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Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:33 am
by LTLFTcomposite
I was thinking about Teslas at superchargers but that raises another question for me, with this chademo adapter is there a potential (no pun) for a Tesla to blow up a chademo station or vice versa if something goes wrong?

Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:25 am
by GerryAZ
cwerdna wrote:
GerryAZ wrote:
LTLFTcomposite wrote:Do Teslas ever have this sort of problem? While the home thingy is just a pass through the high power thingy sets the stage for finger pointing if it and the car are made by different companies, since either can damage the other.
I saw a Tesla (using CHADEMO adapter) that would not charge at an EVgo unit made by ABB. After the Tesla driver gave up, my 2015 Leaf charged without incident.
What model of Tesla? AFAIK, CHAdeMO isn't working yet on the Model 3. Per https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... 109/page-3, that still seems to be the case.

Should work ok on an S or an X. Older S without Supercharger access probably need an update, as https://shop.tesla.com/ca/en/product/ve ... 36392-10-D points out.
It was a Model S. The driver was clearly familiar with the adapter and had used it before. I don't know the issue, but suspect a communication issue between car and charger.

Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:39 am
by DaveinOlyWA
Beginning to think its borderline Nissan engineering weeding out any station that is not "perfecting in line with Chademo standards. AV still not working but I have had 2 EVGO sessions stop early on me. one only ran 4 mins.

Had 2 Blink sessions not start and one yesterday was the 2nd charge (after the test) after maintenance was done on the machine!

Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:58 pm
by Mike04
DaveinOlyWA wrote:Beginning to think its borderline Nissan engineering weeding out any station that is not "perfecting in line with Chademo standards. AV still not working but I have had 2 EVGO sessions stop early on me. one only ran 4 mins.

Had 2 Blink sessions not start and one yesterday was the 2nd charge (after the test) after maintenance was done on the machine!
Have you contacted Nissan about this? Or taken it back to the dealer for a check?

Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:15 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
Mike04 wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:Beginning to think its borderline Nissan engineering weeding out any station that is not "perfecting in line with Chademo standards. AV still not working but I have had 2 EVGO sessions stop early on me. one only ran 4 mins.

Had 2 Blink sessions not start and one yesterday was the 2nd charge (after the test) after maintenance was done on the machine!
Have you contacted Nissan about this? Or taken it back to the dealer for a check?
To check what? That the DCFC charges on their station cause it does. The random connection issues did not start with the 2018's but the incidence rate seems to have increased. Random acts like that? Waste of time taking to dealer. Unless you can reproduce the issue on demand, they won't do anything.

For all I know, the machines I was using could be at fault or getting ready to break...

Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:18 pm
by Mike04
DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Mike04 wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:Beginning to think its borderline Nissan engineering weeding out any station that is not "perfecting in line with Chademo standards. AV still not working but I have had 2 EVGO sessions stop early on me. one only ran 4 mins.

Had 2 Blink sessions not start and one yesterday was the 2nd charge (after the test) after maintenance was done on the machine!
Have you contacted Nissan about this? Or taken it back to the dealer for a check?
To check what? That the DCFC charges on their station cause it does. The random connection issues did not start with the 2018's but the incidence rate seems to have increased. Random acts like that? Waste of time taking to dealer. Unless you can reproduce the issue on demand, they won't do anything.

For all I know, the machines I was using could be at fault or getting ready to break...
True.
I would take it back anyway and let them tell me they didn't find anything wrong. But that's just me. I expect I would be wasting time, but at least they would have a record of the complaint. If it is a common problem and everyone complains they might get motivated to do something.

See videos below if you haven't yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkfKKGgsU-w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOgqM8iBtPM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNRW7Hh8lkk

Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:26 pm
by LeftieBiker
The guy in the first vid really needs to run a brush through his hair. Looking like a Crackpot while making a reasoned argument doesn't help him at all.

Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:36 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
I have called and done chat with Nissan over the Aerovironment compatibility issue... It was not pretty

Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:11 pm
by Danl
DaveinOlyWA wrote:I have called and done chat with Nissan over the Aerovironment compatibility issue... It was not pretty
Hi Dave,
Do we need to organize a DO NOT BUY NISSAN campaign until Nissan figures out how to make the 2018 Charge at least as good as the 2016?

Re: Chademo killed my new 2018 Leaf

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:20 pm
by borugee
Danl wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:I have called and done chat with Nissan over the Aerovironment compatibility issue... It was not pretty
Hi Dave,
Do we need to organize a DO NOT BUY NISSAN campaign until Nissan figures out how to make the 2018 Charge at least as good as the 2016?
Good idea. Nissan need to do something here.