Oilpan4 wrote:Technically according to NEC we are not supposed to use an extension cord on an evse.
NEC assumes we are all stupid and will use a cheap cord, melt it down and burn down our houses.
What year leaf is it?
You may already have a L2 evse.
The cheapest way to get level 2 charging is to get a duosida 16 amp evse.
I got mine for $160.
12 amp level 1 charging sucks. It only puts about 1,400 watts into your car.
A 16 amp level 2 charger will do more like 3,800 watts.
It will cut your turtle to 100% charge time from more than 24hr down to around 10 hours.
Get a full 50 amp circuit installed. Trust me if you hate 1.4kw charging you are really going to like 3.8kw charging and you will love 6.6kw if your car can do 6.6kw. If not your next car will likely do 6.6kw or higher.
I went from 1.4kw to 2.9kw when I modded my original leaf evse to run 240v, then I bought the duosida evse which gave me 3.8kw then stepped up to a 7.2kw home chademo.
Did you charge over night and not get enough range to go where you needed to go in the morning?
Yes, I do have a Level 2 EVSE cable (the one that you get when you add the optional quick-charge port to the S) and it has the adapter for 120v. I also bought another EVSE from Chargepoint (hard-wired) and am collecting estimates to install a Level 2 charger in my garage.
Interesting about the 16a EVSE. That is a great way to save some initial cost, and 10 hours is manageable for a commuter. I also commute by motorcycle, but don't want to be forced to ride if I want to drive every day for any reason.
I have a 2018 LEAF S with the quick-charge upgrade, so L2 should do the full 6.6kW or higher. I tested L2 charging at a local L2 Chargepoint nearby and it went pretty quick, though obviously not as fast as L3. What is your 7.2kW CHAdeMO setup? From the looks of it, my Chargepoint EVSE isn't CHAdeMO. Here's the one I bought from Amazon;
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071Y ... UTF8&psc=1
I guess I've been looking at the range indicator and have been dismayed by that, instead of looking at battery percentage. This site has set me straight there. I'll also check the blue lights to see what is being indicated.