Re: A peek at the Leaf's Charger
Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:53 pm
plus on on the square watermelons.
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If you drop it far enough, the round one won't roll away either!mwalsh wrote:Plus they don't roll away from you when you loose your grip on them!DarkStar wrote:+1 for square watermelons. They fit much better in the refrigerator!
I got to use if for 2 weeks but now I'm waiting for the inspector so that Dominion can do their job. Can't be too soon! But I'm still really desperate for that 6.6kW!kmp647 wrote:So you had a cs100 in a year early but can't use it?
Whats up with that?
Forget about the night time rate , hook that thing back up!
Actually you might not need to change anything (besides a thermostat or two) about the wiring harness to get up to 6.6k. Read on if you want to know why...KeiJidosha wrote:I think that’s why Nissan doesn’t want to talk about a 6.6kW upgrade. It is too integrated into the design to do profitably. Throw this thing away and buy a new one. New harness, new EMI Filter, change software, teach it how to read the pilot signal.Ingineer wrote:My take is that the 6.6kW upgrade would be tricky. First off, it would require 2 beefier wiring harnesses, both running the length of the car; one from the J1772 inlet to the charger (EMI filter) and one from the charger to the HV junction box. The reason is the size of these wires appears to too small to support anything larger. It might also require an upgrade to the J1772 inlet itself.
It would also require draining the cooling system and crawling under the car to disconnect the lines.
And dealer Labor for doing all this. You'd faint when they show you the quote.
Huge mistake not to go 6.6kW fromt he start.
Are those the only wires? Let's move the plug closer to the charger!TEG wrote:I think the next update to the LEAF might have the 6.6kW charger up front so they don't have to run power wiring from the socket on the front of the car all the way to the back like that.
And a gym membership would cost you how much? Might just be a blessing, count them when you have time - like while waiting for a L1 charge.TimeHorse wrote:Well, at this point given my current lack of at-home charging while I wait for My PU to install my new meter, thus being limited to only trickle charge plus the no-rule-against-it-but-don't situation at work I can tell you quite straight between having to wait 3 hours at a Nissan Dealership just for enough charge to get home and having to leave my car at @MOMsOrganicMrkt last night, walk home in the bitter cold carrying my groceries, including a full-sized Watermellon, an hour march to the house, then another hour march today before 6am to pick up my CO2 Fre LEAF all because I lost an hour of charging due to a GFCI fault at the ChargePoint unit meaning there wouldn't be enoug time to fill the pack sufficiently so that the remaining trickle charge at the house would fill the pack to 100% by 5am while still getting a sufficient night's sleep, all I can say is:
My LEAF needs a f#^*% 6.6kW Charger!!!