clprop
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2015 Nissan Leaf isn’t charging

Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:37 pm

So we recently got a 2015 leaf, and so far it’s been great. But today we went to charge it, and the lights delayed for a few seconds before all 3 started blinking and beeping, 3 times in a row for about 30 seconds. We won’t be able to get it looked at until Tuesday, but I was wondering if anyone had any ideas what that means? The car starts, there are no warning lights on, and otherwise seems absolutely fine.

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Re: 2015 Nissan Leaf isn’t charging

Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:00 pm

If you try to charge outside of the timeframe specified when a charge timer is set, you will get the three dash lights lighting one after the other. If there is beeping as well, though, you either have a ground fault in your house wiring or an internal fault in the EVSE (charging station or cable).
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Re: 2015 Nissan Leaf isn’t charging

Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:36 pm

Are you using the Nissan 120v charging cable? What do its indicator lights show? Is it plugged into a well-reputed 3-prong outlet? Can you try a different outlet? If all above checks out, you might inspect the connector at the end of the charge cable as well as the connector at the front of the car. Ensure the connector is plugged in all the way to the car (does it click?). Have you tried replugging it?

I had that happen when I was plugged into a public level 2 charger that stopped working. I presume something isn't right somewhere between the connector at the front of the car and your home's connection to the utility.

Are there any public charging stations nearby you can try?
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Re: 2015 Nissan Leaf isn’t charging

Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:16 pm

So we haven’t been able to set up a home charger. We actually use a public charging station around the corner from our house. And I’m sure it was working because it was charging a car on the opposite side charger. (I tried both plugs once they were free and neither worked. It kept saying “waiting for vehicle...”)

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Re: 2015 Nissan Leaf isn’t charging

Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:36 pm

Are you using a level 2 charging station, or a fast charging station - the kind with the huge round plug?
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Re: 2015 Nissan Leaf isn’t charging

Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:52 pm

I believe so, yes.

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Re: 2015 Nissan Leaf isn’t charging

Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:28 pm

clprop wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:52 pm
I believe so, yes.
Heh. Which? I was referring to two different kinds of charging station. L-1/L-2 setups are called "EVSEs" and provide either 120 volts (L-1) or 208-240 volts (L-2) to the car's onboard charger. Quick Charge stations (sometimes incorrectly called L-3) access the car's battery directly, and fast-charge it with 400+ volts of direct current. They are actually external chargers, while L-1/L-2 units are just smart power cables.
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Re: 2015 Nissan Leaf isn’t charging

Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:44 pm

Oh gosh, I’m sorry. I’m pretty sure it’s a Level 2 charger. We have a ChargePoint station near us that can usually charge my car back from low to full in about 4 hours.

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Re: 2015 Nissan Leaf isn’t charging

Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:52 pm

Charging station errors aren't rare. You should try charging the car at another station. If you have the 120 volt (L-1) charging cable that came with the car, you can try that with a good, unloaded 120 volt household or commercial circuit. If the error doesn't occur, you know it likely isn't the car. If it does then we can proceed from there.
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Re: 2015 Nissan Leaf isn’t charging

Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:29 am

Gotcha. I’ll see if we can find another station or if we can find an outlet. Maybe if I just unplug some stuff in the basement... We rent currently and I actually had someone come and look at the house to see if they could hook us up and the guy said the wiring wasn’t going to be able to handle the load. It would need to be upgraded or he wouldn’t feel comfortable adding to it.

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