JesswithNissan
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Introduction!

Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:52 pm

Hi!

My name is Jessica and I work with Nissan. We're excited about the launch of our 100% electric LEAF and are eager to share with you about it.

Thanks for getting involved on this forum already! We looking forward to joining these conversations. Please feel free to ask questions and share feedback.

As you may know, our main Web site is accessible here: http://www.nissanusa.com/leaf. Feel free to sign-up there to be on the emails for the latest news, information and tour stops for our Nissan LEAF Zero Emissions Tour.

We're also online on -

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/nissanleaf

Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/nissanevs

Thanks!

Tokyotony
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Re: Introduction!

Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:55 pm

Dear Jessica,
Your appearance on this forum could be an encouraging thing, however, I don't want to be rude but the official Nissan website that you gave us hasn't been much helpful at all.
We are talking about http://www.nissanusa.com/leaf . They promise to answer your question but they only answer questions that they want to or no replies altogether.
Sorry, but some people on this forum have already agreed that the official page suck too much...
So, our best hope to receive some kind of attention is this forum.
Therefore, I'm very glad to see you here, please don't forget us and drop by often if you can, read the posts and reply to them please.
We are all excited about the Leaf and can't wait to buy one. (my wife and I being crazy about this car lol). God speed.

evguy
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Re: Introduction!

Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:14 am

Hi Jessica, welcome to the Nissan Leaf forum! Thanks for being involved and filling us in on the latest and greatest!

electricfan
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Re: Introduction!

Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:41 am

Welcome Jessica!

I just signed up, and this is one of the main reasons I did.

I love the idea of Nissan having a presence on this forum, so we can ask questions about the Leaf and get an educated answer!

You'll be hearing questions from me soon, i'm sure!

5k3pt1c
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Re: Introduction!

Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:51 am

Welcome to the Nissan Leaf Forum. Thanks for keeping us updated!

mxp
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Re: Introduction!

Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:29 pm

JesswithNissan wrote:Hi!

My name is Jessica and I work with Nissan. We're excited about the launch of our 100% electric LEAF and are eager to share with you about it.

Thanks for getting involved on this forum already! We looking forward to joining these conversations. Please feel free to ask questions and share feedback.

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Hello Jessica, where are you??? We miss your presence on the forum. Please come back soon !!!

Gavin
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Re: Introduction!

Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:25 am

Hello Jess....

I have a question and a suggestion...I will ask the question here...I will put the suggestion down in the suggestion subforum (what a novel concept :) )...

Question:

If somebody is going to be doing some electrical work on their garage this summer and wanted to run a nice big piece of copper wire from the circuit breaker box to the garage for future use with the LEAF, what would be the best, correct, biggest wire they should use?

30 amp? 40 amp? 50 amp?

Thanks

Gavin

KarenRei
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Re: Introduction!

Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:45 am

IMHO, no matter what Nissan is limited to, I'd go with "as big as you can afford".

That wire will last many decades. Think of the future.

My thought process is that, 30 years from now, when consumer-level electric vehicles can handle a full day's driving on a single charge, if you want to be able to refill a reasonably efficient EV overnight, you'd want 80A or so.

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Re: Introduction!

Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:28 pm

Don't forget, you might even want to make more than one run - as you'll likely want more than one EV in the future. :)

Minimum copper wire gauge based on ampacity (assuming standard NM-B 60*C rated wire):

15A 14 gauge
20A 12 gauge
30A 10 gauge
40A 8 gauge
55A 6 gauge
70A 4 gauge
85A 3 gauge

Data taken from here: http://www.cerrowire.com/default.aspx?id=46

I would recommend running one gauge bigger than necessary, especially if the run is of any significant length to minimize voltage drop.
'11 LEAF SL delivered Jun '11 - 3.24 kW Enphase Solar PV
Apr '17: 60k 40.3Ah 173/142 GID
2 months too late.
9th 8/12/16 43.3Ah 186/152 GID, 10th: 10/23/15 @ 47.4Ah 203/167 GID, 11th: 11/11/14 51.6Ah 220/181 GID, 12th: 9/23/13 55.3Ah 228/194 GID

Gavin
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Re: Introduction!

Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:50 pm

Two car garage...so I should do two runs....Very smart. Thanks

Sadly I wouldn't have thought of that till too late.

Do some of the home charges handle two lines/cars at once?

So either two 6 gauge lines, or one 3 gauge line (if to one home charger that can charge two cars at one time) should keep me at least somewhat future proof.

Gavin

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