colemab
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Re: Installing quick charge port

Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:12 am

This link:
http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/TECHNOLOGY/OVERVIEW/e_powertrain.html

Clarifies that the inverter is NOT part of the PDU. However, the inverter doesn't appear to be required to be swapped out in the 2015 model for the upgrade since it only "Converts direct-current electricity to alternate current when driving, utilizing the motor, and then recovers energy by converting alternate current to direct current during deceleration (regeneration)."

Further since it is below the PDU, it shouldn't have to be removed.

krox
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Re: Installing quick charge port

Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:27 pm

Do I need to change the software after replacing the upper unit and installing the harness with the charging slot?

Narcea
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Re: Installing quick charge port

Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:31 am

I have a 2014 Nissan Leaf S. It did not come with the CHAdeMO DC quick charge port and only charged at the 3.3kW rate. However after doing some research I found it was possible to upgrade my OBC to a stock 6.6kW charger. I have since done so using a salvage 6.6kW charger I ordered online. No software update was required. It took approximately 7 hours to remove the original stock charger and replace it with the higher power one. The operation was pretty straight forward. The only issue I have is I don't (yet) have the CHAdeMO port but it should be pretty simple to add one.

So the simple answer is YES it can be done at least on the later models 2013+. I've seen one other person who has done this and posted detailed instructions online. If anyone is interested I can try to dig up the forum where the procedure is explained in detail with pictures etc...

Tracking
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Re: Installing quick charge port

Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:46 am

I've found a great deal on a 2015 SV but it doesn't have quick charge, which is mandatory for me, so I might buy it for $2500 less than the best deal I've found on one with quick charge, and add it myself. I'm undeterred by a day of DIY installing salvage yard parts but would like to hear from someone who has already done this. All info appreciated. Thanks.

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Marktm
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Re: Installing quick charge port

Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:54 am

Narcea wrote:I have a 2014 Nissan Leaf S. It did not come with the CHAdeMO DC quick charge port and only charged at the 3.3kW rate. However after doing some research I found it was possible to upgrade my OBC to a stock 6.6kW charger. I have since done so using a salvage 6.6kW charger I ordered online. No software update was required. It took approximately 7 hours to remove the original stock charger and replace it with the higher power one. The operation was pretty straight forward. The only issue I have is I don't (yet) have the CHAdeMO port but it should be pretty simple to add one.

So the simple answer is YES it can be done at least on the later models 2013+. I've seen one other person who has done this and posted detailed instructions online. If anyone is interested I can try to dig up the forum where the procedure is explained in detail with pictures etc...


I have a 2012 Leaf with the 3.3kw (240 vac) charger. I wonder if the 6.6kw charger can be easily swapped in this model year? Anyone done that successfully? I don't believe this subject is related to the QC (CHAdeMO) charge system - however, it would certainly shorten my charge times to 1/2 current. I already have the 30 amp circuit and controller (OpenEVSE).
Appreciate any help on this one.
2012 Leaf SL; 34,000 miles. 12 bars - Battery replaced November 1st, 2016.
4000 watts Grid-tied solar. 3000 watts (level II) off-grid solar Leaf charging capable.

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Re: Installing quick charge port

Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:50 am

You might want to look at the Brusa Charger installation topic.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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Marktm
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Re: Installing quick charge port

Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:19 pm

Leftie;
I recall I did - $$$'s. A salvaged OEM charger, plus the fun of installing 8-)
2012 Leaf SL; 34,000 miles. 12 bars - Battery replaced November 1st, 2016.
4000 watts Grid-tied solar. 3000 watts (level II) off-grid solar Leaf charging capable.

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