bzalex
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Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Sat May 27, 2017 11:05 am

I just did the swap too. It took me about 7 hours of work. It is more work removing the parts around the charger, than the charger itself.

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Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Sat May 27, 2017 5:42 pm

bzalex wrote:I just did the swap too. It took me about 7 hours of work. It is more work removing the parts around the charger, than the charger itself.


Photos, please

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Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Sat May 27, 2017 9:02 pm

blimpy wrote:This GREAT NEWS.. because used stripper S cars with 3.3 KwH charger and no QC are Cheap Cheap Cheap..
regardless of age or mileage.

Your units are wrong. Charging rate is measured in kW, not "KwH".

Think of it another way: kWh/h or kWh per hour. Do the division. The h's cancel out, leaving kW.

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bzalex
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Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Sat May 27, 2017 10:30 pm

The short story:

Initial charging estimate screen:
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Final one:
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Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Sat May 27, 2017 10:41 pm

Now the details:

First I've removed the front cover plastic:
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by removing the small plastic dots:
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The front cover removed:
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I've disconnected the 12V battery after waiting 5 minutes to allow the computers to shut down.
Then it took me about half of hour to figure out how to disconnect the main battery:
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bzalex
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Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Sat May 27, 2017 10:54 pm

Then the second plastic cover:
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The wipers motor:
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Some fuses box:
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And the metal cover:
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On the windshield I put a coat the protect the glass margins while working.

Removed the cooling reservoir and drained the coolant:
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bzalex
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Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Sat May 27, 2017 11:24 pm

After I've disconnected the 12V cables on the right side of the charger and removing all the screws, I've removed the charger cover. It is glued, so I have to use some force and patience to be able to remove it.
With the cover removed:
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Some detailed photos of the charger:
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Disconnected the communication socket:
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The water pump high voltage supply:
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The AC cable:
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Then I've disconnected the rest of the cables, including the connection with the inverter on the right bottom side:
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bzalex
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Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Sun May 28, 2017 12:05 am

Lifted up and removed the charger(two persons) taking care to not damage the bottom connection:
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The connections(except the water pump):
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Side by side(the new one is on the right):
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And with the new charger in place:
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After I connected everything back. I put the cover back(without screws) because it has a "cover missing" switch:
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I've connected back the main battery and the 12V battery to check the result:
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And a quick charging test just to be sure I can still charge the car:
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Glued back the cover:
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And Leaf spy 6KW/32A charging:
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About 40% in 1 hour!

gugusse
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Location: France

Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:17 am

Hello,

We have a leaf too and I'm thinking about upgrading the onboard charger, my wife drives it usually 80km a day but once a week she does around 120 - 140km and it might be a bit a problem in winter.

Would it be possible to have more informations about your car?
What was the charger part number you had and the one you put in place?

I don't know why but here in Europe the only "cheap" 6.6kw charger is the 292C0-3NF3B and I can't really find parts from a damaged / wrecked car.

Thanks

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Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:19 am

gugusse wrote:Hello,

We have a leaf too and I'm thinking about upgrading the onboard charger, my wife drives it usually 80km a day but once a week she does around 120 - 140km and it might be a bit a problem in winter.

Would it be possible to have more informations about your car?
What was the charger part number you had and the one you put in place?

I don't know why but here in Europe the only "cheap" 6.6kw charger is the 292C0-3NF3B and I can't really find parts from a damaged / wrecked car.

Thanks

probably because in America the general standard of driving is lower. The US roads are much safer than in Europe but because of that the drivers are less attentive, thus the roads end up being more dangerous. You are not driving properly in the USA unless you are texting, eating fries, talking on a cellphone, doing make up, drinking a soda.. a really big soda, head turned to shout at the kids in the back seat or general distracted with anything but what is going on around you on the streets. I've been rearended, twice while stopped, both by drivers who where not even looking at the road or what was directly in front of them. So, ignoring my sarcasm, the truth be told we have a lot more wrecked cars due to the way of the land over here.
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Waldorf: Who's a fool? You watched it.

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