Kieran973 wrote:...I realize there are much faster L2 charging options, but the wiring on the dedicated circuit is only 20 amps and I'd rather not pay for a brand new circuit (especially since I don't own this place), hence the merely 16 amp EVSE. Do other people on MNL charge at 16 amps on a 20 amp circuit? This would be for a 2018 Leaf. I'd probably charge twice a week, between midnight and 8 am, for 6-7 hours at a time. Thanks.
I've been charging at 240V/16A since 2012. At the time that was the max rate for LEAF. More importantly it was as high as we could go without serious expense. In any case, 16A has been more than adequate. And I think larger pack sizes actually reduce the need for higher at-home charging rates. But of course it depends on your particular situation. For example, someone who drives a lot and has a time-of-use electric plan could use a faster charge rate to place more of their charging in the cheaper TOU window.
As far as unplugging an EVSE, ours has a plug and every few months I will unplug it and plug it back in. The idea being that this helps wipe oxidation off the contacts, while keeping the lifetime plug/unplug cycles low enough that wear is not a concern.