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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:28 pm
by tps
QueenBee wrote:Then I asked if it was NEMA 5-15P or 5-20P and after about 10 minutes I received "im checking my reference materials to give you an accurate answer\"

It sure looks like a NEMA 5-15P to me... :)

Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:04 pm
by QueenBee
tps wrote:
QueenBee wrote:Then I asked if it was NEMA 5-15P or 5-20P and after about 10 minutes I received "im checking my reference materials to give you an accurate answer\"

It sure looks like a NEMA 5-15P to me... :)


EVDRIVER wrote:Don't contact Nissan CS about tech issues, that's like calling customer service on an ICE car and asking about the timing settings or valve adjustments. Stick to answers form those on the forum with proper knowledge.


Yeah, I was just trying to get a simple answer to a simple question I already knew the answer to. I think about all they can do is paste stuff that is on the website already. It's lame the FAQ on the website still says 20 amp. What's their fascination with 20 amp circuits?

Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:39 pm
by sdbonez
Maybe to account for the often lack of dedicated-ness?

Re: EVSE Upgrade Review

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:00 pm
by DarkStar
DarkStar wrote:I'll be testing it on a GFCI protected circuit in a couple of weeks (for sure, but might end up find one earlier than that) and will post if I experience any issues.

I plugged in last Friday here at work on our GFCI protected outlets and verified no issues at all. Got topped off in about 6 hours and was ready for a lot more all-electric miles!

Re: EVSE Upgrade Review

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:58 pm
by aqn
DarkStar wrote:
DarkStar wrote:I'll be testing it on a GFCI protected circuit in a couple of weeks (for sure, but might end up find one earlier than that) and will post if I experience any issues.

I plugged in last Friday here at work on our GFCI protected outlets and verified no issues at all. Got topped off in about 6 hours and was ready for a lot more all-electric miles!
I am not knowledgeable on matters electric so I need to ask: are these GFCI outlets 120V, like ones in my 23-year old house? Thanks.

Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:50 pm
by rawhog
yes

Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:14 am
by nader
Not to get off topic but I was reviewing the AFV Tax Credit documentation yesterday with a tax attorney trying to determine if Ingineers upgraded EVSE and accompanying accessories will still qualify for the the 30% tax credit in 2011. I couldn't find anything that says it has to be permanently installed. The closest thing I could come up with is that it has to be used at the owners primary residence which is the case for me. I would think you include all necessary adapters to use the EVSE as part of your total expenditure. Just keep all your receipts and documentation in case you get audited.

Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:54 pm
by z0ner
I FINALLY received my upgraded EVSE from Phil on Monday. Finally because, I sent it next day from SoCal last Wednesday, hoping Phil would turn it around in a day and UPS ground would get it to me by Friday. Wishful thinking. It wasn't Phil's fault, but UPS Ground from NorCal to SoCal is TWO days, and since Sat delivery wasn't specified I went without the weekend, and the car was essentially grounded.

The upgrade is amazing, and works perfectly as described. I purchased the 120V adapter along with an open-ended adapter and they are all very high quality and look professional. Nothing looks amateur or hacked. WELL worth the cost IMHO. I'm thinking about buying a second one as a backup.

Thanks again Phil for providing such a worthwhile and cost-effective solution that is mobile to boot!

Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:13 pm
by Ingineer
Due increasing logistics and parts costs, we are going to have to slightly increase pricing for the EVSE upgrade. We are giving forum members a courtesy message in advance. The prices will be increased on Friday to $239 for the upgrade.

In addition, we have figured out how to make the Nissan EVSE compatible with the Chevy Volt. This requires an additional upgrade be added, which we can do for a $50 additional charge. This addition will not affect compatibility with the Leaf.

We have successfully upgraded a Voltec unit, but it was difficult due to the ultrasonic welding used for the unit's housing assembly. (no screws) Because of this we are not offering a Voltec upgrade at this time. (This may change)

-Phil

Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:42 pm
by EVDRIVER
If orders are placed before Friday the EVSE can be sent later after payment.