planet4ever wrote:LTLFTcomposite wrote:I'm sure this has been discussed somewhere already so forgive the duplication, but why are there two charging ports on the leaf? I thought the J1772 standard supports 120VAC 15A connections as well as 240VAC and higher voltage DC supply.
One more comment on the question that started this flood of comments. Yes, J1772 is architected to support DC (external charger) in addition to AC (internal charger). But the Yazaki J1772 connector, which is what we tend to think of as J1772, and is what most if not all EV and PHEV makers seem to be adopting, is only approved up to 30A, 240V.
I believe the second charging port on the Leaf is not J1772-compliant at all, but is JARI Level 3 DC. That's a different standard that several Japanese auto makers have been pushing.
The JARI is the one used for an external charger not the other. One is for AC only on the LEAF.