Mike04 wrote:Sorry 6kW not 6kV. Would 6kV at 1 amp kill the Leaf?
Probably. J1772 inlet is supposed to have 240 volt input max. CHAdeMO input is about 400 volts.
Leaf battery pack operates around the mid to high 300 volt range.
LeftieBiker wrote:Was the car still On when you tried to start charging?
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.
I agree. It shouldn't matter whether the car was on or not.
Prior to model year '18, if you tried CHAdeMO charging with the car turned on first, it simply wouldn't work. It was easy to do that on the '11 and '12 due to the mechanical charging door release w/no interlock. On the '13 to '17, since you have to push a button, the opener button does nothing when the car's in READY mode. It must be turned off to release.
OP, willing to post a Plugshare link to the CHAdeMO charger you used? It'd be interesting to know the model and whether anyone else had trouble w/that unit.