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Re: EVSE options for 2013+ Leafs

Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:31 pm

I think you are right. I'm not sure where I saw the 6.0 limit. I asked them at EVSEupgrade for clarification.

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Re: EVSE options for 2013+ Leafs

Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:31 pm

The second generation can do 20A. at 240V that is 4800w. Most likely that charging rate will do the job for you as long as you are charging over night.

Where 27.5A (6600W) shines is where you get home needing to charge to go out later.
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Re: EVSE options for 2013+ Leafs

Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:02 pm

GlennD wrote:The second generation can do 20A. at 240V that is 4800w.

Are you sure about that? I don't find it on the website. However, I did find this in the FAQ:

Question: I've heard about the "Rev 2" upgrade, what is it, and can I order it?
Answer: Our original upgrade offerings, including "Rev 2" have been superseded by our current products. There is now only one upgrade type per EVSE model.

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Re: EVSE options for 2013+ Leafs

Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:09 am

billg wrote:
GlennD wrote:The second generation can do 20A. at 240V that is 4800w.

Are you sure about that? I don't find it on the website. However, I did find this in the FAQ:

Question: I've heard about the "Rev 2" upgrade, what is it, and can I order it?
Answer: Our original upgrade offerings, including "Rev 2" have been superseded by our current products. There is now only one upgrade type per EVSE model.


No I am not sure about this. Since I build my own EVSE's I am not a potential customer. I am just repeating information from here. It could very well be that he had to downgrade. If you are interested contact Ingineer directly.
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Re: EVSE options for 2013+ Leafs

Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:10 am

morrisdw wrote:I think you are right. I'm not sure where I saw the 6.0 limit. I asked them at EVSEupgrade for clarification.
The 16 amp limit only applies to 2011-2012 Leaf EVSEs. The "Rev 2" language only applies to these units, as the very first 2011 upgrades were 12 amp only - rev 2 changed to 16 amp, which is the most that 2011-2012 Leafs can use.

2013+ EVSEupgrades can be set up to 20 amps, and it's also possible to request an unlock code from evseupgrade.com to set it as high as 25 amps (I keep mine set at 24A for my Rav4-EV.) 240V @ 25A = 6kw, so that's where you got that limit.
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Re: EVSE options for 2013+ Leafs

Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:16 pm

BLINK had some bad cable crimps. A friend has a VOLT for 2 years and charged on his home BLINK with no problem. Then he got a nice FORD Focus EV with a 6.6 on board charger and it over heated and melted the port. BLINK replaced the cable the next day and have a thermister in the end to detect hot conditions.
Too bad he didn't suspect it on a new upgraded EV. Who would have known, so always be cautious. a new Tesla could really make it warm, or an i3 with a 7.2 kw charger etc.

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Re: EVSE options for 2013+ Leafs

Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:54 pm

Hello,

I'm considering getting the following for Leaf-S QC 2015

http://evseupgrade.com/?main_page=produ ... ucts_id=28

Per the previous posts, this seems like the best value for money.

Some questions:
Does it work outdoors?
Any latest experiences folks would like to share for this?

Thanks a ton!

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Re: EVSE options for 2013+ Leafs

Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:18 pm

Send them an email. There is all sorts of bad information on this thread. You can use it outdoors.

leafstudy wrote:Hello,

I'm considering getting the following for Leaf-S QC 2015

http://evseupgrade.com/?main_page=produ ... ucts_id=28

Per the previous posts, this seems like the best value for money.

Some questions:
Does it work outdoors?
Any latest experiences folks would like to share for this?

Thanks a ton!

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Re: EVSE options for 2013+ Leafs

Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:00 pm

leafstudy wrote:Hello,

I'm considering getting the following for Leaf-S QC 2015

http://evseupgrade.com/?main_page=produ ... ucts_id=28

Per the previous posts, this seems like the best value for money.

Some questions:
Does it work outdoors?
Any latest experiences folks would like to share for this?

Thanks a ton!

get it! I've used it for 18+ months and it works just fine, I am even thinking of keeping it as a backup for my tesla when the leaf goes back
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Re: EVSE options for 2013+ Leafs

Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:54 am

leafstudy wrote:...Some questions:
Does it work outdoors?
Any latest experiences folks would like to share for this?

Thanks a ton!
I've used nothing but EVSE Upgrade for home charging for three years now. While it won't charge your car at maximum speed (6.0 kW) it will be plenty quick enough for home use. And it is portable, in case you want to take it with you on a road trip that uses RV parks or charging at the houses of friends or relatives.

You certainly can use it outdoors. But if you use an outlet outside it would be best if it had a weather cover over it to protect the plug from rain. If the outlet is inside and you run the cable outside, no problem. Also, if you have small children, it would be best to place the outlet up high or use a locking outlet cover of some sort.
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