GaleHawkins wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:08 pm
I am interested in getting 120 volt AC from our Leaf but not sure I will ever try. I bought the below for about $75 off ebay but have no plans to connect it to the DC charging port until I understand how it could even work because at this point the write up in the ad just does not make electrical sense to me. At this moment I see it as a smoke maker but time may change that if I can get some solid info from a better source than the seller. I have not taken the DC port plug in apart yet nor found a schematic of the DC port on the Leaf.
https://picclick.com/DOSTAR-EV-Chargin ... 539.html
From a quick look, I don't know what that is but from looking at https://www.ebay.com/itm/362729404539
, that's totally useless for a US Leaf. No US Leaf has a port like that.
You can't pull power from the car via J1772. For CHAdeMO, it's going to be almost 400 volts DC. There's nothing in that handle or power strip that's going to convert that down to 120 volts AC.
Bottom of https://www.chademo.com/technology/technology-overview/
has a diagram. I think if you want more details, you'd want to look for CHAdeMO specs and/or the Leaf service manual.
During the two PG&E PSPSes (https://www.pge.com/psps/
, 2nd outage at viewtopic.php?p=571661#p571661
) I've had to endure so far, I've been using https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AYH6E6S
(Samlex Solar PST-1000-12 PST Series Pure Sine Wave Inverter) that I alluded to at viewtopic.php?p=569476#p569476
. Since it comes with no cables nor clamps and has weird terminals, getting the flat lugs it comes with crimped to proper cables with clamps took me awhile. I had to resort to a Batteries Plus store to do that for me.
Sorry. I've not been following this thread due to power outage, Japan trip prep, Japan trip and now catching back up. I have 0 interest in "level 3 at home" esp. since I don't own this house. I don't even have a L2 EVSE at home (http://www.myrav4ev.com/forum/viewtopic ... 8264#p8264
says why) and haven't needed it despite an pure BEV being my primary car since end of July 2013. I hardly even L1 charge at home.
There have been numerous threads here (e.g. viewtopic.php?t=13097
) and on chevybolt.org (e.g. https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/using ... kup.14986/
) on using an EV as a power source by hooking a 12 volt DC to 120 volt AC inverter to the 12 volt bus and putting the car in READY mode to keep the 12 volt from going flat. This is a way, albeit inefficient.
I went with a pure sine wave (much more expensive) inverter instead of one that uses a modified (not pure) sine wave due to https://priuschat.com/threads/dc-ac-inv ... st-1670832
. I knew I'd have to run a long cord(s) from the inverter to where I needed power due to the layout of my house.
Also, it's important to note to not hook up to the negative terminal of the battery due to the current sensor (https://mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?p=384563#p384563
). This has come up many times. There's a similar caveat w/the Bolt.
If you wish to discuss temporary inverter setups to get 120 volt AC out of a Leaf via 12 volt bus, we should probably continue that in another thread.