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EVSE options for 2013+ Leafs

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:40 pm
by evnow
Want to make a comprehensive list here.

Pls post options you know of / use here.

1. EVSE upgrade

Upgrade the EVSE that comes with Leaf.

Max Power : 5kW (?)
Upgrade Cost : $287
New : $1,027

link : evseupgrade.com

2. Open EVSE

Get a kit from an open source hardware design. Buy rest of the items and assemble.


Max Power > 6kW
Cost : ~$500

3. Blink EVSE

Blink EVSEs have had over heating issues with RAV4EV and Fit EV. No issues with Leaf '13 have been reported. My Blink is working without any overheating issues. If you see any overheating issues (monitor every 30 minutes when you charge the first few times), either ask Ecotality to upgrade it or if out of warranty upgrade it by changing the cable or other means.

Max Power > 6kW
Cost : $0 to ~$200

4. Clipper Creek LCS-25

Max Power ~ 5kW
Cost : $595 (regular $700)

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5. Bosch Automotive PowerMax L2 EVSEs expected to ship in June '13. Same units sold by Delta & Blink.

16 Amps, 12 ft cord : $449
30 Amps, 18 ft cord : $593
30 Amps, 25 ft cord : $749

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6. Amazon, Lowes, Home Depot etc have multiple EVSE brands upwards of $800.

Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:40 pm
by evnow
Reserved.

Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:43 pm
by davewill
evnow wrote:3. Upgrade Blink EVSE

If you already have a Blink EVSE, either ask Ecotality to upgrade it or if out of warranty upgrade it by changing the cable or other means.

Max Power > 6kW
Cost : $0 to ~$200
Why would you upgrade a Blink? It's already a 30a (7.2kW) unit.

Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:52 am
by sorphin
evnow wrote:Want to make a comprehensive list here.

Pls post options you know of / use here.

1. EVSE upgrade

Upgrade the EVSE that comes with Leaf.

Max Power : 5kW (?)
Upgrade Cost : $287
New : $1,027

I notice he raised his prices.. (Used to be $239 for the upgrade)..

Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:30 am
by evnow
davewill wrote:Why would you upgrade a Blink? It's already a 30a (7.2kW) unit.
A lot of Blinks get very hot at 30 amps. They have damaged RAV4EVs, repeatedly trip Fit EVs etc.

Search, there are threads about that.

Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:56 am
by EVDRIVER
sorphin wrote:
evnow wrote:Want to make a comprehensive list here.

Pls post options you know of / use here.

1. EVSE upgrade

Upgrade the EVSE that comes with Leaf.

Max Power : 5kW (?)
Upgrade Cost : $287
New : $1,027

I notice he raised his prices.. (Used to be $239 for the upgrade)..
That was the 12A upgrade not the 16 or 20A, the prices did not change.

Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:07 am
by greenleaf
evnow wrote: 1. EVSE upgrade

Upgrade the EVSE that comes with Leaf.

Max Power : 5kW (?)
Upgrade Cost : $287
New : $1,027

link : evseupgrade.com

4. Clipper Creek LCS-25

Max Power ~ 5kW
Cost : $595 (regular $700)

Link : http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/Clippe ... Detail.bok" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The EVSE upgrade cost is more like $350 after you add two-way shipping and the necessary cable to maintain the ability to charge at 120V.

Bosch 240V/16A 3.3kW EVSE for $449. Est. availability Jun 2013. Shipping or tax unknown at this time.
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The Clipper LCS-25 unit is $595 + tax, with free shipping
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Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:58 am
by davewill
evnow wrote:
davewill wrote:Why would you upgrade a Blink? It's already a 30a (7.2kW) unit.
A lot of Blinks get very hot at 30 amps. They have damaged RAV4EVs, repeatedly trip Fit EVs etc.

Search, there are threads about that.
I've seen those threads, but it's a repair, not an upgrade, and shouldn't cost anything.

Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:55 am
by evnow
davewill wrote:I've seen those threads, but it's a repair, not an upgrade, and shouldn't cost anything.
Yes, repair is probably right. It will cost you some if you are out of warranty (like I am).

Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:15 pm
by davewill
evnow wrote:Yes, repair is probably right. It will cost you some if you are out of warranty (like I am).
Well, you've reminded me not to let this wait any longer. As for you, it may not work, but I'd raise a stink even if out of warranty. Be sure to mention the liability they might face if not fixing it causes the unthinkable.