solarman
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2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Wed May 23, 2018 10:08 am

In the city of Santa Clara, CA certain residential neighborhoods receive 208v AC instead of the more conventional 240v. This has not been a problem with the BLINK charging station installed for my 2011 Nissan LEAF or my upgraded portable EVSE. However, another Santa Clara resident who recently bought a fully loaded 2018 Nissan LEAF SL with the Tech Pack says he is unable to use his Nissan supplied 120v/240v portable EVSE to charge his 2018 Nissan LEAF at home on 208v power. The same portable EVSE works fine on 120v at home, and elsewhere on 240v power. Has anyone else in this group had a problem charging their 2018 Nissan LEAF using their Nissan supplied 120v/240v portable EVSE when connected to 208v ?

Uhmm, I wonder if it could be the onboard charger on the 2018 LEAF that isn't happy with 208v power. I'll find out if the same portable EVSE charges any other EV models from 208v power.
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Re: 2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Wed May 23, 2018 10:46 am

I would be shocked if it was the car. Should be easy enough to check by plugging some other 208v EVSE into his car, like the one at your house. Either some idiot engineer never considered that someone might want to plug the provided EVSE into 208v, or his is defective.
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solarman
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Re: 2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Wed May 23, 2018 10:47 am

More information: The owner of the 2018 Nissan LEAF is able to use an old ICS-200B EVSE to charge his new LEAF from 208v, so presumably, the 2018 LEAF on board charger is OK with 208v power and the issue is with the portable EVSE accepting 208v.

Someone also checked that the 208v outlet used with the Panasonic Portable EVSE is wired with a ground and continuity of the ground wire was checked between the outlet and the service panel.
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Re: 2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Wed May 23, 2018 10:54 am

Perhaps it's not the car, but how about checking the plugs?
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Re: 2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Wed May 23, 2018 2:39 pm

I started a thread last week about having issues with level 2 charging on the supplied EVSE. Nissan was pretty useless. After leaving my car with them for a day they told me that their only 220V outlet was not wired correctly and that I should get my home wiring checked. Basically, they just gave me my car back and said good luck.

I live in Sunnyvale and it looks like I might be on 208V as well. The hots to ground are about 120V each and between hots is about 210V, so does that mean I'm on 208V? All this supply power stuff is new to me.

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Re: 2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Wed May 23, 2018 2:44 pm

Yes, 208v power will still be 120v from ground or neutral to each of the hots. 208v power is VERY common in commercial and some larger residential power, making an evse not capable of 208v would be idiotic!
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Re: 2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Wed May 23, 2018 7:38 pm

dingdong wrote:I started a thread last week about having issues with level 2 charging on the supplied EVSE. Nissan was pretty useless. After leaving my car with them for a day they told me that their only 220V outlet was not wired correctly ...

I'm sure that's what's wrong with the dealer's outlet as well. It's not wired wrong, it's 208v, like most commercial buildings. Truly idiotic since making it 208v compatible is simple and wouldn't cost any more.
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Re: 2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Wed May 23, 2018 8:58 pm

So get virtually any other EVSE and Ebay the junk Nissan unit.
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Re: 2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Thu May 24, 2018 9:47 am

Any recommendations on an EVSE?

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Re: 2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Thu May 24, 2018 11:56 am

Clipper Creek is the best combination of inexpensive and good, but check with them first on the voltage issue.
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