ok. straight up how hard is it to install one of these? I want just one to get me to 6.6kw (roughly) with the 3.3 built in.
I am having my EVSE Upgrades done to 6.6kw to so what future proof myself a little (brusa and or a new car in a few years when I have put 200k or so on this one etc..)
I do all my own work on my ICE cars. I know how to use wrenches sockets torque wrench etc.. I have pulled an engine.
I have VERY minor electrical knowledge. I know basic theory etc.. and I know respect it or you die
I have installed stereo's done outlets in the home etc.. basic soldering (not that great at it but I can do it)
is this a project I can safely undertake without hurting me or my car?
is there a step by step guide pics etc.. ? (I read many of the first pages and last pages of this thread not all of them if there is a step by step I am sorry for missing it what page does it start on?)
right now I am on L1 charging. I hope next week to be on 3.3kw L2 charging.
for now that is just fine. I have a feeling though that I am going to need 6.6kw more and more as my battery degrades (I fully expect to put minimum 30,000 miles a year on this car maybe 40,000) so I am hoping to get 3 years before I need to buy a battery pack. fingers crossed
the more power I can put back in between deliveries the less "reserve capacity" I need to finish a day without switching to my ice backup. this will become more critical as my battery degrades and I have less and less reserve capacity.
these buggers are expensive. so step 1 is to determine if I can do it myself and step 2 is to start saving for it NOW so when I do need it I have the money to buy it.
List of what I need and prices? Brusa and Leaf DD and custom plate?? is that it? the brusa comes with everything it needs to connect to the car?
can the existing wiring in my 2012 handle the increased current being added by the brusa? or do I need to upgrade that as well?
2012 SV 4802miles. 1month 2400 miles. 9 weeks 5000 miles. 6 months 13,300 miles. 4/18 15,000 miles.