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Re: The Competition: 6.6kW Charging

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:26 am
by LEAFer
Smidge204 wrote:... That leaves materials. It's entirely possible that the materials used only permit the socket to be rated 30A, but that does strike me as odd. There may be other reasons unrelated to the actual construction as to why the rating is so low.

But for worst-case let's assume the socket and wiring are not up to snuff - I still think that would not add much more to the required modification, and that the difficulty of the upgrade is overestimated.
=Smidge=
Oh, I think the receptacle in the LEAF is highly likely capable of 30A ... which is all that's needed for 6.6 (6,600W/220V) ... not sure about the wiring and charger (see above speculations post from mwalsh) ... but my initial "beef" (sorry) was with the 80A-rated presumption. I just wanted to know where that info may have come from. It seems very unlikely to me.

Re: The Competition: 6.6kW Charging

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:37 am
by evnow
ovev wrote:I dont know if these statements are based on actual knowledge or speculation though. :|
Ignorance.

Look at the way they write "6.6KW/h".

Re: The Competition: 6.6kW Charging

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:28 am
by HankHillNeedsALeaf
I may be totally crazy here but I could have sworn the rep at our Orlando Drive Event mentioned that you could now opt for the 6.6kw charger when someone posed the question. Can someone that has already ordered chime in and let us know if they were presented with the option?

Thanks.

Re: The Competition: 6.6kW Charging

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:50 am
by TimeHorse
HankHillNeedsALeaf wrote:I may be totally crazy here but I could have sworn the rep at our Orlando Drive Event mentioned that you could now opt for the 6.6kw charger when someone posed the question. Can someone that has already ordered chime in and let us know if they were presented with the option?

Thanks.
Although I think maybe it was misheard, I will say that I am lobbying as heavily as I can as a 3rd-rate electric car blogger :) for those of us from Florida to Maryland forced to wait until Late Summer to order be rewarded with the option for the 6.6kW charger and the Cold Weather Trim packages in a new, improved 2012 LEAF. :)

Yes, I know the Florida folks could give a flying stink about a Cold Weather Trim and I personally would yell at anyone who delayed the Florida rollout if it was for lack of that trim!

Re: The Competition: 6.6kW Charging

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:25 pm
by AndyH
planet4ever wrote: A lot of words have been exchanged, but has anybody considered opening up the hump in the back and checking the actual gauges of the wires into and out of the charger?

Ray
[X] Consideration
[X] Intention
[X] Tools at the ready
[ ] Car in the driveway

I guess that's a "YES" :lol:

Re: The Competition: 6.6kW Charging

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:38 pm
by HankHillNeedsALeaf
Seems like I didn't mishear if this story is correct :)

http://www.greencarreports.com/blog/105 ... year-or-so

Re: The Competition: 6.6kW Charging

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:32 pm
by EVDRIVER
HankHillNeedsALeaf wrote:Seems like I didn't mishear if this story is correct :)

http://www.greencarreports.com/blog/105 ... year-or-so

That has been the rumor since day one, it's only PR until it happens but it likely will so until it is an option or officially announced by Nissan it's not valid. For those thinking an affordable replacement will be available for your car even if it is offered I suggest you don't count on it unless you think under $2-3K is affordable.

Re: The Competition: 6.6kW Charging

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:36 pm
by EVDRIVER
AndyH wrote:
planet4ever wrote: A lot of words have been exchanged, but has anybody considered opening up the hump in the back and checking the actual gauges of the wires into and out of the charger?

Ray
[X] Consideration
[X] Intention
[X] Tools at the ready
[ ] Car in the driveway

I guess that's a "YES" :lol:

As soon as I get my car I will check-

Re: The Competition: 6.6kW Charging

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:46 pm
by KeiJidosha
HankHillNeedsALeaf wrote:Seems like I didn't mishear if this story is correct :)

http://www.greencarreports.com/blog/105 ... year-or-so
Date? Price? Upgrade plan for 2011 LEAF? No. Only rumor of 6.6kW charger when Smyrna comes on line. Maybe.

And regarding the comment that Ford "doesn't even HAVE quick charging!”, here in Southern California, neither do we! Calling ECOtality, where are you!! Hmm, missing in action.

I guess we will yet see if 6.6kW charging matters.

Re: The Competition: 6.6kW Charging

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:00 pm
by thankyouOB
honestly, is it realistic to think that EcoT would have 100 QC chargers installed when Leaf delivered fewer than 70 cars last month?