LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2018
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: How should you charge your leaf at home?

Tue May 22, 2018 1:35 pm

Good, they are getting more common, at least online.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

Onbypass
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Joined: Mon May 07, 2018 8:13 am
Delivery Date: 02 May 2018

Re: How should you charge your leaf at home?

Thu May 31, 2018 7:20 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Onbypass wrote:I have a 2018 leaf, and it comes with a cord that is either L1 (120) or L2 (240). Initially, my plan was to stick with the L1 and just plug it in. However, since the cord has all the electronics built in, I just need to add a 14-50 outlet in my garage. I am lucky that the wall is right behind the breaker panel. So...the cost will only be $200.

For me, it will be worth it for the increase in charge time. I can run it lower, and not have to charge so often.


Make sure that you get a 40 amp circuit (a 50amp breaker is ok, and a 30 should work, as 40 amp breakers are harder to find) as the Nissan EVSE provides a bit too much current to be legal for a 30 amp dryer circuit.


Installation complete!!! The electrician installed a 50 amp breaker on the panel. Great location for the 14-50 receptacle. The cord is long enough to reach it from either parking spot in the garage.

Thanks for all the advice!

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