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

Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:41 am

Even if it might be a little bit off topic: Is it possible and does anyone have experience to install Brusa chargers in the 30 kWh models?
The reason I ask is that I have been driving around with 2 Brusa chargers in our 2012 Leaf in Norway for 1.5 years now, and needless to say I am quite happy with the charging speed (I make use of 3 phase power available here in Europe). The battery is still quite ok. After all these years and soon 80000 miles it still charges to around 19 kWh according to LeafSpy and the SOH and SOX have been around 90% for quite a while now. However, it sometimes would really save some time to be able to drive a little bit farther than the current battery ever allowed for. Since I can´t switch the battery I wonder if someone has tried to install Brusas to a 30 kWh Leaf. Those begin to be available at reasonable prices and since I don´t care about the warranty I could as well buy used ...

JasonA
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Joined: Thu May 09, 2013 10:16 am
Delivery Date: 04 May 2013
Location: Sylmar, CA

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

Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:02 am

GregPartridge wrote:Well after several weeks work we managed to get my 2012 LEAF with it's Brusa upgrade working in Auto mode yesterday. 16 amps via the Brusa and 10amps via the OEM J1772 inlet (240 volts).
Next step is to program more than 2 stages in the auto charging profile, then set it to charge via CANBUS.
I would post some pictures but I can't work out how.
Good job on getting this done! Post some pics when you have a chance!

Use this place...
http://hostthenpost.org/index.php

I by the way have a complete watercooled Brusa setup that just came off a 2012 (or 2011) with all the plate, gasket, spacers, bolts. tubes (plumbs right in to the stock cooling system) and fully CAN controlled. Get a full 7.2kw to your Leaf! or 9.6kw to your 2013 and up (need your own plate!)

Ready to bolt in. I'm asking $1400. If you are in the SoCal area, bring your car up and I'll install it for you for a cheap price (like lunch ;) )

BTW.. If you have another DIY project... The Brusa is universal.

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/e787926051ab21c5cdd1afdf4931d4a7.jpg

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2012 10kw Dual LQ cooled Brusa powered Leaf "Astro"
13kw Enphase System,SolarWorld Panels, QuickMountPV- ALL USA!!
2014 Rav4 "SuperRav"with JdeMO (CHAdeMO)
2015 MS-70D

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