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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:01 am

Leaftera wrote:Forgive this basic question, but I've been reading this thread and the one that gave rise to it and it's all a bit over my head. Could someone please confirm or correct my understanding:

I can purchase this A14 adapter cord and plug one end into my Leaf trickle charger and the other end into my Nema 14-50 220/40amp outlet (left over from when I had an electric Ford Ranger) and my Leaf trickle charger will then charge my Leaf at Level 2 instead of Level 1? This is being done currently by other folks without damage to the car or the charger? Is that the basic idea? Thanks in advance for clarifying this for me.
No. You have to have your Leaf EVSE modified first. Visit http://www.evseupgrade.com for details. THEN buy the adapter and you'll be able to charge your Leaf at 240v 12a using your existing outlet.
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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:50 am

I'll be all over this once I get my Leaf. Nissa should have made the portable EVSE like this to begin with!
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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:51 am

If you plug your portable EVSE into 240v without the upgrade, it will be instantly destroyed!

An automotive journalist from a well-known publication recently attempted this, and much to his dismay, ended up with a dead EVSE. After that he found our upgrade service and sent his unit in. We were able to repair the damage and the upgrade it successfully. He told us that he plans to include this experience in his long-term review write-up of the Leaf. I'll be sure to let everyonw know when he publishes.

Note that there will be an additional repair charge if we receive any more blown-up EVSE's! :-p

We are also presently evaluating the Volt EVSE for a similar upgrade.

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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:06 am

Ingineer wrote:An automotive journalist from a well-known publication recently attempted this, and much to his dismay, ended up with a dead EVSE.
Oops! :oops:
Ingineer wrote:After that he found our upgrade service and sent his unit in. We were able to repair the damage and the upgrade it successfully. He told us that he plans to include this experience in his long-term review write-up of the Leaf. I'll be sure to let everyonw know when he publishes.
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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:07 am

Stanton wrote:I'll be all over this once I get my Leaf. Nissan should have made the portable EVSE like this to begin with!
Beat the rush! Order Now! Ingineers are standing by! Order in the next 5 minutes and receive the electric potato peeler at no additional charge.
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Seriously, if you're sure you're going to get this, and you're going to order a second EVSE instead of upgrading the one you get with the LEAF, you may want to do it now. As we start getting thousands of LEAFs showing up in port, Ingineer might be getting kind of busy soon.... We hope...

Other LEAFs might even visit your home to get a charge and marvel and your new and improved EVSE!

(I already got mine, though I really didn't expect my LEAF to be delayed into JULY@@!! I already got the Extension Cord Connecting Box and the 25 foot 12 AWG cords with molded L6-20's should be arriving any day now. http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 5&start=20 Since I don't have my LEAF yet, I can at least cuddle up at night with the EVSE and cords for my LEAF to come. Yes, I need help. I need my LEAF!!!)
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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:19 am

Fortunately our adapters won't fit an unmodified unit, so we won't contribute to such an accident!

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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:04 pm

The two images in the 6th post on page 1 of this topic ... seem to be missing?
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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:13 pm

GeekEV wrote:A6**: $60, fits NEMA 6-30 & 6-50 (240v - industrial parks, welders, rv parks, hotel A/C units, etc.)
I think you will only find find NEMA TT-30R and NEMA 14-50R at a campground for RV hookups.
(besides the normal 20a outlet at most places)
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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:33 pm

garygid wrote:The two images in the 6th post on page 1 of this topic ... seem to be missing?
Fixed. Sorry about that!

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Re: Adapters for Ingineer's L1 to L2 EVSE mod NOW AVAILABLE

Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:42 pm

smkettner wrote:I think you will only find find NEMA TT-30R and NEMA 14-50R at a campground for RV hookups.
(besides the normal 20a outlet at most places)
I've updated the original post to remove the RV park reference from the 6-50 adapter since a number of people have indicated that's not common at RV parks. I don't have any first-hand experience with RVing, so I'm only going on what I've been told. Since the people who say that's not an RV plug outweigh those that do, you win. :lol:

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