V8BoatBuilder
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Re: 2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:43 am

Confirmed - it does not work on 208. I does not work on my buck/boost transformer either, which is down to 225v right now as every air conditioner in the complex is on, and so are our shop power tools.

Looks like it's either a JuiceBox or Clipper Creek for me.
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V8BoatBuilder
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Re: 2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:47 am

For those following along, the status lights are as follows:

Ready (green) = ON
Power (Orange) = Flashing
Fault (Red) = ON

According to the manual, it is an EVSE internal fault. The car does charge for about 15 seconds before going into fault mode.
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Re: 2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:59 pm

V8BoatBuilder wrote:Confirmed - it does not work on 208. I does not work on my buck/boost transformer either, which is down to 225v right now as every air conditioner in the complex is on, and so are our shop power tools.

Looks like it's either a JuiceBox or Clipper Creek for me.

Yes, basically any EVSE will work on 208v.....except the '18 OEM Leaf EVSE :roll:
As you sound a bit technical, I'd really suggest a Juicebox. Not that the Clipper Creek is bad, it's just the Juicebox is so much more flexible. I've ran my Juicebox down to less than 200v with no issues. It's also nice the Juicebox allows you to adjust the maximum output current, CC EVSEs are always maximum, unless your car calls for less.
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Re: 2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:00 am

I'm actually thinking of getting the OpenEVSE kit, and using it with the stock Nissan EVSE KJ1772 cord.

Or just get a JuiceBox and sell the Nissan EVSE.
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Re: 2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:10 pm

V8BoatBuilder wrote:I'm actually thinking of getting the OpenEVSE kit, and using it with the stock Nissan EVSE KJ1772 cord.

Or just get a JuiceBox and sell the Nissan EVSE.

Either of those solutions sounds good to me, both cheaper than either a CC or JB.
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'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
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Re: 2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:13 am

I wouldn't sacrifice the Nissan cord to do your openevse build. It's more valuable as a working EVSE, even used. If you're leasing, you may also need to turn it back in with the car.
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Re: 2018 Nissan LEAF EVSE is not working with 208v AC

Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:18 pm

All of the portable Nissan EVSEs since 2013 are designed to monitor its input receptacle plug for too high a temperature and, if detected, either effectively reduce the charging amperage or terminate the charging session.

What other portable EVSEs do you know DON'T attempt to do this -- and which DO?

As an important side note, a TIA (Tentative Interim Amendment) to the 2017 NEC requires this and other similarly portable EVSEs to have its input receptacle protected by a GFCI device. This means a 14-50R receptacle's circuit would need a GFCI breaker.

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