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Re: 2018 Leaf - Charger throws fault on 240V

Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:02 pm

smkettner wrote:Has anyone tried one of these failed Nissan evse on a Tesla or other EV that can pull 40+ amps?

There would be no point. The system doesn't work the way you are thinking.
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Re: 2018 Leaf - Charger throws fault on 240V

Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:27 am

smkettner wrote:Has anyone tried one of these failed Nissan evse on a Tesla or other EV that can pull 40+ amps?


There is nothing wrong with my EVSE as I have tested it successfully on other 14-50 outlets. It only fails on certain ones. Its my guess that my EVSE WILL charge an earlier model LEAF just fine.
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Re: 2018 Leaf - Charger throws fault on 240V

Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:11 am

It is not clear to me if anyone has tested this on a properly grounded 208 outlet but if they have and it does not work then Panasonic has set a a hard voltage limit with the assumption that 208 could be a voltage issue as residential 14-50 outlets should be 240V, Pretty simple and there is no conspiracy or mystery here. This tread is 5 pages long and all questions presented were pretty much answered:

Design of the unit dictates a properly installed and inspected 240V, 50A circuit, anyone that does that won't have an issue. End of story, not sure how much easier it can be. It's not:

Designed to be used on 208, with other outlet types, etc.

There are no conspiracies, etc other than for those that do not use it as intended. Anyone that has a properly grounded (properly verified) 14-50 circuit having issues yet?

Those that do not want to use the EVSE as above should buy another product or they can continue complaining and speculating about all the reasons it won't work as designed on the other 5 plus pages this tread should have by year end.

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Re: 2018 Leaf - Charger throws fault on 240V

Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:43 pm

i just picked up 19 leaf s and having same issue.
Connected to 240V 4 prong RV 14-50 Rv receptacle wired to 50Amp w 6 Gauge wires but fault signal comes on after 10 sec into charging.
I called nissan leaf customer support and could not help except informing me to change the charger came w the car.
I went to the Nissan Leaf Certified dealer, but no one was aware of this issue. I ended up ordering the new cable.
I just wanted to know the original poster had fixed the problem after changing the charger.

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Re: 2018 Leaf - Charger throws fault on 240V

Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:49 pm

I bought a third party charger (zencar) and it's been working fine. The issue is that the Nissan provided EVSE does not work with 208V. Pretty sad that they haven't fixed this yet and apparently have no idea it's even a problem.

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Re: 2018 Leaf - Charger throws fault on 240V

Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:18 pm

dingdong wrote:I bought a third party charger (zencar) and it's been working fine. The issue is that the Nissan provided EVSE does not work with 208V. Pretty sad that they haven't fixed this yet and apparently have no idea it's even a problem.


What a shame.

I am not going to pay another $200.00 (at least) top of $800.00 i had to pay electrician to install 240v outlet for third party product.
If comes to that I will make sure Nissan pay for the third party charging cable. If they refuse I will return my car with lemon law.

Thanks for the prompt reply tho.

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Re: 2018 Leaf - Charger throws fault on 240V

Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:26 pm

paradisedj wrote:i just picked up 19 leaf s and having same issue.
Connected to 240V 4 prong RV 14-50 Rv receptacle wired to 50Amp w 6 Gauge wires but fault signal comes on after 10 sec into charging.
I called nissan leaf customer support and could not help except informing me to change the charger came w the car.
I went to the Nissan Leaf Certified dealer, but no one was aware of this issue. I ended up ordering the new cable.
I just wanted to know the original poster had fixed the problem after changing the charger.

So your 240V outlet is really less than 220V? You could probably eBay the Nissan EVSE for $400+ or in the for sale forum.
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Re: 2018 Leaf - Charger throws fault on 240V

Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:29 pm

paradisedj wrote:i just picked up 19 leaf s and having same issue.
Connected to 240V 4 prong RV 14-50 Rv receptacle wired to 50Amp w 6 Gauge wires but fault signal comes on after 10 sec into charging.
I called nissan leaf customer support and could not help except informing me to change the charger came w the car.
I went to the Nissan Leaf Certified dealer, but no one was aware of this issue. I ended up ordering the new cable.
I just wanted to know the original poster had fixed the problem after changing the charger.


Could be the outlet. Mine worked at several locations but failed at Wild Horse Renewable Energy Complex. There was nothing wrong with the outlets. Showed power but simply faulted after a few seconds. I ended up having to borrow their 6-50
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Re: 2018 Leaf - Charger throws fault on 240V

Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:59 pm

Pls., refer this post
viewtopic.php?f=30&t=25881&start=20
Most if not all of 3 phases provide 208v 120v 3 does not equal 360v combined according to the post.
It seems like I am all out of options but to buy 3rd party charger unless Nissan acknowledges this issue w panasonic's EVSE and do something abt it.

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Re: 2018 Leaf - Charger throws fault on 240V

Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:01 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
paradisedj wrote:i just picked up 19 leaf s and having same issue.
Connected to 240V 4 prong RV 14-50 Rv receptacle wired to 50Amp w 6 Gauge wires but fault signal comes on after 10 sec into charging.
I called nissan leaf customer support and could not help except informing me to change the charger came w the car.
I went to the Nissan Leaf Certified dealer, but no one was aware of this issue. I ended up ordering the new cable.
I just wanted to know the original poster had fixed the problem after changing the charger.


Could be the outlet. Mine worked at several locations but failed at Wild Horse Renewable Energy Complex. There was nothing wrong with the outlets. Showed power but simply faulted after a few seconds. I ended up having to borrow their 6-50


Check w all my friends' house w 3 phases which all comes up as 208v and will not charge.

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