LeftieBiker wrote:The "charger" is on board the car. You are looking for an "EVSE" (electric vehicle service equipment) or "charging station." What they do is provide the car's charger with a verified-safe supply of either 120 or 208-240 volts. In your case you want a charging station, which is wall mounted.
If the car had a QC port, then connecting it to a QC station would be connecting it to an actual external charger that bypasses the car's onboard unit and charges the pack directly.
Yep, although EVSE is Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment.
OP can look at:
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 68#p332668
https://web.archive.org/web/20150619074 ... p?p=262630
- specifically the diagram by planet4ever
https://web.archive.org/web/20150604142 ... primer.pdf
OP is not looking to buy a "fast charger" either. Fast charging in the US is generally DC fast charging that is usually 20 kW or more. The cost of the hardware and installation would (assuming he has the necessary power at home) would almost certainly exceed the value of the OP's car. I posted some costs at http://www.mychevysparkev.com/forum/vie ... f=7&t=3753
. Also see http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 63#p332063
and https://web.archive.org/web/20140515081 ... tion_costs
since the RMI link is dead.
He's looking for an L2 EVSE. Leaf can only draw 6.6 kW out of the wall at max due to its OBC and that is the vehicle's max acceptance rate: https://www.clippercreek.com/three-thin ... arge-time/
In fact, Nissan likes to refer to 208 to 240 volt charging as "normal charge" in the manual as opposed to trickle (for 120 volts) and quick charge (for CHAdeMO, which is DC (usually fast) charging).