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Re: Adding a Brusa charger under the hood for '11/'12s

Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:46 pm

Hello,
I am still very interested in adding a charger under the hood or in the back by the 3.3 kWh charger. Was there any further development of the programming for those other chargers (I forget the brands) besides the Brusa?

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Re: Adding a Brusa charger under the hood for '11/'12s

Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:41 am

dsny wrote:Have read start of thread and some of the end...... A lot of this seems to be for 11/12. Is this true? Is there a 13 thread to jump into? Thanks!


You could do a 13' or whatever, but should install the water cooled Brusa(s) in the rear as several people have done.
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Re: Adding a Brusa charger under the hood for '11/'12s

Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:16 am

You can install on a '13. I did do one but an air cooled unit and made a different mount for it. As for the chargers and using other brands, if they have a specific CAN control then you'd have to post on here and see if you would get any help?

But you need a host or a control device to monitor and watch over it, or it needs to run in standalone mode and be fully programmable by itself. Something the Brusa has the ability to do.

Again, this is not really a DIY project for the avg person and you need alot of tools. LOTS of HV (High Voltage) around, etc.

Start another thread about adding additional chargers to the Leaf and we'll input what we can. I have links to some companies that should work great and they are cheap but new Brusa's on Ebay are to be found all the time!

EDIT: This is not a bad deal.. the cables are worth $200+ alone...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brusa-NLG513-Electric-Vehicle-3-3kW-Battery-Charger-w-cables-Air-Cooled-NEW-/271753133777?hash=item3f45bfbed1&item=271753133777&pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&vxp=mtr
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Re: Adding a Brusa charger under the hood for '11/'12s

Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:11 pm

Nice Brusa complete with all the cables etc.

Decent Price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brusa-NLG513-El ... 77&vxp=mtr

Edit: Sorry, guess I should have read Jason's Post :D :D
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Re: Adding a Brusa charger under the hood for '11/'12s

Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:07 pm

Has anyone tried adding a 2011 leaf charger to a 2011 leaf?
Conceptually, if I can parallel the CAN Bus wires from the original charger to the additional one, it should work. The problem is to not send the CAN signals from the 2nd charger back to the Leaf VCM. Are there any other way to make it work?
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Re: Adding a Brusa charger under the hood for '11/'12s

Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:33 am

Has anyone commercialized adding the Brusa or any other charger to a 2011 or 2012 ?

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Re: Adding a Brusa charger under the hood for '11/'12s

Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:01 am

I can't imagine it would be worthwhile to commercialize a solution. At this point, one would either do it themselves (the procedures are highly detailed in this thread) or simply upgrade to a used 2013+ with the OEM 6kW charger.
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Re: Adding a Brusa charger under the hood for '11/'12s

Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:19 pm

Ingineer wrote:Also note that by using plastic rather than aluminum, you are compromising the shielding of your inverter. For instance, A stray cell phone signal from a nearby phone could cause big problems, even possibly leading to damage.

I highly recommend you use an aluminum spacer!

-Phil

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How are you going to seal that? You're going to get leaks?


So since I'm helping another fellow Leaf'er with an install and I'm sending him links... I was taking a "stroll" down memory lane and saw a few of these posts... :lol: :roll:

I'll be happy to report that not a single install has had "any glitches" CAN error codes, EV CAN mesg anomalies, interference, OR LEAKS with this setup!

And the setups that are on them are being used pretty much EVERY single day... FULL power..

And now we're up to 4 liquid cooled setups.. and 3 air cooled!

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Re: Adding a Brusa charger under the hood for '11/'12s

Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:43 am

And the setups that are on them are being used pretty much EVERY single day... FULL power..


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