RustyShackleford
Posts: 110
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:59 pm
Delivery Date: 0- 0-2018
Location: central NC

Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home"

Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:19 pm

OP guy (hasn't posted here for 4 years) puts his inverter on the front edge of the engine compartment; on my 2018 at least, that's not really a very stable spot. I'm wondering, why not sit it on the cover at the top of the "engine" stack ? (On my car that is plastic, on earlier models it appears to be aluminum). Doesn't seem like a cooling-critical location, and putting some nice rubber feet on the inverter would prevent any telltale marks from being left. I want to figure this out in advance, to size those big 2awg cables (from big connector to inverter) just right.
2018 Nissan Leaf SV
2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Ltd

RustyShackleford
Posts: 110
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:59 pm
Delivery Date: 0- 0-2018
Location: central NC

Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home"

Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:22 pm

Just so you know ... I was hoping that Leaf Spy would tell me how much current I was sucking from the 12v system; yet I'm only seeing less than an amp. Helpful respondent at the Leaf Spy support thread pointed out that it's because I connected the inverter's '-' input to a chassis bolt (as you're supposed to do), not the the battery's negative terminal.
2018 Nissan Leaf SV
2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Ltd

arnis
Posts: 965
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:21 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Jul 2014
Leaf Number: 015896
Location: Estonia, Europe

Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home"

Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:01 pm

If you want to see current, you have to move the current from one side of current sensor to another.
Or use separate current sensor/display.
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