User avatar
z0ner
Posts: 497
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:16 am
Delivery Date: 18 Apr 2011
Leaf Number: 0909
Location: Orange County, CA

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

Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:31 pm

Well of course this upgrade is a great deal, that's a no-brainer. If Phil has to 86 the project because a few idiots can't pay attention or follow directions it will be a very sad day in the community.

And if Phil shuts it down before *I* take delivery I'll have him give me the addresses of a the worst offenders and pay them a special "visit". :x

User avatar
davewill
Posts: 5083
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:04 pm
Location: San Diego, CA, US

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

Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:58 pm

z0ner wrote:And if Phil shuts it down before *I* take delivery I'll have him give me the addresses of a the worst offenders and pay them a special "visit". :x
I can take south of Pendleton. :evil:
2014 Rav4 EV, Blizzard Pearl White
2011 LEAF SL w/QC, Blue Ocean, returned at end of lease

User avatar
Ingineer
Posts: 2741
Joined: Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:09 pm
Delivery Date: 13 Jul 2011
Leaf Number: 6969
Location: Berkeley, California
Contact: Website

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

Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:02 am

linkim wrote:Phil,
I hope you continue to offer your services to upgrade the Nissan L1 EVSE. I am interested in the upgrade. Unfortunately my LEAF may be in Long Beach or elsewhere (week of Apr 13 delivery) so still waiting. What are the chances of you having some available at the next Bayleafers meeting in May?
I can't promise anything, but if we have any completed units, I'll bring them!

-Phil
Easily Learn Electricity HERE! - - - - Website: http://evseupgrade.com/[/size] - - - - Like us on Facebook: EVSE Upgrade

User avatar
Ingineer
Posts: 2741
Joined: Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:09 pm
Delivery Date: 13 Jul 2011
Leaf Number: 6969
Location: Berkeley, California
Contact: Website

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

Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:10 am

Thanks everyone for the support!

I'd appreciate it if people would first read the posts here, and/or check our web site before asking questions. Yes, I know there are a lot of posts, but one of the reasons is because of all the questions! One trick that helps, is to start on the last page and work backwards.

Also, please do not PM me here. If you do have a question after at least skimming the posts, please use the form on the web site, as then any of us (I do have some help now) can answer you and I can concentrate on getting the upgrades out.

We are having a surprising amount of people want second units, or already upgraded units. The problem is Nissan has a limited supply and we are having trouble maintaining stock. We will get the units in, but be prepared for at least a week delay in some cases. If you can find a unit at your local dealer, then this may actually be a faster option.

Thanks!

-Phil
Easily Learn Electricity HERE! - - - - Website: http://evseupgrade.com/[/size] - - - - Like us on Facebook: EVSE Upgrade

User avatar
hodad66
Posts: 486
Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:43 am
Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Indialantic, Florida
Contact: Website

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

Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:39 am

The already upgraded units are the only option for someone who leases.
Thanks for your inventiveness....
Thanks for your hard work.....
Thanks for offering an alternative.. :D
reserved 7-26-2010, RAQ 7-29-2011... Order Cancelled 9/26/2011,
Schneider EVSE installed (9/15/2011)
2012 Volt lease 9/22/2011, 2014 Volt lease 5/12/2014

User avatar
mwalsh
Posts: 9753
Joined: Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:10 am
Delivery Date: 05 Jan 2011
Leaf Number: 0213
Location: Garden Grove, CA

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

Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:40 am

hodad66 wrote:Thanks for your inventiveness....
Thanks for your hard work.....
Thanks for offering an alternative.. :D
+1
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 86,000 miles
2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bosch AGM 12v
Ecopia 422+ tires
L1 EVSE upgrade
FIAMM horns
Superbright LED lighting
2013 sun visors
LED shifter
Heated seats
GT-R map lamp lenses
Altima illuminated door switches

User avatar
davewill
Posts: 5083
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:04 pm
Location: San Diego, CA, US

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

Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:40 am

hodad66 wrote:The already upgraded units are the only option for someone who leases.
Not really. I'm confident there will be a forum member happy to trade straight up if it turns out I need a stock one at the end of the lease.
2014 Rav4 EV, Blizzard Pearl White
2011 LEAF SL w/QC, Blue Ocean, returned at end of lease

User avatar
Ingineer
Posts: 2741
Joined: Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:09 pm
Delivery Date: 13 Jul 2011
Leaf Number: 6969
Location: Berkeley, California
Contact: Website

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

Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:41 am

hodad66 wrote:The already upgraded units are the only option for someone who leases.
Thanks for your inventiveness....
Thanks for your hard work.....
Thanks for offering an alternative.. :D
Thanks for your Thanks!

If you lease, there are plenty of cheaper alternatives!!!

You can go ahead and get your unit upgraded, then before the Lease expires, simply show up at your local Leaf enthusiasts meeting and offer a "free" upgrade to anyone. (or post it here) Guarantee someone will take you up on your offer, and you simply swap with them. This way the upgrade gets to benefit someone else in the community!

You can also simply cut the L6-20 plug off and wire in a standard 120v replacement plug. The unit will then be indistinguishable from the original. This is kind of a waste at this point, as the EVSE will get sold to a new owner who will probably send it to us for upgrade! =) I'd rather see you trade it!

If somehow you don't want to do ay of the above, simply buy a new unmodified one at that time (Probably be cheaper by then too) and sell the modified one on ebay or keep it for your next EV.

-Phil
Easily Learn Electricity HERE! - - - - Website: http://evseupgrade.com/[/size] - - - - Like us on Facebook: EVSE Upgrade

corwin
Posts: 20
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:31 am
Delivery Date: 28 Mar 2011
Location: Soquel, CA

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

Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:48 pm

To all,
I highly recommend this upgrade. It works as advertised plus Phil turned my EVSE around in one day! And, the unfinished pig-tails at $20 each are an absolute bargain. Those who think this is an expensive 'mod' really have no clue how little Phil is really making on this; considering parts and time, quite possibly less than zero.
Thank you sir!
-Corwin

nater
Posts: 100
Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:37 am

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

Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:40 am

I personally thank Phil for his efforts and beg of him to save one slot for me when my car comes.

By the way, Phil, I used to sell mods for the Prius on priuschat, but the people who want you to go stand in line at USPS for an hour to save $5 on shipping drove me crazy, and people wanted me to come down in price even though it was already reasonable, would insult me if I wouldn't hold their hand on installation, etc.

My advice for dealing with them? For you own sanity, set up take-it-or-leave-it terms; demand that everyone who wants to do business with you do it your way, and those that cannot accept that go away.

We'll help you out as well: deflect everyone to the forum. Ignore the idiot emails, we'll answer the questions here. And flat out don't sell one to anybody who sounds clueless.

I, for one, am extremely grateful that you are doing this and appreciate it immensely.

Now, Nissan, where is my car?

Nate

Return to “EVSE / Charging Equipment and Networks”