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.