Mike04
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Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:26 am

When the charger started there was a bang and smoke from the charger. My car had to be towed to the dealer where it sits today.

I'll give the long version of my story: I pulled up to the chargers, planning on parking my car at the 6kV and going back to my office. I have done this a couple of times in the week and a half I have had my new 2018 Leaf. The 6kV chargers were occupied, but the Chademo was available. I had not used a fast charger, so I thought I'd give it a go.

I scanned my card to release the cable and walked around and plugged it into the car. When I got back to the charger the charger had apparently timed out. So I scanned my card again.

After scanning my card there was a bang, then some smoke came from the charger and an error screen came up.

I went to the front of the car to disconnect, but the red light was still on the handle and it was locked to my car. I called the number on the machine, which got me to the Greenlots assistance line.

After Greenlots tried unsucessfully to release the cable remotely, someone came out and shut off the main power to the machine. This released the handle. But now my car just had a Warning No EV Power screen and would not start.

Nissan Assistance towed me to the dealer where the car sits now.

The tech at the dealer tells me that there are pages of error codes and he is waiting for instructions from Nissan.

:cry:

This story seems a lot like mine:

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-sty ... -1.2620721
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Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:35 am

Mike04 wrote:I'll give the long version of my story: I pulled up to the chargers, planning on parking my car at the 6kV and going back to my office. I have done this a couple of times in the week and a half I have had my new 2018 Leaf. The 6kV chargers were occupied, but the Chademo was available. I had not used a fast charger, so I thought I'd give it a go.

Not that you used these, but 6 kV? 6000 volts? That would surely kill a Leaf.

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Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:43 am

Sorry 6kW not 6kV. Would 6kV at 1 amp kill the Leaf? That would still be 6kW.

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Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:15 pm

Was the car still On when you tried to start charging?
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Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:49 pm

Aren't there supposed to be all kinds of safety protocols that prevent this from happening?

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Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:53 pm

Reminds me of the fun we had around here when GE Wattstations were breaking LEAF chargers. They kept pointing fingers at each other for quite a while...then Nissan suddenly had a firmware update to fix the problem.
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Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:11 pm

I'll be pleasantly surprised if the blame games do not begin shortly and OP is told to pay the repair bills.
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Mike04
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Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:21 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:Was the car still On when you tried to start charging?
sh

I believe it was not on. Certainly not intentionally. But it shouldn't matter. These things need to be idiot proof if they are going to be a mainstream mode of transportation. Anyone could forget to push the stop button.

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Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:32 pm

DaveinOlyWA also had some issues with ChaDeMo:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:My 2018 does not charge on AV DCFC. It fails during voltage test. Works on other DCFCs so wondering if anyone else has seen this?
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Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:33 pm

RegGuheert wrote:DaveinOlyWA also had some issues with ChaDeMo:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:My 2018 does not charge on AV DCFC. It fails during voltage test. Works on other DCFCs so wondering if anyone else has seen this?


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