JetForMe
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2018 Leaf DC charging limited to 18 kW?

Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:09 pm

I desperately needed to charge so I went to a nearby CHAdeMO charger. My car had about 18% charge when I started, and charging stabilized at just under 18kW. They’ve replaced the EVSE since I was last here, and so I first thought this was a limitation of the new equipment (it’s pegged at 50 A).

But the nameplate on the EVSE says output is 300-500 V, 125 A max.

So, is my car limiting charging? Is there anything I can do to get it to charge faster?

It’s 68 F out. My car has 10,000 mi. It is definitely charged at 104 A before.

Thanks!

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Re: 2018 Leaf DC charging limited to 18 kW?

Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:15 pm

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Charging when the battery is cool (no more than halfway across the "gauge") will usually produce a higher charge rate.
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Re: 2018 Leaf DC charging limited to 18 kW?

Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:46 am

JetForMe wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:09 pm
It’s 68 F out. My car has 10,000 mi. It is definitely charged at 104 A before.
Too many possibilities to guess, but do note that ambient temperature and battery temperature can vary widely. The LEAF throttles charging at both low and high battery temps. As Leftie told you, correlate to battery temp.
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Re: 2018 Leaf DC charging limited to 18 kW?

Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:00 am

Willing to put up a Plugshare URL of the DC FC? Have Leaf Spy to see the battery temps?

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