Re: What's the maximum charging voltage?
Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 11:53 pm
My EVSE reads instantaneous amperage and the one at work shows kW load. The one at home is 240, the one at work is 208. The other readings I have are from leafspy. My car is a 16, but I don't think they would have changed the on board chargers that much. There's no particular reason it would be rated at 240. If memory serves, 208v is the level 2 charging voltage in Japan. Why (unless they're using 3 phase charging) would they make different chargers for every market with different kW ratings if 1 will accept a wide range of inputs and give you 6.6kW output?jjeff wrote: This is totally incorrect, at least for both my '12 and '13 Leafs
My cars max out at either 16a(for the '12) or 27.5a(for the '13) so voltage makes a large difference for me AFA charging speed. It's my belief the 3.6kW or 6.6kW ratings are at maximum voltage or 240v, if you use 208v the Kw will be less. Now you Leaf may be different than mine but I know voltages and amps and know how my Leafs work(and have several EVSEs that display instantaneous amperage)