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Re: Warning: Nissan EVSE Charger Handle Issue Disables Vehicle

Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:38 am

FalconFour wrote:The latch on these handles is metal.

Huh? Even on the L1 EVSE that comes with '13 Leafs? The J1772 handle on the '11 and '12 Leaf is a totally different part than on the '13, besides the rest of the whole EVSE looking totally different.

The release button and the latch on my '13's L1 EVSE are totally plastic. At least, that's all that's visible. I don't know about its internals.

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Re: Warning: Nissan EVSE Charger Handle Issue Disables Vehicle

Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:08 am

FalconFour wrote:If you drop it on its "nose" (as it's very easy to do, don't deny it ;) ), it'll land on that metal, deforming it. While it still appears "normal" at a basic glance, when you plug it into the car you'll be in for a nasty surprise.
Thanks for the heads up, FalconFour!
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Re: Warning: Nissan EVSE Charger Handle Issue Disables Vehicle

Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:05 am

My J1772 handle has a plastic button too. No visible metal at all. Tho I am familiar with what the handles that have metal look like.

I am going to try to Warrenty mine.
I just bought the car last week so pardon any ignorance.

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Re: Warning: Nissan EVSE Charger Handle Issue Disables Vehicle

Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:36 am

cwerdna wrote:
FalconFour wrote:The latch on these handles is metal.

Huh? Even on the L1 EVSE that comes with '13 Leafs? The J1772 handle on the '11 and '12 Leaf is a totally different part than on the '13, besides the rest of the whole EVSE looking totally different.

The release button and the latch on my '13's L1 EVSE are totally plastic. At least, that's all that's visible. I don't know about its internals.

Hmm... righty. I forgot, just the original '11/12 EVSEs have the original Yazaki plug with the metal latch. After that, it's all a much lighter-weight plastic. Many other EVSEs have a metal latch in one way or another as well. The pivot pin inside the handle is another metal suspect, but fairly less likely... the plastic would probably break before that thing gives way to being bent (which is why I like plastic latches :lol: way easier to diagnose).
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