garygid wrote:Using an AV EVSE only cannot be right if we plan to charge in public at other-brand charging stations.
What does Nissan say about that?
They are trying to get the EVSE's installed in the simplest way possible, assuming no one knows anything about anything.
Most of us on this forum know 100 times more than the average EV buyer, and we can handle this issue, and it's rather insultng that they are doing this, but they must cater to the LCD (Lowest Common Denominator), hence the odd restrictions.
I'm sure if we all found third party EVSEs and had them installed, they wouldn't have a problem with it, they are just trying to gurantee no issues for themselves, for this first batch of EVs. Frankly, it doesn't even apply to me, I will be leafless until the 2nd half of 2011, from everything I hear.
I am getting my electrical system updated, and getting everything prepared, and if, I find an EVSE or can get one wholsale, I'll have my electrician install and set it up.. I have way more time than most here.
FYI, the Coulomb EVSE's have been certified to work with the Leaf already, those will be what you find in many commercial locations, anything using the "ChargePoint Network" will be Coulomb EVSEs