Oils4AsphaultOnly
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:17 am

DustanT wrote:You guys able to squeeze a few miles out with higher tire pressure like the hybrids do? I found a RV nema 14-50 50 amp plug halfway home I can use at a camp ground I called. I plan on running 65mph on the freeway instead of 70 or 75.
Yes on the tire pressure, but the slower speed would definitely help far more.

Also, I have LeafSpy Pro and checked. No way to turn off the back-up sound nor motor whine. Not sure if those are "safety features" and thus not defeatable.
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DustanT
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:20 am

Oils4AsphaultOnly wrote:
DustanT wrote:You guys able to squeeze a few miles out with higher tire pressure like the hybrids do? I found a RV nema 14-50 50 amp plug halfway home I can use at a camp ground I called. I plan on running 65mph on the freeway instead of 70 or 75.
Yes on the tire pressure, but the slower speed would definitely help far more.

Also, I have LeafSpy Pro and checked. No way to turn off the back-up sound nor motor whine. Not sure if those are "safety features" and thus not defeatable.
I'll have to find the speaker lol

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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:11 pm

Is 40 amp 220v good enough for the lvl 2? I've seen 2 draw amounts, 27.5 and 32.

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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:24 pm

DustanT wrote:Is 40 amp 220v good enough for the lvl 2? I've seen 2 draw amounts, 27.5 and 32.
40 amp is perfect for a Leaf, which draws about 28 amps. You need a 20% buffer, so 40A is the smallest size that you can use with the OEM dual voltage charging cable.

BTW, modern US voltages are 120 volt, 208 volt, and 240 volt. 208 doesn't work with the Nissan cable, but 240 does.
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DustanT
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:29 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
DustanT wrote:Is 40 amp 220v good enough for the lvl 2? I've seen 2 draw amounts, 27.5 and 32.
40 amp is perfect for a Leaf, which draws about 28 amps. You need a 20% buffer, so 40A is the smallest size that you can use with the OEM dual voltage charging cable.

BTW, modern US voltages are 120 volt, 208 volt, and 240 volt. 208 doesn't work with the Nissan cable, but 240 does.
Ok thanks, I'm going to run a plug to my parking spot.

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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:35 pm

Ok thanks, I'm going to run a plug to my parking spot.
Before you do, make absolutely sure that you have 240 volts, not 208. The latter is usually found in townhouses, but you never know - unless you already do, of course. I'm assuming you'll be using the OEM Nissan charging cable. If not there are other charging cables and stations that will work on 208 volts, and charge your car.
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DustanT
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:45 pm

It's 120/240. As an Electrician years ago I haven't come across a 208v around here yet.

For now I'll use the OEM cable.

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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:04 pm

I have a lot of 208 at work.
On a multi meter it usually shows from 227 to 234 volts at no load.

Even if all you get is a 240v 16 amp evse it will be a huge improvement over 120v charging.
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Re: From truck to leaf?

Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:26 pm

Cool thanks, at work I'm hooking up a 14-50 so I can do most of my charging there. I guess tomorrow I'll find out first hand how it charges on a RV plug at some campground I found.

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Re: From truck to leaf?

Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:09 am

Well that was fun lol, had to stop and charge for 3 hours total. But found a great place to eat. Made it home with 5% charge. It was 32° so a bit cold. Screen says avg was 3.4 mile/kwh

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