KJWL wrote:We towed it back on I-80 through Donner Pass. There seems to be quite a selection in the Bay area and we were tired of waiting. I now need to set up my home charging unit. Has anyone here done the EVSE upgrade? Any other recommendations aside from AV? Also, when registering and licensing any pitfalls I need to avoid? I really appreciate this forum and previous posts. Thank you!
If you want a dedicated EVSE in your garage, I would suggest ordering a cash-and-carry EVSE from AeroVironment (like I did
), or stop by Home Depot or Lowe's and purchase a GE Wattstation, Schneider, or Leviton unit. You could then have your own electrician install it, probably for less than having an "assessment" done.
Even though I have my AV unit already installed, I also plan to upgrade my onboard L1 with Ingineer's modification
--once I finally
take delivery. I don't want to mess with unloading, plugging, unplugging, and reloading the latter every day, but do want to have the capability to use it with 240V outlets when on the road (dryer outlets, RV parks, marinas, etc.). It is true, however, than many owners are content to use their upgraded L1 as their sole EVSE. If you could do without charging your Leaf for several days, while having Ingineer upgrade your L1, maybe you'd like to try that first and then decide if a dedicated EVSE is also necessary. It would save you several hundred dollars, that's for sure!