We are looking at offering the 6.7kW upgrade as a kit. Installation is simple, and anyone competent with mechanical assembly can install it with a few hand tools in under an hour. It does not require running wires in difficult places, everything is right there under the hood, nothing under the car or in the back.N952JL wrote:Phil, This is important to me as it may be the deciding point between keeping my 2012 or trading in for a newer one once 6.6kw charges are ether standard or optional. This charger mod of yours, will you be offering that to us like the LeafSCAN and fan mod?
It's also designed such that in the unlikely event something goes wrong with it, that the original charging system is unaffected. Reliability was my top concern after safety. Unfortunately because I am using the best parts available to meet these goals, it's not cheap.
There is also a liability issue, so anyone purchasing such a kit will have to sign their life away. 400 volts will kill you dead! (And hurt the while time you are dying!)
The upgrade is designed to be very reliable and safe, and to respect all limits and safeties in the Leaf's existing design, but it's still a modification. Nissan could give you a raft of flak if you try to make a warranty claim even though from a technical and engineering standpoint they wouldn't have a leg to stand on. Of course it can be easily removed without much effort. Sadly, With the way Nissan is treating people now, it doesn't appear that you'd get any support from them in any event.
My mission is to support Electric Mobility any way I can. I'll keep doing so as long as I'm able, and as time permits I'll keep on developing new things for our cars.
Right now though, my focus is getting LEAFSCAN™ in everyone's hands ASAP. Until it's on it's way, other projects are in a holding pattern. Also, the 6.7kW upgrade depends on LEAFSCAN™ in order to adjust the output, so you'd have less utility without it.