Re: Nissan finally gets it with new 240V portable EVSE
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:39 am
That's what I have my EVSEUpgrade plugged into. It is one of the second-generation of upgrades that drew 16A from 240VAC (the first ones drew 12A). It has a 20A twist-lock connector on it, so that is what I installed in my garage. I used a 20A breaker for that branch circuit, but I ran 10 AWG wires to allow for a possible change to a 30A connector. That allows me to move up to an EVSE which draws 24A in the future, but that's it. That's about 5.5 kW into the battery, so it should suffice for most home charging.SageBrush wrote:Aren't there 20 Amp (continuous rating) circuits in the wild ? Certainly 24 Amp continuous are common.
Unfortunately, this new Nissan EVSE goes beyond the capability of my exisiting wiring. I would likely be in the market for one of the 24A EVSEUpgrades from the MY2013 and later LEAF 1s which go up to 24A and use a 30A twist-lock connector.