JohnKuthe
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WAY over complicated!!

Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:42 am

I'm sorry but I scanned this forum looking for a good recommendation for getting myself a 240VAC charging cable for my 2013 Leaf and as so many other things in the Internet tend to be all I saw was lots of way-over complicated discussions to the answer for a very simple question!!

Bunches of them out there, so what do folks here recommend? I;m gonna get 240VAC run to my garage, now I need a 240VAC charging cable to run to my 2013 Leaf!

John Kuthe...

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DNAinaGoodWay
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Delivery Date: 03 Dec 2012
Leaf Number: 23156
Location: Central Massachusetts

Re: WAY over complicated!!

Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:57 am

Schneider or Clipper Creek. Both good. Take your pick.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 Ahr
@ 29 months, 29k, 286 GID, 60.88 Ahr
@ 31 months, 30.3k, 274 GID, 58.39 Ahr

6.72 kW Array

annabel398
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Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:09 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Nov 2013
Leaf Number: 424858
Location: Austin, TX

Re: WAY over complicated!!

Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:40 am

Or if you like bells and whistles (I do and I'm not gonna apologize :P) there is the Chargepoint Home charger. I got the plug-in version with 25' cord. Love it to bits. It is internet-connected, so you can start or stop a charge session remotely with the app and have it remind you to plug in at a certain time. It also tracks your usage and calculates your costs based on your local utility's rates.

Whatever EVSE you get, be sure to take advantage of:


P.S. John, if you edit your profile to include your location, people who are familiar with your area may chip in with more specific info.
Nissan Leaf SV with QC/LED | manufactured December 2013
11 bars, dropped the first at 30.300 miles | located in Austin, TX

VitaminJ
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Leaf Number: 415775
Location: Morrison, CO
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Re: WAY over complicated!!

Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:01 am

Can't beat this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EV-Level-2-Car- ... ut&vxp=mtr

$329 for full 7kw Level 2 and 25ft cable.
2013 Ocean Blue SV w/ QC and LED

PM me about converting your 120v EVSE to 240v

LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: WAY over complicated!!

Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:45 pm

We need fewer duplicate topics, not more. That includes topics like this one, started for no apparent reason after a valid one on the same subject, topics that consist of "Hi! Here's my new Leaf!" when we have a topic or three specifically for that, and topics started to ask one very specific question that directly relates to another topic, like "Are clipper creek chargers any good?" (sic). Part of the problem is that the absentee landlords who run the place refuse to put the most useful topics on "sticky" status so they always show up at the top of the list. The rest is that people are too self-absorbed, I guess...
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

jjeff
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Leaf Number: 422121
Location: MSP MN

Re: WAY over complicated!!

Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:56 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:We need fewer duplicate topics, not more. That includes topics like this one, started for no apparent reason after a valid one on the same subject, topics that consist of "Hi! Here's my new Leaf!" when we have a topic or three specifically for that, and topics started to ask one very specific question that directly relates to another topic, like "Are clipper creek chargers any good?" (sic). Part of the problem is that the absentee landlords who run the place refuse to put the most useful topics on "sticky" status so they always show up at the top of the list. The rest is that people are too self-absorbed, I guess...

+1
2012 SL purchased used 2/'16
2013 S w/QC purchased new
Juicebox Premium 60a L1/L2 EVSE, Ebusbar 16a L1/L2 EVSE
'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
GE Durastation 30a

webeleafowners
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Location: Okanagan Valley British Columbia

Re: WAY over complicated!!

Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:14 pm

My vote is for the Juice box 40 wifi unit. Why??? Because I have one and it works reliably for both our vehicles and I can actually see via the APP or PC what is going on. I am sure there are other good units but this one is the only one I know soooo.
2015 Smart Electric Drive convertible.
2016 Nissan Leaf SV 30KW
EV only Family...well except for the big diesel motorhome. :shock:

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mwalsh
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Re: WAY over complicated!!

Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:23 pm

I rather like the AV EVSE-RS myself. Why? Because it's been good for over 6 years of use so far (3.5 years of which it's been used on two cars almost every night), and it shows no signs of giving up the ghost anytime soon. Oh, and it has a 3-year warranty too.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 70,000 miles.
2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
Superbright LED lighting.
2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

baustin
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Leaf Number: 402162
Location: North Las Vegas, NV

Re: WAY over complicated!!

Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:43 pm

JohnKuthe wrote:I'm sorry but I scanned this forum looking for a good recommendation for getting myself a 240VAC charging cable for my 2013 Leaf and as so many other things in the Internet tend to be all I saw was lots of way-over complicated discussions to the answer for a very simple question!!

Bunches of them out there, so what do folks here recommend? I;m gonna get 240VAC run to my garage, now I need a 240VAC charging cable to run to my 2013 Leaf!

John Kuthe...


Well, you could start with this thread, which is a sticky at the top of the list of topics, in the EVSE section. viewtopic.php?f=26&t=12489

Unless you have any specific features in mind that it may be missing, I would recommend the $399 GE DuraStation, available at Home Depot (and Amazon). It has a variable output (set by jumper inside) and can be hardwired or have a plug attached. I have been using one for two years, and it just works.
2013 Leaf SV - Cayenne Red - QC Port - LED Headlights

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KK6PD
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Leaf Number: 333803

Re: WAY over complicated!!

Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:44 pm

I too have the GE $399 EVSE! Terrific unit at best cost out there.
I have had mine in operation for over a year now, and it just rocks!
Simple to install and use, I plug in early afternoon when I get home from work, then have my 7.5 kW Solar System charge the car for free!

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