Cowart69
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help total noob needs charger

Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:03 pm

So when I bought my leaf I had this grand plan that even though it will only charge up to 80 miles and I need to go 65 miles round trip it was no problem because i could trickle charge out of my garage and then there were stage 2 chargers at the university where I work

What I didnt plan for was my trickle charger going bad

I go to the dealership and the parts department is trying to sell me a charging set up for 850 dollars. All I need for the moment (and my money is low) is something I can charge overnight out of my garage so i have enough juice to be able to get back and forth to work.)

Right now I am charging at the dealership (sitting here as I speak) on their stage 2 chargers so I can make it to work.

Anybody know where I can buy a inexpensive trickle charger that I can plug into a wall outlet?

Thank you for your help in advance.

cwerdna
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Delivery Date: 28 Jul 2013
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: help total noob needs charger

Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:56 pm

You're looking for an EVSE, NOT a charger. For level 1 and 2 AC charging, the charger is on-board the car. See viewtopic.php?p=332668#p332668 and viewtopic.php?p=262630#p262630.

The stock L1 EVSE is covered by the 5 year/60K EV system warranty:
ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) SYSTEM COVERAGE
The EV System coverage period is 60 months or
60,000 miles, whichever come first.
This warranty covers any repairs needed to cor-
rect defects in materials or workmanship.
EV System Coverage applies to components listed below under the heading EV System, sup- plied by Nissan, subject to the exclusions listed
under the heading WHAT IS NOT COVERED .
EV SYSTEM
Motor, Inverter unit, VCM, Reduction gear, DC/DC converter, Onboard charger, Onboard charger connector, and Trickle charge cable

Are you past that?

You could otherwise try eBay or https://store.clippercreek.com/level1/p ... ng-station.

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'13 blue Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium packages (lease over, car returned)
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alozzy
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Delivery Date: 18 Jan 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: help total noob needs charger

Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:20 pm

Hopefully you can get it replaced under warranty...

Otherwise, do you have a dryer outlet, located close enough to the car, that you could plug a 240V EVSE into?

If so, you can buy a Zencar 32A portable EVSE, direct shipped to you, for about $350 US.

If that's too much, this guy apparently purchased the OEM EVSE (Panasonic) for $80:

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=24052
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

alozzy
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Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:25 pm
Delivery Date: 18 Jan 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: help total noob needs charger

Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:31 pm

Another option is to search EBay, Craigslist, Kijiji, etc for this part number:

29690 3NA0A
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

VAB5
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Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:16 am
Delivery Date: 12 Jun 2017
Leaf Number: 301651

Re: help total noob needs charger

Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:05 am

There's one for sale right here (not mine): viewtopic.php?f=41&t=24075

RonDawg
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Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:46 am
Delivery Date: 11 Jan 2013
Leaf Number: 027089
Location: SoCal

Re: help total noob needs charger

Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:30 pm

In addition to the Clipper Creek that cwerdna linked to, also look into a dual-voltage EVSE. That way if you ever decide to get 240 volt power (or move somewhere that already has it) you won't have to buy a second EVSE.

Duosida dual-voltage unit https://www.amazon.com/Duosida-Charger- ... +volt+EVSE

AeroVironment (the company that manufactures the "official" Nissan L2 EVSE for the US) TurboCord dual-voltage: https://www.amazon.com/AeroVironment-Tu ... +volt+EVSE

This is an official OEM EVSE that has been upgraded by EVSE Upgrade, run by a member here. He has a special going on excess stock pre-upgraded units for under $500: http://evseupgrade.com/?main_page=produ ... ucts_id=25
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL

RonDawg
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Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:46 am
Delivery Date: 11 Jan 2013
Leaf Number: 027089
Location: SoCal

Re: help total noob needs charger

Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:17 am

In case the OP is still looking, this just popped up:

OEM EVSE for sale: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=24075
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL

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