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6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:54 pm
by SuperLeaf
I have successfully swapped out my 3.6kw for a 6.6 with DC quick charge. No quick charge cord to test but I'm thinking it works.

Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:31 pm
by dhanson865
SuperLeaf wrote:I have successfully swapped out my 3.6kw for a 6.6 with DC quick charge. No quick charge cord to test but I'm thinking it works.
Interesting first post, I hope there are pictures coming.

Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:20 pm
by SuperLeaf
:mrgreen:

Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:22 pm
by SuperLeaf
This is the charger that came with my 2013 S and it was really slow and had to go. I purchased a 6.6kw charger from ebay and it was suppose to have only 900 miles on it. I didn't know it had the dc quick charge also that was a bonus. I don't have a cord to hook it up and test it so i just blocked off the hole for now till i can find a cord for the low.
Disconnected both batteries and wore gloves the whole time. 6 13mm bolts hold it to the inverter. 2 14mm bolts for the bus bars and 2 10mm bolts for the battery cable. All other bolts were 10mm except the 12v cables they are 14 i believe. 4 hrs total time and had to plug the coolant lines to not get air pockets or loose fluid.
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Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:36 pm
by SuperLeaf
This is an ebay special $300 plus shipping. Looked brand new and the seal had never been used but on four holes? Idk it works. As you can see the screen looks just like the SV and SL models or S with charging package. Total time 4 hrs. Plug coolant lines to avoid loosing fluid with sharpies lol.
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Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:53 am
by cwerdna
Interesting.... I was going to ask if the dash display now shows 2 240 volts times, but you answered that question.

Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:49 am
by knightmb
I agree, seems it was plug n' play installation for the charger. Actually glad to know the 3.3kW and 6.6kW can be easily interchanged. I look forward to hearing how the QC install went. Could give new life to S models if one can swap out those components and it work (labor and technical challenge aside). Great pictures! Wish you could attach them directly to this forum.

Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:15 pm
by miscrms
Nicely done! Kudos for being the guinea pig. Now if I can just get one to work in my 2012 ;)

Rob

Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:10 pm
by SuperLeaf
I was confident after seeing the wires going into the charger was the same for both. I searched for days to find someone else that did the swap and found questions and no answers. As for 1 gens not sure but those busas are mighty pricey.
Next upgrade will be dual evse onboard. 120v and a open evse 240v 50 amp. Tired of this freaking cable that I carry on my car anyways. Going to hard wire them in or that's the plan so I will just need extension cords :) probably been done already lol.
Update: found this thought i would share. Will move to new post when ready.http://modularevpower.com/Wiring/J1772% ... wiring.htm

Re: 6.6 kw charger on 2013 S model.

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:56 am
by powersurge
Great! I was not aware that the actual charger is in the "engine". I thought that It was in the trunk or under the trunk area??