mwilliams
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Charging Problem 2012 NIssan Leaf SL

Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:05 am

All,

I have a 240 and rapid charger port. My 240 charging at home or other 240 charges, stops after a few minutes My Rapid Charger charges fine.

Is this usually a diode problem which I've read is expense $2800? to replace or is it possibly some other reason?

Thanks!

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Re: Charging Problem 2012 NIssan Leaf SL

Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:09 pm

To help determine if it's a diode problem, you'll need to use a level 1 or 2 EVSE that doesn't do a diode check.

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Re: Charging Problem 2012 NIssan Leaf SL

Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:30 pm

There is a much cheaper way to fix the diode problem, but you either need to be able to do simple electronic work or know a mechanic who will do so.
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mwilliams
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Re: Charging Problem 2012 NIssan Leaf SL

Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:20 pm

Thanks! I have a Juice Box 40, so will check on the list.

Finding a mechanic in Houston Texas, should be interesting. Wish I was more mechanical.

Will check, Thanks, Marc

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Re: Charging Problem 2012 NIssan Leaf SL

Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:33 pm

Supposedly, the stock L1 Nissan-branded EVSE doesn't do a diode check. Ditto for Aerovironment's old round EVSEs: https://www.plugincars.com/curious-what ... 06524.html. They can be generic AV brand or have brands of other automakers on them (e.g. BMW, Fiat).. They sold their EV charging biz to Webasto (https://www.webasto-comfort.com/en-us/e-mobility/).

If it charges on EVSEs that don't do a diode check but doesn't charge on ones that do, it's a blown diode in the on-board charger. It is super cheap to fix that but a Nissan dealer won't do that. They'll want multi-kilobucks to replace the OBC.

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