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Just Purchased 2018 Leaf SV with 20K

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:54 pm
by donaldus
Brought my 2018 Leaf SV home today. Called electrician to install 240v charger included in the deal. My first ev, also have an Endurance on order, so the Leaf is the “testbed” for this old guy!

Re: Just Purchased 2018 Leaf SV with 20K

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:00 pm
by webeleafowners
Congrats. Good luck with the new ride. It’s a great car.

Re: Just Purchased 2018 Leaf SV with 20K

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:15 pm
by SageBrush
donaldus wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:54 pm
Called electrician to install 240v charger included in the deal.
I imagine the electrician will also plug in a lamp in your house, at no extra cost.

Re: Just Purchased 2018 Leaf SV with 20K

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:53 pm
by LeftieBiker
SageBrush wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:15 pm
donaldus wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:54 pm
Called electrician to install 240v charger included in the deal.
I imagine the electrician will also plug in a lamp in your house, at no extra cost.
Why are you assuming that there is an existing circuit that can be used?

Re: Just Purchased 2018 Leaf SV with 20K

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:04 pm
by alozzy
He's being sarcastic, I think. He doesn't like the use of the word "charger" in place of the proper term EVSE.

Re: Just Purchased 2018 Leaf SV with 20K

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:18 am
by LeftieBiker
alozzy wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:04 pm
He's being sarcastic, I think. He doesn't like the use of the word "charger" in place of the proper term EVSE.
I don't like the term either, but let's not frighten the newbies away.

Re: Just Purchased 2018 Leaf SV with 20K

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:32 am
by SageBrush
alozzy wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:04 pm
He's being sarcastic, I think. He doesn't like the use of the word "charger" in place of the proper term EVSE.
It is no fun having to explain humor.

I was imagining the electrician plugging in the EVSE and then submitting his invoice.

Re: Just Purchased 2018 Leaf SV with 20K

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:35 am
by Driver8
SageBrush wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:32 am
It is no fun having to explain humor.
I was imagining the electrician plugging in the EVSE and then submitting his invoice.
Yeah, but if it's humor that only a few people get, it can make a new poster feel it is at their expense. You know what they meant.

Re: Just Purchased 2018 Leaf SV with 20K

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:19 am
by jlv
donaldus wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:54 pm
Called electrician to install 240v charger included in the deal.
Technically, the charger for level 2 AC charging is built into the car. The external device that connects to the car is called an EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment). For level 3 DC charging, the charger is actually external to the car in the charging station.

Re: Just Purchased 2018 Leaf SV with 20K

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:26 am
by SageBrush
jlv wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:19 am
donaldus wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:54 pm
Called electrician to install 240v charger included in the deal.
Technically, the charger for level 2 AC charging is built into the car. The external device that connects to the car is called an EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment). For level 3 DC charging, the charger is actually external to the car in the charging station.
And 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.