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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:02 am

where is he located? turnaround would not be less than 3 days.

i would have to recharge at the local Nissan dealer...aaahh what the hell, after $34,500 they owe me a freebie
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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:36 am

EVDRIVER wrote:Please stay tuned for details. To answer a few questions:

No kit available as of now
Unit will need to be sent in but that could change, but turn around is quick
Current is the same over each voltage and unit is tested to over 280V
Price TBD
Unit will be tested by a forum member here next week so you will receive his real-world feedback soon


Let me know if you have any other questions.
Why would it need to be sent in?! I would bet that most people familiar with electronics would be able to handle a hack like this without an issue.
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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:56 am

My guess is Phil wants you to send it in so you will pay him for the conversion. For his sake I hope he has good liability insurance. Eventually someone will either reverse engineer his mod or come up with something very similar and post a parts list and how to.

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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:02 pm

DarkStar wrote:
EVDRIVER wrote:Please stay tuned for details. To answer a few questions:

No kit available as of now
Unit will need to be sent in but that could change, but turn around is quick
Current is the same over each voltage and unit is tested to 240
Price TBD
Unit will be tested by a forum member here next week so you will receive his real-world feedback soon


Let me know if you have any other questions.
Why would it need to be sent in?! I would bet that most people familiar with electronics would be able to handle a hack like this without an issue.
Then they are certainly to do this on their own, I assume most people have access to 300V 20A feeds and the proper diagnostic equipment. Each unit is modified in several ways and is tested to higher than spec voltage to insure reliability since the stock unit is unable to handle 240V and will fail immediately or shortly after.

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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:08 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:Then they are certainly to do this on their own, I assume most people have access to 300V 20A feeds and the proper diagnostic equipment. Each unit is modified in several ways and is tested to higher than spec voltage to insure reliability since the stock unit is unable to handle 240V and will fail immediately or shortly after.
Cool, can't wait! :D
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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:09 pm

I would be interested in such an upgrade ... of course, depending on cost and shipping logistics (I could live with 2-day shipping, perhaps, both ways). Where is he located, and what type of warranty is he giving?

For quicker turnaround, he could offer to ship once tracking no. is provided for the stock OEM is enroute to him. I suppose it wouldn't matter that the upgraded unit is not the same as the stock OEM ... so long as the upgraded one is in like condition.
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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:32 pm

Is this the same 240 plug that will fit in my 240 dryer outlet?

Where else could I use this? (RV parks?)

Would this have any effect on the LEAF warranty?
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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:46 pm

Randy3 wrote:Is this the same 240 plug that will fit in my 240 dryer outlet?

Where else could I use this? (RV parks?)

Would this have any effect on the LEAF warranty?

The 240 plug wil be to your spec or you can have multiple adaptors for a nominal charge. The Magnuson Moss act specifically covers you in this situation. The EVSE is not capable of damaging the LEAF.

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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:57 pm

If it's a business then it's simple. He collects or buys the stock L1 units in advance and modifies them. He ships the modified unit as soon as the order comes in. Then after the customer gets the modified unit they send the original core to be modified for another customer. There would be some details regarding core charges if originals are not sent back and quality of the cores sent, etc. but that could easily be worked out in the cost/business model.
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Re: Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V

Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:29 pm

i would gladly pay for his knowledge and more so, his innovation. its the people like him that will extend the capabilities and increase the desire for Leaf ownership and move this country in the right direction
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 4411.3 mi, 96.88% SOH
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