GerryAZ wrote: jjeff wrote:
powagoat wrote:Makes sense. 300 watts of overhead it consistent with what I've heard, so when they say 3.3kw they actually mean 3.3kw going into the battery. Cool.
I think thats where the confusion lies, 3.6kw in, 3.3kw out
Not sure why everyone says 6.6kw for the faster Leaf as that one is 6.6kw in and probably 6.3kw out but no one ever says 6.3kw
Another possible explanation is with a 3.6kw leaf is it's only 3.6kw @ 240v, on commercial 208v power the same Leaf would only output 3.3kw but they'd both draw 16a max current, you just get more power if the voltage is higher. So really 2 possible explanations of why one would say 3.3kw charger but again what I don't understand is no one really says 6.3kw charger
Oh BTW a 6.6kw Leaf charger draws a maximum of 27.5a on either 240v or 208v and well I guess 120v if your EVSE will go that high on 120v and you have a >30a 120v circuit. The 3.6kw Leaf chargers top out at only 12a @120v no matter your circuit or EVSE potential, a significant drawback IMO.
2011 LEAF would draw more current at 208 volts (if EVSE allowed) so net was still about 3.3 kW to battery--later models are probably similar.
Interesting, my '13 Leaf draws a max of 27.5a(my 30a EVSE has an ammeter) on either 208(sometimes as low as 202v, it has a volt meter built in too) up to 240v so I get faster charging on 240v as opposed to 208v, about 15% faster. My '12 draws 16a on either 208v or 240v so again will charge a bit faster on 240v, never used an '11 though.
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