughter companies of the State Grid. These guys dont mess around, absolute all of their products spare no cost, but not necessarily good looking. For normal Chinese companies, at least the phoenix connectors won't be there during mass production.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jonathan Musgrove says:

    Dave throw it outside overnight with the rain you'll be having you'll know if the ip rating would hold up
    the 8amp feature would be good for those who attack the earth pin with a grinder (not using safety glasses just the safety squint) so it can fit in a standard 10amp socket

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars thekaduu says:

    EVVBlog…

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hermann Schaefer says:

    Also available in Europe, as modell MIDA-EVSE-PE16S with a higher current rating: 8A 10A 13A 16Amp. I wonder if there are any differences, I guess: no. ^^

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DrScopeify says:

    One of the most dodgy electronics out of China I have run in to are AC to DC converters, I am trying to power a 12v DC tool with 120v wall power. Super iffy. I had one meltdown and another smoke and maybe catch on fire but I am not sure.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Fritcher says:

    Is it just me, or is that EVSE allowing charging with a floating ground blade? Ground faults are supposed to be checked for at power on time, as well as at the start of every charge cycle. How is that working, or is this EVSE ignoring that part of the safety standard?

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ed C says:

    In the UK most electricians will tell you these are only for emergencies as PEN faults (when the neutral in the street drops so neutral comes live, and so does earth) just want to kill you at any moment. The same electricians will go lash up a load of class I outdoor lighting in the flower beds of your garden where the kids play. Its a huge money spinner installing fixed charge points at the moment here, part of the sales pitch is scaring people off of using portable EVSE's and weirdly (or not) the NICIEC and IET are behind it.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tx5brent says:

    As an Aussie who has 15A equipment in my garage, I know exactly why you may want to limit the current to 10A……

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bryan S says:

    I’m probably a small minority, but I still can’t wrap my head around buying cars with expiration dates. Lipo batteries do not last, I truly hope something better comes around soon, but what a disaster for the environment at this point in time.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars looksharpPT says:

    I Dave, I have one just like that. Working fine since May/June 2021. At the time, it cost me about: 90~100€ (delivered).

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rheingold says:

    Those relays can go into one on one off when there is a power failure. My unit needed me to manually switch both off to recover. I also have a Khons 22kW adapter, pretty bullet proof and a gen2 Tesla HPWC which has an ABB 64A contactor and is converted to charge from an 12kWp off grid solar (charge rate according to solar input).

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