DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:05 am

TimLee wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:wait a second!! who says the EVSE upgrade only does 4.8 KW? pretty sure mine is programmable up to 25 amps or 6 KW? and yes that would require a 40 amp circuit but you could also set it for 24 amps (5.76 KW) and a 30 amp circuit would work just fine.
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The evseupgrade.com web site says so Dave.
2013 forward modified only goes to 20 amps, needs 30 amp circuit.
2011 or 2012 modified only goes to 16 amps, needs 20 amp circuit.
oh... ok, so I got an "exception?"
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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:34 am

For the first 2 months of Leaf ownership, we got by pretty well with the supplied EVSE at 120v. As we became more comfortable with the car we've started pushing its limits a little more, leaving the van parked as much as we can. After a few times of not being able to charge the car back up after a long day, we gave in and installed a Clipper Creek HCS40 last week.

Wow! We feel so much more relaxed about using our car now, and have been able to park the van 90% of the time. It's also nice to be able to keep the supplied unit in the car for emergencies and visits to friends and family just out of return-trip range. It's also been very convenient to have a permanently installed unit.

We seriously considered the upgraded EVSE, and even called them for a chat...very nice folks! In the end, it just made more sense to us to have one in the car all the time, just in case, especially since the public charging network is pretty thin in Canada.

Hope this helps...

John

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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:17 am

it just made more sense to have one in the car at all times...
We keep our EVSE upgrade in the car at all times. It pairs up well with the Quick220 box so when we are on the road we can charge at 220/240 if we find two separate 110/120 outlets. Since we regularly go to a location that has no 240 outlet, this has become a mainstay to increase our travel range.

So no, not necessary to install 240 outlet to use EVSE upgrade if u also get the quick220 dot com box that combines two circuits.

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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:43 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
TimLee wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:wait a second!! who says the EVSE upgrade only does 4.8 KW? pretty sure mine is programmable up to 25 amps or 6 KW? and yes that would require a 40 amp circuit but you could also set it for 24 amps (5.76 KW) and a 30 amp circuit would work just fine.
...
The evseupgrade.com web site says so Dave.
2013 forward modified only goes to 20 amps, needs 30 amp circuit.
2011 or 2012 modified only goes to 16 amps, needs 20 amp circuit.
oh... ok, so I got an "exception?"
No, you didn't get an exception. The international units can support up to 25A depending on the local area. But the USA unit is limited to 20A only.

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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:56 pm

Volusiano wrote:No, you didn't get an exception. The international units can support up to 25A depending on the local area. But the USA unit is limited to 20A only.
Why the difference?

I only found that info on the new complete limited time $649 special.
The upgrade page does not mention international option.

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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:45 pm

Volusiano wrote: No, you didn't get an exception. The international units can support up to 25A depending on the local area. But the USA unit is limited to 20A only.
well i am not "that" close to Canada ! :)
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 10,081 mi, 95.03% SOH
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Volusiano
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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:06 pm

TimLee wrote:
Volusiano wrote:No, you didn't get an exception. The international units can support up to 25A depending on the local area. But the USA unit is limited to 20A only.
Why the difference?

I only found that info on the new complete limited time $649 special.
The upgrade page does not mention international option.
Right, the upgrade page says that it's only for North American LEAF EVSE (I guess that means Canada included?).

They only say the new one (with $649 special) may have 25A option for international orders. I have no idea why the difference either. I would love to know that, too.

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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:07 am

Mine is 25 amps, also. But, I also got one of the very first 2013 units. I had to buy the whole thing, as I didn't have a LEAF and the 2011-2012 LEAF charge cable doesn't work on the Rav4 EV, or other Tesla products.

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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:09 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:... 2011-2012 LEAF charge cable doesn't work on the Rav4 EV, or other Tesla products.
Any info on why they don't work?
Is it like Nissan's 2011 / 2012 J1772 implementation having compatibility problems with the GE Wattstations?

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Re: Nissan Leaf EVSE upgrade - Reviews? Reliable?

Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:24 pm

Eire32 wrote:Hi,

New to the EV scene. I am looking to charge faster than the standard 110v supply that came with my 2013 Nissan Leaf.

Just wondering will the EVSE upgrade to the existing 2013 Nissan supplied 110v EVSE to make it 220v capable work as good,better, or worse, than say a wall mounted level 2 EVSE such as the Siemens?

The upgrade costs $287, while a new Siemens Level 2 will cost me $600.
Will it get the same result?

As I have a number of other EV projects at home so cutting costs would be great if possible.
Just do this and get a 12Amp L2 charger at 240V
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=16948" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Costs just $25
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