Why are people spending almost $1000 on a 16A EVSE? Regardless that is a high price even for a 6.6kw unit. One does not need a 40A circuit for a 16A load just a hole in their pockets for the money to drop on the floor
I got the Schneider, installed now working great and yes it is on a 40A breaker with #8 wire, just as others have reported.
Yeah, with the materials and such it was a little over $1k all told, but since I leased I didn't want to do the L1 modification route, even though I'm sure it would have worked fine and saved a few hundred bucks now, I'm 90% certain they would have dinged me on it at the end of the lease.
After driving the car around for the week and seeing the stream of EVs in the pipeline I view the EVSE as an investment in the house, not so much in the Leaf.