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Re: Easy Climate Control Fan-Only Solution - 5 cents, 5 mins

Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:10 am

Gtsrola was referring to the photos on the first page of this same thread we are on:

https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic. ... 12#p263356

You could just link directly to the Wayback Machine image URLs, such as this one:

Image

However, they aren't kept forever either...
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Re: Easy Climate Control Fan-Only Solution - 5 cents, 5 mins

Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:12 am

alozzy wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:11 pm
The Wayback Machine to the rescue!

https://web.archive.org/web/20160512142 ... 37&t=11412

Perhaps a moderator could edit the original post to link to the same images hosted elsewhere, although that would take a bit of work...
Done.
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Re: Easy Climate Control Fan-Only Solution - 5 cents, 5 mins

Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:03 am

Nice!
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Re: Easy Climate Control Fan-Only Solution - 5 cents, 5 mins

Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:47 pm

Hi everyone,

This old thread has been very educational, and helped be configure the heater in my newly acquired 2011 Nissan Leaf. I followed the "de luxe" option 3 instructions and with less than $10 in components, and about 1.5 hr for soldering, I now can control the heater with the AC button.

Here are a couple of notes that may be useful for anyone trying to do this:

1. Make sure that the MOSFET you choose actually triggers at the voltage produced by the voltage divider. The original schematics called for a 1N7000 MOSFET, which I could not find. I used a 2N7000 MOSFET instead, sourced from Amazon. This particular device, requires at least 3V at the gate to operate as a switch. The schematic created by BetterLeaf, calls for a 220kOhm resistor to ground at the voltage divider, dropping the voltage by x10 to about 1.2V at the gate and therefore fails to switch the 2N7000. In my second attempt, I paid closer attention to the parameters, and I used a 1MOhm resistor for this part. Now the divider produces 1/3*12V=4V at the gate, and nicely triggers the MOSFET, thereby showing 330Ohm to ground, to pin #37.

2. The space on the front of the PCB is really very small for all the components. There is very little room for extra long leads, so please plan accordingly. Before your final soldering, test to see if the PCB will still drop-fit in its case, and if the buttons can be pressed freely.

3. For safety, please make sure that you use the large 1MOhm resistors at the RC circuit + voltage divider side. Applying 12V directly to a MOSFET gate without any resistor, will result in smoke and risk very expensive damage within 1-2 minutes.

Otherwise it is a great and very simple modification, that brings some sense back to the ventilation system for the early Leaf (ZE0).

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this thread!

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Re: Easy Climate Control Fan-Only Solution - 5 cents, 5 mins

Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:36 pm

achatzii wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:47 pm
This old thread has been very educational, and helped be configure the heater in my newly acquired 2011 Nissan Leaf.
Yes, it helped me tremendously as well. I'm saddened to see that many of the images are taken hostage, but I note that you can still see them in this archive.org site:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160731233 ... 37&t=11412

[ Edit: Heh! I see I had the same problem as you, and ended up with the same solution (use two 1M resistors). ]
2. The space on the front of the PCB is really very small for all the components. There is very little room for extra long leads, so please plan accordingly. Before your final soldering, test to see if the PCB will still drop-fit in its case, and if the buttons can be pressed freely.
Yes I made some notes about "keep-out zones" here: https://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=6168

Dang! I see that one of the images that I linked to is missing. I'll go fix that soon. [ Edit: fixed. ]
3. For safety, please make sure that you use the large 1MOhm resistors at the RC circuit + voltage divider side. Applying 12V directly to a MOSFET gate without any resistor, will result in smoke and risk very expensive damage within 1-2 minutes.
I think the resistive divider is there more to work with the RC delay circuit that integrates the PWM signal. You want to stay away from the peaks and troughs of the integrated square wave.
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