gugusse wrote:Well, the real question would be what is your current charger part number? With that you will already know if it will be compatible or just might be!
Current charger is the base model 292C0-3NF0D (3kW without QC) on a 2015 Leaf made in 05/2014. and the question is could that be replaced with a 292C0-3NF3B which is 4/2012 to 6/2013. I agree that the only difference in the versions seems to be firmware. My only concern is that there is a difference in the charging profile for the 2015 (lizard) battery, which only the 292C0-3NF3D and other 5/2014 and later firmwares would have, but perhaps that is the responsibility of the battery monitoring module, and the PDM is purely about producing a 360V charging supply to it?
I could see issues with trying to get a dealer to upgrade firmware for a 2013 charger that arrived in a 2015 Leaf
I could imagine also this would invalidate the battery or 100k powertrain warranty also.
I would hope as mentioned previously I could get one with QC and just not use the QC connections, but have the option should I be able to acquire the CHAdeMo socket and cables at some point. I can't see that the PDM would be able to tell any difference between QC socket hardware missing and QC with no supply connected - SuperLeaf seemed to confirm this. The Nissan service manual procedure for changing the PDM includes air pressure testing after the cover is bolted back on with the liquid gasket, so I think the QC connection hole would need to be well sealed somehow.