mattprinceuk wrote:Hi I’ve been told that all uk cars come with the fast charger but the 3.3kw was normal and the 6.6kw was an add on. They say “normal” is 3.3kw port and fast charger port?
Hmm, Technically, the "charger" is built into the car, either 3.3kw or 6.6kw. The box you connect up the car to is called EVSE (Electric Vehicle Service Equipment). After a bit you will learn the terminology.
In common usage there 3 types of charging L1 (commonly called trickle charging, uses 110vAC in US using the "brick" charger that Nissan supplies with the car- takes about 24 hours from dead to full).
L2 charging is what most people use most of the time. L2 charging in the Leaf is either 3.3 or 6.6kw. Charge time varies depending on depending on the rating of the "charger" in the car. Yes 3.3 kw will charge the car in 8 hours, though likely to take a bit longer if the car battery is really near dead, since the last 10% or so of charging is purposely slowed down by the car computer to help protect the battery. Most people rarely run the battery below VLBW (Very Low Battery Warning= when the miles available on the dash is replaced by "---"). So it is fine to think that 8 hours will fully charge the battery.
L3 charging is what is meant on these forums when referred to as fast charging. Also called DCFC (Direct Current Fast Charging). This requires a special station, not available for home use, and charges the car with over 400 volts of high amperage direct current. On the Leaf you know you have that if there is a large (3inch or so) diameter charging port to the left of the smaller, regular charging port. It typically will charge the car to 80% in 20-30 min.
Now back to your question: in the US, I believe that all Leafs that have the DCFC port also have the 6.6kw charger, though I'm not 100% sure.