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Re: The future of existing Eaton chargers

Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:15 pm

I'm going to merge this topic with the existing one later.
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Re: The future of existing Eaton chargers

Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:31 pm

Should they be merged?

Eaton has at least two different varieties (by exterior styling) of level 2 EVSEs + a bunch of DC fast chargers. I'd imagine they're all in the same boat of non-support.

I've used the ones at https://www.plugshare.com/location/15000 a bunch of times w/my '13 Leaf. I have to press the reset button after it faults almost immediately when starting to charge and repeat that a few times until it gets going. From that point on, Leaf charges fine and doesn't stop prematurely.

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Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf does not charge at Eaton POW-R-STATION

Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:41 pm

The second topic seemed to be a natural continuation of the first, and the first isn't huge, so I have merged them. It's easier to find useful information when it's all in one topic.
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Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf does not charge at Eaton POW-R-STATION

Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:10 pm

^^^
A recently created thread got merged into this one.

Somewhat ironically, one of the very early CHAdeMO chargers in US was an Eaton one at Mitsubishi Motors in So Cal. These are from mid-2011.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 62704.html
Too bad the images at https://web.archive.org/web/20150604071 ... =24&t=4691 are broken, like the current version.
https://mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?p=125917#p125917 work but it sounds like even in 2011, the Eaton L2 EVSEs had some Leaf compat problems.

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... ost-972951 from 2015 talked about the 4 different "strengths" of Eaton CHAdeMO chargers, from 20 to 50 kW.

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Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf does not charge at Eaton POW-R-STATION

Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:48 am

For those of you who can get the Eaton chargers to work, how many times are you pressing the reset button, and is there anything else that you're doing?

I tried the charger again today, having read a Plugshare user's suggestion from a few months (maybe years) ago. With the charger connected, I turned the car on and then reset the charger again. Amazingly to me, the charger didn't stop and report a fault. The car seemed to be drawing power from the charger, but in the state of being on, it wasn't charging the battery. Within perhaps 3-4 seconds of powering the car off, the charger reported a fault that I couldn't clear even after 3-4 resets. I repeated that test with the same result occurring a second time.

I'm sure there are a wide variety of chargers from this company, and perhaps the one I'm trying to use really won't work no matter how many times I push that reset button... but if some of you are pushing it 20+ times and finally getting it to charge, I'm not opposed to trying a bit more before giving up entirely!

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