GeminiGuy1981
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Mennekes 32A 3P+N+E 400V Interlocked Socket for charging?

Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:12 pm

Hi folks, I’ll be getting my gen 2 Leaf soon, and just wondering if I could use this socket at work to charge my Leaf with. I know the Leaf is type two, but this socket looks like a type one but I’m not an expert at all in these things. There are EV accessory companies who sell type one to type two charging cables so though it was a quicker charging option. Below are the links to the socket and the connector cable I was talking about. :)

Socket: https://www.cef.co.uk/catalogue/product ... ocket-ip67

Charging cable: https://evconnectors.com/32-Amp-Car-Cha ... issan-Leaf

If these aren’t compatible, I can just use the bog standard 13amp socket until my company catches up and installs dedicated EV charging ports. 🙂

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Re: Mennekes 32A 3P+N+E 400V Interlocked Socket for charging?

Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:29 pm

This is primarily a North American Leaf forum, but there are a few Europeans here who may be able to help. My only semi-informed guess is "no" because the pin holes in the switchbox don't match the non-plug end of the charging cable...it looks to me as though the wrong end of the charging cable "matches" the box.
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Re: Mennekes 32A 3P+N+E 400V Interlocked Socket for charging?

Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:57 pm

GeminiGuy1981 wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:12 pm
I know the Leaf is type two, but this socket looks like a type one but I’m not an expert at all in these things.
I'm not in the UK, but I believe that the outlet you link to isn't type 1. It appears to be a 3-phase general purpose outlet.

To use that outlet, you'd need a "universal" (or at least "flexible") EVSE, like this one:

https://www.mister-ev.com/fr/maxicharger-fr-2-3-a-22kw/

Note the warning: "adapters sold separately". You'd also need the appropriate adapter lead.

It seems an expensive way to make use of free electricity.
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