Kieran973
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Re: Is the Nissan Leaf more prone to charging issues than other EVs and PHEVs

Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:29 pm

OK, thanks all. Sounds like I need a grounded, dedicated circuit, which might as well be 240V. Am I correct that the Leaf pulls 27 amps at 240 volts? So how many amps should the circuit I get be? Should it be a 32 amp EVSE on a circuit rated for 40 amps? Thanks.

LeftieBiker
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Re: Is the Nissan Leaf more prone to charging issues than other EVs and PHEVs

Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:50 am

Get a 40 amp circuit, or a 50 if you plan on getting a Tesla eventually. The Leaf draws something like 27.5A max.
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Re: Is the Nissan Leaf more prone to charging issues than other EVs and PHEVs

Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:27 am

I had no trouble charging at L2 with either my 2012 or 2013 Leaf's. I understand that the dealer charged my 2013 at L3 but I never had a need for it. My 2012 charged at 16A and my 2013 charged at 27.5A. Both were fully charged when I left for work. I charged over night mostly.
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