nr427
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Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:21 am

I just noticed the Nissan web site lists a 120/240 volt portable charge cord as an option. Does anyone know the amp ratings or if it will have different plugs like the Tesla UMC?

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Re: 2018 Leaf EVSE

Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:25 pm

Saw it in person myself today.

New EVSE has a molded-on NEMA 14-50 plug and has a NEMA 5-15 adapter that looks quite bulky.

Rated for 12A @ 120V and 30A @ 240V. Will post pix later.

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Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:46 pm

That 30A 240 volt rating may cause problems with old 30 amp dryer circuits. They won't trip, just possibly overheat...
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Re: 2018 Leaf EVSE

Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:31 pm

gmikol wrote:Saw it in person myself today.

New EVSE has a molded-on NEMA 14-50 plug and has a NEMA 5-15 adapter that looks quite bulky.

Rated for 12A @ 120V and 30A @ 240V. Will post pix later.


The plug may be rated for 30A but that does not mean the unit is 30A. What is the wire gauge?

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Re: 2018 Leaf EVSE

Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:52 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:
gmikol wrote:Saw it in person myself today.

New EVSE has a molded-on NEMA 14-50 plug and has a NEMA 5-15 adapter that looks quite bulky.

Rated for 12A @ 120V and 30A @ 240V. Will post pix later.


The plug may be rated for 30A but that does not mean the unit is 30A. What is the wire gauge?

A 14-50 plug is rated for 50a and yes, wire gauge(which may be rated metric in mm's) would be nice to know.
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Re: 2018 Leaf EVSE

Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:26 pm

nr427 wrote:I just noticed the Nissan web site lists a 120/240 volt portable charge cord as an option. Does anyone know the amp ratings or if it will have different plugs like the Tesla UMC?
On the road you will need your own adapters.
Or is this for home use? If so what is your supply rating?

If the cord and car charge at 30 amps you cannot adapt down to 30 or 20 like the Tesla as the Nissan unit will not reduce the charge current like the Tesla.

You can get a Tesla style cord with available adapters to fit your Nissan $900

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Re: 2018 Leaf EVSE

Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:38 pm

I would be surprised if it is more than 20A, likely 16A max on 240V.

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Re: 2018 Leaf EVSE

Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:16 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:I would be surprised if it is more than 20A, likely 16A max on 240V.

I saw some pictures posted of the back on a Facebook group. I finally found it at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... ater&ifg=1. It wasn't easy to find due to FB's interface quirks. It does confirm input and output of 30 amps at 240 volts AC.

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Re: 2018 Leaf EVSE

Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:50 am

That 120v adapter is very bulky. I can foresee many places with recessed 120v weatherproof outlets being a tight fit.

I think I prefer the pigtail approach that EVSEUpgrade use on their units.
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Re: 2018 Leaf EVSE

Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:46 am

cwerdna wrote:
EVDRIVER wrote:I would be surprised if it is more than 20A, likely 16A max on 240V.

I saw some pictures posted of the back on a Facebook group. I finally found it at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... ater&ifg=1. It wasn't easy to find due to FB's interface quirks. It does confirm input and output of 30 amps at 240 volts AC.

If you're not logged into FB, you'll need to use the arrow keys to get to this pic.


That will need to be one heavy cable then and it would only work on a 50A outlet which makes little sense for a gain of only 3A of charge speed. If they had done 24A it could be used on so many more circuits only requiring a 30A outlet. It would also be much lighter and more flexible.

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