I disagree--there is nothing wrong with using the portable L1/L2 EVSE that comes with many 2018 and later Leafs. I have used the one that came with my 2019 to charge the car from deeply discharged to full charge and there was no excessive heating. For L2 (240V) charging, it requires a NEMA 14-50 receptacle and allows the car to charge at the full rate of the onboard charger. It also comes with a wall mounting bracket and adapter for 120V charging.SageBrush wrote: ↑Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:26 amAnd to continue the teaching moment ...
The mobile EVSE is not "installed." It is plugged in. If an electrician was involved, it probably was to install a power outlet.
OP should know that frequent use of the mobile EVSE does not have the reliability of an EVSE meant to be attached to the wall. The little guys get hot with every charging.
I'm guessing that Sagebrush is speaking from personal experience, and that he plugged his into an outlet with marginal wiring. Mine have never gotten more than warm, either.
My comment was about using the small mobile EVSE for L2 charging (Electrician called by OP, remember ?). Compared to L1 about 2x - 2.5x the current so there is ~ 4x - 6.25x the heat.
Is anyone actually doing this?? Do they make L1 cords that would work on a 240V outlet? I interpreted the OP to be that he got a L2 cord with the purchase of the car ("Called electrician to install 240v charger included in the deal.").SageBrush wrote: ↑Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:09 amMy comment was about using the small mobile EVSE for L2 charging (Electrician called by OP, remember ?). Compared to L1 about 2x the current so there is ~ 4x the heat.
And obviously it can be used for L2, my comment was regarding long-term reliability with frequent use.