JRudy wrote:Queen Bee thanks for the thoughts. I really love the leaf and think I can get this charge problem sorted out.
The charger plug is on the garage wiring taken off at the entry point, of the 240, to the garage. In a sub breaker panel the 240 is split for the lights and 120v plugs. There is nothing running in the garage tho so during night time charge the Leaf is the only thing connected.
I just got a full charge last night, no faults but I ran leaf spy during the whole cycle. The blue charge KW graph fluctuates regularly. I could post a screen shot if I can figure out how to insert an image into this forum. Any way to do that?
You'll have to upload it somewhere else and provide a link here. I really wouldn't expect that to be happening.
So one thing to note while I'm sure many sub panels are wired this way it's incorrect to wire the sub panel with only three wires. You should have four wires two hots, a neutral, and a ground. Then in the sub panel the neutrals and grounds are not bonded together. I'm not proposing you fix this but the issue is that if the ground wire were to get disconnected then any metal bonded to the ground could become energized and pose a shock hazard.
JRudy wrote:GlennD thanks for the response. I have a fairly good meter and it registers 115.7 volts from each side to neutral. It is shifting around while charging by about .5 volts each side and there is a .3-.5 volt differential between each hot side to neutral. Would that cause a fault in the charger cable/vehicle charge controller?
115 volts at the garage sub panel? If that's the case that's pretty decent and thus isn't likely the problem.