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Re: 2011 Not Charging. Bad diode. Aerovironment Works.

Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:47 am

SageBrush wrote:<span>
Joshuac0711 wrote:Hi, I have a similar Issue with my Nissan Leaf 2016, The car does not charge at all on L2 and L1 <a class="interlinkr" href="http://www.amazon.com/s/?field-keywords=electric%20vehicle%20charger&tag=myelecarfor-20" target="_blank">charger</a>s, The charging process starts normally and after exact 2 minutes the car disconnects and shows Alarm Light and this DTC codes are present P316C, P3171, P3170 and B29C1, what can I do? can be the same diode?
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Why aren't you taking advantage of your warranty ?


The car its located on Guatemala City and here is no Leaf Dealer, the Local Dealer of Nissan does not support this car.... If I need to claim Warraty I nee to move back to USA or Mexico....

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Re: 2011 Not Charging. Bad diode. Aerovironment Works.

Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:22 pm

Joshuac0711 wrote:
SageBrush wrote:<span>
Joshuac0711 wrote:Hi, I have a similar Issue with my Nissan Leaf 2016, The car does not charge at all on L2 and L1 <a class="interlinkr" href="http://www.amazon.com/s/?field-keywords=electric%20vehicle%20charger&tag=myelecarfor-20" target="_blank">charger</a>s, The charging process starts normally and after exact 2 minutes the car disconnects and shows Alarm Light and this DTC codes are present P316C, P3171, P3170 and B29C1, what can I do? can be the same diode?
</span>
Why aren't you taking advantage of your warranty ?


The car its located on Guatemala City and here is no Leaf Dealer, the Local Dealer of Nissan does not support this car.... If I need to claim Warraty I nee to move back to USA or Mexico....

Good reason.
The bad diode story is characterized by successful charging with the NIssan OEM EVSE and failure with some other types.
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Re: 2011 Not Charging. Bad diode. Aerovironment Works.

Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:37 am

Can someone confirm this issue still exists with 2013+ Leafs? I may have a 2014 that is exhibiting this issue....
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Re: 2011 Not Charging. Bad diode. Aerovironment Works.

Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:59 am

Joshuac0711 wrote:Hi, I have a similar Issue with my Nissan Leaf 2016, The car does not charge at all on L2 and L1 chargers, The charging process starts normally and after exact 2 minutes the car disconnects and shows Alarm Light and this DTC codes are present P316C, P3171, P3170 and B29C1, what can I do? can be the same diode?


That sounds more like an EVSE issue, especially if a re-start/re-boot clears the codes. Have you tried more than one type/brand?
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Re: 2011 Not Charging. Bad diode. Aerovironment Works.

Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:58 pm

jt123 wrote:Can someone confirm this issue still exists with 2013+ Leafs? I may have a 2014 that is exhibiting this issue....


If the issue is a burned diode, it's a generic issue of any modern EV. EVSE's that implement the norm to its full extent should abort charge when the diode is not present.

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Re: 2011 Not Charging. Bad diode. Aerovironment Works.

Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:14 pm

The nice thing about a failed diode is that they usually short. That means that an external diode is easy to add. A 1n4148 will work but it is fragile. The 1N4003 mentioned in this thread is a better choice mechanically. It has far better leads. It you can support it a 1N4148 will work fine.

You are dealing with a 1KHZ square wave. Any modern diode should work fine but some are sturdier than others. It is not like you are dealing with a high frequency switcher where only selected diodes work.
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Re: 2011 Not Charging. Bad diode. Aerovironment Works.

Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:23 pm

in our case it looks like the good news is its not the diode as most of the time it works on other stations, but it does randomly stop from time to time due to some *other* issue. unfortunately this other issue seem to be a bit stranger... thread here:
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=25091
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